Site Columns By Caillan
July 19, 2002 - 3:49 PM

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It seems a sure-fire way to score an Emmy nomination is to join the cast of The West Wing, or anything on HBO.

With every TWW cast member except for Rob Lowe nominated, you've got to feel sorry for the guy. Even Mary-Louise Parker, who plays quite possibly the most annoying character on television, received a nod. Despite TWW's dominance of the Outstanding Supporting Actor character, with 4 out of 6 nominations, this year I'm rooting for Victor Garber from Alias - it's just a pity the equally good Ron Rifkin wasn't nominated as well.

I was very pleased to see Six Feet Under come away with so many nominations - especially Frances Conroy and Lauren Ambrose, who turn in great performances week after week.

Similarly, J.J. Abrams' writing nomination for the Alias pilot was welcome, but I was pretty disappointed the series didn't get an Oustanding Drama nod - it was definitely better than West Wing this season.

I was surprised Enterprise didn't get a nomination for Oustanding Main Title Design. Whatever you think of the music, the visuals are absolutely breathtaking, and it's a pity it was passed over.

Now, onto the rant: Everybody does not love Raymond. If you're a fan, turn back now. I can't stand the show. I think it's boring, predictable and just not funny. How it could once again garner so many nominations (as well as the dreadful Will & Grace) when Gilmore Girls goes completely unnoticed is beyond me.

Week after week, Gilmore Girls features witty writing (especially from executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino), and stand-out performances by Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop, Edward Herrmann, and Liza Weil as the motor-mouth Paris whose life flashes before her when she gets an A minus (boy, can I relate to that). I think it's a crime that once again this show has gone unrecognised.

Ah well, I'll live.

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