I woke up on Monday to discover that I had completely missed this years Emmys. The nominations, the red carpet, the whole award presenting bit – all of it passed me by. Could this be because I am a lazy TV blogger whose finger is gradually falling off the pulse as I drift on in an internet haze? Or because I have been away from the internet for two weeks? Who can say.
I will now ramble my way through the winners offering the unique opinion of a British blogger with an unquenchable crush on Zooey Deschanel and confusing feelings for Maggie Smith.
Outstanding Comedy Series
So long as The Big Bang Theory doesn’t win I consider it a victory for mankind.
Outstanding Drama Series
Homeland is only bettered by Breaking Bad. Downton Abbey and Mad Men have had weak years and all the boobs and violence in the world won’t make me watch Game of Thrones or Boardwalk Empire.
Outstanding Miniseries or Made for Television Movie
In a shock twist I have actually seen this years miniseries winner. It made Sarah Palin look like a right bitch as well as being stupid, lovely. Shame Sherlock didn’t win as a warning to Elementary to back off.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jon Cryer for Two and a Half Men
I dislike Jon Cryer. That’s not entirely true; I dislike Two and a Half Men and it has left a taint on poor Duckie.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Damian Lewis for Homeland
Being both British and ginger there is no one more suited to winning any award ever.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Kevin Costner for Hatfields & McCoys
Eh? No Cumberbatch? Too tricky for the engravers?
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep
On the one hand an excellent choice for a fine actress in a great show. On the other hand she is not Zooey Deschanel so I am confused.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes for Homeland
Go Claire! It’s your Birthday! What? April? My mistake.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Julianne Moore for Game Change
She was very good, almost as good as Tina Fey. Almost. I will give a massive shout out to Emma Thompson in The Song for Lunch. The Song for Lunch is a 50 minute masterpiece you must seek out and watch.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Eric Stonestreet for Modern Family
Should have been Max Greenfield for successfully taking my attention away from Zooey in New Girl.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Aaron Paul for Breaking Bad
A well deserved win I have nothing amusing to say about – much like the previous categories.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Tom Berenger for Hatfields & McCoys
I’m not convinced that Hatfields & McCoys even exists and refuse to be proven otherwise.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen for Modern Family
Yes. Fine. Very good.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey
Maggie Smith is easily my second favourite dame after Dench so is clearly a deserving winner.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Jessica Lange for American Horror Story
American Horror Story was good and Lange was good in it. Like a crazy/creepy version of Maggie Smith in Downton.
All in all the winners are an acceptable bunch and the Emmys are far from exciting. Downton Abbey may not have collected the majority of the awards it was nominated for but time will move forward, people will keep watching, and Benedict Cumberbatch will keep having a moan. Shame Sherlock won nothing, I do like that show.
The full list of winners and nominees can be found here.