I was thrilled to find out that Little Dorrit received 11 nominations for the Emmy awards but then it dawned on me that they ignored Matthew Macfadyen and Claire Foy...what??!! How can that be? I feel bad for MM - he should have been recognized but what about Claire????!!!! The lovely Miss Foy was enchanting, sweet and mesmerizing. She did an awesome job of portraying the title character of Little Dorrit around whom the whole plot revolved. Had her performance been less than adequate, the whole series would have suffered.
This camper ain't happy...
On a happy note, here are the NOMINATIONS:
**Both Tom Courtenay and Andy Serkis for Outstanding Supporting Actors in a mini-series
*Andrew Davies for Outstanding writing
*Dearbhla Walsh was nominated for Outstanding Director in a mini-series
*Outstanding Casting for a Mini-series, Movie or Special
*Outstanding Art Direction, Cinematography, Costumes, Hairstyling
*Outstanding Music Composition - John Lunn
I noticed another series that received 14 nominations: Into the Storm
(Brendan Gleeson and Janet McTeer star as Winston Churchill and his wife)
Has anyone seen this one? I hadn't heard of it! I gather it's a sequel to The Gathering Storm which I'd like to see but haven't yet. (Albert Finney and Vanessa Redgrave star as the Churchills )
I was curious as to who did get nominated instead of Claire Foy...
(I'm sorry but I think it's a case of Americans voting for Americans they know...I don't mean to discredit the performances of these actresses but it just seems too bad that the lead character of a series with so many nominations be left out!)
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
- Drew Barrymore, as Little Edie,Grey Gardens - HBO
- Jessica Lange, as Big EdieGrey Gardens - HBO
- Sigourney Weaver, as Mary GriffithPrayers For Bobby - Lifetime
- Shirley MacLaine, as Coco ChanelCoco Chanel - Lifetime
- Chandra Wilson, as YvonneAccidental Friendship - Hallmark Channel
Here are the actors that were received more votes that Matthew. Really?? I can't believe they want to overlook Mr. Macfadyen's performance...
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Kevin Bacon, as LtCol Mike Strobl, Taking Chance - HBO
Brendan Gleeson, as Winston Churchill, Into The Storm - HBO
Kenneth Branagh, as Kurt Wallander, Wallander: One Step Behind - PBS
Kevin Kline, as Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano de Bergerac (Great Performances) - PBS
Sir Ian McKellen, as King Lear, King Lear (Great Performances) - PBS
Kiefer Sutherland, as Jack Bauer, 24: Redemption - FOX
I checked to see which other mini-series Little Dorrit is up against and there's only one other in that category - "Generation Kill"
Needless to say, I'm hoping that Little D takes that category!!