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66th Primetime Emmy Awards Wishlist

On August 25th the 66th Emmy Awards will take place, honoring excellence in American primetime television programming. Or so the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences likes to say to make their awards sound important and grandiose. It was my initial intention to do a post with predictions about the winners, but unfortunately they’ve chosen to not even include some of my personal favorites in the Emmy Awards 2014 Nominees List.

So instead of doing a predictions post, I’m doing a wishlist post. Since they’ve decided to omit quite a number of quality TV shows and cast members in their categories, I decided to not care about their nominees. Not claiming to be a better TV expert than anyone else, but it’s a bit apparent they’re clinging to past strong contenders. Contenders which were strong in the past, that is, but they’d rather keep giving them nominations than to give a nod to something fresh and new.

I’ve been trying to keep my Current Top TV List up to date, but since I only include currently running shows that I’m following, it does not mention certain TV shows that ended this year (and there were some good ones — heck I still can’t get over Breaking Bad!). If you’re nosy and want a full list of what I’ve watched or where I’m at with current shows, you can always stalk my Episode Calendar Profile. Otherwise, keep reading for my full wishlist of winners.

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

»» Allison Tolman as Deputy Molly Solverson on Fargo (FX)

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

»» Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson on Sherlock: “His Last Vow” (PBS)

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

»» Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife (CBS)

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

»» Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad (AMC)

  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

»» Kate Mulgrew as Galina “Red” Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

»» Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family (ABC)

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

»» Kristen Wiig as Cynthia Morehouse on The Spoils of Babylon (IFC)

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

»» Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo on Fargo (FX)

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

»» Tatiana Maslany as Various Characters on Orphan Black (BBC America)

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

»» Matthew McConaughey as Detective Rustin Cohle on True Detective (HBO)

  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

»» Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation (NBC)

  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

»» Louis C.K. as Louie on Louie (FX)

  • Outstanding Television Movie

»» The Normal Heart (HBO)

  • Outstanding Miniseries

»» Fargo (FX)

  • Outstanding Comedy Series

»» Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

  • Outstanding Drama Series

»» Breaking Bad (AMC)

Granted, out of the full list I made above only Tatiana Maslany did not get an Emmy nomination. But if one looks at their full list of nominations, they can notice quite a number of splendid TV shows are missing that should have gotten some recognition. On the other hand, after reviewing my own list I see the only repeats are Orange Is the New Black with two awards (supporting comedy actress and comedy series), Breaking Bad with two awards (supporting drama actor and drama series) and Fargo with three awards (supporting miniseries actress, lead miniseries actor, and miniseries).

Still, it’s a list of winners that I would be very happy with, though I am aware it’s not happening. Doesn’t make it any less-worthy. Yet I really hope that Breaking Bad, Orange Is the New Black, and Fargo take home most of the awards. Out of the performances, I’d support the ones I’ve listed. Yet I wouldn’t mind Peter Dinklage for the supporting actor in drama series, Bryan Cranston for lead actor in drama series, or Robin Wright for lead actress in drama series.

Do you have any favorites? Who are you rooting for? And who are you sad about that did not get an Emmy nomination this year? Comments section is below this post!

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Versatile, aren’t we?

Earlier this week I received a ‘Versatile Blogger Award’ nomination from True Mister Six, which I must say I did not expect at all. Thank you so much, it’s greatly appreciated! And everyone feel free to jump over to his blog and check it out, especially if you’re a TV/movie/comic/gaming geek – you’ll love his posts!

Apparently it goes along with some rules so I’m going to present all that now.

Versatile Blogger Award

  1. In a post on your blog, nominate 10 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award; and link to their blog.
  2. In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
  3. In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
  4. In the same post, share 10 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
  5. In the same post, include this set of rules.
  6. Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

I guess I still need to do some of that! So, below is my list of 7 nominees for the Versatile Blogger Award. Yes, 7, because I love that number and because I have yet to get deep with other blogs. Some of you make me smile, some of you motivate me to do work, some of you are there for me when I need support, but you’re all just amazing bloggers. Many others are, I just haven’t followed them that well yet.

I’ll let you folks decide whether or not you want to continue this chain-award idea. I’m well aware some of you don’t do these blog awards and I’m totally fine with that. All I care about is giving you the recognition for keeping me occupied and entertained with your blogs!

Now, let us see. 10 random pieces of information about me:

  1. My favorite childhood TV Show is Charmed (I know, old).
  2. I’m currently wearing 100% blue clothes (a simple t-shirt and shorts).
  3. I’m 20 years old.
  4. I had my eyesight check this morning, and surprisingly I guessed the diopter prescription right.
  5. My favorite colors are black and purple.
  6. I’ve always preferred the dark, creepy, and cruel versions of fairytales rather than the Disney (or happily-ever-after) ones.
  7. I have kept my hair short and haven’t let it grow back long for over 5 years now simply because I find it as a burden to take care of it everyday when it’s long.
  8. I’m really bad at remembering names, whether it’s movies or people we’re talking about.
  9. I’ve always hated History. Not old, vintage things or stories, just history as a subject in school.
  10. I’m in love with spreadsheets. Whatever needs organizing, whether with Excel or Google Docs, I would get all psyched over it.

I think that’s it? Yep yep, I’m off to notify people of their award and then catch up some more with True Blood. S02E05 – Never Let Me Go is next on the list!

My First Blogging Award!

I woke up this morning with some exciting news – I got my first blogger award, from

http://sharingmemyselfandi.wordpress.com/

Rosy is a fantastic blogger and it’s truly an honor to get this from her just a week after I stated blogging. Make sure to check out her blog, I promise you won’t regret it! She was one of the first people I followed after I joined. 😀 Thanks again, Rosy!

And I guess it’s now my turn to pass this along.  I decided to nominate 8 people, as I’m obviously still brand new to all this and haven’t really gotten around to knowing many people yet. Although it’s still not that easy to pick, with how many awesome people there are.

The Versatile Blogger:

Dee Dee @ http://my5head.wordpress.com/

Kolby @ http://kolbyskidmore.com/

Vicky @ http://victoriablt.wordpress.com/

Brendan @ http://whoneedsselfesteem.wordpress.com/

Jill of all trades @ http://expertofnone.com/

Jamie @ http://innergeekspeak.wordpress.com/

Kloi-Jayd @ http://ringlesswife.wordpress.com/

Dances With Sweaters @ http://danceswithsweaters.wordpress.com/

Thank you all for brightening my life on a daily basis. Feel free to check them out at your own risk – I am not responsible if you get hooked up. 😉