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Winners

This is my friend Wendy Molyneux and her sister Lizzie.

molyneux sistersThey are writers for Bob’s Burgers on FOX, and last night, they very deservedly won their very first Emmy Award!

Congratulations ladies!!

Build a special shelf at your respective homes ’cause I am very sure…

This is just the first of many!

 

EMMY: Egregious Misses Mark Year

I have made no secret of my love for The Americans on FX.

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I lobbied for viewers upon its debut.

I celebrated its second season pickup and increased episode order.

And now I’m gonna whine on the show’s behalf —

Bitch, moan and complain.

Because The Americans did not receive Emmy nominations for Best Drama Series, Best Actor or Best Actress…and my brain simply cannot wrap itself around this egregious snub.

EGREGIOUS

Kudos to my Upper West Side neighbor Margo Martindale, who did receive a Best Guest Actress nod for her role as a KGB agent.  She deserved it.  She’s amazing.  Everyone on the show is…

And I burn at the injustice.

Less is so much more

I don’t have that many walls in my New York City apartment, but I am willing to make room for these beauties.

minimalist posters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This set of minimalist posters — a tribute to the films of Pixar — was created by Wonchan Lee, an Australian designer.

I love the color palette, and the way Lee was able to reference each film with simple yet brilliant icons.

Can you imagine his take on this year’s nine Oscar-nominated films? Or the TV series nominated for Emmy awards? I mean, what would a poster for Downton Abbey look like from Lee’s point of view?

I’d buy that poster. I’d buy these posters.

I need some more walls.

Local boy done good

CONGRATS TOM BERGERON!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So psyched that you won the Emmy for ‘Best Reality Show Host’ tonight for Dancing with the Stars. 

Finally.  So very deserved.

But don’t celebrate too hard.  The season premiere of DWTS All-Stars is tomorrow night!

Oh, I’ll be there.

Jolly good show

I managed pretty well…until today.

Hadn’t thought about it much. Hadn’t talked about it at all, unless a friend brought it up, and I figured then I had permission. But now?

The gloves are off.

The Emmy nominations were announced. And even though Downton Abbey has been moved into the Drama category — and has to compete with some pretty heavy hitters —

The Brits got ‘er dun.

Outstanding Drama. Outstanding Actress in a Drama, Michelle Dockery. Outstanding Actor in a Drama, Hugh Bonneville. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama, Brendan Coyle. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama, Maggie Smith AND Joanne Froggatt.

Now we just have to wait and see how they do in the head-to-head competition. Actually, I’m not sure I can wait. I may need to watch the first two seasons.

Again.

Yep Knope

Modern Family and Melissa McCarthy may have taken home the Emmys this year, but my money’s on her in 2012.

This is one campaign I hope never ends.  (Sorry, Ben.)

Do you watch Parks and Recreation?  No?? Well, good Lord, man — start!  It’s one of the funniest things on TV.

Here’s a sample quote from last night’s show:

Waiter: Would you like any wine to start?
Leslie: Yes, and I’m gonna be direct and honest with you.  I would like a glass of red wine and I’ll take the cheapest one you have because I can’t tell the difference.

Woman after my own heart.

Vote Knope!

Broom clean

A friend of mine was doing a bit of spring cleaning yesterday.  She even posted pics on Facebook so we could choose from piles of ‘giveaway items’ that were forming in her apartment.

Of course, it’s not really spring.

But I understood her ‘urge to purge.’  I too was cleaning closets yesterday in preparation for…

The fall television season

Yesterday was the perfect day to do it, too.  The Emmy Awards were last night, so I  could put the previous TV season to bed.  I was thrilled with some winners, and sad for some folks who were overlooked yet again (Steve Carell).

Then I shook it off and set the DVR for this week’s season premieres of the new and returning fall shows.

It’s a clean start. It’s hopeful.  It’s new.

And it should be almost a week before the networks start cleaning house.

An American Writer

A little over a decade ago, NBC’s fall television line-up included a new drama called “The West Wing.”

I can’t remember now what initially drew me to the series.  Was it Rob Lowe in the cast?  Washington D.C. as the setting?  All the characters talking about the then mysterious “POTUS”?  Or did the promos say ‘brought to you by the creator of The American President?’

Any of those would have worked on me.

But after witnessing the series premiere’s first scene alone — that now famous ‘walk and talk’ through the corridors of the White House — I was hooked.  My friends will tell you, I became a huge unpaid front man for the show, constantly trying to get more people on board to watch.

So, no one was prouder than me when “The West Wing” won a record 9 Emmy awards in its first year, including Best Drama.  I even hung a banner on my cubicle at Hallmark Cards.  (I believe it said, “I told you so.”)

By that time, I knew one of the big reasons I kept watching:  writer/creator Aaron Sorkin.  He has scribed so many movies and TV shows that I love.  A Few Good Men.  Malice.  The American President. “Sports Night.”  Even “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.”  (Hey, someone had to like it.)

Sorkin’s writing is intelligent and real, always rapid-fire and often preachy when he feels the need to soapbox (which is quite often).  I think he was the perfect choice to write “The Social Network,” the movie about the birth of Facebook, which opens today.

I haven’t seen it yet, but the trailers look amazing….and early reviews are glowing.  And based on his record, I’ll bet I give Mr. Sorkin a really big “like” for his latest effort.

Morning after

Well, it’s over.

After all the anticipation and prognostication, the Emmy Awards are behind us.  Even though I was happy with how they turned out — can we get a ‘woot woot’ for Jim Parsons winning Best Actor in a Comedy? — I still feel this enormous letdown that the awards are over.

I can only imagine how the stars must feel.  They had their careers invested in the process — not just viewing parties and salty snacks — and I’m guessing they were up a bit later than I was, too.

So for everyone who’s finding it a bit hard to get started this morning, I offer this bit of entertainment news…because it certainly gave me a reason to live.

Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper are going to share top billing in an upcoming movie.

That’s right.  As if one of them isn’t enough eye candy for a film, the two will team up in what is being described as an “edgier, R-rated version of the Lethal Weapon series.”

What an embarrassment of riches.  And you know it’s going to be hilarious, too.

Ryan and Bradley — if you’re listening — I thank you.  I bless you.  And I want to assure you…

I am so there.

Emmy fever

Could this be the story behind the story?

The Internet has been buzzin’ that this just might be the year that Steve Carell snags the Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy….especially on the heels of the announcement that he’s leaving “The Office” at the end of season seven.

When asked in interviews why he is exiting the show, Steve has used the age-old excuse, “I want to spend more time with my family.”  Uh huh.  But could the real reason be he wants some Emmy bling?

Could the nicest guy on television have evil Emmy envy in his good-as-gold heart…and know that his departure might elicit some voter appreciation?

He is human, whether we believe it or not.

Industry pundits — and popular poll results on several entertainment web sites — seem to be leaning toward Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” to take away the statute at this year’s awards ceremony…and I would have to agree.  (Sorry, Steve.)

Jim’s portrayal of King Nerd Sheldon is spot-on brilliant, and now that “30 Rock” is no longer the new comedy sensation, I think Alec Baldwin’s command of the category is fading.

Who will win?  Tune in and see!

CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!

The Emmy Awards will be broadcast LIVE tonight @ 8PM ET on NBC.