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Emmy Nominations

Father Geek Here with this years main prime time Emmy Nominees... enjoy!


  • Peter MacNicol, Ally McBeal
  • Robert Downey, Jr., Ally McBeal
  • Peter Boyle, Everybody Loves Raymond
  • David Hyde Pierce, Frasier
  • Sean Hayes, Will & Grace


  • Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Jennifer Aniston, Friends
  • Lisa Kudrow, Friends
  • Kim Cattrall, Sex And The City
  • Megan Mullally, Will & Grace


  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Frasier
  • Malcolm In The Middle
  • Sex And The City
  • Will & Grace


  • Andre Braugher, Gideon's Crossing
  • Dennis Franz, NYPD Blue
  • James Gandolfini, The Sopranos
  • Rob Lowe, The West Wing
  • Martin Sheen, The West Wing


  • Marg Helgenberger, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Amy Brenneman, Judging Amy
  • Sela Ward, Once And Again
  • Lorraine Bracco, The Sopranos
  • Edie Falco, The Sopranos


  • Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos
  • Dominic Chianese, The Sopranos
  • Bradley Whitford, The West Wing
  • John Spencer, The West Wing
  • Richard Schiff, The West Wing


  • Maura Tierney, ER
  • Tyne Daly, Judging Amy
  • Aida Turturro, The Sopranos
  • Stockard Channing, The West Wing
  • Allison Janney, The West Wing


  • ER
  • Law & Order
  • The Practice
  • The Sopranos
  • The West Wing


  • Ben Kingsley, Anne Frank
  • Gregory Hines, Bojangles
  • Kenneth Branagh, Conspiracy
  • Andy Garcia, For Love Or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story
  • Barry Pepper, 61*


  • Hannah Taylor Gordon, Anne Frank
  • Dame Judi Dench, The Last Of The Blonde Bombshells
  • Judy Davis, Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadows
  • Holly Hunter, When Billie Beat Bobby
  • Emma Thompson, Wit


  • Alan Alda, Club Land
  • Colin Firth, Conspiracy
  • Stanley Tucci, Conspiracy
  • Sir Ian Holm, The Last Of The Blonde Bombshells
  • Victor Garber, Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadows
  • Brian Cox, Nuremberg


    • Brenda Blethyn, Anne Frank
    • Anne Bancroft, Haven
    • Tammy Blanchard, Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadows
    • Holly Hunter, Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Her
    • Audra McDonald, Wit


    • Anne Frank
    • Armistead Maupin's Further Tales Of The City
    • Horatio Hornblower
    • Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadows
    • Nuremberg


    • Conspiracy
    • For Love Or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story
    • Neil Simon's Laughter On The 23rd Floor
    • 61*
    • Wit


    • Bands On the Run
    • Eco-Challenge: Borneo
    • Junkyard Wars
    • Road Rules: Maximum Velocity Tour
    • Survivor

    Father Geek back with the link to the total list from the offical site... Just Click Here Now to see all the nominees in all the catagories.

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    • July 12, 2001, 11:14 a.m. CST

      Andre Braugher

      by Guerilla_Films

      nice to see him nominated for a show that was canceleld.

    • July 12, 2001, 11:16 a.m. CST

      Not Road Rules...that show is sooooo gay.

      by jspot

      Anything else but that...and i wonder wholl win that i hate road rules.

    • July 12, 2001, 11:18 a.m. CST

      I'm first! (maybe)

      by turboposterdude

    • July 12, 2001, 11:19 a.m. CST

      Friends? Schwimmer? What the fuck?

      by jspot

      Cmon Friends is a great show. Give it alittle credit...and maybe a nod for Courteney Cox one of these years

    • July 12, 2001, 11:26 a.m. CST

      if there's one thing you can count on with the emmy's, it's that

      by johnnysunshine

      I tuned in for the live broadcast this morning with the false hope that maybe, just maybe, Buffy would finally get at least some recognition from the science fiction hating emmy voters. I can't say I was surprised though, when the nominees for best dramatic series were....THE EXACT SAME NOMINEES AS LAST YEAR. Obviously the emmy voters would never nominate a series like Farscape, no matter how deserving, but I thought maybe Buffy's critical acclaim over the last five years and the criticism the awards have drawn for snubbing it would mean that it would finally be given a chance. No such luck as the voters decided to go with yet more shows about doctors and lawyers, etc. At the very least I thought Joss Whedon would get a writing credit for the body, but the catregory for best writing for a dramatic series is now a virtual lock for Sopranos whcih garnered a ridiculous four out of the five nominations. Obviously that series is deserving of a nomination in the category, but not all of them. Oh well, people who create original and/or science fiction shows obviously aren't in it to get an emmy nod. If they were, they would make a show about a team of lawyers balancing their personal lives withtheir hectic life in court....Yeah, that would be a huge success.

    • July 12, 2001, 11:27 a.m. CST

      Think The West Wing will win any acting awards?

      by vroom socko

      Seven nominations? Jesus!

    • July 12, 2001, 11:36 a.m. CST

      No Gillian Anderson?

      by Jack Burton

      True, The X-Files was sort of all over the place quality wise, but Anderson did a great job of showing the conflict and dispair that was always under Scully's service. Her breakdown when Mulder is found dead and the ship takes off with Jeremiah was one of the most powerful moments in a series known for powerful moments.

