Outlander Snubbed by the Emmy Nominating Committee – One Irate Fan’s Perspective!

Before I begin, I would like to congratulate Bear McCreary on his well-deserved Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series.

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I know that Outlander fans have been reeling over the results of the Emmy nominations.  I have remained silent (well mostly silent which is slightly screamimg per Miracle Max) about the almost complete snub of Outlander by the Emmy Nominations Committee.  I have made only two memes.

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Just a Nice Way of Saying I Love You Even if You’re Losers.

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No explanation necessary!

I made this one today for Ron D. Moore:

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Since I don’t have to suck up to the tasteless clods who didn’t nominate Outlander for anything but music (I guess they never heard a bagpipe).  I have a plan to address my pain and humiliation as a fan.  I will attack two specific areas – the Committee and the Competition. 

Part I – Vilify the Emmy Nominating Committee (ENC)

As a hockey fan, I am already an expert at  treating the “powers that be” like the turds they are because I never agree with their decisions unless there is a ruling in my team’s favor.

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  So hear I go….

This is how the ENC reasons.  Lets just vote for the shows we know then we don't have to work too hard.

This is how the ENC reasons. Let’s just vote for the shows and actors we can remember,  then we don’t have to work too hard.

What I think the ENC would look like.

What I think the ENC would look like.

Look at this group!  First. there is only one computer on the table and no TVs.  How can these idiots see the nominations?  They know they are technologically challenged by the weak hand waves from a few of them. Look closely. Notice that only one member is wearing their glasses!  This is too easy!

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What are the qualifications of the ENC members?  Who are they? What training have they had in judging the entries.  How much TV do they really watch?   As a part-time investigative reporter, I am qualified to delve into this mystery.

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You won’t believe what I discovered!  Here they are, a few of the bastards that snubbed Outlander! The faces are real, but the names and bios have been changed to protect them from fan retaliation.  Well, maybe the faces aren’t real either but they are close. 

Barton Finkmaster, Chairman Sure he has a 14 year career with the Rockettes & his own Disney Original Mickey Mouse Club hat , but what does he know about 1743 Scotland ? Bupkiss!

Barton Finkmaster, Chairman.  Sure he has a 14 year career with the Rockettes & his own Disney Original Mickey Mouse Club hat , but what does he know about 1743 Scotland ? Bupkes!

Charlene Playchest, an

Charlene Playchest, an “appointee”. Her qualifications are starring in “Charlene Goes to Kama Sutra Camp” (an Indie Flick) and 10 years with Burger King. She almost blew up the committee  room smoking too close to her oxygen tank.

Carl Cowlick, Treasurer  Is a model for Hair Club for Men.  He was refused a part as a Heiland Coo in OL because of his bald pate.    You can imagine how his vote went.

Carl Cowlick, Treasurer.   He is a model for Hair Club for Men. He was refused a part as a Heiland Coo in OL because of his bald pate. You can imagine how his vote went.

Flora Fashionfauxpas designed her version of Claire's Wedding dress in her basement and sent it to Ron.   He didn't choose it.  You know the rest!

Flora Fashionfauxpas (another appointee) designed her version of Claire’s Wedding dress in her basement and sent it to Ron. He didn’t choose it. You know the rest!

Flora's Design- Can you see Rupert and Angus popping the balloons so they can get a peek at Claire's bubbies?

Flora’s Design- Can you see Rupert and Angus popping the balloons so they can get a wee peek at Claire’s bubbies?

Producer H.R. Puffinstuff who brought us the unforgettable  (I forgot what he produced) He was kicked out of the country for dating underage gerbils.   He hates TV!

Producer Dimitri Rotyurcockoff , who brought us the unforgettable (I forgot what movie he produced). He was kicked out of the country for dating underage gerbils.
He hates TV!

Shhhh.You know who he is!  Rumor has it he applied for the role of BJR, but there wasn't enough torture and killing for him!   The ENC voted for his favorites because they were so frightened of him

Shhhh. You know who he is! Rumor has it he applied for the role of BJR, but there wasn’t enough torture and killing for him! The ENC voted for his favorites because they were so frightened of him. He loves the bagpipes.

So that’s the ENC.  Is it any wonder Outlander failed to get a nomination (except Bear)?

