In Los Angeles today, nominations for the Primetime Emmys were announced. Since this is the highest award in television, news stations paid attention.
While there were some performances sitting on their exalted high horses of comfortability, there were also a few surprises. HBO had the most nominations at 49.
Desperate Housewives earned an impressive fifteen nominations. What most people are going to be discussing, though, is the "snub" of Eva Longoria. Neither was Nicolette Sheridan, but she's not a housewife. For those who may watch but have limited knowledge of who's who from the sheer number of characters, Eva is Gabrielle. No Golden Globe was she chosen for, and now no Emmy award.
Can I make a guess as to why? There is probably not a question as to her acting ability (although, to be fair, she was least known actress out of the housewives). Her character, on the other hand... has perhaps the least developed plotline on television. Let's see, she married for money (not that she needed it), had an affair with the gardener, and saw her husband go to prison for unethical business practices. The biggest moment? When John, the gardener and high schooler, told Carlos about the affair.
I admit it, I'm not a huge fan like others are. If I watched at all, it was generally because one of my favorite shows followed immediately afterwards.
Boston Legal has sharp writing, well acted roles, and interesting plots. Nice to see James Spader get nominated for Best Actor in a Drama. It takes acting chops to pull off the bad guy, but even more chops to bring out a multilayered bad guy. Yes, Alan Shore's my favorite character. Not only is Spader funny, he's quite handsome. Kudos to William Shatner for being nominated as Best Supporting Actor.