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Skunked Again

0 and 5 last night.

What can you say?  BREAKING BAD was a juggernaut.  A great show with a great final season.

(But Peter Dinklage was robbed).

Personally I am now 0 and 6 in the Emmy derby.

This was the 66th annual Emmy Awards.  66 years, and no science fiction or fantasy series has ever been honored.  Many have been nominated, yes.  None have ever won.

Just sayin'

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hippoiathanatoi
Aug. 26th, 2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
Small correction, George: Lost won Best Drama in its first season, and it more or less falls inside the SF/F category.
David Rosenblatt
Aug. 26th, 2014 07:34 pm (UTC)
It did, yes, but at the time it barely fit that category. LOST delved into fully fledged sci-fi (and sometimes fully fledged magic) in its later seasons. In its first season, the most sci-fish thing was the mystery monster which turned out to be a smoke...thing at the end of the season. It wasn't even called the smoke monster until later.
nycfalcon
Aug. 27th, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
You are correct. Nobody knew it was a modern sci-fi/fantasy when it won. They thought it was a modern day survival mystery with a dash of black ops.
sakuraberries
Aug. 26th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
I dunno; I would consider LOST to be more drama than typical SF/F.
volturnus8
Aug. 26th, 2014 09:22 pm (UTC)
Lost is fantasy. 0 science, only fiction.
hippoiathanatoi
Aug. 27th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
I grouped SF/F together since that's common. GRRM noted neither SF nor fantasy series ever made it in...

So, yeah, a fantasy show won once in 66 years.
volturnus8
Aug. 28th, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
On another subject: could I ask you some things about the military strength of each region in Westeros? I know you've already answered that for the RPG book from 2005 and in a video some years later, but I figured you had access to a bunch of new info while working on The World of Ice and Fire.
A LOT of fan projects would benefit A LOT from your help. It's very hard to find accurate numbers, and people always fight over it.
idemandjustice
Aug. 26th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
The first season didn't have a lot of SF/F elements yet, I think. Unless I'm forgetting something, which is possible, because I haven't watched it in years.
jeffr23
Aug. 26th, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
Locke's magic healing was a thing from the third episode on. The first season also had the cursed numbers, an accurate psychic, and most of the weirdness around Walt in it.

Also, 3rd Rock from the Sun won two Series Emmies.
hippoiathanatoi
Aug. 27th, 2014 02:43 pm (UTC)
Indeed. I think the fantastical/supernatural elements are enough to qualify, since they were fairly key to the story's mysteries, which in turn were a big part of the popularity.

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