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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

...ASAT's Fake Emmy Ballot: Writing

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
* Robert Carlock for 30 Rock (episode: "Jack-tor")
* Tina Fey for 30 Rock (episode: "Tracy Does Conan")
* Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant for Extras (episode: "Daniel Radcliffe")
* Greg Daniels for The Office (episode: "Gay Witch Hunt")
* Michael Schur for The Office (episode: "The Negotiation")

The 30 Rock mark in me really wants to fake vote for Carlock, as "Jack-tor" was one of the funniest episodes of anything in recent years. However, I feel that it was Alec Baldwin (a master character actor) playing someone without any acting skills at all who made the show a TV moment for the ages. "Gay Witch Hunt," on the other hand, owes its greatness to a well-crafted script that analyzes homophobia in the workplace specifically and in society as a whole from the perspective of those who are open with their disdain of homosexuals (Angela) and those who don't realize that they aren't as open-minded as they might think/wish (Michael).

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
* Ronald D. Moore for Battlestar Galactica (episode: "Occupation/Precipice")

* Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof for Lost (episode: "Through the Looking Glass")
* David Chase and Matthew Weiner for The Sopranos (episode: "Kennedy and Heidi")
* Terence Winter for The Sopranos (episode: "The Second Coming")
* David Chase for The Sopranos (episode: "Made in America")

Um, I don't watch any of these shows, so I will pretend to vote for Moore based on the fact that my wife one time said that she might want to get the show on DVD.

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
* Late Night With Conan O'Brien
* Late Show With David Letterman
* Real Time With Bill Maher
* The Colbert Report
* The Daily Show With John Stewart


I haven't had much of a chance to watch any of these shows this year, so I have to go with what I have seen. While I figure that either Stewart or Colbert's show will win, I gotta give my pseudo-nod to Conan, based on a complex formula illustrating frequency and severity of chuckling whenever watching any of these shows.
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