Red Right Hand: EMMY MADNESS
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EMMY MADNESS

OK, the drama writing nominees.

Lost • The Incident • ABC • Grass Skirt Productions and ABC Studios
Carlton Cuse, Writer
Damon Lindelof, Writer

Mad Men • A Night To Remember • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Robin Veith, Writer
Matthew Weiner, Writer

Mad Men • Six Month Leave • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Andre Jacquemetton, Writer
Maria Jacquemetton, Writer
Matthew Weiner, Writer

Mad Men • The Jet Set • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Matthew Weiner, Writer

Mad Men • Meditations In An Emergency • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Kater Gordon, Writer
Matthew Weiner, Writer
Yeah. It's the fucking Sopranos effect all over again. It sucks. Now, understand. I like Mad Men. Quite a bit, to be sure. And I believe that it should be acknowledged as a nominee, but really, only maybe two of these really deserve to be here. Maybe just one. I really think this is a case of lavishing the praise on the it series of the moment. Just as The Sopranos was frequently over nominated. There are certainly series with an episode more worthy of praise that
"The Jet Set" or "Six Month Leave."

And I'm not even going to wonder about Doctor Who's eligibility or if the BBC even pursued it.

Just looking within the confines of the Outstanding Drama Series nominees, there's Breaking Bad and House. Both with one or two I can see on the list.

You know what? Don't care. Just a dumb awards show anyway. You know its fucked up when there's a danger of shuffling the show off to the cable channels when the network's don't get enough nominations.

I only care when people I like get nominated. So I'm not complaining that they pulled the same thing in the comedy category. Go Tina!

Flight Of The Conchords • Prime Minister • HBO • Dakota Pictures and Comedy Arts in
association with HBO Entertainment
James Bobin, Writer
Jemaine Clement, Writer
Bret McKenzie, Writer

30 Rock • Reunion • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Matt Hubbard, Writer

30 Rock • Apollo, Apollo • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Robert Carlock, Writer

30 Rock • Mamma Mia • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Ron Weiner, Writer

30 Rock • Kidney Now! • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Jack Burditt, Writer
Robert Carlock, Writer


Oh, wait...Tina's not nominated for writing...

Complete list of nominations here.
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