Saturday, July 8

New rules result in same old snubs

Source: Chigago Tribune

The annual Emmy nominations are designed to break the hearts of serious television fans, and this year the awards fest has done its duty again. The disappointments have a little more sting this year, because many observers thought things were going to be different this time around.For the 2006 voting process, the Emmy bigwigs instituted new rules designed to allow critically acclaimed underdogs and a less predictable roster of actors and programs into the nomination process. Well, so much for that.
Battlestar Galactica picked up only 3 nominations in non performance catagories:
Outstanding Costumes For A Series: Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 2-
Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing For A Series: Scattered-
Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series: Resurrection Ship, Part 2

With new rules from the Academy being brought into effect , Shows like Battlestar were hopeful of more nominations . In spite of this the cast , crew and Production team have been very dissapointed. The lack of BSG nominations has come as a surprise to some industry insiders who have praised the re-imagined version of the Cult Show. The Chigago Tribune was quick to point out the lack of nominations for the show."Still, the Emmy nomination list is most notable for its omissions. There were no acting or writing nominations for Sci Fi's "Battlestar Galactica" or FX's "The Shield"--my two personal nominees for the best programs on television ("Galactica's" technical staff did snag three well-deserved nods)."
The critism over the nominations did not halt there Maureen Ryan from the tribune was quick to question lack of performance awards for the show. "And where are Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell's acting nominations for "Battlestar Galactica"? Where are the writing and other acting nominations for "Veronica Mars," "Battlestar Galactica."
The Critics have praised the performances from the lead actors from the show since the Mini series. The lack of nominations in key catagories has fuled the argument that shows on less well known or prominent channels are not been represented fully in award nominations.

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