    • July 12, 2001, 11:37 a.m. CST

      Will and Grace? What the fuck?

      by Cafeman

      Will and Grace is the only show in Tv history that I wished would be banned. I have nothing against gay characters, but Jesus Christ, this show is just too much.

    • July 12, 2001, 11:39 a.m. CST

      I'm with you, johnnysunshine

      by Rosie_Cotton

      I was outraged that Buffy got no nominations, especially with such an incredible season. Personally I don't think there was anything on TV this year that rivaled 'The Body'. I'm a Soprano fan, but this season was a bit flat and monotonous to me. Four nominations in one category is just ridiculous.

    • July 12, 2001, 11:41 a.m. CST


      by Cassius the Evil

      At least the Daily Show got a couple of nods. Yay. Too bad for Buffy, I guess...

    • July 12, 2001, 11:47 a.m. CST

      Dominic Chianese (sp?)

      by CTM1975

      All right, Uncle Junior! His is my favorite character on The Sopranos, and I sure hope he wins. To me, his role as aging mobster was great this season, especially his interaction with Bobby "Baccala." The house arrest is over, now it's time for June to get back out there and start earning and crackin' skulls. My favorite Junior quote was at one of the funerals when someone commented on how his generation was dying off, partly due to eating all that red meat. "Nobody told us anything til the eighties!"

    • July 12, 2001, 11:47 a.m. CST

      Outstanding Comedy Series?? I don't think so.

      by SilentBob X

      I've seen all 5 of these so-called 'comedy' series and none of them are funny. Typical how Hollywood awards unworthy shows like these and will never award good shows with praise. I mean, I've laughed harder at a test pattern than Will and Grace. You want comedy? Try watching Family Guy, South Park, Titus, or Malcolm in the Middle. Now, THAT'S comedy. Snootchie Bootchies.

    • July 12, 2001, 12:03 p.m. CST

      Where the Hell is Joe Pantoliano!?!?

      by CTM1975

      While I love some Uncle Junior, it just occurred to me: neither he nor Michael Imperioli deserve the best supporting actor emmy, Joe Pantoliano as Ralph Cifaretto does!!! From his constant quoting of "Gladiator" to his insidious bedding of Rosalie Aprile to the way he dispatched his "whoore" Ralphie was clearly the highlight of this season. This is a major oversight.

    • July 12, 2001, 12:06 p.m. CST

      emmy's suck....

      by primortal!

      It is always the 4 major networks that get looked at (abc, cbs, fox and nbc). NO Buffy (wb), angle (wb), invisible man (scifi), farscape (scifi). All these awards really suck, they are fixed and should be banned.

    • July 12, 2001, 12:10 p.m. CST

      No Gillian Anderson? part II

      by Ncontrol

      I, too, am shocked that Anderson didn't get a nomination. She had some great scenes in the last season. She made me cry one time and I never cry... Just doesn't seems right...

    • July 12, 2001, 12:11 p.m. CST

      No Buffy :( but "Freaks and Geeks" lives...

      by icebird_

      What does "Buffy" have to do to get a nomination? You can't tell me there were five better episodes of drama than "The Body" last season. Total Nominations: UPN: 10 WB: 0 On the other hand, hidden among the endless procession of the Usual Suspects (get nominated once, you're in for the next five years), was a writing nomination for the "Freak & Geeks" episode "Discos & Dragons". Bet they'll never give a posthumous award to a show that was cancelled a year ago (but it's still better than 90% of the stuff on television). Chris

    • July 12, 2001, 12:11 p.m. CST

      Not Interested

      by A Big Potato

      Is anyone else not at all interested in watching the Emmy's this year after seeing those nominees? Not to say that they're all not good shows... (even though some of them are obviously on the downard slope)... but its just seems like an absolute retread of last year's program. And as someone who is a casual watcher of Sopranos and goes bowling instead of watching West Wing, I have absolutely no interest. And also... Ellen Degeneras is hosting the show!!! Yep, Ellen Degeneras!! Next to Margaret Cho and Paula Poundstone, (pre-child abuse days), Degeneras has to be the least funny female comic out there! And to top it all off... NOT ONE SINGLE NOMINATION FOR BUFFY!!! NOT EVEN IN MAKE UP OR SOMETHING!!!!! ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • July 12, 2001, 12:14 p.m. CST

      Whedon... Emmy... nah, doesn't fit in the same sentence (unless

      by Antifanboy

      Come on. Buffy's the Queen of Pop TV. But it's simplistic and trashy. The writing's the last thing that would be winning awards. Any awards. It would be a bad day when you get a show winning an Emmy that consists of bad jokes and one liners... and nothing else. There's no soul to the writing in Buffy. It's all so very superficial. Genre's got nothing to do with it. The X Files had some great writing in its day.

    • July 12, 2001, 12:22 p.m. CST

      When was the last time anyone considered the Emmy's to be an ind

      by otis von zipper

      I mean the winners may from time to time deserve recognition, but c'mon, it's an industry popularity contest. The only pleasant surprise was the appearance of Holly Hunter for her portrayal of Billie Jean King, but a damn shame her co-star Ron Silver didn't get the nod too.

