Thursday morning at 5:35 am the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award nominees will be announced. An Emmy is the highest honor you can get for achievement in television and we can’t wait to see who they’ve chosen. Like most awards shows, there are favorites and longshots. Over the past few years we’ve seen certain shows and actors blatantly get ignored because of their genre and in some cases their network.
If we could create our own dream list of Emmy nominees, here are some of the people we’d like to see make the cut.
Best Comedy – Community and Cougar Town
Both shows are hilarious and march to the beat of their own drum. They’re both well aware that they don’t have the strongest ratings but their niche audiences are loyal. The shows have so much in common their actors crossed over and appeared in each other’s finale episodes. These shows are at the top of their game and they need to be recognized pronto!
Best Drama – Fringe
Why are Emmy voters afraid of science-fiction? We really don’t understand how obsessed they are with sticking to the norm. Fringe’s last season was filled with twists and turns and great performances making it the best out of its three seasons. One of the show’s stars Joshua Jackson will help announce this year’s nominees, so we’re hoping that’s an omen that his show is somewhere in the mix.
Best Supporting Actor Drama – John Noble, Fringe
Speaking of Fringe, can we give John Noble credit? He plays one of the most complex characters on television and the Emmys refuse to see that. This season he played two versions of Walter Bishop in two universes and managed to portray them with distinct personalities and humanity. Just give him his award already.
Other nominees we’d love to see include:
Joel McHale, Daniel Pudi, Donald Glover – Community
Busy Phillips, Courteney Cox – Cougar Town
Kaydee Strickland – Private Practice
Anna Torv – Fringe
Connie Britton, Kyle Changler – Friday Night Lights
Louie C.K. – Louie
Timothy Olyphant – Justified
Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman – Parks & Recreation
Denis O’Hare – True Blood
That’s our wishlist. Tell us who’s on yours?