Watch This: The Hollywood Reporter's Emmy Campaign Is Really Funny
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards are just around the corner. If you are a highfalutin TV junkie, than Emmy night is your night! Emmy snobs have a certain air of pompous victory when their favorite shows take home big awards, especially cult favorites with poor ratings. It's a "see, I told you this was a good show," type of pride that people have for their programs. Conversely, when the judges pass up a clear winner, television fans feel robbed and complain how no one understands real art.
Despite the Emmys being another award show in which Hollywood obnoxiously slaps itself five, it is way less annoying than the Oscars. It is hard for actors to get all weepy over how "brave" their producer is when they star in a sitcom about community college. For the past few years the Emmys have been fairly predictable and par for the course, but there were a few shake ups this year that might make things more interesting and maybe someone will show up really toasted.
There's not much to discuss leading up to the Emmys, in my opinion. The pundits have nothing else to do but wax poetics over who will or who won't win and most of the critics seem to agree on the same people taking a statue home. There's not all that much to discuss until the Emmys roll around on September 23.
In the meantime, The Hollywood Reporter has been showcasing political "commercial-style clips" of nominated actors and actresses' co-stars pitching to the academy why their preferred nom should win. Some of them are pretty hilarious.
Jim O'Heir Campaigns for Amy Poehler
Jim O'Heir plays the often-overlooked character Jerry Gergich on NBC's Parks and Recreation. He is so ignored that no one even knows his real last name. So it is completely fitting, and very funny, that O'Heir's pitch for Poehler would involve being pushed aside again.