I was pleased as well (though it bothers me--seriously--that The King of Queens is never going to get any kind of recognition from Emmy voters, even though it's consistently funnier than 90% of what's on the air these days). In a very weak defense of Will & Grace, I think it has gotten much better over the last year or so, though it still is nowhere near the greatness of the first 2 seasons.
I'm psyched to see Jennifer Garner on the red carpet 7 months pregnant.
So glad this is the last year of Ray and the ever-obnoxious Patricia Heaton. Anyone but her win that category, PLEASE.
God, Patricia Heaton is a bitch, isn't she?
And Max, good tip on Will and Grace. I didn't watch it this past season because I was just exhausted by all the guest-stars. I watch it in syndication, though, still.
It's hard to be excited about "Scrubs" recognition when I'm so down about "Gilmore girls", "Veronica Mars", and "Nip/Tuck" snubs. I didn't even know people still watched "The West Wing"!
And- word. Patricia Heaton is a beast.
Despite the fact that a few of my favorites got overlooked, I'm excited that Hugh Laurie got a nom for "House". That show has been like crack this season-- I can never get enough, and I'm super-pissed when Fox can't deliver the goods, instead airing some silly baseball game. (All-Stars? Give me Dr House's acerbic wit any day.)
Laurie's comedic talent makes that show worth every second.
I am ecstatic that Ian McShane was nominated for "Deadwood". A great performance, truly worthy of winning. Sorry it didn't get more acting nominations (particularly Brad Dourif and Robin Sweigert). Happy for "Amazing Race"'s nominations.
I was hoping for some Veronica Mars nominations as well. The show and Kristen Bell both seem worthy.
I just went and looked at the full list of nominations--Will & Grace racked up because of the silly "Best Guest Star" category. I think a full third of their nominations came from it. That show is all about some ridiculous star cameos, so it makes sense that they would get tons of nominations for that.
Patricia Heaton is one of those people that makes me separate the actor from the character in order to enjoy the show--I loved Debra Barone, but good grief, Heaton is hard to take in even small doses!
*sigh* "Will & Grace." I still Tivo it, and it's still (mostly) enjoyable. But it's not like it used to be. But, it's one of those shows that will continue to be nominated, until it goes off the air ... next season.
I wonder how the Emmy voting system works. I remember reading about the complicated Oscar system. Where a "first place" vote is more valued than a second place vote. And it seems like because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is so picky when it comes to inviting their new members, you end up still getting "cutting edge" nominees. Or at least "whoah, 'Whale Rider' got a nom? That's like 'Gilmore Girls' getting one at the Emmys."