Today marks the star of the fall 2014 semester! After a slow, low-profile summer, we’re ready for another couple months of reservations, class screenings, and paper-writing. Today is also the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. This is highly unusual, given that the Emmys usually air in September on Sunday, but we like to think that the television industry conspired with AU to give you the ultimate after-class activity.
If you’ve enjoyed television in the last year, this year’s Emmy ceremony is one to watch. There are many contentious categories (will Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory sweep comedy awards again, or is it time for Orange is the New Black?), but the big draw will be the showdown between Breaking Bad and True Detective. Both shows had truly standout seasons, and Bryan Cranston and Matthew McConaughey can both make a solid case for being the best Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
The Emmys begin in about four hours, but that’s enough time to watch one or two episodes of some of the best shows. There are many, many programs nominated for the Emmy this year, but we’d like to direct your attention to the big ones in contention (though many are not yet on DVD).
Outstanding Comedy Series
Orange is the New Black, Season 1 – HU DVD 11416
Outstanding Television Movie
Sherlock, “His Last Vow” – HU DVD 7958