May 31, 2011 at 3:45 am #221396
I changed my siggie because I want to give “Louie” as much attention as possible. It seemed to fall completely under the radar when it aired its first season last summer, but at the end of the year I noticed it on a few critics’ lists of the year’s best and I’m starting to think that there might be more passion for the show than there first seemed.
I think it’s one of the most creative, funny, and disarmingly moving shows on TV, with Louis C.K. free associating on various subjects with self-reflection and insight. I don’t mean to oversell it, the best way I can think of to describe it is “Seinfeld” as directed by Ingmar Bergman.
I think it deserves nominations for Best Comedy Series, Best Lead Actor, Best Writing, and Best Directing. Who’s with me?May 31, 2011 at 3:58 am #221398
I completely love Louie, I think it completely deserves nominations for Comedy Series, Lead Actor, Directing and Writing. Here’s hoping the Academy notices a small cable show like this.May 31, 2011 at 4:43 am #221399
Given how weak lead actor is, in theory he should be one of those underdogs who should benefit. But then there’s is the abomination of the inevitable Matthew Morrison nomination that would/could prevent a Louie C.K. or a Joel McHale.May 31, 2011 at 4:55 am #221400
I can definitely see Louie getting a nomination for Leading Actor in a Comedy.
Once you get past the regulars — Alec Baldwin, Steve Carell, Jim Parsons — and throw in maybe Matthew Morrison and Joel McHale, that sixth slot is anyone’s guess. Right now I’m going out into left field and saying that Rob Lowe rides the Parks & Recreation wave, but a Louis CK nod would fall into the Jemaine Clement territory of ‘pleasant surprise.’May 31, 2011 at 3:59 pm #221401
Louis C.K. definitely has hope for lead actor, and I know at least one Emmy voter in the other forum who is eyeing the show for Best Writing. Remember a couple of years ago there was an even stranger left-field nomination: Sarah Silverman for “The Sarah Silverman Program,” and she was nominated by popular vote alone, so C.K. definitely has a chance because “Louie” is much more accessible than “The Sarah Silverman Program.”June 2, 2011 at 6:19 am #221402
I love whenever left-field contenders make it into the Writing categories, especially. That is always fun. A lot more enjoyable, at least, than in the days when 30 Rock and Mad Men had three slots, and the only question there was, which episode would win it?June 2, 2011 at 7:06 am #221403
A lot more enjoyable, at least, than in the days when [i]30 Rock[/i] and [i]Mad Men[/i] had three slots, and the only question there was, [i]which[/i] episode would win it?
*fourJune 2, 2011 at 9:00 am #221404
Thanks for that correction. That actually proves my point further.June 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm #221405
I think the writing race is often the best category at the Emmys, because they often nominate great shows that don’t make it into the top races. Outstanding Writing is the only major category (and by major I mean that it’s actually presented on the telecast) that ever nominated “Buffy,” “The Wire,” and “Battlestar Galactica” (though “Galactica” did get a couple of directing nods). Part of me wishes that the writers’ branch was assigned to pick the Series nominees.
But yes, I agree that the stacking of the writing categories with three or four episodes of “Mad Men” and “30 Rock” has been far too much and had squeezed out too much good television.June 9, 2011 at 9:38 pm #221406
I’m just now catching “Louie” and I think it’s pretty great. I just watched “Bully” and it was quite good stuff. I wouldn’t count on “Louie” getting a nod for Series, but writing, directing, and lead actor comedy are all possibilities. Especially since Louis C.K. is the creator, writer, director, executive producer, and star of every episode, as well as the editor of several episodes, any voter who knows that might be inclined to check his name off somewhere.
Of course, “Louie” did get a few TV Critics noms. Who knows at this point if that means anything for Emmy nominations or not, but those were a nice surprise for the show.June 11, 2011 at 7:23 am #221407
Louie is more deserving than most…especially for “Poker/Divorce” and “Bully”. Acting, writing, series…those episodes are enough to make it Emmy worthy in all the categories. Super amazing tv. I don’t even care if it never gets nominated…it’s such good tv that I rec it to everyone I know. And when they watch it, they love it. I can’t wait for season 2!
And it is far better than what Showtime and HBO has done for me lately with their dramedies…unfortunately Louie doesn’t star anyone named Falco or Linney.
I don’t see any Emmys happening, which sucks.
My perfect lead actor noms would include Steve Carrell (and he’d win), Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Danny McBride, Joel McHale, and reluctantly Rob Lowe (you can put the obvious Parsons in the Lowe slot, as I think Lowe is a dick for submitting as a lead).
It’s nice to dream.June 14, 2011 at 10:38 pm #221408
You know what, though I haven’t seen an episode of this, I think I am going to go on ahead and predict him for a nomination. He fits the mold of a Ricky Gervias/Jermaine Clement, who both were on the radar before they got nominations in this category. Louis CK is an Emmy winner for writing, so he does have some prestige. That, having the critics awards (hoping against all hope that there’s finally a correlation w/those and the Emmys), being so high on the ballot, and the weakness of the field, I think that he’s in for a nomination.
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