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Daytime Emmy Noms.

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Oscarfan, May 11, 2011.

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  1. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

  2. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen any new episodes in their entirety from the current season and the past few, unfortunately, however, I gotta say I am always very proud and happy to hear when Sesame is nominated for and wins so many Emmys every year. It's still the best children's show on television in my opinion,and it floors me how influential it still is after all these years and how it still comes ahead of it's competitors. It's truly unbelievable.

    The entire creative team behind the show deserve every moment of it, and that's so awesome about Eric Jacobson being nominated. Was he nominated previously at all? I can't remember.
    I think his Grover is phenomenal...never thought I would be happy seeing someone else perform one of my favorite Frank Oz characters, but Eric is spot on with physical performance, delivery of lines, voice, etc.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    So... are the nominations for Best Slapdash Ripoff of The View that Cheaply Replaces Soaps Despite Not Getting a Measurable Audience out yet?

    :super:

    Great for the Sesame Team, though...
  4. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Nope, that will be next year!
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Those shows are so pathetic... they might as well switch to all infomercial formats. At least be honest that they want the most money with the least effort.

    Really... college kids who the professors like don't coast this much.

    (not a soap fan, but people who fall butt backwards into these sorts of things TICK me the heck OFF!)
  6. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Since the Daytime Emmys have often been like my personal "Super Bowl", (since i'm rooting for both Henson/Muppets in their categories and One Life to Live in its), when the reports come out as to which episodes each actor submitted for their reels, i go back and watch those episodes and the sheer brillience and artistry that come from these people (including the ones that didn't score a nom) especially considering that they almost always are working at an unvelievable production pace with little to no rehearsal or opportunity for retakes and it's a bleeding shame that these gems will be lost and sacrificed to COOKING and WEIGHT LOSS shows with little to no artistic value or passion whatsoever! Heck, just the incredible work that's done on a regular basis that aren't from an "Emmy" episode is such an insane loss - caught this entry on a blog i enjoy today about today's ep of OLTL and not only could i totally relate but who on earth is going to respond so strongly to one of these bargain basement substitutes?:

    "OMG! OLTL was SPECTACULAR! I didn't see that coming. THANK YOU for not spoiling what happened. WOW. JUST WOW. Marty at the end? Acting like Cat Woman! WOWZA. Bajeebus. You know, today I was at my hairdressers and we were giggling/talking about OLTL like two teenagers. Like I USED to talk about GH! And IT'S THURSDAY! eeeeeeeeeee! Tomorrow is Old Face Todd! This show so does NOT deserve what it's getting."
  7. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    Looking at some of the nominated catagories, I think SST is fully deserving with many of the technical catagories. That photo down the bottom, I can't remember when I last saw Carol with Oscar like that, I'm so used to seeing him half dressed as bird. I'm rooting in paticular for Leslie, she inspires the heck out of me with puppetry, something about how much life she can breathe into one character. Anyway, rambling on here, I'm looking foward to the results and as always proud for the nominees.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    But that's just it. Those lousy shows are so cheap to make it doesn't matter if no one responds. They can easily replace replacements until they just give up to the inevitable and just run infomercials and get small amounts of free money for doing nothing.

    I get that television is vast becoming obsolete, but they are partially to blame by constantly turning over scripted programing to jump on the next big reality fad. There isn't any reason to care about TV anymore, because if the ratings drop one viewer, they cancel big, ambitious programs that were almost supposed to get somewhere. Would you want to watch a huge long series that has a big payoff, only to never get to see the payoff? And yet, they keep making them and wondering why the ratings suck.

    Overall, it's all about the worry of money going in versus the potential money going out. That's why I can't even say it's all about the bottom line anymore. The bottom line means someone took a risk to make more money. Now they're so afraid of risk, they purposely make things to fail as long as they don't cost all that much to produce. You'd think, given between a cheap flop and an expensive success, the expensive success would be the better choice. it's like... uh... remember that episode of the Simpsons where Homer was about to buy a winning lottery ticket and a Yodel, and he only had enough money to buy one and got the Yodel (not thinking winning lottery ticket = MANY Yodels?) that's the mindset of the average TV producer and programing executive today.
  9. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Thankfully though, despite TV turning into a graveyard, there have been a couple of shows in the past year or so that have renewed my faith and I watch very little new T.V. shows these days. Both "Hot in Cleveland" on TV LAND and "Louie" on F/X have renewed my faith that there is still SOME people out there who care, both were renewed for a second season immediately after their first. Maybe if network TV takes a look at what some of these cable stations are doing, can learn something.
  10. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Well it's always been about money. You know, according to TCM's documentary "Movie Moguls," The Academy of Arts & Sciences was originally started in order to discourage actors from forming their own unions, heh. :p
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yes, but there's a difference between you gotta spend money to make money and the new practice of if you have money you have money. Even cheating to get more money requires SPENDING money. The people that run things now are just there and just have money to play with and don't play with very much of it. it's like they have such a mortal fear of actually doing something, they choose the cheapest route and it usually is the route that yields the LEAST amount of profit. It's just that they spend so little money getting there, it doesn't matter success or failure (which is usually the latter).

