Emmys didn't really have much credibility to begin with, but if they had any left, it's gone now.
You know, the people who hand out Oscars have done some truly horrible stuff. They awarded Crash over Brokeback Mountain. They made Eddie Redmayne Academy Award winning actor. Because of them Gary Oldman still has just one nomination and something like Return of the King won for editing.
But not once have they embarrassed themselves as badly as folks who hand out the Emmys did last Sunday.
That Emmys don't really award the best TV shows and performances, that is known - Steve Carell never won for his legendary work in The Office and Nick Offerman wasn't even nominated for Parks and Rec. And I'm not even talking about how badly the Emmys screwed up awarding Game of Thrones the award for the best show of the year for its awful fifth season.
My point is to do with something far worse.
They awarded Mother's Mercy, the grand turd of turds of writing, the finale of season 5, as the best writing of the year title. For those of you who don't watch the show let me just say one thing - that episode includes the line "you want a good girl, but you need a bad pussy". I mean...what the fuck, Emmys?!
That David Benioff and Dan Weiss were allowed on that stage in the first place is disgusting but actually giving them something? FOR THIS? For the abysmal and retarded way Stannis' storyline was written? For Brienne and the candle? For Boltons conjuring a shitload of army? For poor, wronged Cersei walking naked because her sweet Tommen awaits her? For Stoneheart yet again not showing up? For Melisandre getting to the Wall in a matter of less than an episode? For Davos not following with any questions about Stannis or Shireen? What the fuck is wrong with these people? I know what is wrong with those who wrote it - they suck - but what about those who chose to award it?
I haven't watched the ceremony nor do I plan to, I actually haven't seen the ceremony for years. These awards are just pitifully assigned. Not even them finally recognizing Veep matters. Oh wow, for 3 years they awarded Modern Family and now they finally gave it to the right show?
I have a bit of Walk of Shame for you Emmys - Carell never winning, Offerman never being nominated, Clarke nominated over Fairley, Six Feet Under never winning Best Drama, Ian McShane never winning for Deadwood and now, Mother's Mercy for best writing. Shame. Shame. SHAME.
These are by far the only accurate GoT awards out there.
Have you guys seen what Sophie Turner was wearing? Even worse - her make up? She looked absolutely hideous. She can look so pretty with right clothes and make up but that was a disaster.
Lena Headey looked lovely, though (as pictured above on the left, with Conleth Hill channeling Varys with his awesome expression). Bonus points for wearing a dress worthy of House Lannister.
Ah Tom. I was browsing my tumblr while eating dinner this week and suddenly this photo on the left came up ---
I almost choked and had I did I think considering the hotness of this pic you could talk of auto erotic asphyxiation.
There is this whole article below this picture here and it's good stuff.
And here (above, right) is another picture of Tom and you should really pay close attention to what's on his shirt.
My God, he is perfect.
Ah, have you heard? Sean Penn is offended Lee Daniels said Penn beats up
women and now he is suing him. So many things here - first it's gross
someone actually defends Howard and plays the race card while doing so.
Then you have this gem - "Penn says in the lawsuit, "Daniels' defense of Howard (and his improper
invocation of two of the greatest actors and humanitarians of our time,
Brando and Penn, in doing so) is apparently part of a misguided campaign
to profit and further bolster and brand his show 'Empire.". And of course the very idea Penn would
sue for this while he was torturing Madonna for days. That's just gross.
New AHS poster is not the best they had but it's kinda cool. I really like Gaga in the center and that her dress goes all the way down to the floor. Maybe I'm not seeing it but there is no monster anywhere here? My fav part is Denis O'Hare in stilettos and those creepy kids behind him.
So speaking of creepy there is this new TV spot for Crimson Peak which is filled with really disturbing looking ghosts:
The film is looking pretty cool but so did Idris Elba shouting he is canceling the Apocalypse and we all know it ended with mediocrity also known as Pacific Rim
So we may already have the most brilliant casting for 2016 film already - as you may recall I suggested Paul Rudd for the part of Tom in The Girl on the Train adaptation because of his lovable and likable quality. Well it's not Rudd but Chris Evans who got the part but he is sure as hell the closest to those adjectives. This is a really spot on casting, even more so than Blunt and Ferguson though I'm liking the doppelganger angle that this casting creates. Also for the part of Haley Bennet character's husband we have Jared Leto. I don't quite see Leto in this role but he is capable actor.
Let's talk about Lana Del Rey's new album Honeymoon, shall we? It's good, I keep listening to it, but it's her worst. Even though the album creates really nice, laid-back, breezy Americana atmosphere as you are listening to it, there are no memorable or catchy songs, the abundance of which we had on Born to Die and Paradise, or even seductive, haunting songs like the ones from Ultraviolence. There is one missed opportunity in the form of the cover for Don't Let me be Misunderstood, one waste of track space in the form of interlude and one hugely overrated song inn the form of Salvatore. Everyone seems to be raving about that song. Look Lana's lyrics were never particularly deep but this:
La-da-da-da-da Soft ice cream
is fucking ridiculous.
I really like High on the Beach, Art Deco and Blackest Day but man, I hope she puts more thought and diversity into the next one.
You know what' bad? That new Bond song. Oh Jesus!
So Ridley Scott went insane. He is now saying that Alien connection in Prometheus franchise won't be in the sequel, but maybe in the third and forth movie. I'm still skeptical there's even gonna be a sequel, so what the fuck are you saying here Ridley?
And finally here is a sizzle reel for BBC shows which features Idris Elba back in Luther and Tom Hiddleston shirtless in a pool in his new show. I don't think we need to know more about this show, am I right ladies?