The EWwy Awards 2013

Fed up with what they saw as ridiculous nominations by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Entertainment Weekly decided to turn the Emmy's upside down (ewwy -- get it?) and award those shows deemed by the magazine and its readers as snubbed. They announced the winners today:

Best Drama Series
Orphan Black — 31.07%
Scandal — 27.36%
Sons of Anarchy — 17.61%
Parenthood — 13.45%
The Americans — 10.51%

Best Actor, Drama
Tony Goldwyn, Scandal — 27.98%
Timothy Olyphant, Justified — 24.08%
Jonny Lee Miller, Elementary — 23.21%
Matthew Rhys, The Americans — 18.23%
Aden Young, Rectify — 6.49%

Best Actress, Drama
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black — 42.77%
Emmy Rossum, Shameless — 24.75%
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy — 13.66%
Keri Russell, The Americans — 10.34%
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife — 8.47%

Best Supporting Actor, Drama
John Noble, Fringe — 26.32%
Jeff Perry, Scandal — 23.71%
Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel — 19.25%
Corey Stoll, House of Cards — 13.02%
Michael Cudlitz, Southland — 9.94%
David Harewood, Homeland — 7.76%

Best Supporting Actress, Drama
Natalie Dormer, Game of Thrones — 29.99%
Monica Potter, Parenthood — 26.38%
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville — 14.31%
Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy — 12.04%
Regina King, Southland — 11.97%
Abigail Spencer, Rectify — 5.31%

Best Comedy Series
Parks and Recreation — 37.71%
New Girl — 25.51%
How I Met Your Mother — 25.47%
The Mindy Project — 8.66%
Enlightened — 2.66%

Best Actor, Comedy
Jake Johnson, New Girl — 38.02%
Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation — 28.25%
Neil Flynn, The Middle — 23.23%
Adam DeVine, Workaholics — 7.63%
Josh Gad, 1600 Penn — 2.87%

Best Actress, Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl — 33.37%
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project — 24.52%
Portia de Rossi, Arrested Development — 19.38%
Lea Michele, Glee — 18.42%
Dakota Johnson, Ben & Kate — 4.31%

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy
Max Greenfield, New Girl — 37.20%
Damon Wayans Jr., Happy Endings — 24.47%
Will Arnett, Arrested Development — 22.83%
Taran Killam, Saturday Night Live — 11.43%
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele — 2.38%
Jordan Peele, Key & Peele — 1.69%

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy
Cobie Smulders, How I Met Your Mother — 29.77%
Jessica Walter, Arrested Development — 23.66%
Casey Wilson, Happy Endings — 22.37%
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live — 10.37%
Zosia Mamet, Girls — 9.50%
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer — 4.34%

I think they got a lot of the drama right, but the comedy I'm not so sure. If anyone watches New Girl, is it really that good? I can't comment as I've never seen a single episode.

Let us know what you think. Are they at least closer than the Emmys?

7 comments:

Melissa said...

It took me awhile to get what exactly a "Ewwy" was but very creative on Entertainment Weekly's part! I'm all for shows that don't get the respect they deserve being acknowledged.

Jess Lynde said...

It's not really a "better than the Emmys" kind of thing though. Rather, it's a "who was the biggest snub" in each category. It would be interesting for them to take the winner in each category and put them into a vote against the actual Emmy nominees and see who comes out on top. Because many of the Emmy nominees are deserving. I'd certainly pick Tatiana Maslany over the other nominated ladies in that category, but I'm definitely not picking John Noble (good as he is) over Aaron Paul or Jonathan Banks.

Still, nice to see some kind of recognition for the Rectify folks. I watched that recently, and Aden Young and Abigail Spencer were both very, very good.

My biggest quibble with these is that apparently Noah Emmerich (The Americans) didn't even make the cut as a nominee for Supporting Actor. Seriously? He was biggest snub in that category to my mind. But I guess I'm very alone in that. :(

sunbunny said...

LOVE that Orphan Black is getting some love! Nice to see Scandal too. I've seen a couple eps of New Girl, but it didn't really speak to me in any way. I think the Emmys does pretty well when it comes to comedies (the nominations at least, they always seem to go with the same winners, which is annoying).

Billie Doux said...

It does seem like a more Billie-friendly list of shows and actors than the Emmys. But that applies to just about anyone's list. :)

Anonymous said...

Yay for Tatiana..She's so gifted and amazing. New Girl is okay..I didn't last more than a few eps but the cast seem funny enough. Yay for Natalie Dormer also.
Anna

Juliette said...

Yes, New Girl is completely awesome. One of my biggest obsessions of the past year. Nick Miller is both my masculine self and the love of my life.

Er, to answer the question, yeah it's pretty good!

Juliette said...

(Like nearly all sitcoms - in fact, like nearly all shows - New Girl gets better as it goes along, especially in the second season).