Inside HBO’s Emmy FYC Campaign Package

Gold Derby posted the details over the DVD packages HBO sent out to the memebers of teh Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for their “Emmy Consideration”. excerpt below: (yes True Blood was included!)

Over the past few days, the 15,000 members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences received the mother lode of FYC campaign packages: HBO’s big box. Inside were these DVDs:

“Boardwalk Empire” (“Two Boats and a Lifeguard,” “Under God’s Power She Flourished”)
“Game Change”
“Game of Thrones” (“The North Remembers,” “The Night Lands”)
“George Harrison: Living in the Material World”
“Gloria: In Her Own Words / Sing Your Song”
“Hemingway and Gellhorn”
“I Can Be President: A Kid’s Eye View”
“The Loving Story”
“Bobby Fischer Against the World”
“Luck” (Pilot, Episode 4)
“On Freddie Roach” (“Body Blow,” “The Wild Card,” “Counterpunch”)
“Real Time with Bill Maher” (Sept 30, 2011, Seth McFarlane, Salman Rushdie, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm / Oct. 21, 2011, Rachel Maddow, Thomas J. Friedman, Joshua Green
“True Blood” (“You Smell Like Dinner,” “Spellbound”)
Boardwalk Empire
Game of Thrones
True Blood

True Blood (Anna Paquin)

Boardwalk Empire (Steve Buscemi)
Luck (Dustin Hoffman)
True Blood (Stephen Moyer)
Boardwalk Empire (Paz de la Huerta)
Boardwalk Empire (Kelly Macdonald)
Boardwalk Empire (Gretchen Mol)
Boardwalk Empire (Aleksa Palladino)
Game of Thrones (Emilia Clarke)
Game of Thrones (Michelle Fairley)
Game of Thrones (Lena Headey)
Game of Thrones (Sophie Turner)
Game of Thrones (Maisie Williams)
Luck (Kerry Condon)
Luck (Jill Hennessy)
True Blood (Kristin Bauer)
True Blood (Fiona Shaw)
True Blood (Rutina Wesley)
True Blood (Deobrah Ann Woll)

Boardwalk Empire (Jack Huston)
Boardwalk Empire (Michael Pitt)
Boardwalk Empire (Michael Shannon)
Boardwalk Empire (Michael Stuhlbarg)
Boardwalk Empire (Shea Whigham)
Boardwalk Empire (Michael K. Williams)
Game of Thrones (Alfie Allen)
Game of Thrones (Peter Dinklage)
Game of Thrones (Kit Harington)
Game of Thrones (Richard Madden)
Luck (Ritchie Coster)
Luck (Kevin Dunn)
Luck (Dennis Farina)
Luck (Jason Gedrick)
Luck (Ian Hart)
Luck (Richard Kind)
Luck (Nick Nolte)
Luck (John Ortiz)
Luck (Tom Payne)
Luck (Gary Stevens)
True Blood (Nelsan Ellis)
True Blood (Ryan Kwanten)
True Blood (Joe Manganiello)
True Blood (Alexander Skarsgard)
True Blood (Sam Trammell)

As a fan of the show True Blood I am glad that HBO chose to include the series in their FYC package. However their choosing to list Alexander Skarsgard as “supporting” actor baffles me. Season 4 was a big season for his character Eric Northman and Alex did an amazing job last season. No matter what I know his fans loved his performance last season.

For the full article please visit the Gold Derby link below:

Let’s peek inside HBO’s Emmy FYC campaign package.


9 thoughts on “Inside HBO’s Emmy FYC Campaign Package

  1. megan

    “However their choosing to list Alexander Skarsgard as “supporting” actor baffles me. Season 4 was a big season for his character Eric Northman and Alex did an amazing job last season. No matter what I know his fans loved his performance last season.”

    I think this is a strategy from the studio to have alex in a supporting category. This way he will have more chance to be nominate. They did that in a lot of show to give more chance to the actor to have a nomination.

    1. admin Post author

      Great point Megan! Yes I know I was upset at first but yes I really do hope that it works and yes Alex gets the nom for the category this year! keeping fingers crossed. thanks for the comment!

  2. Mony

    I must live in a parallel universe where “supporting actor” means “main actor” because let’s face it and be honest, from Season 2 Alex had been THE MAIN REASON True Blood had high ratings. Fans love Eric, they had time to read ALL THE BOOKS of Charlaine harris, they knew even before season 2 started that Eric was the lead character in the books not Bill who’s just a secondary character. Now can you imagine the disappointment to see his name’s position in the opening credits? I think it’s pretty unfair and disrespectful considering the original material, the success his character has, and what the fans really want and say (i wonder if the producers of TB ever read or spent time on the web to get an idea of what we really love, what we hate and why…but i don’t think so cause nothing changed much and i’m talking about the plots also).