    • July 12, 2001, 12:24 p.m. CST

      "Ed"? Anyone?

      by Rufus_T_Firefly

      Nominated for anything? Ah, I wish I even cared abouth these cockamammie awards, anyway. By the way, "Will and Grace" is the most overrated show in television history. Cutting edge, my ass.

    • July 12, 2001, 12:28 p.m. CST

      by SadPanda

    • July 12, 2001, 12:31 p.m. CST

      Junkyard Wars

      by fritzjames

      This show kicks ass!

    • July 12, 2001, 12:32 p.m. CST

      to all the multi nod bashers

      by theyak

      get a real life people... so your favorite scifi show didnt get anything, big whoop... and I am personally very pleased that the sopranos did so well. good talent = good episodes = nominations. it's an equation type thing see? yet, on the other hand, poor talent = crap episodes = whiny geek fans. you get your equation too...

    • July 12, 2001, 12:38 p.m. CST

      No BUFFY & ANGEL??????!!

      by Barrymore

      Robbed, robbed, robbed!!!! Stargate, Voyager, Dark Angel, and ROAD RULES get nominations, but NONE for BUFFY and ANGEL???? The Emmy voters are watching the WRONG SHOWS!!!!

    • July 12, 2001, 12:38 p.m. CST

      The Emmy nominations are such a joke, I'm amazed they don't come

      by TrollPrincess

      But then again, that's not nothing new. Correct me if I'm wrong, but outside of the film nods, isn't this basically the same list as LAST year? Yawn. I usually like watching awards shows, but the Emmys mean about as much to me as a bothersome head cold. *sigh* And here I was hoping I'd get to see James Marsters in a tux. I guess I have to settle for Hollywood Squares this week.

    • July 12, 2001, 12:44 p.m. CST

      You people make me sick....

      by SadPanda

      This is probably the best bunch of Emmy nominations in years. I mean, sure, there's the usual blasphemy of nominating shows like Frasier and Third Rock from the Sun, but look what they did nominate- The Daily Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, Malcolm in the Middle(Which reminds me, silentbob x- you are an idiot- Malcolm in the Middle was nominated for best actor, actress, and freaking best comedy series as well as directing and writing awards), and Steve Buscemi for the episode of The Sopranos. And best of all- The Late Show with David Letterman was nominated for best variety series and not the Tonight Show with the unfunny big-chinned moron Jay Leno. And now why you people make me sick- Hate to make you people actually face some realiy but... ahem... BUFFY SUCKS!!!! THE FACT THAT IT IS ON THE WB SHOULD BE ENOUGH! I TRIED TO STOMACH HALF AN EPISODE BUT SIMPLY COULD NOT MANAGE! IF IT WAS GOOD IT WOULDN'T BE ON THE WB. And don't get on your fucking soapbox about Joe Pantoliano. He nearly ruined the sopranos. I was just as excited as anyone when I heard he was going to be on the Sopranos. He is one of the best bad guy actors in the world. He was great as the bad guy in movies like The Matrix(duh), Risky Business, and, of course, that classic film- The Goonies. But all he was on The Sopranos was Richie Aprille Lite. He was the diet-Richie, the Quasi-Richie. He wasn't anything great. If anything a fuss should be made for not nominating Paulie Walnuts. In the words of the great George Carlin- You are all diseased. Love, peace, and chicken grease, SadPanda

    • July 12, 2001, 1:08 p.m. CST

      I'm with ya, Fritz!

      by Z-Man

      Junkyard Wars has got to take that category!

    • July 12, 2001, 1:46 p.m. CST

      "Ed" is the best show on tv.

      by Grue72

      Ed is just the best. It has the best writing and comedic timing of any show I've seen in years. I hate to see it go unnoticed at the Emmys, but I predict it will be recognized soon. While I'm here I'm sick of shows thinking they're so important like NYPD Blue and The West Wing. Damn these shows are pretentious. Quit trying to convince me that you're a quality show for a discriminating audience and just entertain me. Nobody's curing cancer here. And again, while I'm here... how does a show like Becker stay on the air while Norm gets cancelled?

    • July 12, 2001, 1:52 p.m. CST

      BOSTON PUBLIC Overlooked

      by RightWing Dude

      I know that SOME individuals who frequent this site do not think very highly of BP but I am hooked on it (& I usually do not watch much television because I am very discriminatory in regards to what I watch). Even TV GUIDE recommended that the man who plays Vice-Principal Guber should be given an emmy nomination. I suppose that BP just is not politically correct enough for the Hollywood Elite (unlike WILL & GRACE & THE LEFT WING-the shows which are ALWAYS nominated)!

