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It's About Time! 'Friday Night Lights' Finally Gets The Emmy Nominations It Deserves!

Sat, July 16, 2011 8:02am EDT by Add first Comment

‘Friday Night Light’ fans got the wish for which we’ve all been waiting — our favorite show was nominated for Outstanding Actress, Actor and Drama awards at the 2011 Primetime Emmys!

After five glorious seasons, Friday Night Lights — arguably the best show on television — is being recognized for its stellar cast, story and all around production at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards. And I have one word to say: FINALLY! Kyle Chandler (Eric Taylor) was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series; Connie Britton was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series and the show was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. (Plus, the series’ finale was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.) Do YOU think they stand a chance to win?

I wish I could say without hesitation FNL will sweep in all its categories, but it is up against some stiff competition. Kyle, 45, has to beat out Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm, House star Hugh Laurie and Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall, to name a few.

Meanwhile, Connie, 44, is up against ladies like Julianna Margulies from The Good Wife, Kathy Bates from Harry’s Law and Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss, in addition to others.

As far as dramas are concerned — I’m completely torn on a winner. Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Mad Men and The Good Wife are all nominated, in addition to FNL. Basically, it’s like Sophie’s Choice. That said, Friday Night Lights might surprise us and take the prize. It hasn’t ever been nominated in the Best Drama category AND it’s wrapped for good — those other shows will have other opportunities to win beyond this year. I hope that works in FNL‘s favor.

Also, both Connie and Kyle were nominated for Emmys last year and neither walked away with a statue. Honestly, their portrayal of Eric and Tami Taylor’s complex marriage is one of the most special relationships I’ve ever seen on both the big and small screens.

Throughout the last five seasons, Friday Night Lights has consistently raised the bar of excellence. Not once (outside of season two) has it jumped the shark or underperformed. Even though it doesn’t need an Emmy to validate its excellence, I believe full-heartedly it deserves to be recognized for the perfection it is.

Clear eyes, full heart, can’t lose.