I care about the Emmy nominations about as much as I care about which color will be dominant in this year’s Paris fashion shows, but I did check out this link from Drudge and noticed a couple of interesting quirks in what has become not an award for excellence but a reward for woke-ness.
Is anyone surprised that the biggest comedy hit of 2018, “Roseanne,” was not nominated for an Emmy, nor was its star? The real surprise is that Laurie Metcalf (“Jackie”) did get a supporting actress nod, which is Hollywood-speak for “We like you so much that we actually won’t blacklist you for standing next to a Trump voter.” No such luck for John Goodman, though, who refused to backstab the woman who gave him his career and declined comment on the whole mess.
Another surprise: the reboot of “Will & Grace” was not nominated for Best Comedy. Not that it actually deserves it, but I suspect this reflects how far the whole LGBTQWXYZ, 57-genders, identify-as-whatever-you-want-and-that-makes-it-true wave has gone that the flamboyant gay white male characters on “W&G” now seem outdated, retrograde and the worst of all possible curse words: “problematic.”
Finally, there are so many leftwing propagandists in late night “comedy” that the Emmys don’t have room to give them all a treat and a pat on the head for being nice anti-Trump attack dogs. Seth Meyers, SNL and Bill Maher didn’t even make the cut! Lord knows Jimmy Fallon wouldn’t have; he only recently was broken and put on the sack cloth and ashes for (two years ago!) treating candidate Donald Trump as if he were a human being and not “HISTORY’S GREATEST MONSTER!!!!”
Here are the 2018 nominees for “Best Variety/Talk Series”: Trevor Noah, Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert and James Corden. Since Corden is the only one who does a show that even attempts to entertain viewers rather than constantly browbeat them into voting Democrat, I predict that he is the only one with a 0% chance of winning.