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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Wire not nominated for an Emmy Award

Which shows us...that the awards...mean...nothing.

Yes? Yes.

7 comments:

Matthew Trumbull said...

Also, what a pathetic snub to "Battlestar", that none of the actors got a nomination. Edward James Olmos and Michael Hogan, at minimum, deserve nods, but the others in that cast provide truly great performances as well. The Emmys, despite all the money and gowns and statues, amazingly manages to fall below the status of most of the shows nominated. It's like The State of the Union being delivered by the mailman.

Jamespeak said...

And, of course, "Two and a Half Men" did get nomination nods. Doesn't that restore your faith in the system, Matthew? Ah? Aaahhh...?

Aaron Riccio said...

Wow. Is this like the TONY not being given to a show that's no longer playing on Broadway?

Rolando Teco said...

Yes. The Emmys are as bankrupt as any other award, Tonys included.

See Robert David Sullivan's recent rant on the Emmy's indifference to Mia Wasikowska's brilliant peformance in IN TREATMENT.

http://www.extracriticum.com/extra_criticum/2008/07/emmy-voters-alw.html

Anonymous said...

Hmm, this show is more interesting to people not associated with urban culture. It rarely rings true.

I have to side with the academy


Dan F

Freeman said...

Danny -

"The Wire" doesn't ring true? Man, we need to have a family dinner.

Anonymous said...

sorry for being in such a bad mood yesterday, I really don't have any strong opinions about the wire, or the many people who like it. I was just venting rage at my little computer. I'll try and watch that in the future.

Dan F