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26 August 2014 @ 11:48 am
Seriously?!?!  
Okay, so I didn't stay up the whole night to watch the Emmys because I had to go to work in the morning and I don't have any vacation days to spare for such occasions. I did set my recorder, though. And now I just have no motivation to watch it :(


I cannot believe that Matty didn't win. Are you f***ing kidding me? I'm not very fond of these award ceremonies because they rarely make sense to me and the winners are quite often in the WTF category, but this year probably for the first time I was not only looking forward to it, I was also so ridiculously proud of Matty and so happy for him that he was finally gonna be recognized for everything that makes him an exceptional actor and a beautiful human being. He gave his very best to this role, his talent, dedication, his health. I don't watch Sherlock but even without watching I just don't believe that there is anything in it that comes even close to Matt's performance in The Normal Heart.

I guess I should be happy that at least they recognized TNH as the best movie. Yeah, well... I am happy, of course, but it's just killing me that the one award that was truly deserved ended up being another WTF :(

This is a sad day /o\

As of today The Normal Heart is available on Blu-ray/DVD, so we can at least once again show our appreciation by securing a copy to be proudly displayed on our shelves :) (*waves* at angelita26)

Have some TNH art. I'm also using my ♥icon for this post, no matter what they say and do, Matty deserves all the hugs and kisses because to us he is the winner ♥



 
 
 
pooh_collector on August 26th, 2014 02:32 pm (UTC)
I totally agree ara. I'm a huge Sherlock fan. I think it's the best written show on television, in general.

The episode they submitted however was not the season's best. And, while I do think Martin Freeman is awesome, his performance was one of many, not one of a kind like Matt's was.

This was simply highway robbery.
aragarnaaragarna on August 26th, 2014 02:49 pm (UTC)
yeah I'm not sure why they picked up that episode. The first one of the season was much better. Maybe precisely because of the performances?
doctor_fangeekdoctor_fangeek on August 26th, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
Yes. To all of this. I'm behind on Sherlock, but I loved S1 and what I saw of S2. I think Martin Freeman is a terrific actor. But Matt's performance in Normal Heart was off the charts incredible. And virtually every person writing about the awards felt Matt was a shoo-in, so it's not just "us fans" who thought this. I honestly don't get it.

Someone I know with a friend in the business said that they (the TNH group, I guess) would be happy with the film win, in particular because these awards are actually voted on by a small group of people. I actually read an article in THR that explained how the nominees are chosen by the whole academy, but the awards by very small groups:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/analysis-emmys-results-indicate-anything-728008

This seems like a bizarre way of doing it, but perhaps speaks to the rather weird results (Matt not winning was the biggest snub, IMNSHO, but none of the acting categories for movie/miniseries went to the people most critics seemed to think they would).
kanarek13kanarek13 on August 26th, 2014 03:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, I read that one, too. It was interesting. Yeah, maybe they will change the voting process. One can hope.
algeibanalgeiban on August 26th, 2014 11:00 pm (UTC)
I think my biggest problem with the Martin Freeman win is that he is not a "supporting actor" on Sherlock in my opinion. John and Sherlock are partners, you don't have the show without *both* of them. I think the Sherlock people submitted him that way so they could have exactly what they got, Emmy wins for both of their co-leads.
pooh_collector on August 27th, 2014 05:05 am (UTC)
That's absolutely spot on. Which makes me grumble even more about Matt's loss.
kanarek13kanarek13 on August 27th, 2014 09:38 am (UTC)
Oh, I haven't thought about it from this perspective, but I completely agree. It's like they would nominate Matty as the lead in WC and Tim as supporting cast, whereas they are both leads and equally important to the show.
doctor_fangeekdoctor_fangeek on August 30th, 2014 07:45 am (UTC)
There's this, but also the fact that Sherlock is not, in fact, a movie at all. Or a miniseries. It's a TV series, at least that's how it works in England, as far as I know. The Emmys have real issues with 1) their categories, and 2) the changed landscape of modern television. True Detective and American Horror Story are both anthologies - limited run shows with new characters and story lines each season. One submits as a miniseries, the other was put in as a drama this year. It was a big deal when Orange Is The New Black was entered as a comedy, which no one seems to think it is. People have been saying for a while now that it's unfair to compare a network series that has to create 22 episodes a year to a cable show that makes, say 10 (and whose creators may also have more freedom to do what they want, creatively, without having to play by the network 'rules,' whatever that means).

All of that said, I still think that Matt's performance was so far and away the best that none of this should have mattered.