Entertainment behind the scenes
Coco in, Charlie out, “Anarchy” ignored at Emmys!?
Revenge, as the saying goes, is a dish best served cold.
And Conan O’Brien must surely be licking his lips with glee at winning an Emmy nomination for his short-lived version of “The Tonight Show,” six months after NBC handed the late night talk program back to frenemy Jay Leno.
O’Brien’s nomination in the variety show category even drew an audible gasp from the group of bleary-eyed journalists and publicists gathered at the Television Academy for the dawn announcement on Thursday.
As one mischievous pundit speculated — how will NBC (which is airing the Emmys ceremony in August) handle a possible win by Team Coco and a potentially scathing acceptance speech on live on national TV by O’Brien…(Music please? Fade to commercial break? — Talk about some real drama!)
Such was the glee over the bumper 19 nominations for “Glee”, that overlooked shows and actors barely got the time of day on Thursday. Except for Charlie Sheen, whose absence from the comedy actor nods was widely seen as a reflection on his ongoing court case on charges of pulling a knife on his wife and threatening to have her killed. Not so funny.
The biggest of the other losers was regarded as motorcycle gang show “Sons of Anarchy” which has been tearing up a storm on FX in its third season, and making a star out of actress Katey Sagal all over again.
You can read here about the shows that did well in the nominations. But what happened to dramas like “Treme”, the final season of “24″, “Grey’s Anatomy” and other names that might been there but were left out in the cold?