Sissy Spacek and Mary Kay Place were both nominated for their outstanding guest starring roles on Big Love this year. Sad commentary to note that these were only two major nominations for HBO’s Mormon saga — and it’s already lost both before the red carpet even rolls out. (Ann-Margret won instead for her appearance in a single episode of Law and Order: SVU).
Nobody in the mood to moan about flagrant Emmy snubs needs to look very deep into broadcast history. Neglect for some of the best series on TV happens every year and tonight’s no different. After 4 seasons of Big Love it’s hard to believe the Television Academy hasn’t yet recognized Jeanne Tripplehorn as matriarch Barb Henrickson or Matt Ross as epically conflicted Alby Grant. Probably no other Emmy oversight bothers me more than Big Love’s spurning tonight. Though the complete shut-out for Party Down comes close.
Anyone else need space to vent frustration? Here’s the spot to mourn the abandoned orphans of Emmy Night 2010.