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Nolan's Pop Culture Review, 2006!
EMMY WINNERS, 2006. Here are the winners of the top awards in 2006 at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 58th annual ceremony at L.A.'s Shrine Auditorium, Sunday, August 27th. Nominess in black, Winners in blue.
Drama Series
Grey's Anatomy
The Sopranos
The West Wing
Actor in a Drama Series
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Peter Krause, Six Feet Under
Denis Leary, Rescue Me
Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Martin Sheen, The West Wing
Actress in a Drama Series
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under
Geena Davis, Commander in Chief
Allison Janney, The West Wing
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Alan Alda, The West Wing
Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos
Gregory Itzin, 24
Oliver Platt, Huff
William Shatner, Boston Legal
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Blythe Danner, Huff
Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
Jean Smart, 24
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy
Comedy Series
The Office
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Two and a Half Men
Actor in a Comedy Series
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Kevin James, The King of Queens
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men
Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Stockard Channing, Out of Practice
Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Debra Messing, Will & Grace
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Will Arnett, Arrested Development
Bryan Cranston, Malcolm in the Middle
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
Supporting Actress Comedy Series
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace
Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Jaime Pressly, My Name is Earl
Alfre Woodard, Desperate Housewives
Reality Program
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Antiques Roadshow
The Dog Whisperer
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
Penn & Teller: Bullshit
Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Elizabeth I
Bleak House (Masterpiece Theatre)
Into the West
Sleeper Cell
TV Movie
The Girl In the Cafe
Flight 93
The Flight That Fought Back
Mrs. Harris
More Winners...
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Kelly Mcdonald, The Girl in the Café
Best Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Best Directing for a Comedy Series: My Name is Earl, Pilot (Mark Buckland, director)
Best Writing for a Comedy Series: My Name is Earl, Pilot (written by Greg Garcia)
Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Barry Manilow
Best Directing for a Drama Series: 24, "7:00 AM - 8:00 AM" (Jon Cassar, director)
Best Writing for a Drama Series: The Sopranos, "Members Only" (written by Terence Winter)
Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Jeremy Irons, Elizabeth I
Best Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: 78th Annual Academy Awards (Louis J. Horvitz, director)
Best Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Andre Braugher, Thief
Best Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Elizabeth I, Tom Hooper
Best Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: The Girl in the Café, Richard Curtis
Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Helen Mirren, Elizabeth I
Established A.D. 2000, March 19. Now in our seventh calendar year!
Number 336  (Vol. 7, No. 35). This edition is for the week of August 28--September 3, 2006.

Winners and Losers

  • Dodging Ernesto
  • Case Dismissed Against Karr
  • The Emmys
  • Gilligan's Boat For Sale?
    by Michael A. Smith

    "Trust The Man"

    by Mark Terry

    An Open Note To Rick Danford

    by Andy Lalino

    There's No '80s In Your 30s .... VHS Grindhouse - "Terror in the Haunted House" .... Disney Authorization

    by Mike Smith

    I Shot JFK .... Goodbye, Pa Kent .... My Favorite Films, Part 35: "Carrie"

    Dodging Hurricane Ernesto
    It came as a great relief to me when, over the weekend, the next Doomsday storm predicted to hit Tampa, Ernesto, not only shifted East, but was seriously downgraded to a Tropical Storm then a Depression. It never recovered from its encounter with Cuban mountains before it hit the southern tip of Florida. For this I am very grateful.
       Last Saturday, the predicted storm track took it directly into and over Tampa. Yes, the storm was still several days out but I take everything seriously storm-wise since Hurricane Charley (2004) screwed up lives in Florida for years to come.
       As I write these words, Ernesto has not yet moved northward into the central interior of Florida, but even when it does, it's not expected to be much more than a rain event (altho likely a most drenching one). It is predicted to exit back out into the Atlantic around Daytona Beach, then possibly re-strengthen on its way to the Carolinas.
    Case Dropped Against John Mark Karr
       In a case twist that shocked virtually no one, the case against John Mark Karr for the murder of JonBenet Ramsey has been officially dropped by the Boulder, Colorado DA's office. Reason being that Karr's DNA did not match any samples taken from the crime scene (nor did he himself expect it to). Obviously a delusional man with serious mental problems and functioning solely on an obsession with the Ramsey case, Karr is expected to be prosecuted on other sex-offender charges later.
       What gets me is this guy basically got what he wanted: a free trip to America from Thailand where he was likely about to get serious jail time (in really nasty places) for child sex charges there. Even if he spends time in an American hoosgow, he'll have it better than he would have in Thailand, and he knows it.
       On an interesting side-note, a top FBI profiler of serial killers was interviewed about the original Ramsey case. In his opinion, the phony-baloney ransom note was more indicative of Patsy Ramsey's style than anyone else's. Of course, Patsy Ramsey died earlier this summer, so we'll never know from her. If it's true and she was responsible, I believe, eventually, the senior Mr. Ramsey will reveal it.
    This Year's Emmy's
       Due to my work schedule I could only catch very little bits of this, but the general consensus is host Conan O'Brien did a fantastic job and will likely get the gig again next year.
       As for the shows that won, I was holding out for personal favorite, House M.D., which unfortunately got locked out for odds-on favorite, 24, and its star, Kiefer Sutherland (proud papa Donald was in the audience getting justifiably all choked up).
       Check the list at left for any other winners you may be interested in. I don't watch much television anymore (independent film has spoiled me on the creativity levels), but I do watch some.
       And I will have to revise my references in the future: what I've been calling "Reality TV" turns out to actually be referred to as "Reality-Competition Program" (American Idol, Survivor, and its ilk that I despise). "Reality TV" (Penn & Teller: Bullshit, Antiques Roadshow) are quite remarkable, I'm a big fan and an unwavering supporter. Ah, the name game.
    Gilligan's Boat For Sale
       I couldn't resist this piece of nostalgia that came across the internet newsscreens the other day. One of four boats used to play the S.S Minnow on the classic '60s sitcom, Gilligan's Island, is for sale.
       The 1964 twin-diesel, 36-foot mahogany Wheeler Express Cruiser can be had for the low, low price of $89,000! ($99,000 Canadian. And this is after $180,000 worth of work was done to restore it.) Current owner Scotty Taylor of Parksville, British Columbia, is 70 years old and is tired of the maintenance hassles.
       According to the
    Gilligan's Island website his version of The Minnow was the third out of four used for the show. It is featured under the opening credits of Season 2.

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