Is it just me, or did the Emmys seem more like a mini version of  the Oscars? I thought television  would recognize television stars and I saw more movie stars being recognized. Stars such as, Susan Serandon, Al Pacino and Dennis Quaid who were big movie stars that didn’t do television at one time, weren’t they? Also, cable was considered a step below prime time television and now the most recognized shows are on cable. HBO rules television with shows like Entourage and True Blood. Seems there were very few real television stars being recognized at this year’s Emmys. Reality television now has it’s own catagory also, so just about anybody can be recognized on television today. No longer is television strictly for television stars. It’s sort of annoying to watch these people pat themselves on the back for what is really a bunch of crap. It’s also annoying that people who once turned their noses at television and only did movies are now the ones being recognized on television. I think the Emmys should recognize television people period and the Oscars should recognize movie people period. Also, if television is going to recognize reality they should stop dividing daytime actors from night time actors because it’s a joke now. Daytime actors should be more respected than reality people, they work much harder and it makes me angry to see this division. Wake up Hollywood because it doesn’t make sense anymore! The Internet has changed the way we view things now and soon enough your computer will be your television set, it already is becoming so. The stupid division of Daytime Emmy and Night time Emmy division will soon be history. Hollywood needs to stop recognizing movie stars in television because those people are not television stars to begin with. The Emmys were boring to me and I think in general television is boring. There are very few shows that are worth watching period. If the Emmys is the best of television, then I feel sorry for television right now. Personally HBO does have the best programming, but then again it’s not television, it’s HBO right?

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  1. Way to go Devin! I understand your feelings, and I think that there should be a difference in the categories of shows for each award show. Personally, I’m not a fan of reality shows. I think they’re crude and phony, and kind of a filler due to lack of any new ideas of what to put on TV. It always gives me that creepy Jerry Springer feeling when I’ve passed over some of the activity, and “bleep”, “bleep”, & “bleep”! coming out of some of those botoxed lips and chauvinistic male mouths. So I base my opinion on 1/2 a second bits which is just enough for me to say ewh! and that’s not acting to me. I can’t even imagine what goes on in the “after hours” edition of some of that.

    Ronn’s B&B and all other daytime shows like his take a lot of writing, studying, rehearsing and memorizing. There’s a world of difference between them and the shows that are just there for filler.

    But you’re right, daytime and nighttime shows are all still TV shows, and movies made for TV should not be included in the lineup because they’re on HBO etc. which not everyone has, so it’s not even fair to include them in the lineup. Actors working in films for the big screen, definitely Oscar consideration only.

    Thanks for letting me spew.

    All the best, Lilian

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