Snubbed by the Emmys

It’s that time of year again. This Sunday, September 22 many throughout the television industry will be recognized at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. Being nominated to win the gorgeous statuette is undoubtedly an honor, but avid television watchers, such as myself, cannot help but feel indignant over the snubs of other deserving shows and actors. Therefore, I have decided to acknowledge a few of the ones I feel were unjustifiably robbed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

(photo courtesy of )blog.zap2it.com
(photo courtesy of )blog.zap2it.com

Best Drama Series:

“The Walking Dead”—Yes, I know, it’s that zombie show that everybody always talks about the following day after a new episode airs. However, anyone who watches it knows it’s much more than just some foolish apocalyptic show. “The Walking Dead” depicts the inherent nature of humanity when faced in such dire circumstances. The characters live in a society that is almost completely eradicated by “walkers” and must draw out their survival instincts. Soon enough, the plot bears a striking similarity to William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies.” The Emmy-winning makeup makes the walkers look as authentic as zombies possibly can and the cast’s portrayals are so believable that the audience is convinced of their insanity. Needless to say, the shocking plot twists, stellar cast, and amazing graphic effects from the latest season make this show as worthy as any of the other nominees.

 

 

(Photo Courtesy of jta.org)
(Photo Courtesy of jta.org)

Best Comedy Series:

Arrested Development—Although “Arrested Development” ended in 2006, Netflix decided to revive the show this year for a fourth season. One of the most hilariously dysfunctional families delivered once again with their funny antics and neurosis. Although protagonist Jason Bateman, playing Michael Bluth, received an Emmy nod, it is baffling why the show itself was not nominated for best comedy series considering it has been nominated for the past three seasons in that category.

 

 

 

(Photo Courtesy of 2.bp.blogspot.com)
(Photo Courtesy of 2.bp.blogspot.com)

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series:

Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon in “Game of Thrones”—Arguably the most diabolical television persona in cable television history, Joffrey Baratheon gives the devil a run for his money with his malevolent ways. Joffrey’s tendency to wreak unnecessary havoc or to throw boyish tantrums exemplifies the juvenile personality everyone detests. When an evil character attracts an outrageous amount of hatred from even the show’s fandom, it is evidence that the actor playing that character is putting out an exemplary performance that definitely deserves an Emmy nomination.