Why do most of the cable shows submit practically their entire seasons for writing and directing?
This is one thing that the networks seem to be better at. I never would have thought that Downton or The Good Wife could have gotten into writing before today, but with only one choice it looks much better for them. I think Breaking Bad did themselves no favors by submitting so many episodes. If voters don't know which episode to pick, they might not get a writing nomination, which would really hurt their series chances.
It's curious that Sherlock fits on the movie category as each episode is aparently considered a movie, nice movie from them only submiting A Scandal In Belgravia even though Cumberbatch should've chosen The Hounds of Baskerville or The Reichenbach fall.
Edit: And for the hour Ben Whishaw is where he belongs, lead. yes!!
Jake M. Johnson, New Girl - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Michael Cudlitz, Southland - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Justified, and Sons of Anarchy did themselves no favors in the directing and writing categories. Game of Thrones had the right strategy last year of only submitting Baelor for Writing and A Golden Crown, Baelor, and Winter is Coming for Directing, and got nominations in both. Now there is a risk that it won't make either, and if it somehow edged out of Series, Peter Dinklage may be their only major nomination. I hope that isn't the case. Breaking Bad can also look forward to another year of no writing noms and probably no directing noms. These shows need to do a better job with submissions.
Emmy 2013 FYC: Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones; Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter; Katheryn Winnick, Vikings
Melissa McCarthy as Various characters Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy hosts Saturday Night Live. Sketches include Melissa in a taste test group for Ranch Dressing; as a 1930s starlet who falls-down the stairs in her film clips and Melissa as a loveable loser who sends gifts to herself at work to impress a guy.