Last September I wrote a post, "Great Buffoons in TV history," and mentioned that Rainn Wilson deserved an Emmy nomination for his work as Dwight Schrute on The Office.
So we are happy to note the good news that Wilson was nominated for an Emmy yesterday as best supporting actor in a comedy show.
Someone gives this guy a couple Schrute bucks -- and the Emmy.
Other miscellaneous Emmy notes:
* Kathy Griffin was nominated for best reality TV series for My Life on the D List. She's competing against Antiques Roadshow, which makes me laugh.
* A hilarious episode of The Office, "The Gay Witch Hunt," was nominated for outstanding writing and direction.
* Scrubs "My Musical," one of the best single episodes of TV comedy I think I've ever seen in any year, also was nominated for outstanding direction, as was the superb season finale of Lost.
* Ricky Gervais as Andy Millman (Extras) and Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy (30 Rock) both were nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series. (Without even mentioning the other great nominees, what a choice! I'd opt for Baldwin.)
* Both Michael Emerson as Ben and Terry O'Quinn as John Locke were nominated for outstanding supporting actor for Lost. But wherefore art thou Juliet?
* Top Chef and Project Runway both were nominated for outstanding reality-competition series. I'd give Runway the nod as Top Chef lost some flavor in its second season. Top Chef, while still entertaining and still on my Tivo, has become once extended product placement/commercial.
* If you look at all the variety nominations, you don't see Jay Leno much, eh? David Letterman once again was deservedly nominated for outstanding individual performance in a variety or music program; outstanding writing; and outstanding variety, music or comedy series. No Jay in any of these three categories.
Looks like the Dancing Itos can't save Jay this time.