Truebies, we’ve done it. We’ve been able to glamour the Emmy committee into paying attention to “True Blood” and handing the show its first major category nomination for outstanding drama series.
But … at the risk of sounding ungrateful, what about the other categories?
Doesn’t it take great writing? Stellar acting? And stylish direction and cinematography to create an Emmy-nominated drama series? Where are “True Blood’s” nominations in those categories?
We think the planning involved in writing “True Blood” from the first episode to the finale episode is at a whole other level. It’s hard (and frankly, very few series can pull off) planting early plot hints that actually pay off. Not to mention making cold-blooded killers relatable.
And when it comes to acting, Alexander Skarsgard as Eric, Ryan Kwanten as Jason, and Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette practically change themselves into completely different people for their roles in the HBO series. Rutina Wesley had several stunning performances last season. Did not one of them deserve an acting nod?
The show’s cinematography is just stellar in capturing the beauty and dark danger of the Louisiana swamps. In terms of direction, “True Blood” strives to give us shots we’ve never seen before. Someone is behind all that, Emmy committee!
While we’re ecstatic the show is being honored in the drama category, we think the talented people who helped to place it there should have been honored, as well.
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