Article first published as Why Hugh Laurie Must Win the Emmy in 2010-Part 1 on Blogcritics.
Dear Emmy Awards People:
I know that the nominations will not be announced for another three weeks, but the buzz has already begun. And I thought it was my duty to weigh in on one of Emmy’s most egregious oversights in recent years.
So. Listen up! This is the year Hugh Laurie must finally get his due from you guys. House, M.D. is starting its seventh season, and although Mr. Laurie has been nominated in four of its five years thus far (boo, hiss for really missing that second season!), he has yet to receive one of those golden statuettes. This is the year. Really. Seriously. The. Year.
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I’m working on a new piece for Blogcritics: why Hugh Laurie absolutely MUST get the Emmy this year. I will be highlighting specific scenes over the years, excerpting the dialogue and then what he does with the writers’ words to make them come so incredibly alive. His performance is always so real and natural it’s easy to overlook just how powerful his acting can be. So…
For example in Season one DNR when Dr. Marty comes to “pull the plug” on John Henry Giles. What’s said and what comes across are remarkably different.
What I’m asking you all for are your favorite acting scenes from six years of House. I will include as many in the article as I can without going overboard. Just name the scenes–one from each season if you can. Use the comments below to do it.
This may all be an academic discussion if House isn’t nominated for best drama next Thursday, but I’m running a little poll on Blogcritics. A little pre-nomination day speculation, as it were.
Participate right here
I have been asked to pass this on and encourage you to sign the petition. Lisa Edelstein did a fabulous job this year with more challenges and screentime than she’s gotten since the season’s start. Between her baby Rachel and “big baby” House, her character had her hands full, so…click the link and sign on the line!