Yes, it’s awards season again. It’s time for a red carpet, and competing predictions, and laughter. We’ve made a tradition, at WVFC, of live-blogging the awards ceremonies as they happen, to cheer on our favorites and dish about absurdities.
Tomorrow, September 23, we’ll be watching the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel. As Emma Gray noted recently in the Huffington Post, the nominees include ‘Nearly Every Actress We Love,’ including many of our favorite Women with Honors. Some are competing against one another in the same category, such as former Saturday Night Live castmates Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, now nominated for shows they helped create afterward. In addition, many of the women we love will also be presenting statuettes to others, which gives us a chance to see them, whether or not they win.
Why not join us and cheer along? We’ll be Emmy Central all day, and will welcome your comments — as short or long as you like. Did you go to high school with a nominee? Do you have a story to tell about the awardees, or TV? Comments will be screened before we post them. and our online chats are famously civil (if a little catty sometimes about fashion). Feel free to share links and photos, too – and Tweets, too! (Here’s how it went this past Oscar night.)
7 a.m. The Buzz Sunday’s main post, by WVFC culture maven Alexandra Mac Aaron, offers her trademark smart commentary, a rundown of all the women competing, and her own bets on who’s likely to win, and why.
5 p.m. The Red Carpet Whether or not you tune in to E! or TVGuide.com to hear snark from their experts, we’ll be here with our own opinions on the dresses, the interviewers, the jewelry, and the L.A. weather. We’ll also trade bets on who’s likely to win or surprise us in some other way.
7 p.m. The Main Event. Will Jimmy Kimmel’s hosting be bearable? How will they handle the newly-strange category of Best Miniseries? If Kathy Bates wins, will she accept as herself or as the ghost of Charlie Sheen? Throughout, we’ll have our ears perked up for all the women in the honor roll below. Please let us know in comments who you’re rooting for, or not, and why.
It’s ok to root for the young ones, too (a few of us have soft spots for Elisabeth Moss in Mad Men, or Maryam Bialik in The Big Bang Theory). But those younger actors and writers are usually the first to salute veterans like those on our list. And yes, we’re cheating just a bit including Kristin Wiig, who won’t be 40 for a few months now. Still: Presenting our WVFC-eligible nominees, in alphabetical order.