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James Hibberd

Emmy Voters Trail of Tears

July 19, 2007 8:38 AM

“Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” was entombed by critics in TVWeek’s Critics Poll, who rated it the worst movie or miniseries of the year, yet the HBO telepic received a stunning 17 nominations—more than anything else on television.

The most offensive way to take this: Emmy voters say “Bury My Heart” is better than “The Sopranos,” “Lost,” “Heroes,” “The Office” or even, yes peanut mailers, “Jericho."

AMC, whose executives aren’t even entirely sure what an Emmy looks like, got a runner-up 16 nominations for its Western “Broken Trail” (though critics at least appreciated that one).

TNT played this same trick with “Into the West,” which received mixed reviews, but received the most overall Emmy nominations last year with 16.

Coming in 2008: GSN presents their four-hour miniseries adaptation of “Lakota Woman.”


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