Saturday, May 23, 2009

Will Anna Paquin suffer the curse of the vampires at the Emmys?

From LATimes blog

I am positive she will get nominated- I am most interested in seeing if Nelsan get a nomination.The Emmy Awards will officially announce the list of hotly-anticipated 2009 nominees on the morning of Thursday, July 16, 2009.

The 61st Emmy Awards ceremony will follow on ABC Television on Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 8PM.

**It's also interesting to note that this The U.S. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will expand the number of nominees from five to six in the 10 major categories for the prime-time Emmy Awards. The categories are outstanding comedy and drama programs, lead actor and actress in a comedy and drama series, and supporting actor and actress in a comedy and drama series.

Anna Paquin True Blood Sarah Michelle Gellar Buffy the Vampire Slayer

There's an eerie parallel between the Emmy bid by Anna Paquin ("True Blood") and that of Sarah Michelle Gellar. Back during the heyday of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997-2003), Gellar had a strong cult following among fans and TV critics, but Emmys voters seemed to turn away in horror just like Oscar voters shunned Bela Lugosi in "Dracula."

Fantasy fare performs poorly at most industry awards, of course, but Gellar apparently wouldn't easily forgive the fact that neither she nor her hit show had ever been nominated (at least for best drama series -- it was in the running for lowly tech awards). When the TV academy tried to make amends to "Buffy" in its final year by staging a tribute gala at its headquarters in North Hollywood, Gellar was conspicuously absent. Even though it was after sunset.

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