July 7, 2011 at 3:58 pm #222332
Over its first two seasons, “Fringe” has only been nominated for two technical awards, and that’s it. (For those of you keeping track at home, “According to Jim” got four nods.)
With so much buzz around the show this year (Anna Torv was nominated at the Critics’ Choice TV Awards, and John Noble even won), is the show’s Emmy dry spell about to end?
Give us your thoughts/hopes/predictions/analysis below!July 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm #222334
I predict it to get in for music composition and sound editing.
I don’t think it will end up with just 1 nomination again after the critical attention it got this season, but I don’t think the critical acclaim will get it to breakthrough in the major categories either. It will, besides the two categories already mentioned, be a major contender for visual effects, sound mixing and prosthetic makeup. Also, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series is a weak category this year so this is John Noble’s best (and probably last) chance to get in. I wouldn’t be surprised if it received as many as 6 nominations, but I think it will only end up with 2.
One last thought…this show has been (and always will be) more of a Battlestar Galactica than a Lost in terms of Emmy recognition but even Battlestar got major nominations (directing and writing)…so here is hoping John Noble gets in.July 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm #222335
John Noble has a good chance this year I think, the drama supporting actor category is wide open with the absence of the Lost/Breaking Bad actors.
Anna Torv’s transformation into an emmy nomination worthy actress has been remarkable this season. I think she will be in the position that Anna Paquin was in last year, fighting for that sixth place slot but perhaps just not making it in.July 7, 2011 at 7:46 pm #222336
My hopes for Fringe are probably irrationally high, but I do see John Noble finally getting in. I keep imagining it’ll get a series nod and maybe a nod for Anna Torv, but realisitically that seems unlikely.July 7, 2011 at 8:01 pm #222337
If this was 10 years ago, I think the Emmys might have caught on like they did with The X-Files. But there’s too much quality television, too much competition now. I don’t think they have any slots to spare for those under-the-radar, on-the-bubble shows like they did in the past and are leaving that to the two TV critics associations.July 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm #222338
Joshua Jackson will be announcing the emmy nominees along with Melissa McCarthy this year. Although he himself has zero chance in getting a nomination, it could hopefully be an indication that Fringe is getting a little more attention than it used to by the Emmys.July 9, 2011 at 3:19 am #222339
Ooo, that’s an interesting thought, Sam.July 10, 2011 at 3:02 pm #222340
I would love it if John Noble and Anna Torv could get nominated. But, I just don’t believe that is possible. Lead Actress is too deep. And Supporting Actor, I fear, will be dominated by actors from “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Good Wife”. Sigh.
I would love to be wrong, though.July 12, 2011 at 8:26 am #222341
I strongly do believe that John Noble can make it into the Best Supporting Actor category, considering he won the Critics Choice TV Award and his fairly emotional roles in episodes such as The Firefly and Subject 13. However I have trouble seeing Anna Torv and the show itself making it in (for this year at least!)
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