Here are my thoughts:
Are these the only shows on TV?
American Horror Story
Breaking Bad Downton Abby Game of Thrones Girls Homeland House of Cards Mad Men
Modern Family … and the now cancelled 30 Rock and The Office
So these are the shows that got the most nominations. Over and over and over
again. Same old, same old.
Bright spots: The Tonys received writing nods, which they should. Anthony Bourdain’s new show got quite a few nods which was a pleasant surprise. Colbert and Daily Show of course were nominated. It would be nice to see a tie there.
Odd: I find it a sad commentary of TV these days that the “Variety Show” category is made up mostly of award shows. Really? We need to bring back the variety format folks! Special Class included the Super Bowl halftime. I guess that’s what the TV folks think is entertainment? No offense to Beyonce intended.
Confused: I know many hated The Newsroom on HBO (at least Jeff Daniels got a nod) but to not nominate Aaron Sorkin for writing (unless I missed it) is a travesty in my opinion.
The Emmys will air on September 22nd at 8:00 PM on CBS.