    • July 12, 2001, 1:56 p.m. CST

      The Real Outstanding Comedy Series

      by Xocxoc

      Emmy's blew it again, The nominees for Oustanding Comedy Series should have been (any five of the six): Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ed, Futurama, Gilmore Girls, West Wing All of which were FAR funnier than any of the nominated "sitcoms" this year. Am I the only one that thinks Will & Grace is a horrible godawful show, that if it weren't for its PC politics, would have been cancelled in three episodes? -- TV Alert! Tonights episode of Gilmore Girls on WB is the funniest episode of ANY TV series this year

    • July 12, 2001, 1:57 p.m. CST

      TV SUCKS

      by Dwellah812

      The only time to watch TV this year was Sundays at 8. The Simpsons, Malcolm, then the Sopranos. I know it isnt as good as it used to be but The Simpsons is way better tha Will and grace and all that other shiot. This is a friggin crime as usual. TV sucks

    • July 12, 2001, 1:58 p.m. CST

      Gillian Anderson Part III

      by Z0D

      Gillian deserves to be in the top group of leading actresses in all of television. Her acting is very, very, very, good. I like how she has played Scully ever since the beginning. In the first episode ever, she portrayed herself as a newbie to the FBI, and boy, did it ever show. She grew with the character over the years, becomming a better actress more and more. Unfortunately, actors who are in a role for at least 5 or more years are type cast. They have problems getting other roles in shows outside their previous show's realm, or even getting nominated for some award because their role is "too old" for today's tv. I guess that's how it works: newer shows have more chance at getting more awards. But I still love the perky red head anyway.

    • July 12, 2001, 2:05 p.m. CST

      Everybody Loves Raymond? Bulls**t!!!

      by Paul T. Ryan

      How the fuck does that repellent, repetitive and just plain unfunny Everybody Loves Raymond get a) ratings, b) emmy nods? and c) another two years on the air? The "humor" is along the lines of the worst eighties sitcoms, (ie: "You're an idiot!"-cue laugh track. "Shut up moron"-cue laugh track. Ha friggin' ha.) the characters are completely unlikeable, the cast has all the charisma of burnt roadkill, and the storylines are soley of the sitcom template variety. But then I'm writing from a country where an obnoxious, would-be slutty fat chick is about to win Big Brother, so I'll just shut my mouth now....

    • July 12, 2001, 2:11 p.m. CST

      "The Body"

      by Tar Heel

      Does the Writer's Guild hand out awards for episodic TV? If so then Buffy's "Body" episode should receive some deserved awards for being the most moving hour of drama on TV last season. Same goes for the Director's Guild. I'd say the same about SAG but I don't think they can look past the age of the actors.

    • July 12, 2001, 2:36 p.m. CST

      Anthony Heald got robbed!

      by Hardyboy

      He deserved a nomination AT LEAST for Best Supporting Actor--though to my mind he's the lead actor of Boston Public. Gawd, he gave a great, multilayered performance in every episode of BP. . .what more do the Emmy voters want? And I hope that Andre Braugher's nomination was some small consolation for the axing of the excellent Gideon's Crossing.

    • July 12, 2001, 2:38 p.m. CST


      by btvsfan

      Who in the *&^%$#@! are the complete morons that vote for Emmy nominations? Do they even watch TV? Do they just submit the same tired old list year after year with only revisions to the miniseries category to make it look new? Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the best show that the boob tube has offered in years and yet it continually gets snubbed. What is up with that? The entire cast of Buffy should be named in Emmy nominations. This show has such heart and some punchlines that hit you days after you watch it. ATTENTION ALL EMMY VOTERS! BUY A NEW REMOTE CONTROL BECAUSE YOU ARE MISSING THE BEST DAMN SHOW ON TV!

    • July 12, 2001, 2:45 p.m. CST

      BUFFY gets screwed over once again, best show on tv!

      by ryan mecum

    • July 12, 2001, 2:46 p.m. CST

      Ok here's why the noms suck

      by Tenguman

      The nominations suck because everyone who is supposed to watch the submitted tapes (and thusly vote for the respective show) DON'T. They watch the tapes from the shows that they normally watch, or just give all their tapes away to their friends and family to vote on. We need a more efficient way of voting for these. Make the voting members go to a polling place where they are forced to show their member IDs, then watch each episode, and vote right afterwards. But of course that would take to long and these people have busy lives (but apparantly have time to watch Everybody Loves Raymond). Plus most of these people are stuffy old folks who wouldn't give a show like Buffy the time of day. Try it, go up to some old person (like your grandparents or uncle or someone) and ask them to watch an episode of Buffy. They probably won't. Or would watch it half heartedly. But I digress. At least I got The Body on tape, commercial free, from my sister's friend (who didn't want to watch it).

    • July 12, 2001, 2:54 p.m. CST

      Where are The Simpsons?

      by Terry_1978

      Why is this show not in the category for best comedy? Would someone please tell me what is up with this?

    • July 12, 2001, 3:16 p.m. CST

      What did we expect?

      by JohnMOZ Kinda says it all, really.

    • July 12, 2001, 4:09 p.m. CST

      Junkyard Wars rules, as does Cathy Rogers!

      by Redbeard_NV

      The ultimate techno-terrors: cops, firemen, bikers, priests, artists, surfers, slackers and mages, oh my! Forget about BattleBots and it's bastard son, Robotica. The ability to turn nothing into something is the ultimate challenge!

    • I think the "guest actress in a drama" award is pretty much a given for Sally Field for her work on ER. And did ya notice.... Sopranos got four of five noms for drama series writing. The other was for West Wing.

