Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 10:49 a.m.
The Emmy nominations are out today, and boy are they weird. But possibly in a really good way.
Not tons to report on the local front. Dexter, Showtime's drama about a Miami-based serial killer, got nods in the "Outstanding Drama Series" catagory. Meanwhile, Dexter himself, Michael C. Hall, received kudos in the "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" race, while Jimmy Smits was nominated for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series."
Burn Notice, the drama series actually shot in Miami, picked up a single nomination, for "Outstanding Stunt Coordination." That other Miami show? The one of the CSI variety? It was the only CSI not to get any recognition this year.
Oh boy, our favorite ad agency, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, is up for "Outstanding Commercial" (apparently there's a category for that). No, it wasn't for "I like square butts..," instead it was for the Super Bowl Hulu ad starring Alec Baldwin. CP+B probably benefited from all the 30 Rock love, as voters seemed to give nods to anything even vaguely related to that show. It got 22 nominations in all, including long-overdue supporting acting nominations for Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer, and Jane Krakowski, who basically make that show.
The other big news is that Family Guy found itself nominated in the "Best Comedy Series" category, the first animated program to do so. HBO's weird, kinda-grating, kinda-charming Flight of the Concords also surprised a few with a nomination in the same category.
Overall, the big four networks continue to lose ground to cable. Out of the 14 series nominated for either Best Comedy or Drama Series, the networks took home only half the nominations. It only gets worse down the ballot.
Also, somehow Chloe Sevigny or anyone else on Big Love went nomination-less. On the upside, so did Jeremy Piven.