While bitching about who won and who didn't solves nothing, sometimes it's good to vent. If Mad Men was best drama -- a four-peat! -- and it surely was, then how could it not be rewarded for writing and acting? Come on. It's the sum of its parts. Melissa McCarthy for best actress in a comedy? Did you confuse this with Bridesmaids? And have you seen her TV show? Jim Parsons as best actor in a comedy? You do know this was supposed to be Steve Carell's year, right? If you wanted an upset, you should have chose Louis CK. It's hard to quibble with Kyle Chandler's excellent work, but that was Jon Hamm's trophy. Pretty much everybody knew that. Julianna Margulies is a fine actress, but Elisabeth Moss was robbed (again) and let's just add the exclamation point here that given the nomination oversights prior to this victory, you've found your most screwed up category in need of fixing. Outstanding actor in a miniseries or movie? Wow. Barry Pepper didn't even show up. Maybe he thought you'd give it to Idris Elba, William Hurt or Edgar Ramirez (like everybody else). Writing for a drama? We all love Friday Night Lights. But don't cover the fact that you're five seasons too late to that party by stealing the award from Mad Men, the rightful winner.
The 2011 Emmys: Who Got Robbed?