"Game Change," "Hatfields & McCoys," "Hemingway & Gellhorn," Luther," "Sherlock" and "American Horror Story"were nominated Thursday morning for best miniseries or movie at this year's 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Adapted from the 2010 book "Game Change," the HBO political drama follows former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's path during the 2008 presidential campaign. Julianne Moore stars as Palin with Ed Harris as Sen. John McCain and Woody Harrelson as campaign strategist Steve Schmidt.
I usually only pay minimal attention to the Emmy's (I enjoy the Oscars somewhat more.) however my daughter is a huge fan and watches it pretty much every year with her friends.
However for some reason, and I simply have no idea why, THIS year's Emmy ceremony is of much more interest to me than those in the past.
No seriously I have a lot of favorites, from "American Horror Story" (one of the few made for TV horror series that is TRULY scary.), to "The Big Bang Theory" (That Sheldon Cooper character cracks me up every time!), to "Game of Thrones" (What's NOT to love?), that I am rooting for this year.
But of course the one I am the most interested in watching win a whole slew of Emmys (They are nominated for 12!) is "Game Change."
Especially since I am pretty sure that every win will be accompanied by the sound of Sarah Palin winging a can of moose stew against a refrigerator somewhere in...where is she now?
Oh that's right, Las Vegas. (Warning link goes to pro-Palin site.)
Though for that matter I also liked the Tina Fey version better.
What am I saying? I even like THIS one better than the real thing.