7 Emmy Nominees We Hope Win This Year
One of the reasons we tune into award ceremonies is because we want to see our favorite talented TV personalities rewarded for the good work they do for our entertainment. As fans, the only thing we really stand to gain out of their victory is the satisfaction of knowing that we're not the only one who appreciates how awesome they are. With that in mind, here are our personal picks for who want to see take home an award at the Emmy's this Sunday night.
Eric's pick: George Mastras (Breaking Bad)
Nominated for: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
As one of the main writers on Breaking Bad, George Mastras has been responsible for some of the series’ most incredible moments, from the Gus Fring backstory in “Hermanos” to the terrifying end of “Crawl Space.” But without question, one of Mastras’ greatest contributions to the show came in scripting the fifth season’s “Dead Freight.” Featuring one of Walt and Jesse’s craziest schemes, the episode is nearly 40 full minutes of pure tension as the duo works to try and rob a train without anyone else in the world being the wiser, and the writer truly deserves to be rewarded for his incredible work with the Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series Emmy.
Not only is the episode easily one of the most thrilling we’ve seen in the show’s five year run, it features one of the best endings in the history of Breaking Bad. After keeping the audience in raw suspense for the entire length of the train robbery, everything beautifully comes crashing down when the events of the episode are finally tied back to the seemingly non sequitur cold open that featured a little boy with a motorbike collecting spiders in the desert. The final moments are some of the most shocking we’ve seen on television in a long time, and Mastras deserves the credit for a masterful job well done.
Jessica's pick: Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live)
Nominated for: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Saturday Night Live has been an institution on NBC for numerous years, and when a TV program has been on the air since 1975, it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that the show has been nominated for a slew of awards. I say nominated rather than won, however, because while SNL has picked up some awards for direction and lighting, the awards for its talented cast have come fewer and farther between, and have mostly been picked up in recent years by Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon for guest stints. This year, Bill Hader has been nominated for the second time in the prestigious “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” and it’s high time an SNL cast member is able to take home the award.
For eight seasons, Hader became one of the guys who popped up in nearly every sketch and was known for making bug-eyed faces and creating world characters. Then, he created Stefon, a character which became a household name an is at least partially responsible for why Hader is on this list. He has been SNL’s biggest asset over the last several years, and he deserves the chance to take an Emmy home—especially since it’s his last shot. Hader has some stiff competition, competing against three of the Modern Family guys, as well as on-trend Girls supporting actor Adam Driver, and Tony Hale from Veep, but it would be the icing on the cake for a great man and a great career to let SNL take this one home, this once.
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