Ruminations on the Emmys
Darren Criss won for his performance in AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE, and deservedly so. Judith Light and Penelope Cruz were also nominated for that series, and also deservedly so. And I was thrilled to see my boy Finn Wittrock getting some respect. He competed against Ricky Martin and Edgar Ramirez—all for their respective roles in AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE. David Harbour of STRANGER THINGS got an Outstanding Supporting Actor nomination, as he should have, and so did Millie Bobby Brown receive one for Outstanding Supporting Actor. VERSACE won for Outstanding Limited Series; THE ALIENIST was also a nominee in this category. STRANGER THINGS got a nod for Outstanding Drama Series.
Sadly, the Emmys chose to throw their credibility under the bus his year by ignoring TWIN PEAKS, David Lynch got no love as writer or director, the show itself got snubbed, and Kyle MacLachlan, despite giving three powerhouse performances during the show’s third season, didn’t even get nominated. Keep in mind that John Legend got nominated for his role in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR yet MacLachlan got overlooked. That tells you all you need to know about the Emmys this year, and then some. Meaningless? Yeah, they made them meaningless. Just like when a Woody Allen movie beat out STAR WARS at the Oscars. The latter has never fully recovered its credibility since.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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