"Something New" photo caption by passive aggressive Wikipedia editor.
In Russia, You say “I love you” to Ted.
I guess now that the Grammy’s got things right this past year the Emmy’s are now the least relevant award show in the world:
Game of Thrones deserved a lot of the technical awards. I’m not sure if was one of the
5 I guess they’re doing 6 now, best dramas, at least not this year. But I’d say it’s miles better than The Walking Dead which got the Golden Globe nod. I thought maybe The Killing would get in.
Is Boardwalk Empire any good? It seems like they did 5 episodes and HBO never shows any of them.
First snub: Treme. It’s not The Wire, but nothing is. Of the many Best show’s you’re not watching it’s one of the best.
Great to see Peter Dinklage getting the nomination, I’ve said it before I think he does the best acting on that show. But once again John Noble for Fringe seriously got screwed!!!!!
Seriously, in any role, any part, if you take into account what he does, he’s the best actor on TV. I guess the Emmy’s don’t like Sci-fi & related genres unless its on HBO or AMC. Because I think two of the best performances on TV the last ten years were in sci-fi shows: Mary McDonnel on BSG and John Noble on Fringe (and Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad (btw, Breaking Bad was off this last year, thus no nominations)). You could also ask why Edward James Olmos never got nominated too, but that was years ago so I need to start letting go.
Why only 5 Supporting Actress’ in a Drama? They couldn’t find 1 more? I can think of one: Sharon Gless from Burn Notice!!!!
Was Falling Skies not eligible?
Community!!!!!!!! Best comedy on TV. Not nominated. Louie, one of the top 3 comedies on TV! Not nominated. Seriously, is Glee a better comedy? How many people actually find themselves laughing during Glee? And Big Bang Theory? Why? If you’re going with a CBS comedy with a laugh track How I met Your Mother is your only real choice (Shawn)!!!!!
Can we all stop pretending Alec Baldwin actually acts on 30 Rock. Same with Tina Fey. I love them, but they’re not really actors. It was nice the first year, but this far along, come on!
No NPH? No Nick Offerman!?!?!?? No Rob Lowe!?!?!
All Emmy voters should have this picture in their office reminding them of what they just did.
I guess the Big C is a comedy? It’s really a great Dramedy. Should have a Best Comedy or Drama nod.
Miniseries/Movies: Ah, who cares.
Wait! Carlos wasn’t nominated in the major category but it was in everything else. How!?!?
Kudos to Maurice LaMarche for VO work in Futurama!!
Congrats to Adventure Time for Best Short Form Animated!!!
Congrats to Futurama on best Animated series!
Congrats to Old Spice for best Commercial (that’s a category?)If this doesn’t win it will be the biggest injustice in Emmy history.
Congrats to Degrassi for best Children’s Program…wait, what, who lets their children watch that?!?
Congrats to 30 for 30 for best documentary series
Turns out that 20th Century Fox Television — the studio behind Mother — has been selling promotional spots in syndicated episodes to wring even more money out of the sitcom’s already rich syndication deals. Specifically, the feat is accomplished by a partnership with a company, SeamBI, which stands for Seamless Brand Integration and is responsible for digitally altering old episodes with new products and brands.
Here are some more photo examples of the advertising at work (the top one being particularly ironic)…
The company’s CEO Roy Baharav tells EW that he believes this type of product placement is going to be part of the future, especially as the value of commercials decreases and DVR watching increases.
He also says, ““Everything is designed in such a way that it’s going to feel natural. We’re not going to risk any integrity of the content.”
Maybe he hasn’t seen an episode of How I Met Your Mother? Because if he had, he’d understand that time continuity is an integral part of the show’s narrative. These episodes weren’t only shot in 2006 and 2007, but they take place specifically in 2006 and 2007. Putting in anachronistic ads takes the viewer out of the story immediately. That’s why this whole thing went viral yesterday in the first place. I’d love to hear what creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays have to say about this.
That said, my loyalty to and knowledge of the show is fueling my opinion. In the example of My Name Is Earl (which also features such retrofitted ads), I’m not as opposed, though I still believe it’s a distraction.
How About That of the Day: So apparently this has been going on for a while: An eagle-eyed Consumerist reader spotted an ad for the upcoming Kevin James vehicle Zookeeper superimposed into the background of a How I Met Your Mother rerun.
The original background of the 2007 episode was strikingly different.
Today: Digitally altering backgrounds in sitcoms. Tomorrow: Digitally altering foregrounds in historical footage?