I don't know who said this, but I think that person is a freaking genius.
Days before the 2007 Primetime Emmy statuettes were handed out, TV critics and bloggers have touted the just-ended mafia series The Sopranos as the drama series that would sweep the awards in the drama category.
So today, I watched "Through The Looking Glass" online, and then the "Pilot Parts 1 & 2" and the season one finale "Exodus Parts 1 & 2" on DVD. I didn't even watch the ceremonies.
Just to recap, LOST went zero-for-two at the Creative Emmys last week. The following were LOST's nominations for the Primetime Emmys:
Outstanding Directing For A Drama for Jack Bender's direction of "Through The Looking Glass"
Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series for Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse's writing of the same episode
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for Michael Emerson's portrayal of Benjamin Linus and for Terry O'Quinn's portrayal of John Locke
As predicted (by everyone else), Alan Taylor won the directing statuette for The Sopranos. Also, David Chase won the writing award for The Sopranos' series finale.
The Sopranos also took the Outstanding Drama Series award that LOST was snubbed for. I'm pretty sure Darlton are consoling themselves with the fact that a worthy series won the best drama series award. If Boston Legal won, then we'd all be so pissed off.
The beautiful thing about tonight is that LOST won one award. It was a long time coming too.
Terry O'Quinn, our beloved John Locke, took home the Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series award!!!
Way to go, Terry! Woo hoo!!!
He was nominated in the same category with Naveen Andrews in the 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards, but lost to William Shatner of Boston Legal. Such is an example of the injustice in this world.
Although injustice and unfairness in the entertainment industry is very common, the Lord still rewards those who deserve accolades when they deserve it.
LOST may have been snubbed in the outstanding drama series category, but Terry O'Quinn's exemplary acting has finally been recognised.