Question: My question is a simple one in regard to the Emmy nominations: For the love of all that's good and holy, why? How on earth can a past-its-prime, substandard, shrill and increasingly ridiculous show like Will & Grace (which I used to love — when it was good) garner the highest number of nominations? Although I was glad to see Hugh Laurie and Glenn Close get nominated, the absence of anyone from Rescue Me is a travesty in light of the high number of nominations for the old and tired. This is why the Emmys don't get the same amount of attention as the Oscars or the Grammys; they're stale, predictable and boring. Look forward to your inevitable rant on the subject.
Answer: I enjoyed your primal scream as well. There simply is no excuse for the Emmys' single-minded (or is that simple-minded?) devotion to Will & Grace, which racked up many of its nominations for guest appearances because they're the only things that distinguish the show anymore. And as I said in my own Emmy column, the poor showing by FX series is an abomination. FX is the new HBO, and it's about time the TV academy took notice. But yes, a big hurrah to Hugh Laurie and Glenn Close.