    I could get into a WHOLE big thing about FCC deregulation, and how less companies owning more channels leads to less competition (who wants to compete with themselves?) and thus, less choices. There's something about cable that wants to remain kind of competitive so people can still pony up 50+ bucks a month for a stupid wire coming out the back your TV so you'll watched 2 more channels out of a hundred redundant, useless channels. the thing that bugs me is that great TV shows come out of channels that shouldn't have original series all the while channels that SHOULD only air crappy movies until they get a hit (which they run into the ground).
  12. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Since you won't find this information on any of the ACTUAL WEBSITES DEVOTED TO COVERING MUPPET/HENSON NEWS, here are the nominations that shows from the Henson Company received:

    Outstanding Writing in Animation:
    Dinosaur Train

    Outstanding Children's Animated Program:
    Dinosaur Train
    Sid the Science Kid

    Why is it that they all basically go over everything about Sesame with a fine tooth comb but then end the respective articles with "and ... oh yeah, that company that starts with the letter H also got some nominations for that Dinosaur Thingy Thing and Sid the Whatshisname Kid and if you really want to know what they are, check out this link to a 50+page document..."

    Why do websites devoted to Muppet/Henson news have such a bias against...Henson? (aside from Fraggles)

    Did Brian Henson personally kidnap all the webmasters' baby siblings and draw black eyes and Hitler moustaches on them in black permanent marker?

    Why is it such a MAJOR ORDEAL and too much to ask that they just at least and ONE EXTRA SENTENCE saying what noms the other Henson properties got?

    I miss the Muppet Newsflash.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I agree... I don't see why the extra mention of Dino Train and Sid (minus a passing reference) would have been so much a big deal. But when Sesame Street is involved, it just gets bigger press. I do like Sid and Dino Train, but SS will always be a lot more popular. Sid seems to be completely under the radar now... even Dino King seems to have a whirlwind of merchandise. All I ever saw of Sid was a line of meh Plush toys with silk screened faces.
  14. Canadian Fan

    Canadian Fan Member

    Eric definitely deserves the nomination as well as the other performers (they're all excellent). Has anyone seen the video with Bert interviewing Andy Samberg, Eric just a fantastic job as Bert, some of the comments thought it was Frank performing.

    Here's part 1 of the interview:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxg113O_SRI
  15. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I agree, if you're going to be a Henson/Muppet fan site you should include OTHER Henson works especially if they're being recognized in the media somewhere. I'll be honest, aside from Muppet and Sesame stuff, the only non regular character project I've liked under the Henson umbrella is Bear in the Big Blue House, and even that I didn't catch regularly when it was on. But I thought it had fun characters and a lot of creativity about it. I never got into Fraggle Rock, Animal Show (though I did catch a few of those), Storyteller was cool, etc. I am a HUGE Labyrinth fan, but that's about it for me....but back to the point of the post, it should definitely be mentioned.
  16. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    The only reason I "pony" up the money is because without it I'm not really getting T.V. at all, and there's some great cable shows on now I'm thoroughly enjoying and want to see in first run airings.

    I despise the FCC and their retarded rules. They have essentially ruined satellite radio, and everything else they touch.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The FCC has become a figurehead of no no's. They're supposed to regulate how many stations and media outlets a single company can own. They haven't since the 90's... that lead to less competition, less choices, more of certain people getting news outlets... now we've got a mess, and it's ruining television.

    Companies don't want to compete with each other, especially on Saturday Mornings and in daytime.

    To make matters worse, that crap passed with a well meaning but stupid addendum that made children's programing UNPROFITABLE.

    All it does now is lazily enforce TV/EI and fine networks (or threaten them with fines) based on complaints by bitter old prudes. it protects NOTHING!
  18. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Active Member

    You might as well give the show the emmy of best preformer on a kids series each year, since most of the nominees are SS preformers. :insatiable:
  19. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Totally agree! That's why the two satellite companies merged, and it's kind of suffering because of it.
  20. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I'm placing my bet now...

    If Dino Train or Sid wins any of their awards, i'm betting that their wins won't be reported on any of the Muppet news sites.


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