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Why I hate the Emmys

They always reward the same tired shows year in and year out. Its pathetic.

James Gandolfini is a mobster with family problems. Edgy. Lets give him another award and screw the people who do something different like Kiefer Sutherland. Hell, the only way that Chiklis won last year was because Gandolfini wasn't eligible. And Chiklis is no Kiefer Sutherland.

The West Wing? Ok, we're Hollywood liberal fuckwads we have to give an award to a Hollywood liberal fuckwad show. Nevermind something as original as 24.

And "Everybody Loves Raymond"? Says who? He sucks and I don't like him. How many times has that show won now? That show is starting to be like Frasier and it wins every year for no good reason. Do you realize that the greatest sitcom EVER (Seinfeld) only won one time. One time. One time, not even a measly two. Ponderous, fucking ponderous.

They did make their different pick of the year though in giving the Emmy to that guy from Wings.
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Title: Why I hate the Emmys

Because it's just another chance for Hollywood/"the industry" to get together and self-wank for a few hours. It's like one big circle jerk in endless cycles.

I actually came to this conclusion at the Oscars a few years ago. Why do I care how "the industry" decides to reward itself? And all these new award shows popping up all over the place kinda devalues the idea of being rewarded for good work, no?

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steam, you don't want "24" to win emmy's. really, you don't.
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I agree. I don't understand how someone can win several times, unless of course the work that the actor did that year was extremely exceptional. And why did Debra Messing win?! No offense, but she laughs after every joke she delivers on the show and I found her character to be even more annoying this year than ever (Are we to believe
that Grace was really married?!?!) Puh-leez!
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steam, you don't want "24" to win emmy's. really, you don't.
I just want it to be recognized. Someone has to have the same scale of what is a great show and what isn't.
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I agree the Emmy's suck!!

First they don't even nominate Michael C. Hall then they completely shut out Six Feet Under!

Fuckwads the lot of them except the ones that voted for the director of Curb Your Enthusiasm for the Krazy Eyes Killa episode...
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I agree. I don't understand how someone can win several times, unless of course the work that the actor did that year was extremely exceptional. And why did Debra Messing win?! No offense, but she laughs after every joke she delivers on the show and I found her character to be even more annoying this year than ever (Are we to believe
that Grace was really married?!?!) Puh-leez!
I don't watch Will & Grace but she was pretty much the same way in all the Ned & Stacy reruns I saw every morning on USA my senior year in college. At least they spread the wealth around in that category. What about Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy? Do they even bother watching the other nominees or did they get a bargain a few years back on Doris Roberts nameplates in bulk?
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I just want it to be recognized. Someone has to have the same scale of what is a great show and what isn't.
you like the show. you know it's excellent. that's all that matters.

anyway, you don't want it to win emmy's because emmy's = larger audience. larger audience = sanitizing and dumbing down of material...because, most of the general public are dumb and don't like controversial subject matter.

"24" is better without emmy's.
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you like the show. you know it's excellent. that's all that matters.

anyway, you don't want it to win emmy's because results = larger audience. larger audience = sanitizing and dumbing down of material...because, most of the general public are dumb and don't like controversial subject matter.

"24" is better without emmy's.
It is going to get bigger ratings this year regardless. The DVDs keep selling like mad and gets more people into the show. Anyway, people watching is much better than the scenario that almost took place midway through the first season where it was on the verge of cancellation.
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It is going to get bigger ratings this year regardless. The DVDs keep selling like mad and gets more people into the show. Anyway, people watching is much better than the scenario that almost took place midway through the first season where it was on the verge of cancellation.
certainly.
i'll hold out hope that increased popularity won't ruin the show.
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everybody loves raymond, and the west wing: i want them cancelled.

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everybody loves raymond, and the west wing: i want them cancelled.
me, too.
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I'm kinda embarassed...am I the only person who didn't know the emmy's were on tonight?
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I'm kinda embarassed...am I the only person who didn't know the emmy's were on tonight?
Nope (see my previous post in this thread). Even though I had the radio AND TV on for the majority of this weekend and Fox had a very annoying commercial about their 11 hosts.

That's what happens when you withdraw from pop culture all together

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Nope (see my previous post in this thread). Even though I had the radio AND TV on for the majority of this weekend and Fox had a very annoying commercial about their 11 hosts.

That's what happens when you withdraw from pop culture all together
thanks, hackie.
i need to leave my hermetically sealed cave more often.
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