Emmys Spell “Gaseous Self-Praise”

“They’re b-a-a-a-a-ack. Once again come nominations for the Emmys, television’s annual thundering belch of gaseous self-praise that matters to only the dolled-up, high-fiving industry and the critics writing about it. Like, yes, the one you’re reading right now. Thursday’s nominations set the stage for yet another feelgood pantheon of cosmic hair, high-wattage frozen smiles and red-carpeted designer name-dropping from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.”