Melissa McCarthy loses out to Veep but still schwings


Congratulations and commiserations to Melissa McCarthy for her Emmy nomination as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.  Last night’s ceremony saw Julia Louis Dreyfus taking the award for Veep, but wowsers did Melissa look great…

fab hair too

It was a tough year, with contenders like Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) and Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black).

Of course, we don’t take the Emmys that seriously here, with Gilmore Girls being virtually snubbed, receiving one lonely nomination during the seven years, for Outstanding Make-Up for a Series (Non-Prosthetic) – for the Festival of Living Art episode.  Which it won, obviously.  

Don’t you think Melissa looks great?  Why do you think the Emmys seemed to snub Gilmore Girls?  Did Julia Louis Dreyfus deserve the win or do you think Melissa should have won? Would Gilmore Girls have had a movie by now if it had received more awards? 

Pic c/o Getty



Rich originally began contributing to GIlmore News as 'Dairyman' in 2013, a reference to the character Dairyman Dick in Tess of the D'Urbervilles, (call me Rich). Here in the UK we were late to the Gilmore party and I don't remember what made me watch my first episode - the one where Lorelai picks Rory up from the police station after she and Logan steal a yacht - but I remember watching it again immediately. And then again. Thankfully, the next show was on the next day and I watched that one three times too. And then the boat one again. I couldn't believe the dialogue was so quick and so funny and I pretended to myself that I was only watching it so I could figure out who I was more keen on - the mom or the daughter. I swore that Aaron Sorkin must have been involved but I couldn't find his name attached anywhere, even on the internet. So I watched and loved and laughed and cried and the day after the series finale, they ran the entire show from the beginning again and Rory turned into a baby so then I was all about Lorelai. Lauren Graham is astonishing ("Mother: Breathtaking") and the show was - and is - lightning in a bottle. It's a treasure for those who watch and get swept up in it, like I did and like the readers of Gilmore News. It's heartbreak and chicken soup, family dysfunction and blind optimism, lighthearted romanticism and balls-out brilliant. Thanks to Arieanna and for letting me squat and allowing my inner Gilmore Geek out for air. I worry how it would otherwise manifest.

3 thoughts on “Melissa McCarthy loses out to Veep but still schwings

  • September 1, 2014 at 5:55 am

    Melissa looked wonderful!
    Not sure why GG would be snubbed; does anyone recall which programs were awarded? Have never watched Veep, but Julia Loise Dreyfus does seem to be a favorite. GG was in a class of its own… not so much a “comedy”… or a drama, in a sense that it is a program anyone who loves drama would pick. Even “dramady” doesn’t capture what it felt like. Just happy I am in the group that “got it.”

  • September 2, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I’d call it ‘art’. Apologies Calil for losing your first comment, we’ve increased the vigilance of the spam checker so some comments will only be published after they’ve been approved. However it’s obviously not perfect since it’s still publishing spam and putting valid comments in the approval queue :O/

  • September 9, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Melissa looked amazing! It’s astonishing that there are designers that do not want to dress her out there…so disappointing.
    And I definitely agree with Calil and Rich, GG was in a class of it’s own: “art”!


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