I got the news while chatting on gmail last night because I was TiVoing the ceremony to zap through tonight.
I KNEW Hugh wasn't going to win, because everything I read everywhere said "Gandolfini,Gandolfini,Gandolfini," which kind of made sense, even if it sucked in light of Hugh's work in the last season. Whatever else we might feel about what was done to the characters, you cannot deny the power of his work starting with Meaning and Cane and Able, through the intensity of the Tritter arc, especially MLC and Finding Judas. That said---Gandolfini would still be acceptable, in a way that Keifer Sutherland last year totally WAS NOT!
But James Spader? James Fucking Spader? In Boston Legal? Bff Jennifer loves the show and I've heard good things, but how does that beat Hugh and James Gandolfini and even Dennis Leary?
Don't even get me started on three consecutive years of RSL's work being completely over-looked.
I love that Hugh keeps winning the Golden Globe, but there's something about this bull-shit that doesn't sit well me with at all. Do you think it's some kind of anti-Brit thing? Does he make it look too easy?
Conspiracy theories and paranoid bitching are always welcome.