Thursday, May 14, 2009

Why does Emmy not like Bonnie?

The Daytime Emmy award nominations just came out. Bonnie Hunt's show got three nominations, but she didn't. Neither did the show. However, The View is up for major awards. So, I suspect Barbara Walters told Emmy voters not to vote for Bonnie because they couldn't voter for a show Walters never watches. If that's the case, the Daytime Emmys don't exist for me this year.
Or it could be how Bonnie re-created her appearance on that show, and got more laughs than the "View Girls". Hey Barbara, do your homework!

On the other hand, the Emmys are well known for ignoring those actors who do a great role, and get snubbed. In the 50's and 60's, it was Jackie Gleason and Andy Griffith. In the 80s, it was Angela Landsbury. In the past ten years, it's Buffy and Joss Whedon in general. Despite the big splash Dr. Horrible has made, I am confident the Emmy organizers won't honor it only because they haven't made a category for it, or will try to fit it into one. If they did, Joss would say "Thanks, now how about Felicia Day?"

The good news is there will be a second season, and it will have a new executive producer that used to work for Jimmy Kimmel Live. Does this mean the show will be Kimmel-ized?
Maybe it already has...

Bonnie's mom=Uncle Frank
Nick and his band=Cleto and the Cletones
Don=maybe Guillermo

Then again, David Letterman did it first with Paul Schafer, Biff Henderson, Alan Kalter and Hal Gurnee from the NBC days.

It's a step in the right direction, and hopefully it will go far enough to get people to really take a look at Bonnie Hunt.

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