Emmy nominations announced today

July 18th, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by David M N James  

emmy 2008The hype is that, Neil Patrick Harris (”How I Met Your Mother”) and Kristen Chenoweth (”Pushing Daisies”) are announced as the big Emmy Awards contenders this year.

Besides, cutthroat attorneys and nicotine-addicted advertising executives have made it to this year’s Emmy nominations. Controversy surrounds and starts with FX’s Damages and AMC’s Mad Men both garnering Best Drama nods at this morning’s announcement. This is really a shocker based on the limited hype on their profile.

Something else that shoves the whole affair up the wall is the fact that Mad men stole the nominations. They got it, but its just interesting how they got it.

Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris and TV academy Chairman John Shaffner made the nominations announcements. Maybe the public is up in arms about Chenoweth who was particularly bubbly. This chum threw in a non sequitur about once dating “Survivor” host Jeff Probst and declining to sing “Happy Birthday” because “the Emmys can’t afford me to sing that song” due to licensing arrangements. This makes the whole affair something to keep digging and getting strapped on the portals to get updated.

The Emmy Awards nominations mark the first time a non-HBO cable series has been allowed to play with the big boys at the Emmy Awards, television’s highest honor. The huge list of the nominees and the possible winners is making the whole Emmy affair an interesting debacle based on the entry of various non classified players in the list. There is a contentiously bloated hype on the awards this year and this has resulted to too much unnecessary media hype on the winners and losers reactions and arguments. Issues about controversy and foul play won’t be far away from either of them. With guys like Katherine Heigl has making it for the Emmy Awards, after winning as best supporting actress last year everyone is entitled to an opinion.

More interesting is that there is cable series getting Emmy recognition. It includes Dexter, Saving Grace, The Closer and Breaking Bad. HBO’s only shot at the Best Drama trophy was its critically acclaimed The Wire. Astonishingly, The Wire was shut out of the final nominations.

The worst public uproar is that, the nominees are silly and stupid fellas at their gigs. The reason begins with guys like Sarah Silverman who just earned herself three nominations, one for a guest shot on “Monk,” another for contributing to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and a third for producing her own “Sarah Silverman Program”. This is making the whole Emmy awards which will be shown in September 2008 to linger and scintillate across the entertainment Diaspora with valor. How some people just come to the lime light just like that is really interesting and that’s the truly profound about the 2008 Emmys. The Emmy will be honoring excellence in American entertainment industry.

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