Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dream Emmy Ballot 2014: Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series


What's the key to a strong guest performance in a comedy, sometimes its merely about the 

laughs other times it has to do with their impact, maybe a key scene.  Over the years there have been a variety great guest performance in comedies that have had one or both make their short time on their series memorable.

Some of the funniest performances in both these categories over recent years have come from Arrested Development, there was Henry Winkler, Liza Minelli, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Charlize Theron, Scott Baio, the list goes on.  30 Rock was another show that packed a punch with their guest stars, many of whom were repeat offenders throughout the shows history, like John Hamm, Elaine Stritch, and Steve Buscemi to name a few.  This year Modern Family has started to join the ranks, with that recurring hilarious friend/co-worker like Elizabeth Banks, Nathan Lane, and Rob Riggle.  

Over the last decade or so many shows have blended drama with their comedy.  Ally McBeal was a quirky gal, at a quirky law firm, but she sure did have a lot of drama; she even saw therapist Tracey Ullman.  Desperate Housewives always seemed to have more drama, but their were always a ton of laughs.  There weren't a ton of laughs when Caroline Bixby held up a store, but she had a ton of impact.  In recent years, especially this year Louie and Girls fits within this mold.  Sarah Baker was funny in her episode of Louie, but it was her speech about fat girls that captivated people.  Girls June Squibb's scenes were both funny, and sad, but the woman knows how to sell.

Over the years comedy series have evolved, this year has a been a weaker year in these categories, but here are the dream nominees for these categories.

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Sarah Baker-Louie
Linda Cardelinni-New Girl
Eszter Ballnt-Louie 
Mimi Kennedy-Mom
June Squibb-Girls
Lauren Weedman-Looking

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Gary Cole-Veep
Scott Bakula-Looking
Brad Garrett-The Crazy Ones
James Earl Jones-The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane-Modern Family
Andrew Rannells-Girls

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...

DID THE 1ST CENTURY CHURCH HAVE NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES?

The prevailing thought of many is that since the Bible was not canonized until sometime between 300 and 400 A.D. that the church of Christ did not have New Covenant Scriptures as their guide for faith and practice. That is simply factually incorrect.

The Lord's church of the first 400 years did not rely on the man-made traditions of men for New Testament guidance.

Jesus gave the terms for pardon 33 A.D. after His death and resurrecting. (Mark 16:16) All the words of Jesus were Scripture.Jesus did not have to wait for canonization of the New Testament in order for His word to be authorized.

The terms for pardon were repeated by the apostle Peter 33 A.D. on the Day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:22-42) The teachings of the apostles were Scripture. The words of the apostles were Scripture before they were canonized.

The apostle Peter said the apostle Paul's words were Scripture. (2 Peter 3:15-16...just as also our beloved brother Paul , according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you, 16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand,which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures...

The apostle Paul's letters and words were Scriptures when he wrote and spoke them. Paul did not have to wait for canonization to authorize his doctrine.

John 14:25-26 'These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to you remembrance all that I said to you.

The words and writings of the apostles were Scripture and they did not have to wait for canonization to be deemed authoritative. The apostle did not use man-made creed books of the church or man-made oral traditions to teach the gospel of the New Covenant.

Did the early church have written New testament Scriptures? Yes, and they were shared among the different congregations. (Colossians 4:16 When the letter is read among you, have it read in the church of the Laodiceans and you, for your part read my letter that is coming from Laodica.) Paul's letters were Scripture and they were read in different churches.

They were New Testament Scriptures long before they were canonized.

WRITTEN

Matthew A.D. 70
Mark A.D. 55
Luke between A.D. 59 and 63
John A.D. 85
Acts A.D. 63
Romans A.D. 57
1 Corinthians A.D. 55
2 Corinthians A.D. 55
Galatians A.D. 50
Ephesians A.D. 60
Philippians A.D. 61
Colossians A. D. 60
1 Thessalonians A.D. 51
2 Thessalonians A.D. 51 or 52
1 Timothy A.D. 64
2 Timothy A.D. 66
Titus A.D. 64
Philemon A.D. 64
Hebrews A.D. 70
James A.D. 50
1 Peter A.D. 64
2 Peter A.D. 66
1 John A.D. 90
2 John A.d. 90
3 John A.D. 90
Jude A.D. 65
Revelation A.D. 95

All 27 books of the New Testament were Scripture when they were written. They did not have wait until they were canonized before they became God's word to mankind.

Jesus told the eleven disciples make disciples and teach them all that He commanded. (Matthew 28:16-19) That was A.D. 33, They were teaching New Covenant Scripture from A.D. 33 forward. The apostles did not wait to preach the gospel until canonization occurred 300 to 400 years later.

THE WORDS OF JESUS AND THE APOSTLES WERE SCRIPTURE WHEN THEY WERE SPOKEN AND WRITTEN. THEY DID NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR CANONIZATION TO BE THE AUTHORIZED WORD OF GOD.

MAN-MADE CREED BOOKS AND MAN-MADE ORAL TRADITION WAS AND IS NOT SCRIPTURE.

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