    • July 12, 2001, 4:30 p.m. CST


      by brittspie

      ya know- i'm of the opinion that the noms are pretty decent this year- yeah, there are some shows that should have been recognized more and were not- CSI, being one- i could honestly care less about Buffy-sue me, i'm a traitor to my generation- So everyone's going ape nuts...But when a show gets a shiznit load of nominations it means that they're doing something right- Sopranos...West Wing...Will & Grace (which, yeah, it has had an odd year but the show, the cast... STILL MAKES ME LAUGH MY ASS OFF!!!) oh, and right on about Malcolm In the Middle taking the Friends spot... we know that the world is going to end when garbage like what's on my tv at this moment- Big Brother- is nominated...Oi.

    • July 12, 2001, 4:39 p.m. CST


      by Rosie_Cotton

      It's so silly that people can't look past the supernatural presense of Buffy to see the incredible writing, drama and humor in that show. You don't think the writing is good? go to and read. Read the Body. Read Fool For Love. Read RESTLESS, for Christ's sake, the coolest dream sequences I have ever seen! But once, again, as always, I come back to the Body. A truly unforgettable hour of television. "I don't understand how this all happens, how we go through this, I mean I knew her and then she's, there's just a body, I don't understand why she just can't get back in it and not be dead, it's stupid, it's mortal and stupid, Xander's crying and not talking and I was having fruit punch and I thought that Joyce would never have any more fruit punch and she'd never have eggs, or yawn, or brush her hair, not ever and no one will explain..."

    • July 12, 2001, 4:42 p.m. CST

      Sorry y'all, but "Buffy" didn't deserve an Emmy this season.

      by Dave_F

      Maybe for previous seasons, but not the current one. There were a few memorable episodes this time around, notably Spike's origin episode, and of course, "The Body", but as a whole it was fairly disappointing. The quips were running dry, Glory was a lame villain until about the last three episodes, and there was this unfortunate tendancy for episodes to blend together in my mind. If the Emmys recognize individual episodes, then yes, "The Body" damn well better be nominated. It *was* amazing. But the season as a whole? Merely solid. "West Wing" rightfully owns the nominations, and was probably both the funniest and the most dramatic show I watched this year. Go Allison Janney!

    • July 12, 2001, 5:05 p.m. CST

      They *do* nominate individual episodes

      by jlbkwrm

      And that's what bugs me so much about this no Buffy nomination thing. The best writing/best directing nominations are for specific episodes (which is why both catagories can be totally covered by 2 shows), as are things like music, makeup, hair. They have to be, since writers, directors, etc. can change from episode to episode. The Body got no recognition, for either a great script or the impressive directing. While I agree that Buffy this season wasn't Best Drama material, it definately had some award-worthy eps (And, I'm sorry, but Sara Michelle Gellar's season-long performance was *excellent*, so I don't see why she was passed over. The material she had to work with wasn't necessarily always the best, but she did it well).

    • July 12, 2001, 5:23 p.m. CST


      by movieman611

    • July 12, 2001, 5:25 p.m. CST

      oh, dear

      by Kid Occult

      What can you expect from a world in which Monica Lewinsky is a celebrity and Shakespeare in Love wins best picture. Everybody Loves Raymond is just sad. West Wing should just change its name to Liberals are Good. Will and Grace is completely dependant on homosexuality to draw attention; I agree with the guy who said that, if not for the gay thing, it would've been cancelled in three episodes. Personally, I can't think of a single drama that is better done than Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but maybe that's just me. At least Dave Letterman finally gets some recognition.

    • July 12, 2001, 5:31 p.m. CST

      Hey, Antifanboy!

      by The Alienist

      As a matter of fact the words Joss and Whedon and Emmy were found together just a year ago when the "Buffy" episode 'Hush' was nominated for Best Writing In A Dramatic Series. That's right. Last year's nominatee for BEST writing in a fucking DRAMATIC TV SERIES were: 2 episodes of "Sopranos", 2 episodes of "West Wing" and an episode of "BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER". No 2000 writing noms for "ER". Or "The Practice". Or "Law and Order". Or "NYPD Fuckin' Blue". But for the show with the silly name and supposedly ludicrous premise. The top five written episodes of last TV season and Buffy was one. Thank you very much.

    • July 12, 2001, 6:24 p.m. CST

      The Emmys ALWAYS pass up the sci-fi/fantasy shows!!

      by madhacker87

      I'm upset that Buffy didn't get nominated, but not really that surprised. I know I'm probably comparing apples to oranges here, but when Star Trek: The Next Generation was on, it NEVER got nominated for individual acting (a MAJOR slap in the face to Patrick Stewart, in my humble opinion) and only in the very last season did the show get nominated(and it lost too).

    • July 12, 2001, 6:51 p.m. CST

      Yeah, Steve Buscemi!

      by SadPanda

      For the love of God shut up you stupid Buffy crybabies. The show isn't that great! If it was nominated for emmies, twice as many people would be on here complaining about what drugs the emmy voters were on and how they should find a new dealer. But everyone can agree about how great it is that Steve Buscemi was nominated for his work directing an episode of the Sopranos. Buscemi, who was recently stabbed, is nominated for directing the episode, "Pine Barrens." The episode was probably my favorite of the season. The snowy landscapes were clearly remeniscent of Fargo, which Steve was in. I hope he wins and hope he is recovering well.

