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2013 Emmy Nominations, In Case You Care

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Time once again for television, film’s ugly little sister, to get its dues! Here are the nominees for the millionth Emmy Awards. Or, at least the interesting noms. The rest can be found at USA Today. Who do YOU think is going to win? Who are you SURE is going to lose?

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC (my guess for winner)
Jeff DanielsThe Newsroom, HBO
Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC
Damian LewisHomeland, Showtime
Kevin SpaceyHouse of Cards, Netflix

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Connie BrittonNashville, ABC
Claire DanesHomeland, Showtime (hope she wins so she doesn’t have to do interior decorating)
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E
Elisabeth MossMad Men, AMC (winner, maybe?)
Kerry WashingtonScandal, ABC (winner, more certain)
Robin WrightHouse of Cards, Netflix

COMEDY SERIES:
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Girls, HBO
Louie, FX (maybe?)
Modern Family, ABC
30 Rock, NBC (definitely)
Veep, HBO

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t know and I don’t care)
Jason BatemanArrested Development, Netflix
Louis C.K.Louie, FX
Don CheadleHouse of Lies, Showtime
Matt LeBlancEpisodes, Showtime
Jim ParsonsBig Bang Theory, CBS
Alec Baldwin30 Rock, NBC

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO
Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO (hope it’s her)
Tiny Fey30 Rock, NBC (will be her)
Amy PoehlerParks and Recreation, NBC
Julia Louis-DreyfusVeep, HBO
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t care)
Adam Driver, Girls, HBO
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family, ABC
Ty BurrellModern Family, ABC
Bill HaderSaturday Night Live, NBC
Tony HaleVeep, HBO

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t care)
Mayim BialikThe Big Bang Theory, CBS
Jane LynchGlee, Fox
Sofia VergaraModern Family, ABC
Julie BowenModern Family, ABC
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime
Jane Krakowski30 Rock, NBC
Anna ChlumskyVeep, HBO

DRAMA SERIES: (I think these are all evenly matched)
Breaking Bad, AMC
Downton AbbeyPBS
HomelandShowtime
Game of ThronesHBO
House of CardsNetflix
Mad MenAMC

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk EmpireHBO
Jonathan BanksBreaking BadAMC (my guess for winner)
Aaron Paul, Breaking BadAMC
Jim Carter, Downton AbbeyPBS
Peter Dinklage, Game of ThronesHBO
Mandy PatinkinHomelandShowtime

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Anna GunnBreaking BadAMC (my guess for winner)
Maggie SmithDownton AbbeyPBS
Emilia ClarkeGame of ThronesHBO
Christine BaranskiThe Good WifeCBS
Morena BaccarinHomelandShowtime
Christina Hendricks, Mad MenAMC

 

Alec Baldwin Won’t Be Returning To Twitter Because James Gandolfini Didn’t Have One

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Alec Baldwin‘s latest foray into the world of controversy happened last week, when he got all homophobic on Twitter after a reporter apparently lied about his wife Hilaria tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral. He later apologised, of course, but has deleted his account on the social networking site and won’t be coming back anytime soon because that’s not what James would have wanted. Uh.. okay?

From Vanity Fair:

“I went to Jimmy Gandolfini’s funeral, and when I was there I realized Jimmy Gandolfini didn’t have Twitter. Jimmy Gandolfini was so beloved as a person, and he was so admired as an actor, and he didn’t give a f**k about social media.

“I really learned a lesson at the funeral. I said to myself, ‘This is all a waste of time’. Meaning it’s fun sometimes, but less and less and less. It’s just another chink in your armor for people to come and kill you. I stopped and said to myself, ‘I’m going to try where I just don’t do this anymore’.”

Well… alright. I see Alec Baldwin is taking his histrionics to the next level here and I’m not quite sure what James Gandolfini not being on social media has to do with anything, but fair enough. Probably the best for everyone.

Alec Baldwin Is Sorry For Going On A Homophobic Rant

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Alec Baldwin has the tendency to put his foot in his mouth quite often, and he tends to do it publicly. It’s sort of embarrassing for everyone involved – even those of us just watching – but he always apologises in the end. Not that that makes it any better – but at least he knows he’s a mess and doesn’t say shit like “I is who I is and I’m not changing”. At the end of the day, he’s a pretty cool dude.

In any case, his latest apology is to GLAAD for referring to reporter George Stark a “toxic little queen” and threatening to fuck him up when he claimed that Alec’s wife Hilaria was tweeting throughout James Gandolfini’s funeral. He also wrote: “If put my foot up your fucking ass, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much.” Ouch. He later deleted his Twitter account.

Of course people got their panties in a twist about this – particularly GLAAD – but Alec insists he’s not at all homophobic. Here’s the text of his apology, which was posted on GLAAD’s website:

“The idea of me calling this guy a ‘queen’ and that being something that people thought is homophobic. A queen to me has a different meaning. It’s somebody who’s just above.

“It doesn’t have any necessarily sexual connotations. To me a queen, I know women that act queeny, I know men that are straight that act queeny, and I know gay men that act queeny.

“It doesn’t have to be a definite sexual connotation, or a homophobic connotation. To me those are people who think the rules don’t apply to them.”

Alec has done a lot to support the LGBT community in the past, so I don’t doubt he’s sincere here and that once again he tweeted without thinking. However, it is a shame that when we got to insult someone because of fear, anger, etc, that the first things that come to mind have to do with their sexuality, race, etc. How about just calling people lying sacks of shit if that’s what they’re being? That’s pretty neutral.