'True Blood' star Stephen Moyer's Emmy picks include 'Glee,' 'Breaking Bad'
So as Emmy campaigning is heating up, there is much talk about whether the HBO series -- which had a breakout year in 2009 -- and its actors will get a stab at the "big awards" when the nominations are announced on July 8.
Stephen Moyer, who plays "True Blood's" Bill Compton, may be considered biased when it comes to his show deserving some golden statues this year. He believes that the series is breaking new ground.
"I think that's one of the things our show does," Moyer tells Zap2it. "And it is amazing really because it does it constantly, brings you something that you have never seen on television. Firsts that you have never seen before."
Moyer is not shy about expressing his admiration for other shows he believes deserve a nod, as well.
"I have made no secret of the fact that 'Breaking Bad' is my favorite show," he says. "I think Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, it would be wonderful if they both could get best actor nominations. They are f***** brilliant. Love the show. Love the way it is written. Love the way it is shot."
He continues, "Love 'Mad Men.' I thought Season 3 was fantastic. Big fan of Jon Hamm, love John Slattery."
He also shares one favorite with his fiancée, Anna Paquin, who plays "True Blood's" heroine, Sookie Stackhouse.
"We have just started watching 'Glee,' me and my missus," Moyer tells us. "And it is so much more complex and interesting than I thought it would be, and I think in the world of television that we are living in now I should have expected it to be. I thought it was going to be one thing and it really isn't. It's absolutely brilliant, complex and dark and twisted and funny, as well as being a musical."
Moyer believes that "True Blood" and other shows are helping to up the creative ante on television.
"When you got Matthew Weiner ['Mad Men'] and Vince Gilligan ['Breaking Bad'] and Alan Ball ['True Blood'] helming shows and creating this extraordinary work," he says, "it just inspires everybody else to do better and better stuff."
Season 3 of "True Blood" premieres Sunday, June 13 on HBO.
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