The 2007 Emmy Award nominations were just announced, like, moments ago. Which is probably why I can’t find any link to them online yet, other than the fab Michael Ausiello, who I am sure will have expert commentary coming ASAP. (And he’s on the West Coast, where it’s just now 6am. Such dedication!) Anyway, I personally was VERY happy to see The Office get so many nods (Steve Carell, Jenna Fisher, Rainn Wilson, as well as best comedy series) and that Kathy Griffin’s show got nominated again for best reality show, even with her meltdown last year after she lost to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. (I love, love, LOVE My Life on the D list. I just wish it was on all year. Or that I could go work for Kathy as a fourth assistant. Or something.) Other not surprising nods: The Sopranos, and James Gandolfini and Edie Falco for their roles therein. I was happy to see that Michael Imperioli got nominated for his role as Christopher, and Janice got a shout-out too. Good for them.
But my VERY favorite nod has to be for Kevin Dillon for playing Johnny Drama on Entourage. It’s just the most meta thing, that he plays the struggling actor brother of a big star, and IS the struggling actor brother of a big star, and now he’s nominated, which, if you watch the show, would just make his character so happy he’d probably explode. (If that last sentence was entirely too confusing, I apologize. Watch Entourage, especially the last couple of seasons, and you’ll get exactly what I mean.) I love Jeremy Piven as well, but how great would it be if Kevin Dillon actually won?
I do have to agree with Ausiello on one point, though: Friday Night Lights should have been nominated, in several categories, but especially for Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton. They are SO GOOD on this show, which I am now watching online every afternoon when I have to sit down or else risk complete and utter exhaustion by 4pm. Plus the writing, the supporting cast…the first season DVD comes out in September, I believe, but I can’t wait, so I’m watching on my laptop, which means enduring the same commercial for Listerine or Toyota over and over again, but it is a VERY small price to pay. I just wish it, too, was on every week, forever. Not too much to ask, right?
In other news, it’s going to be 98 degrees here today, so I’d better get out before the pavement starts melting…