Hollywood Honors The Hackish “Game Change” Over The Superior “Hatfield’s & McCoy’s”

Hollywood just couldn’t help itself in this election year, voting for HBO’s “Game Change” (about Sarah Palin’s selection as John McCain’s vice presidential nominee) over and over again. Were it a normal year that might not be shocking, but in this year’s Emmy Awards the voters managed to snub Kevin Costner’s “Hatfield’s & McCoy’s” as well as “American Horror Story” and “Downton Abbey.” Any of the three of those is more deserving of an Emmy than the mostly panned “Game Change.”

Here’s how the Miniseries or Movie category went:

Outstanding Writing Miniseries or Movie: ‘Game Change’
Best Actress Miniseries or Movie: Julianne Moore ‘Game Change’
Directing Miniseries or Movie: ‘Game Change’
Lead Actor Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner ‘Hatfield’s & McCoy’s’
Best Miniseries or Movie: Game Change’

‘Hatfield’s & McCoy’s’ and “Downton Abbey” picked up Best Supporting Actors wins, but the overwhelming love for “Game Change” did a disservice to “Hatfield’s & McCoy’s,” which should have cleaned up the category.

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Posted by on September 24, 2012.
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Doug Johnson is a news junkie and long time blog reader, turned author.

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  • Brucehenry

    Says you.

    I did like Hatfields and McCoys, though. Watched every episode the night it aired and watched ‘em all again on TiVo the next weekend. It was terrific. Didn’t see or read Game Change.

  • jim_m

    Whatever. Hollywood loves lefty propaganda. It gave Al Gore an oscar for his BS movie before a British judge banned it from classrooms for being nonfactual. They love Michael Moore too even though the fat slob’s movies have little to do with reality and mostly are propaganda for radical left wing ideology.

    Ideology frequently trumps quality in hollywood and the media. This is nothing new.

  • Wild_Willie

    The left’s ongoing obsession with all things Palin. It borders on pathological. ww

    • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

      Replace “borders on” with “is”.

  • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

    Perhaps the people who voted for “Game Change” were trying to prevent a feud. If “Hatfield’s & McCoy’s” had won, then the Hatfields would have insisted that they get the trophies. The McCoys would have insisted that they get the trophies. It wouldn’t have been a pretty sight.

    [/joke]

  • AndrewX

    What are these “Eemys” you speak of??