    • July 12, 2001, 6:54 p.m. CST

      Buffy may have deserved it, but backlash may have been a factor

      by cbpsych1

      Buffy's move to UPN is likely a factor in it's obvious shunning. Several media analysts have discussed how Fox's, the owners of Buffy, decision to move it's show to another network based on money would set a bad precedent and have fallout from the business. Buffy's shutout may be related to voters looking at commerce over artistic merit. I have no doubt that the Sopranos is a great show and deserves several nominations, but nominating it 4 times for writing is a bit much and reflects the conformist bullshit that causes other good shows to be ignored. Buffy may have been spotty this year, but it is still worthy of more recognition than it received. By the way, who thinks of the acting on CSI and Judging Amy as Emmy worthy? SMG acts rings around those actresses. I guess old people pick the Emmys and obviously old people watch fucking CBS.

    • July 12, 2001, 6:58 p.m. CST

      The Emmys ALWAYS pass up the sci-fi/fantasy shows!!

      by madhacker87

      I'm really disappointed that Buffy didn't receive any nominations, but on refection I'm really not that surprised. The Emmys has a long tradition of ignoring sci-fi/fantasy shows. I may be comparing apples to oranges here but I recall that in the entire run of Star Trek: The Next Generation the show only got Emmys for makeup and special effects, NEVER ONCE for acting (witch, in my humble opinion, was a MAJOR slap in the face to Pactick Stewart's consistant oscar caliber performance), and only in the last season was the show even nominated for Best Drama(witch it lost, gee big surprise there).

    • July 12, 2001, 7:25 p.m. CST

      jlbkwrm, you're right...

      by Dave_F

      ...the awards for best writing and directing are indeed episode-specific, so I retract my earlier comment that the series didn't deserve any nominations this year. I'm still disappointed with the season as a whole, but the fact that "The Body" wasn't nominated is A FUCK-UP OF ASTRONOMICAL PROPORTIONS. Jesus, it was only about the most moving hour of dramatic TV I've ever watched! Fuckety fuck!

    • July 12, 2001, 7:45 p.m. CST

      I must echo those before me...

      by PyleanJoss saying that "Buffy" was completely wronged! Overlooking the show produced the Emmy's three biggest snubs: James Marsters for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (not that I was expecting it, but nobody deserved it more than him), Sarah Michelle Gellar (she has grown on me as an actress and managed an acting tour-de-force this year) and Joss Whedon for writing and directing "The Body" (that should have been a no-brainer). There was no chance the show could have gotten a nomination for Best Drama series, and I'm not sure it should have, but renominating its entire slate of last year's Best Drama nominees was sheer laziness on the part of the Emmy voters. I like "Law and Order" as much as anybody, but it's been on *ELEVEN* years and has been renewed for so long it will be rivalling "Gunsmoke" for drama series longevity once its current contract expires! Let another show take its place. Also, the Emmys should replace their "in a Drama" or "in a Comedy" caveats with "Best Dramatic or Comedic Performance, Actor or Actress". That way shows like "Gilmore Girls" (which is funnier than it is dramatic) would have an easier time getting nominated. Also, I had to laugh at the guy who said if it was good, it couldn't be on the WB. That's tres twisted logic, man. You do realize that the inverse of that is "Daddio rules! It's on NBC, so it has to." Riiiight. The fact that terrific shows like "BtVS" and "GG" have to seek refuge on the WB speaks more towards the networks' stupidity and intolerance than to the shows' (purely imagined) lack of quality.

    • July 12, 2001, 8:03 p.m. CST

      ***SCREW*** the Emmies.....screw it all to hell...........

      by Smugbug

      For not giving "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" a nod. *What*? they didn't even award a nomination to Sarah Michelle Gellar as Best Actress in a Dramatic Series? Did anyone see "The Body" episode? Geez, people, just cuz it's got vampires, demons and things does not mean it's not on parr with such as The West Wing or ER. Pull your collective heads out of your asses Emmy people and see what your missing....

    • July 12, 2001, 8:27 p.m. CST

      Okay, at least "Junkyard Wars" was nominated.....

      by Smugbug

      but I did think that Eco Challenge: Borneo was pretty darn swell. And I hope Malcolm in the Middle wins Best Comedy........after that I could give a shit.........cuz, again they did not nominate Buffy in anything! Bastards - all of 'em.

    • July 12, 2001, 8:42 p.m. CST

      BIG BROTHER Didnt get a Nod!? SACRELIGIOUS!!!

      by Gengar

      may God help us all

    • July 12, 2001, 9:44 p.m. CST

      At least Andre Braugher got nominated

      by Jonny Quest

      Too bad he couldn't have been nomiated for best lead actor before his last season on HOMICIDE. GIGDEON'S CROSSING was good stuff, but HOMICIDE is where Braugher really showed what he is capable of. That he was not even nominated for the first five seasons is a crime the Emmy people will have to pay dearly for in the afterlife. At least somebody wised up enough to award him for his last season on the show.

    • July 12, 2001, 11:22 p.m. CST

      I'm not saying...

      by Barrymore

      that this season of BUFFY was the greatest. It was much better than season 4 (which was dragged down by Riley and the army guys). In fact, I think that this season of ANGEL kicked Buffy's butt. But for the Emmy voters to overlook the performances on Buffy of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, and especially James Marsters is a crime and a real shame. In my book, Anthony Head, Nick Brendon, and Michelle Trachtenberg should've all been nominated as well. I am just stunned that they overlooked James Marsters's amazing performance as Spike....

