September 27, 2011 at 5:36 pm #230344This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.September 27, 2011 at 5:53 pm #230346
I don’t think Jeff Probst needs to retire. I just think Emmy voters need to realize that there are reality hosts that actually do award-worthy work. If they keep nominating the same competition hosts who don’t do anything award-worthy — I love “The Amazing Race,” but Phil Keoghan has never deserved a nomination for hosting –Probst will keep winning by default. If Probst ever has to compete against Mike Rowe, it would be hard to imagine Probst winning. This category has been a complete waste.
But “The Daily Show” should. It’s clear that voters will keep giving it Emmys no matter what it submits (the ascot episode over the last “Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” the Betty White “SNL,” and “Colbert” in Iraq!?), so producers need to take themselves out of the running. Let them submit in other categories (writing, directing, techs), but step down from that top race.
I’m not as upset about “The Amazing Race.” It lost last year, so voters aren’t checking it off completely by rote, and this year its top rivals, “Top Chef” and “Project Runway,” submitted episodes with pretty much the same challenge (food or fabric based on personal history, plus emotional reunions with family), so it’s possible those episodes cancelled each other out, or voters found them unoriginal and unimaginative for having such similar content and didn’t want to reward either.September 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm #230347
I wanted The Colbert Report to win for it’s episodes in Iraq. Being military, it was so great to see him over in theater doing it for the military. So good and very badly needed for the military (repeated deployments, etc). I think that The Daily show with Jon Stewart should at least consider taking themselves out of the running.September 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm #230348This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.September 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm #230349
Probst doesn’t need to withdraw as he is the only logical and deserving nominee. Which is the reason why he keeps winning.September 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm #230350
The greatest risk is that Probst takes himself out of the running and instead of giving it to someone deserving, the award goes to Bergeron or Keoghan or — shudder — Seacrest.September 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm #230351
Why should anyone withdraw if they feel like they did award-worthy work? It’s not the responsibility of the person who wants to be nominated and possibly win to take themselves out of a race. It’s not their fault the Academy tends to be lazy in certain categories. If they truly feel they don’t deserve a nomination, and want to take themselves out, fine. But, if they feel like they did great work, they should put themselves in and let their peers decide through the nomination and awards process.
(BTW, as an aside, I am by no means a fan of DWTS, but I think Bergeron is actually quite a deft host, thinks quickly on his feet, connects with the contestants, judges and audiences and keeps the show moving smoothly. No problem at all for me if he woon.)September 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm #230352
Who I think should withdrew?
“The Daily Show”
“The Amazing Race”September 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm #230353
The Cast of “Mad Men” they can’t win, so give that spot to someone elseSeptember 28, 2011 at 7:16 pm #230354
I don’t think anyone should take themselves out of the race…and I actually don’t like it when people do it. I feel like it’s insulting and smug. It’s like they’re saying “I’m so damn amazing, that no one can possibly win with me still in the race.” It’s not true to the spirit of the competition… (And I realize that they’re probably not being smug, but that’s how it comes across to me.)
Although, I do agree that it’s tiring to see Daily Show and Amazing Race win again…if they were to withdraw from the race and someone else won that year…it wouldn’t feel right. I would rather have a new program actually beat them (like Top Chef last year). It feels much more satisfying…September 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm #230355
I’m more bummed for Daily Show because even though they did not submit their best episode (nor the ebst of the bunch), they still get the Emmy. At least in Amazing Race, they still proved that they can be unbeatable. And others show just submit badly (American Idol, Project Runway this year).
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