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Lost Gets Dissed by Emmy Voters

Henry Ian Cusick So let me get this straight ... "Lost" wins last year's Outstanding Drama Series Emmy, but this year it doesn't even get nominated in the same category? Isn't there a law against this kind of thing?

Alas, it's true. "Lost" got the cold shoulder from Emmy voters in all the major categories. The only notable "Lostie" was Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond), who scored a nod for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Now, Des did a lovely job, but what about Michael Emerson (Henry Gale)? He was creepy incarnate and yet, nothing ... not even a pat on the head. Do the Emmy voters even watch the shows?

"Lost" did manage to rack up a few of the less-sexy nominations, most notably Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing For a Drama Series, and Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series.

You can view the full list of nominees at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences site. -- Mac

Ok, I agree that it seems unfair and really odd that Lost didn't get one single nomination in the big categories but I see no need to downplay Henry Ian Cusick's landing the nom for Best Guest Staring Actor in a Drama Series. While it's true that Michael Emerson's "Henry Gale" was awesome ... Michael was doing what he does best (and, by the way has won an Emmy for already) ... creepy. No one does creepy like Michael! But what Henry Ian Cusick did was bring to life a character that few actors could have pulled off believably. In just 3 episodes (4 if you count the finale as 2 since it was 2 hrs long), Mr. Cusick ran the gamut on emotions. From scared, to brave, caring and concerned to harsh and cruel, loving and tender to angry and bitter ... not to mention one mean-butt drunk! ;) Desmond is a character that actors kill to get cast as and TPTB not only saw his talent in his audition but Ian delivered a top performance in every ... single ... scene!

Thanks!

#1. Posted by: jbdean at July 6, 2006 6:48 PM

Guess I have to boycott the Emmy Awards this year--(just like every year, except usually it's not a conscious boycott)!

#2. Posted by: Guvna at July 7, 2006 4:28 PM

I have to agree with jbdean, while Faux Henry should've at least been nominated, Henry Ian Cusick's performance was simply stunning. He managed to make that character his own, in a way that other actors could only dream about. Then again, you could also say the same thing about most of the actors/actresses in Lost, good ol' Des had the strength of some amazing writing behind him, but the rest was his own.

...And boy was it his!

#3. Posted by: lyndak at July 20, 2006 7:50 AM

Has anyone seen Ian starring as Jesus on the TBN channel? I caught sight of him while channel-surfing one night and he was right there. I didn't care for his portrayal in that movie as much but I do love him as Desmond. I hope he survives to come back in season 3.

#4. Posted by: cmonroe at July 28, 2006 9:57 AM

@cmonroe: Somehow, I could picture him as Jesus one day! I think it's because he kinda looks like Jim Caviezel in some shots (the guy from "The Passion"). I bet he makes an interesting Jesus with that Scottish brogue! :)

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