As you all probably know, the Emmy nominations were unveiled yesterday. The Emmys, even more than the Oscars in some regards, are notorious for astonishing snubs that make you question yourself, gravity and even humanity. See: The Wire. But that’s a whole other article.
This year, in the Best Drama category we have the HBO series’ Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones. We also have Showtime’s Dexter and AMC’s Mad Men. Rounding out the group is the NBC turned DirecTV hit Friday Night Lights.
Absent from that list is FX’s Sons of Anarchy. And in my opinion it is definitely an injustice that Sons‘ unbelievably great season wasn’t valued higher than the meh season that Mad Men threw our way.
Another snub of Sons of Anarchy, according to many, is the lack of Katey Sagal’s name in the Lead Actress category. Even more than the show getting left out of the Best Drama category, this is truly an injustice. Sagal’s Gemma Teller doesn’t just hold the show together, she’s brilliant.
The show’s creator Kurt Sutter was a little miffed by the Emmy noms yesterday, and took to Twitter to express his feelings. What followed was a hilarious, quite NSFW rant that spanned almost 20 tweets. Seriously, it’s great. Here’s how he started it –
my very classy, ever grateful and humble wife forbade me from using the word CUNT today. so i’ll wait till midnight to address the emmy noms
He then discusses his feeling about Glee – first hostile, and later laudatory (kind of) –
fuck glee. hate those annoying, “please accept me for who i am”, singing brats. there, i said it. are you happy?
@PJASchultz i love ryan murphy. he’s always very cool with me. love glee too. just tired of all the jizz piling up at its feet.
Sutter also discussed other snubs, including David Simon’s Treme and Frank Darabont –
me, david simon and frank darabont are meeting at home depot to rent chainsaws and woodchippers.
Sutter then discusses sucking up to the academy, and his opinion of that practice –
the worse part of not getting any emmy nods is all the wasted blowjobs i gave at the academy picnic. my breath still smells like sour amonia
best part of not getting an emmy nod. now i don’t have to pretend i give a shit about the profiteering douchebag academy.
because you know if we were nominated i’d be all humble and blowing smoke up their asses. now i can stay true to myself and just be a dick.
The funniest tweets come from Sutter talking about the age of the academy –
if my mom and dad were alive this emmy snub would kill them. that’s not true, they were too old to understand my show. just like the academy
these two academy member walk into a bar. one orders a beer. then they both die because they’re so fucking old.
saw two academy members on the gold course. one asked the other what club to use. then they both died because they were so fucking old.
At the end of the show, Sutter tweeted this –
you do know that i’m really okay with no noms right? if i was really upset, i wouldn’t be ranting. i’d be plotting. i’m all about the love.
those who got the joke, laughed. those who didn’t, published a story. so sad that greedy media whores must turn good fun into nasty business
Well, I published a story and I laughed. Honestly and having no filter are two qualities I truly love, and this rant exhibited both.
What do you think about the Emmy noms? Did your favorite shows get snubbed? And what to you think about Kurt Sutter’s Twitter activity? Let us know in the comments.