Part II – Vilify The Competition

Since the only people I will insult are the individuals on the ENC, I will review the nominees for Outstanding Drama Series (who didn’t get snubbed). I refuse to compare actors from one show to the other. Clearly, Sam, Cait, Tobias, Graham and the rest of the OL cast are so superior, it’s unfair to the competitors. (Caution: if any of these shows are your favorites, then you might not like what I have to say about them in comparison to Outlander.  I hate them all and have never watched them.)

Better Call Saul

This is a lawyer show in which the main lawyer (a former scam artist)will do anything it takes to stay out of a court of law, including settling on the courthouse steps!  First of all,  I would be glued to the screen (sarcasm) watching a bottom-feeding attorney who won’t go into the courthouse.  It sounds like a comedy, not a drama!  I guess because it is a black (not meant ethnically) comedy, its ok to label it a drama.  After all, BCS could never compete as a comedy, if even Big Bang Theory got snubbed .  Compared to Outlander, BCS is blah! P.S. This is a prequel to Mad Men, another fookin’ nominee.  One per customer, ENC! 

Better Call Someone Else besides Saul.  His phone is rusty.

Better Call Someone Else Besides Saul (his phone is rusty).

Downtown Abbey

“The series is set in fictional Downtown Abbey, a Yorkshire country house in England. Downton Abbey is home and seat of the Earl and Countess of Grantham, along with their children and distant family members. Each series follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family, their friends and servants during the reign of King George V.” That’s the description from Wikipedia.  Well, I don’t see why this show is so special (aside from winning 27 Emmys).  Outlander has King George II, familial attachments, friendships, aristocrats, servants, in addition to Downtown Frank and Downtown Jamie. Hell, even Claire went downtown on Jamie, too.  DA only has  some woman named Abbey going downtown on this show!  The ballot box is stuffy not stuffed, just like Downtown Abbey!   

I wonder which one is Abbey?  The whole gang looks like they could use a stiff one!

I wonder which one is Abbey? The whole gang looks like they could use a stiff one! Not a one of them look like they could even find “downtown”!

Homeland

The series is about a female CIA officer with bipolar disorder, and, a United States Marine Corps Scout Sniper. The CIA agent has come to believe that the Marine, who was held captive by al Qaeda as a POW, was “turned” by the enemy and poses a threat to the United States. Now, I know the CIA works in strange ways, but 3 years to figure out if this guy is a threat?  Probably because the female agent is sick and weak with her disorder!  Then there is Outlander who has a strong female protagonist who is capable of curing sickness, lancing boils, and stocking a pharmacy, all while having the best sex ever and looking like a fashion model!   How could the committee have missed this? 

I'm sure he's a spy. I'm not sure he's a spy. What's the matter Carrie, can't you make up your mind?  Oh yea, you can't!

I’m sure he’s a spy.
I’m not sure he’s a spy.
What’s the matter Carrie, can’t you make up your mind? Oh yea, you can’t!

House of Cards

Set in present-day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a Democrat from S. C. 5th Congressional District and House Majority Whip who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, initiates an elaborate plan to get himself into a position of greater power, aided by his wife, Claire. The series deals primarily with themes of ruthless pragmatism, manipulation and power. (Wikipedia) Now in Outlander, Jamie is Laird (which is better that a congressman), who has been whipped and aided by his wife, Claire.  What is the damn difference?  I can’t see it!

At least I don't have to get raped and tortured like Jamie, even if I deserve it.

At least I don’t have to get raped and tortured like Jamie, even if I deserve it.

Mad Men

I already explained the story in Better Call Saul. This is nepotism, pure and simple!   The only redeeming quality for Mad Men is John Hamm’s large dangling participle.  Needless to say, I am Mad that Mad Men got the nod!

They don't have an Emmy for the largest dangling participle, so they had to give us this.

They don’t have an Emmy for the Most Outstanding Dangling Participle, so they had to give us this.

Orange is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black (often abbreviated to OITNB) is an American comedy/drama series based on Piper Kerwin’s memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison (2010), about her experiences at a Federal Corrections Institution (aka the Slammer). To me, this is another crossover from the comedy side, so it wouldn’t have to compete with older versions of Elaine (Julia Louise Dreyfus) and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) the Comeback Queens.   In comparison to Outlander, OITNB is comical and the costumes are FEH!

