The Emmy nominees will be announced tomorrow and, more likely than not, we will be seeing a whole bunch of the same people. And while we still think 30 Rock is the funniest show on television and love Mad Men more than Fat Betty loves pie, wouldn’t it be nice to switch things up a bit with some fresh blood? And don’t even get us started on The Amazing Race.
So, with this in mind, here are five shows we are really, really hoping get some Emmy love.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Shocking, right? Drag Race is without question the most intense reality show on television. Contestants have to sew, walk in heels, lip sync and always be funny and/or touching while wearing perfect makeup. We’d like to see those losers on Top Chef do that! And Ru herself? What other host has half as much charisma or higher hair? Even the perfectly polished and coiffed Ryan Seacrest can’t hold a candle to this lady. So get with it old Emmy people.
How we love Girls. Finally a show about four ladies who don’t live wildly above their means (Sex and the City), spend half their time at funerals (Golden Girls) or walk around in shoulder pads (Designing Women). The best part of course is writer, director, creator, producer, actor and gadfly Lena Dunham, but it would also be nice to see some attention for Adam Driver for going from asshole boyfriend to heartbroken and lovable boyfriend, as well as Peter Scolari and Becky Ann baker for the sexiest shower scene we saw all year.
Another great dramedy from HBO, Enlightened features some amazing, amazing acting from Laura Dern and her real life mom, playing her onscreen mom, Diane Ladd. The supporting cast is pretty solid too, especially writer and creator Mike White as Dern’s lovesick coworker and Michaela Watkins playing a giant bitch.
We realize there is a snowball’s chance in hell of this brilliant and hysterical getting a comedy series nom, so can we just agree to nominate a few of the six hilarious actors? Really, any one of them. From Casey Wilson’s amahzing description of a whore’s bath to Elisha Cuthbert channelling Ellen DeGeneres, there are plenty of moments that would make great Emmy clips.
She may already have two Emmy awards, but the woman appeared on Up All Night, Happy Endings, Parks and Recreation, Bob’s Burgers and her own show Breaking In this year. Surely that deserves some special recognition, right? Oh, and give her husband a nomination too idiots, he should have won last year.