    Alexander is an forever will be the shining star of True Blood, no matter in which category they try to put him or don’t want to put him, he’s the main actor for all of us and i hope he knows it!

  3. NIMM

    Why HBO don’t give Alex what he deserves?! I know there are contracts, but Alex is the Golden Boy! The most popular actor who plays the most popular character. After Season 4, his BIG Season they nominate him as a supporting actor. Epic Fail.

  4. Cathy H

    I don’t think it should matter weather Alex was nomiated for supporting or lead actor. i totally get your point though he was wonderful last seasoin. I will be glad if the emmys just nomaite anyone from True Blood. They are always BIG DORKS About nomitating any SCI-FI show. That is just my opoion.

  5. Roslyn

    These nominations by HBO want to make me hit something. To see Alex nominated as supporting actor has reminded me of how disappointed I have been by Ball’s decision to overhaul the dynamics of the story and make the relatively minor character into the lead male and the most interesting character into a secondary character. I cannot imagine what possessed him to do that, and, having done that, why on earth did he cast a mediocre actor as the lead male and a far superior actor as the secondary male.

    Alex’s performance as Eric dominates ever scene he is in, and every scene Eric shares with Bill demonstrates clearly that Ball was wrong to make Bill the lead. If you are going to make such a significant change to the storyline of a series of books upon which you purport to base your TV show, you should have a very good reason for doing so, and I cannot fathom Balls’ reason, for the changes he has made do not improve the story, and in many cases don’t make any sense at all.

    I enjoyed Season 1, and most of Season 2. The Dallas storyline allowed Eric’s character to grow and Alex’s performance in the scenes with Godric were mesmerising and addictive and led to me make enquiries about the books. When I found out that Eric was to become the lead male I was ecstatic and I bought and devoured the books before Season 3 started. Unfortunately that’s when things started to go downhill and Ball started destroying the show’s main character and turning her into something quite unpalatable, and started playing havoc with the mythology, but it ended on a high note, as far as I was concerned. Surely the revelation about Bill’s role in the Rattray attack would be a turning point for Sookie! Sadly everyone from Ball down seemed to forget about that during the hiatus.

    Season 4 was a real letdown as far as storyline was concerned, with the notable exception of Alex’s stellar performance. There was so much wrong with Season 4 that the show – one that started with so much potential, and some excellent background material – has become a joke. Alex is the only reason I will be watching Season 5. Eric should be the lead male character of the show, and Alex should have been nominated as best actor, drama. He’s the one who’s worthy.

  6. zee

    This is just so ridiculous. I mean,no offense to anyone,but putting Stephen Moyer in the same category as STEVE BUSCEMI and Dustin Hoffman is ludicrous! HOW is Peter Dinklage not in that category? Who is HBO kidding? And Alexander Skarsgard??? JFC. Nelsan,Ryan and Sam all do deserve the nods but seriously,the entire planet knows Alex is the reason people watch True Blood anymore. Anna Paquin is possibly the worst actor on the show. Her being nominated is just….stupid. If anyone deserved that nom,it’s Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke from GoT or Kelly Macdonald from BE.

    I don’t know what these people are playing at,but I am shocked that they haven’t becoming a laughing stock.

  7. Diane

    It does not matter as I doubt True Blood will even get a nod in their direction. That ship has sailed and that is a shame because Alex and Nelsan had some brilliant moments that will be overlooked on account of the poor writing, especially in the latter part of the season. The writers inability to discern that they have major issues with the plot holes and devices and the major continuity issues. Anna was good in Season 1 but the writers have turned Sookie into a second-rate character that has not grown any. It is sad because I think if they would have given her meatier material to work with, Anna could have totally nailed Sookie, of course she would also have to study the essences of her character from the source material, the books!

    I really feel that is is a travesty that True Blood will not be getting a nod because the brilliant moments it did have will be overlooked because of the writing problems. I can hope that Alex and Nelsan will at least get a nod but since Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones has been so stellar, the actors from those shows will get the nod, simple because the writing is much more cohesive and Game of Thrones sticks to the ‘spirit of the books’ from which it was adapted. This is something that Alan Ball and company have a problem doing. With that being said, I hope Alex gets nominated, along with Nelsan Ellis for they have been truly brilliant!

  8. Dark Phoenyx

    Alexander Skarsgård has been dominating every scene since the first time he appeared, That scene where Godric meets the sun is one of the best, because Alex’s performance was stellar. He transmitted the emotion and set the tone for the scene.

    Last season sucked most of the times, the only good thing was, again, Alex. In the scene where Eric is stripped out of his memories you can identify the precise moment it happened. Alex is an actor that uses body language and facial expressions so well, and I think that’s his best asset as an actor.

    It doesn’t matter what contracts say, he’s the true star of TB, the one that is getting roles in movies and we have lots of examples of actors that started on television and eventually became acclaimed actors (Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg)

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