The Emmy nominations are out. Here are the main categories. I scrolled through and …I’ve really been missing a lot of TV. I did a quick tally (of the main list, not the full list) and here’s how my viewing breaks down.
Seen some/will probably not see more -The Crown, Top Chef, The Voice, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Handmaid’s Tale
Never seen/don’t plan to – Bad Education, Hollywood, I know this much is true, Black Monday, The Kominsky Method, Dead to Me, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Ozark, Succession, Killing Eve, Euphoria, The Masked Singer, Nailed It, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Better Call Saul
Never seen/plan to check out – Mrs. America, Schitt’s Creek, Ramy, The Morning Show, Pose
Never heard of it/not yet curious – Normal People, Unorthodox
Never heard of it/curious – What we do in the Shadows
Seen – Self-Made, The Good Place, Unbelievable, Little Fires Everywhere, Watchmen
Seen some/will probably see more – Black-ish, Insecure, This is Us, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Stranger Things
Actively watching – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Of what I’ve seen, and have opinions on, I’m rooting for either Regina King (Watchmen) or Octavia Spencer (Self-Made) for Best Actress in a TV or limited series; Trevor Noah for best variety talk series; Unbelievable for limited series, it was so tense and emotionally gripping – and Merritt Weaver should have been nominated for either best or best supporting actress – a case can be made either way. That’s it – I don’t really have opinion on anything else. Well, except for LFE (which I liked in a number of ways but overall limped across the finish line) – Reese Witherspoon’s non-nomination seems a bit of a snub (I might have picked her here over Kerry Washington whom I thought gave a stronger performance in American Son – which is also nominated but not listed on the main list – and she was better in Confirmation, the only performance of hers I’ve truly loved, than both of those). Oh, it’s not listed here but love, love, love Black Lady Sketch Show; good for it on its 3 (?) nominations.
Liked Robin Thede’s work on The Nightly Show and her own late night talk show The Rundown, plus A Black Lady Sketch show is legit funny. Oh and I understand there are people big mad at seeing so many Black nominations and all I can say is recognition is long overdue, so stay mad I guess.
With my very limited viewing, that’s it; that’s my commentary re the Emmy nominations. What have you been watching? What do you think of the nominations? Are you inclined to check out any shows you missed because of the nominations?