This is a drama?  Put these chicks in Wentworth with no make-up, hair dye, Wen shampoo, clean underwear, nail polish or shoes!  They'll be glad to wear orange.

This is a drama? Put these chicks in Wentworth with no make-up, hair dye, Wen shampoo, clean underwear, nail polish or shoes! They’ll be glad to wear orange.

Game of Thrones

Of course, I would save the best for last and this isn’t funny.   The following is part of an article in Time Magazine this week.   “The Primetime Emmy Awards announced Thursday that  Game of Thrones has won a whopping 24 nominations, more than any other TV show this year. While that would seem to be a reason for the cast and crew to celebrate, the nods come at a time when the HBO show is under fire from even its most dedicated fans for its treatment of women. The season five finale aired over a month ago, but fans are still bristling from controversial scenes this season like the rape of Sansa, the shaming of Cersei and the death of Shireen.” Frankly, I am appalled.  Shame on you ENC!  Shame on you GoT! 

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Ron, So here is my strategy for next year.  Make the show about a strong woman who falls through time, and marries a handsome highlander.  Have them go through trials and tribulations, have the hero whipped, raped and tortured and have the woman save him. Film in the most beautiful setting on earth, get the best writers, directors, cast and crew. Have a couple of funny guys for comedic relief, and have the actors wear the most authentic and beautiful wardrobes ever created. Add a hauntingly beautiful music score and some Heiland Coos.  (Sound familiar?)  Then add fire breathing dragons and pay off the ENC.  

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So, Outlander, you are the classiest, most intelligent, most beautiful, and most complete show on TV, with an outstanding cast and crew who got ignored by the ENC. I mentioned that I likened this love of Outlander to a home town sports team and the ENC to referees.  I know I’m not far off.

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FOOK THE EMMY’S, IF THEY CAN’T TAKE A JOKE!

17 thoughts on “Outlander Snubbed by the Emmy Nominating Committee – One Irate Fan’s Perspective!

  1. You are a sharp woman. 😎 I love that you can share your opinion without retribution. I agree and laughed at most everything written here. GOT especially. Emmys are so far behind on things. Something is seriously broken. I think the conference room photo you described was hysterical. They just needed to have some VHS tapes laying around on the table as well.

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    1. Annie, how astute of you! Truth in jest is interesting, eh? I am an impartial (NOT) observer of the fandom! Sam is the “bomb” and ENC is NOT! As far as retribution, who gives a fook? Fondly, Norma D

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  2. Norma! This was a genius blog! I laughed, I cried ,for the truths you told so eloquently. Thank you for writing so beautifully about something we love so dearly. I’m pretty sure you were right on the mark with your descriptions of the ENC. Keep writing! You are incomparable!xx

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  3. Hi Norma D. Just wanted to let you know I may watch the Emmys for ONE reason only. That is to see if the “winners” seem uncomfortable accepting their awards knowing Outlander should have won! Yeah, I’ll give it an uncomfortable 15 – 20 minutesbefore turning off the TV….

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  4. Reblogged this on sassypants25 and commented:
    For many reasons, I can not be as blunt…but BRAVO! I do feel like a lot of VERY valid points are raised & I love the candor. I feel like 2-3 nominees in each of the dramatic categories were not as deserving….read & discuss!

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  5. BRAVO NORMA!! Another great blog! I agree with most (okay maybe almost all) of these points. Especially where the committee & the competition are concerned. I will say that I have watched and very much liked and enjoyed all but one of the shows nominated. (Haven’t watched downtown abbey yet) so can’t speak to that one. I don’t want to take anything away from any of the actors writers crews, etc. because I believe they all work very hard and deserved to be recognized. But, I will say having watched so many of them and multiple times, I believe there MUST be something amiss with that process. Absolutely no one, not even deaf, dumb & blind could have watched many of those episodes & compare the acting in them to any other show and not come to the conclusion that they were only only worthy of a nomination but deserve to win. I also noticed that Black Sails was also left out and those folks also deserved recognition. Of course however between BS & OL it would have to be Outlander hands down. Thank you once again for the levity, I really enjoyed it.

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    1. Great Comments! I agree about the other casts and crews. That’s why I only addressed the ENC and the drama series nominees. I’m glad you got some of the humor, too! Fondly, Norma D

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