Any awards show leaves behind more losers than winners, but Sunday night saw one especially big gorilla take the fall — America's Emmy pundits.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, we were told by Billy Bush (among others), was "weird." There was the song-and-dance opening number that host Neil Patrick Harris performed in the middle of the show. There was the unmistakable pall of death. And there was Jeff Daniels winning Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for "Newsroom."
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Wait, wasn't Bryan Cranston from "Breaking Bad" a lock? And wasn't Kevin Spacey supposed to step to the stage for "House of Cards" in the event Cranston didn't take the statuette? Jeff Daniels?! For the widely mocked but little seen "Newsroom"?! Where'd that come from?
In the world of punditry, the pick came from nowhere. At the awards-show mecca Gold Derby, not one of its 18 experts called Daniels. Twelve had Cranston, four had Spacey, and two had Damian LewisRead More »from Emmys 2013 Aftermath: How Did the Pundits (and Twitter) Get It So Wrong?