Thursday, July 14, 2005

Emmy nominations are out, and I was most interested in how one show in particular was represented:

Drama Series: Deadwood (HBO)
Lead Actor, Drama Series: Ian McShane - Deadwood (HBO)

OK, no problems there. But then, not another nomination until

Directing, Drama Series: Gregg Fienberg - Deadwood (Complications) HBO

That's it! Well, there were some other nominations, mostly for behind-the-camera stuff...but no writing nomination? On a show celebrated for its elaborately profane wordplay? No love, either lead or supporting, for Robin Wiegert, Paula Malcolmson or Molly Parker? No nomination for Brad Dourif's excellent portrayal of Doc Cochran? Or Dayton Callie for Charlie Utter? Dare I say William Sanderson as E.B. Farnum?

As Al Swearengen might say, it's a f*cking travesty!

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