Sigh. In the immortal words of Ron Swanson, “I still think awards are stupid, but they’d be less stupid if they went to the right people.”
Now anyone who knows me can attest to my deep love
bordering on obsession on anything revolving film, television, and award shows. Dany-during-Oscar-season is only second in annoyance to Dany-during-World-Cup. Award shows are fun and disappointing and hilarious and infuriating but when all is said and done, no ceremony leaves me consistently more upset at the end of the night than the Emmys.
And here’s the thing with the Emmys. Every other award show commemorates annual projects (the best films, music, theater productions, etc. from the past year). You can’t really do that with television. It awards by seasons or episodes sure, but it’s the mind-numbing sameness year after year that makes the Emmys the most annoying of all the award shows.
Not to mention the fact that it is set up to recognize what happens to be “most talked about” in that current moment rather than honoring consistent and underrated talent.
I know I’m totally biased here but like how is it possible that Amy Poehler has not won an Emmy?! How?! Yeah Parks and Rec is my favorite show of all time and yeah it should win everything in my opinion and yeah I know the Emmys don’t cater to my specific wishes but…. okay fine point taken. But still. Amy Poehler is queen and she deserves an Emmy. Respect the queen.
But anyway, it kinda goes both ways too… Like I was ecstatic last night when Jeff Daniels won for Best Actor in a Drama. Probably one of the biggest surprises of the night, to be honest. But… to beat out Bryan Cranston and Kevin Spacey? I’m not sure if that’s entirely fair.
And as much as I love Modern Family, it is getting really really really annoying to listen to that snippet of their theme song 8 times every single year.
Which goes back to my original point. It takes a while for new shows to get big enough to completely take over the Emmys and when they do, they hold that top spot for the next few years until the next big thing gets big enough to take over (Exhibit A: Mad Men). It makes watching every year more a chore than anything.
And somehow it annoys me more when a show is entering its sixth season and gets continually and unjustly snubbed for six years straight than when an actor isn’t given an Oscar for years of hard work within the film industry (with the exception of Leo. Seriously. Someone give that man an Oscar.)
I’m not sure why. I think because the Oscars are so political that you know not having an Oscar isn’t necessarily a make it or break it kinda thing since there’s so much talent out there that is yet to be given that title. But when it comes to the Emmys, it’s like every year you’re getting invited to the cool kid’s party but when you show up you realize they didn’t really want you there. Their mom made them invite you. And now it’s awkward.
Okay. As always, I’m rambling on about television shows at 1 in the morning and that never ends well so I’ll leave it here.
- The Oscars are the most stressful time of the entire year
- The Emmys are the most upseting time of the entire year
- The Golden Globes are the best part of the entire year
- (Seriously everyone just gets drunk and throws awards at each other)
- Amy and Tina should host everything for the rest of forever
- And then become queens of the universe