Here’s a good way to tell if anyone over at the Emmy Award nomination committee has figure out what the hell they’re doing yet: Did American Horror Story, that delightful, but ultimately cringe-worthy turd of a melodrama pick up all the nominations and steal away with them into their rubber suit dungeon? They did? Well, then, there’s your answer.
FX’s hoary, and horny haunted house show nabbed 17 nominations, as did AMC’s tent-pole, and pants-tent-inspiring drama, Mad Men. Downton Abbey, the wonderful guilty pleasure about the cutest damned aristocrats in the world got 16 nods.
You never see the words “nabbed” and “nods” anywhere besides stories about entertainment awards shows by the way, you ever noticed that? Nabbed. Nabbed.
Rounding out the best drama category are HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and Showtime’s Homeland, starring Claire Danes’ chin and the one redhead guy.
None of the major networks, ABC, NBC and whatever the other ones are, landed a best drama nod for the first time, which isn’t surprising, because all of their shows are awful. Oh wait, Fringe is good. Did they get anything? They did not. THERE IS NO GOD.
Check out a full list of shows that are very proud of themselves today here, or, as mad people on the internet call it, evidence that everything is stupid. Oh wait, Louie C.K., 30 Rock, Community, and Parks and Recreation all got nods. Maybe life is worth living, after all.