    • July 13, 2001, 4:16 a.m. CST

      You kow what really makes me mad!!!!

      by SKMDC

      That Dark Angel was nominated for special effects. Even if the old farts from the Emmy's view Buffy as a genre show that can't compete with "real" drama, at the very least it should get nods in makeup categories and special effects. What kind of flippin' special effects does Dark Angel have? They did manage the special visual effect of totally ripping of the concept of Buffy and the name of Angel and putting on FOX, but other than that the show has the distinct smell of ASS.

    • July 13, 2001, 4:33 a.m. CST

      "I would love to beat the face of every motherfucker who's think

      by XTheCrovvX

      Fuck Emmy voters. Fuck 'em right in the ear, through the brain, and out the other end. And 2000 years later, when future scientists find the dried skulls of these fools, let one of them have the imagination to fuck the skulls as well. This is just pure ignorance, though i can't sit here and say i'm surprised. I remember just a month or so ago, seeing one of the voters on Jeopardy, and being asked by Alex Trebek how the voting process works...i'll paraphrase it best i can..."Well, we get the advance tapes from the networks, but most of the time, you do the voting before hand, watching the shows you normally watch"...BINGO....biggest flaw in the voting process RIGHT THERE....most of these "people" are over 40-somethings waiting to retire. Assuming that these brainfarts would set their eyes, even on the advice of all the fanboys in the world, on Buffy is like assuming any one of the Three Tenors would do back-up vocals for Pantera. So, while i would've done the dance of joy if Buffy, or more importantly, just "The Body" had gotten nominated, im not at all surprised. That doesn't mean I'm ready to do the dance of shame yet, however. The solution? BOYCOTT. Tell your friends, your parents, your little brother or sister...spread the word. FUCK THE EMMYS. Tell 'em don't watch it. It's essentially the same show anyways, judging by the nominations. This is not disrespect toward the few shows on there that do deserve it (Sopranos, Sex and the City, West Wing), but only when nobody gives a flying shit will change occur, and maybe someone will get the point. SPREAD THE WORD, SPREAD IT FAST. When the night comes, and your significant other wants to see Martin Sheen take his Emmy...again...hold a broomstick in front of her, give her a few bucks to go get herself a coupla drinks, then turn the TV off...go read a book, clean your house, make love to your wife/girlfriend/prostitute/secretary, ANYTHING...but be stagnant. We ve got to stop putting up with this want something to root for? Go find as much info on the TV Critics awards as you can...THOSE are the awards the Emmys should be. Usually, I rate professional critics right down there with the black stuff that develops under your fingernails after a really hard day, but somehow, this list of nominations nails it perfect. As for Buffy...well...there's always the Golden Globes, right? Revolution is my name...."She saved the world....a lot."

    • July 13, 2001, 6:20 a.m. CST

      Farscape -- 0, ST:V -- 8 ?!

      by kgforce

      How is it possible that a cheesy show like Star Trek: Voyager can garner 8 nominations, while the superior Farscape gets none!? An "average" episode of Farscape beats the "best" episode of ST:V in all categories: Special Effects, Costumes, Hairstyling, Music, Makeup, etc. (Not to mention that Farscape has better acting, storylines, humor, drama, and anything else you can think of!)

    • July 13, 2001, 6:50 a.m. CST

      Animated shows

      by littlefeet

      Animated shows are not eligible for the Best Comedy category. They have their own and WHOO-HOO for "The Simpsons".

    • July 13, 2001, 7:21 a.m. CST


      by mjj12

      Why does it somehow feel that despite a $20 million deal with Fox, and five years of the finest television I have ever seen, Joss Whedon is still being snubbed by the sorts of people who were cooler than him in High School.

    • July 13, 2001, 7:30 a.m. CST


      by btvsfan Maybe if enough real people join the academy, we could out-vote all of the tired old bags that sell the Emmys to the highest bidder. Then we could get Buffy the Emmy that it deserves!

    • Just as "Star Trek: TOS" was passed over in the 1960's so is "Buffy". Several reasons are in play for this oversight. 1) As another person stated the bidding war did not sit well with Hollywood executives so no votes from them. 2) Older actors (Bochco/Chase/Gelbart's crews from the 1970's and early 1980's) voted for their friends and people who are younger but work (or have worked) for the Bochco/Chase/Gelbart/Kelly organizations (noms for Andre B., Dennis Franz, The Practice, and AMY BRENNEMEN AND TYNE DAILY???---there are your slots for Sarah Michelle Geller and Allyson Hannigan or Charisma Carpenter or Julie Benz.) 3) "Buffy" and "Angel" were left out by being FOX produced shows airing on AOL Time Warner (and come fall Viacom). AOL backed "ER" for best series (a little iffy) since it's Number 1 in the ratings and Kellner was vindictive (see point 1). Viacom pushed "CSI" (one nod for Helgenberger), "ST: Voyager", "Judging Amy", "Survivor" and "Road Rules". FOX itself backed "Dark Angel". 4) "Buffy" and "Angel" get lower ratings than their clones. "Charmed" beats "Buffy" and "Dark Angel" at one point was beating all 3. This is nothing new. "Trek" clone "Lost in Space" was the more popular show in the late 1960's. And to add to point 4 "Trek's" production company Desilu made another one of their shows at the time the favorite. That show was "Mission: Impossible". 5) But there is hope. "Trek" caught on in the 1970's in syndication while "Lost in Space" was forgotten, and "M:I"'s decline under Paramount in the 1970's lessened it's value to stations. "Buffy" and "Angel" are allegorical shows, just as "Star Trek" was and as long as there are teens and young adults who know that "High School is Hell" and "Young Adulthood Ain't Much Better" (or who remember) these two shows will live on long after "Charmed", "Dark Angel", "Judgeing Amy", "Family Law", "7th Heaven", "whatever NBC runs at 9:30/8:30 central on Tuesdays and Thursdays" are exiled to the USA Channel weekday morning lineup.-----later-----m

