By Gary P Jackson
Could Sarah Palin add Emmy winner to her resume? You bet'cha!
From the L.A. Times:
Sarah Palin is definitely a candidate ... for an Emmy
While Sarah Palin is busy touring America, she might want to plan a stop in Hollywood in September. While political pundits speculate about whether she'll seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012, she may potentially receive an Emmy nomination next month. She's an executive producer of her series "Sarah Palin's Alaska," which the TLC network has entered for consideration in four categories: cinematography, picture editing, music composition and best reality program
This would be quite a coup for Sarah Palin and TLC. The cinematography for the series was breathtaking and the musical score was moving. Obviously I'm biased as they come, but I think the travel-adventure series was by far the best "reality" show out there. To me it's really a misnomer to call the show a "reality" show in the first place, it's a far deeper series, but there you have it.
Mark Whittington opines:
TLC has entered "Sarah Palin's Alaska" in four categories: cinematography, picture editing, music composition and best reality program.
Just from an artistic quality standard, the show does deserve at least a nomination in these categories. From a Hollywood political standard, one cannot imagine any possibility that Palin's reality series would win anything. If there is one place where she is hated more than the newsrooms of America's lamestream media, it is Hollywood.
Of course, the hatred is not universal. Recently Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, not exactly in Palin's political camp, did stick up for her during the email kerfuffle. One suspects there a few in Hollywood who secretly like the Lady from Wasilla but, adhering to the politics that dare not speak its name in Tinseltown, remains pretty much silent about that fact.
One can just imagine the pandemonium that would ensue at the Emmy Awards ceremony this fall if Palin were to actually win Best Reality Show. It would be as if righty film director John Milius had won something for one of his movies. The rioting inside the hall would liven up an otherwise dull evening as the Mama Grizzly comes up to the stage to accept her award.
Just nominating Palin might actually be a good PR move. It would not only contradict the truism that Hollywood hates conservatives, but would create a lot of buzz and then ratings as people tune in to wonder will she or won't she win and what happens then.
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