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Just finished Justified season 2 and I’ve gotta say…Margo Martindale’s Emmy was so well deserved. And her speech is just…adorable.
Mags was such a fantastic character. I can’t even bring myself to call her a villain. She was just a fucking great character who did a bunch of really shitty things to other people keep her family together. And Margo Martindale played those complexities brilliantly.
And to think until recently all I knew her as was “that woman who worked in the file room on Dexter”. Hah! Not anymore.
Is the mass-reaction Tumblr brigade REALLY going to try and argue that the writing on Glee is better than the writing on Modern Family, or Parks and Recreation, or even 30 Rock? Look, I will never ever ever judge you for liking a particular TV show, let alone Glee which has a lot of strengths and is obviously very entertaining. But Glee has some of the weakest script writing on television — not always, but certainly sometimes — and is someone really going to try and argue otherwise? Glee has plot holes you could drive a monster truck into! Which isn’t to say that the cast members don’t turn in great performances, or the show isn’t really entertaining, or even that all awards aren’t total bullshit in the end anyway, but calm your titties, ladies and gentlemen.
Also, Parks and Rec, I’m sorry you didn’t win anything. Because you’re awesome, too. But can we all just agree that the only real robbery here was Louis C.K. not winning anything? The dude’s a fucking genius.
Yes. Louis not winning anything was the ultimate snub. (Also the announcer factoid guy mispronouncing his name was dumb, too.)
I can’t believe Parks and Rec didn’t win anything. Louis CK I understand the Emmy voters “not getting” his sense of humor, but really, NOTHING for Parks and Rec?
"I’d love to be able to say that I’m just a pure artist and that awards are meaningless but getting the nomination is cool. It does feel good. Partly because there’s a lot of insecurity in being in this business, because it’s based on people’s like or dislike of comedy, which is pretty fickle. And I’ve got kids to feed. But this feels like, hopefully, you’ve got a ladder underneath you, rather than a frayed rope and a chasm."