Emmy Nominees

I just had to post on the Emmy nominees to point out a few, LOST-related nods. I’m hoping that the Emmy voters (who are they anyway) do what the Oscars did for Return of the King, where since the series is over, they will shower LOST with Emmys to show their appreciation for what the show has done to our culture (and prime time for that matter). 

Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series: Ab Aeterno

“Ab Aeterno” is pitted against Glee (should not stand a chance), Modern Family’s “Moon Landing” (which I must say was hilarious, but not on par), Heroes “Brave New World” (is that show still on?), and HBO’s “True Blood” (I think this is the only one that might give LOST a run for its money).   

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Jack Bender

This nominee was for Jack Bender’s work on “The End.” Just like the Oscars gave a nod to Peter Jackson with Return of the King, the Emmys should give a nod to Jack Bender. I hope we haven’t seen the last of him. 

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

Whom else but Michael Giacchino deserves an Emmy for his compositions? When he gets his Emmy (he must receive one), it will truly be a nod to his body of LOST work, seeing as the Emmy will be for “The End” and Giacchino weaved all of the beloved LOST musical themes so deftly in that episode. 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

As much of a LOSTie as I am, I want to point out that I’m not so into LOST that I’m blind to other talent out there, and just to prove it, I’m going to concede that I’m not sure if Matthew Fox will pull this one off. If he does, it’s got to be for his two (count them: two) great man cry scenes (on the beach after his realization that Jin and Sun died, and with his father at the church). He has his work cut out for him though because he’s going against the Dexter guy as well as Hugh Laurie (House). I still think he most probably will, and if he does it’s more because of the fact that it’s the last chance to award Emmys for LOST. 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

The Emmys are standing in between Scylla and Charybdis here. Like Sophie’s choice, the Emmys must decide between the two best actors on television…IN HISTORY! Michael Emerson as Ben or Terry O’Quinn as The Man in Black posing as Locke (or Faux Locke or just Flocke). I hate to even consider choosing between the two. I think if I had to make a choice (let’s say a gun was pointed to my head), then I would have to go for Michael Emerson (but just barely). I hope Terry will forgive me if he reads this. 

Terry’s strength is his range (from confident hunter and gatherer Locke to cowering unsteady Locke who just lost his faith in the island to the duplicitous “it was all their fault that I killed everyone in the temple” Flocke). Michael Emerson’s strength is in the nuance and the subtle details. Only a rare handful of actors could ever pull off a character like Ben. If you aren’t sure, just rewatch the episode in season 2 (The Whole Truth) when “Henry” tells the LOSTies that if he were an other, he would have led the LOSTies to a secluded place where they would be ambushed by his people so they could trade the LOSTies for him. He says it with such a cat and mouse type toying that you cannot tell if that’s his real plan or he’s just messing with them (and it’s all played with such subtlety). 

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Is there any doubt who deserves the Emmy. If they could award an Oscar, they should do it for the writing of LOST as well (who cares if it was made for television, it’s better than many movies).

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet in “The End” got the nomination here. I don’t think I watched any of her rivals in the list of nominees. It’s lucky she got nominated seeing as she only made a few minor appearances in the rest of the season. She has always done a great job, so I’m not surprised, but I might not be too shocked if she doesn’t get the award. 

Outstanding Drama Series

No question in my mind. Emmy people, you know what to do. 

Outstanding Special Class Programs

This one goes to the Mysteries of the Universe – The Dharma Initiative, and I have to say that it should get it because of its inventiveness. If you ever saw In Search Of… (hosted by Leonard Nimoy), then you know exactly where the inspiration came from. What a great way to extend the “mythology” of LOST! I loved it. 

Other Nominations

Let’s just say they should all go to LOST: 

  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)