    • July 13, 2001, 9:08 a.m. CST

      Extremely Disappointing

      by Sugarfire6

      For the Fifth Year in a row they ignored BTVS for an Emmy. For the first few season I can see the show being ignored. It was written off as a "Kids" show, that god forbid has a Vampire Motif! They dont seem to realize that the show is watched by all ages and is not just some kiddy show that spouts scary crap. This was one of the best season of BTVS as far as the acting and drama. There must be a way to get their attention and finally see that this show is more then they care to admit.

    • July 13, 2001, 9:37 a.m. CST

      Lorraine Bracco

      by mashman

      I don't understand how Lorraine Bracco can be considered a "Lead Actress". Now she doesn't stand a chance! This was by far her best season, highlighted by the rape episode. But why nominate her for Lead Actress when she would have a much better chance in the Supporting Actress category. Of course, I am talking about the same people who keep giving emmy's to people like Kelsey Grammar, so I shouldn't be surprised.

    • July 13, 2001, 4:53 p.m. CST

      Would you all shut the hell up???

      by SadPanda

      Wait, Buffy wasn't nominated? BIG F-IN DEAL! GET OVER IT! Why do you need a superficial award that really, when it comes down to it, means nothing??? YEs, it is voted on by a bunch of old farts. And, well, these old farts understandably don't like a show geared toward teenager sci-fi/fantasy fans. Personally, I don't like Buffy. No, it's not that I dislike Buffy, it's that I hate it with the fiery passions of hell. But if you guys really enjoy the show what does it matter if some old geezers don't? Whining and complaining now isn't going to do anything. So let there be an actual discussion on here about other shows (yeah- here's a news flash- There are other networks besides the WB and other shows besides Buffy and Angel. Just because it's a mainstream show doesn't mean it sucks. Those of you who said Everybody Loves Raymond isn't funny obviously have never seen one. The parents alone will make that show win. Unless those bastards from frasier win it again). And to all you people who think shows on a mainstream network can't be nominatedo, look at Malcolm in the Middle. The show is on a very non-mainstream FOX and is nominated for many well deserved awards. X-Files also won plenty in its time. But trust me you geeks, life goes on. Now go back to "cyber making out" with your online boy/girlfriends.<br> You are all diseased.<br> Love, Peace, and Chicken Grease,<br> SadPanda<br><br> P.S: And to the dumb moron who gave the low blow about Daddio (Damn, I'm a poet and I don't know it)- Listen, idiot, all networks air their occasional mistakes, but very few are made up by all crappy shows. (Lest I remind you of Homeboys in Outerspace, The Diary of The Guy From Boston Public, Movie Stars, and the Jamie Foxx Show)

    • July 14, 2001, 5:01 p.m. CST

      Why Buffy gets ignored

      by 2GOLD

      Their is a VERY simple reason why Buffy gets ignored. They don't know what the hell catergory it goes under! It's not a drama(except one episode and sorry guys, that doesn't win awards as I SAID!) and it's an off again on again comedy series. Buffy needs to decide this SEASON what the hell it is! If your going to be a drama, be A DRAMA! Comedy series can get away with drama moments as long as a funny follows up. You guys are really not getting it. THEIR is no ACTION series catergory and never will be! That is the only way Buffy will EVER get a nod from Mr. Emmy. Face it, Buffy is trying to play both teams and it ain't happening. Remember, Emmy people are stupid. You confuse them and they won't vote for you. Maybe Spike or Xander should get addictted to cocaine in real life, it seems to work real well for that waste of space Robert Downey Jr. Before drugs- ZERO AWARDS! After Drugs- HE CAN'T BE STOPPED! SEE KIDS, DRUGS DO AMOUNT TO SOMETHING IN REAL LIFE...EMMY NOMINATIONS!!! Start on the crack now Gellar and you'll be hoisting that trophy by next year!

    • July 15, 2001, 2:20 p.m. CST

      Why Buffy really get's ignorred

      by SadPanda

      Because it sucks.

    • July 17, 2001, 11:37 p.m. CST

      Barry Sobel

      by Venture

      Nominated for an emmy for writing on Saturday Night Live. Just a test to see how many talkbackers are Austin based, shoot a call to the Bad Dog referencing this post and see the show for free.