Can American Horror Story grab even more nominations than last year, or will other minis like Top of the Lake, Political Animals, and The Bible cut into its hold? And are they all just lining up to get bulldozed by Behind the Candelabra?
We can better understand the Emmy nominations and eventual winners by looking at the nominations ballots, which the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences releases publicly. At the very least, they can be good for a laugh.
As the clock wound down on the series, it became apparent that, while Cathy Jamison was the main attraction and her death was the featured event after four seasons of buildup, the stories that seemed to matter most were those of the family and friends Cathy left behind.
Ray Donovan, Masters of Sex, and The Big C, and Nurse Jackie also find slots on the schedule.
Plus: Fox is rolling a pot-smoking comedy, Hugh Laurie will walk NBC's plank, and big cast shake-ups at The Mindy Project.
Plus: Syfy is rebooting Blake's 7, Chloe Sevigny moves to Portlandia, and LL Cool J beat the crap out of some guy.
Did we expect anything different? No, so let's do what we do best and complain! Here's what went wrong with this year's nominations.
The 2012 Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday; here's who we expect to make the cut.
In a sense, "Fly Away" altered the basic fabric of The Big C’s mythology, but if it ultimately becomes the series' final episode, it will be an acceptable conclusion.
As much as I've disliked Cathy and her actions this season, I still felt pretty bad for her this week.
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I’ve found that if I approach The Big C the same way I approach It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia—with the understanding that every single character is an awful human being—then it’s easier to stomach everybody’s actions.
Plus: The finales of Blue Bloods and CSI:NY and the premiere of USA's Common Law.
Plus: The Comedy Awards, Game of Thrones, and the Amazing Race finale