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Dr. Horrible scores an Emmy nod

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 16th 2009 11:33AM
Dr. Horrible
One of last years biggest online video hits, Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, is back in the news, and in a very good way: It's been nominated for an Emmy.

Not sure where to find it on the complete list of nominees? Just search for "Dr. Horrible" and you'll find it. It got the nod in the "Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs" (a pithy name, no?) category. What's interesting is that the other nominees were all either on TV already or were offshoots of existing TV shows. Dr. Horrible was the only nominee that was born online and built its audience there (until, at least, the DVD came out earlier this year).

This could be the start of something great; the Academy recognizing online-only programming can do nothing but help make it more mainstream. But this could also be an isolated incident, since the names behind the production were so huge. What do you folks think? Think this nomination will encourage more big names to hit the internet with their pet projects?

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Johannes

This was so awesome! More! We want more dr. Horrible!

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September 21 2009 at 1:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
R-Bro

Man, I wish I could understand the popularity of this thing. It's just not funny! It's awkward and amateurish and dull. And I say this as someone who loves Flight of the Conchords, 30 Rock, and other genuinely funny stuff.

July 16 2009 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Andy Whitfield

Probably would help if you realized that everyone's sense of humor was different.

July 16 2009 at 3:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
YouFaceTheTick

Love both the shows you mentioned and I dug Dr. Horrible. I wish NPH were on a show I could watch as I think he's a tremendous talent and is totally wasted on that CBS show.

July 16 2009 at 8:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bkdealer

This is great--it is so much better than much regular tv!

July 16 2009 at 1:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ryan

Great boon to original and smart internet-only programming. But as you said, names behind it are big. I mean Neil Patrick Harris alone is (a) nominated for Best Supporting Actor (b) hosting the show and (c) is in a show nominated for Best Comedy Series.

Still... a deserving nomination for everyone involved. Here's hoping for a win.

July 16 2009 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Galley

That is all kinds of awesome!

July 16 2009 at 12:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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