It’s not easy for me to argue with most of the Emmy wins. I do understand honoring “Breaking Bad” for its final season. I also get that “Modern Family” is really, really good.
I was very pleased to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman rewarded for their oustanding work in “Sherlock,” winning the the lead and supporting actor in a movie or miniseries, respectively. However, that meant that Idris Elba did not win in the lead category. Elba’s portrayal of detective chief inspector John Luther is nothing short of phenomenal, and Elba has already announced that “Luther” won’t be returning for another season.
There is always talk of ‘snubs,’ and possibly no snub was more talked about this year than the non-nomination of “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany, who plays eight — count them… EIGHT — different characters, all portrayed brilliantly. Maslany brings each one of these characters to a life of their own on screen, and that kind of talent is rare.
In the end, the biggest disappointment of the night, for me, was in the supporting actor category, where “Breaking Bad” actor Aaron Paul beat out Peter Dinklage, whose performance on “Game of Thrones” is, in my opinion, the absolute best on television. Disappointing.