Emmy nominees before they were famous; Amy Poehler on Nick Offerman's Emmy dis

jon-hamm-split.jpgWhile most kids were going through an awkward stage in high school, Jon Hamm looked positively model-esque at John Burroughs School in St. Louis. He's nominated for his role as handsome Don Draper on AMC's "Mad Men."


A lot of people don't know that just last week, Tom Selleck presented him with a Lifetime Mustache Award, which a lot of people don't know. He'll always have that, and they can't take that away from him. But it's a hot load of bulls*** that he didn't get a nomination, and you can quote me on that. But I suspect and hope that will change. And certainly that field, there's a lot of talented men vying for that position. If you asked Nick, he'd say the show is represented. But I would say his work on the show is the best stuff on TV, and he deserves every award. A lot of people don't know that Nick designed all of the costumes in "Game of Thrones."


Look, Emmy voters, we adore Hugh Laurie, too, but he didn't even have anything great to work with this year. Can we stop rewarding terrible writing? We're very pleased about Jon Hamm, Timothy Olyphant, Kyle Chandler and Michael C. Hall, and we're sort of fine with the predictable nom of Steve Buscemi, though we'd rather have seen his spot go to "Parenthood's" Peter Krause.


Kyra Sedgwick, 'The Closer' (TNT)
Listen. She's fabulous, hilarious, talented, etc. etc. etc. But she didn't need to get nominated for a sixth (SIXTH!!!) consecutive year for 'The Closer,' a show I'm not certain that people actually talk about anymore. And she didn't! She had her day. It's someone else's turn.


What we weren't thrilled about, however, was that the Emmys honored Sofia Vergara's over-the-top performance as a stereotypically fiery, passionate, loud Latina with an accent (who just so happens to be married to an older, wealthier man) while once again overlooking the performances of several Latina stars who played complex characters that break the mold--like America Ferrera, Sara Ramirez and Lauren Velez.

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