Monday, September 17, 2007

Sopranos win big, but did Gandolfini get snubbed?


The Sopranos took home the Emmy for outstanding drama series. No big surprise there. Grey's fans might disagree...but it was the ending everyone anticipated. The shocker, almost as surprising as the ending to the critically acclaimed series itself, was the fact that its star, James Gandolfini, got beat out for the lead actor in a drama series. I can see if the Emmy went to nominees Hugh Laurie or even Keifer Sutherland...but James Spader? Is Boston Legal really that great of show (yes I know it got nominated for best drama...but so did Heroes---which I love, by the way, but don't think is quite deserving of the award)?
This next winner may not have come as a surprise to some...but there was still a collective ooh and aww from the crowd when "30 Rock" was handed their Emmy. Maybe that's because their competition included Steve Carrell's hit "The Office" and "Entourage" (for which, by the way, Jeremy Piven was given a statue for).
On that same note...the fact that Ricky Gervais beat out Steve Carrell for lead actor in a comedy series is rather disappointing. A Yahoo! public opinion poll showed Carrell as the favorite with 41 percent of the votes. Gervais only had 3% of those votes. So was justice served?
The fan favorite was dissed again when Heroes Masi Osaka lost out to Lost's Terry O'Quinn for best supporting actor. It happened with best supporting actress too, as Jaime Pressley beat out Vanessa Williams.
Best Supporting actress in a drama went to one of the Grey's gang. No surprise there as three of the stars were up for the award. Knocked Up's Katherine Heigl was the big winner.
Helen Mirran can apparently do no wrong as of late. Her award show total was added to with a win for best actress in a miniseries or movie. The fans wanted Debra Messing to win for the Starter Wife...but they should know...you just don't mess with the queen.
Another shocker (maybe the whole show was a shocker...am I getting too dramatic here?)...came when both Stephen Colbert and John Stewart lost out to Tony Bennet for best performance in a Variety or Music program. I just can't even imagine those three being nominated in the same category. I think all three should have received an Emmy just for good measure. John Stewart would get his revenge, though, as the Daily Show picked up a win.
A personal win came in the form of Kathy Griffin for "My Life on the D-List". I am in love with that show and I think Kathy is hysterical. We are both Catholics that spent time in Chicago...for that I say "you go girl!".
For the complete list of winners and to compare how fans voted you too can check out the Emmy's Yahoo! page. I want to know...did you think someone got snubbed?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

James Spader won, because he's THAT GOOD. Boston Legal is just THAT GOOD. Nothing against the Sopranos, or Hugh, or Kiefer...they're all great. But I'm tired of people -- who clearly DON'T watch Boston Legal -- trying to steal the glory from Spader as though he's some sort of party crasher. Sure, Gandolfini plays a good thug, but Spader's talent and range as Alan Shore is NOT debatable. And frankly, anyone whining about his winning is just exposing themselves as people who clearly don't watch the show, and therefore, don't know what they're talking about. Any one of them could have won the award, and I don't think anyone should be shocked...it's not like Spader's win came out of the blue. In fact, it's the THIRD TIME he's won the Emmy for this very character! Hello...??? Clearly SOMEBODY (besides me) must be noticing his talent. I wish people would wake up and figure that MAYBE THEY'RE MISSING SOMETHING if they're not watching Spader on Boston Legal every Tuesday night. Sheesh. If anything, Denis Leary is the one who was snubbed. I'm happy that Spader won, but of the bunch, DENIS is the one who deserves a shot at the award. He's amazing on Rescue Me, and I don't hear anyone bellyaching about how HE got passed over. Oh, that's right...because nobody's watching that show. It's all so ironic...Boston Legal and Rescue Me are two of the BEST shows on TV in decades, yet people not only aren't watching, but they feel like they can slam the actors when the star of the most overrated show on TV doesn't get the award. It was fun while it lasted, Sopranos...but we're OVER it! Maybe people could use their extra time to try to discover one of these other great shows, and find out what they're missing.

Anonymous said...

Um..James Spader used to scare me then I saw Boston Legal last year and I gotta agree he is just that good...in fact so is Shatner and the casting of that show is just masterful..However, Steve Carrell being snubbed yet again is just aggrevating- he is SO talented and hilarious but I know talent is something that only grows when you got it so I have no fear he will eventually be recognized with the lovely emmy, globe, or oscar- if the right movie comes along...regarding tony bennet- he just defines class, grace and the ultimate old school entertainer- any award he is up for he deserves- I have been a lifelong fan all my twenty or so years of my life and will forever listen to his music the rest of my life- there wouldn't be a Micheal Buble if Tony hadn't paved the way...EBUZZZ LOVEEEEEE

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