And now... the nominations for the Bizarro Emmys
It doesn't matter if the show died a quick and painless death, if it was critically derided for much of its short run, it's so obscure no one has ever heard of it, or it's an established -- and sometimes quite good -- show whose chances of being nominated are about the same as our seeing dinosaurs roaming the planet in our lifetimes.
This isn't an ego thing, surprisingly enough; the academy encourages casts and crews from all shows to submit themselves for a nomination, likely under the axiom that you've got to be in it to win it ( did you hear that, Charlie Sheen?). What this all-inclusive attitude can lead to, though, is some pretty funny discoveries.
So, let's pretend that we're in the Bizarro world for a little while -- anyone who's a fan of Superman or "Seinfeld" should get the reference -- where up is down, backwards is forwards, and the Cubs are the 27-time World Series champions. Oh, and there are Bizarro Emmys there, too, but there they just call them "The Emmys." Who would be nominated for a Bizarro Emmy? Let's find out:
NOMINATIONS FOR THE 63rd PRIMETIME BIZARRO EMMYS
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jason Biggs, "Mad Love"
Blake Anderson, "Workaholics"
Ed Marinaro, "Blue Mountain State"
Matthew Perry, "Mr. Sunshine"
Oliver Hudson, "Rules of Engagement"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Essence Atkins, "Are We There Yet?"
Jennifer Finnigan, "Better With You"
Melissa Joan Hart, "Melissa & Joey"
JoAnna Garcia Swisher, "Better With You"
Billie Piper, "Secret Diary of a Call Girl"
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jim Belushi, "The Defenders"
Martin Henderson, "Off The Map"
Robbie Jones, "Hellcats"
Jason Ritter, "The Event"
Shane West, "Nikita"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Ashley Benson, "Pretty Little Liars"
Kate Del Castro, "La Reina Del Sur"
Janeane Garafolo, "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior"
Summer Glau, "The Cape"
Sarah Shahi, "Fairly Legal"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Will Sasso, "$#*! My Dad Says"
Christian Slater, "Breaking In"
David Spade, "Rules of Engagement"
David Garland Pires, "True Jackson, VP"
Tim Jo, "Glory Daze"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Pippa Black, "Outsourced"
Olivia Munn, "Perfect Couples"
Kelee Stewart, "My Boys"
Debra Jo Rupp, "Better With You"
Jessica Walter, "Retired at 35"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jerry O'Connell, "The Defenders"
Blair Underwood, "The Event"
Martin Klebba, "The Cape"
Romany Malco, "No Ordinary Family"
Corey Stoll, "Law and Order: LA"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Tricia Helfer, "Dark Blue"
Julie Benz, "No Ordinary Family"
Mamie Gummer, "Off the Map"
Laura Innes, "The Event"
Vanessa Marano, "Scoundrels"
Outstanding Comedy Series
"Blue Mountain State"
"$#*! My Dad Says"
"Melissa & Joey"
Outstanding Drama Series
"Law & Order: LA"
Who would you nominate for the Bizarro Emmys?