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Why the Hell Does ‘Modern Family’ Keep Winning the Best Comedy Emmy? By Jason Bailey

All this talk of our current “Silver Age” of television is right on, and if the Best Drama winners haven’t encompassed quite as much of that excellence, there’s still been at least a smidge of variety to them — during Modern Family’s uninterrupted five-year streak, the Drama statue has gone to Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Homeland (first season, so that’s still a good call!). Now, take a deep breath and take in the shows that have gone un-awarded in Best Comedy during that period: Orange is the New Black, Louie, Veep, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, Parks and Recreation, Nurse Jackie, andSilicon Valley. (I’m fine with The Big Bang Theory not winning anything.) Not even nominated, in the same period: Community, Enlightened, New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Trophy Wife, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, Raising Hope, and Party Down.

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Best part: ” And there is something vaguely maddening about how the self-congratulatory Modern Family seems to fancy itself as edgy, from the title on down, while primarily focusing on the foibles of upper-middle-class white people…”

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Why the Hell Does ‘Modern Family’ Keep Winning the Best Comedy Emmy? By Jason Bailey

All this talk of our current “Silver Age” of television is right on, and if the Best Drama winners haven’t encompassed quite as much of that excellence, there’s still been at least a smidge of variety to them — during Modern Family’s uninterrupted five-year streak, the Drama statue has gone to Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Homeland (first season, so that’s still a good call!). Now, take a deep breath and take in the shows that have gone un-awarded in Best Comedy during that period: Orange is the New Black, Louie, Veep, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, Parks and Recreation, Nurse Jackie, andSilicon Valley. (I’m fine with The Big Bang Theory not winning anything.) Not even nominated, in the same period: CommunityEnlightened, New GirlBrooklyn Nine-Nine, Trophy WifeIt’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaArcher, Raising Hope, and Party Down.

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Best part: ” And there is something vaguely maddening about how the self-congratulatory Modern Family seems to fancy itself as edgy, from the title on down, while primarily focusing on the foibles of upper-middle-class white people…”

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Potter has done too much for me for me to ever want to shit all over it. I’m never going to say: ‘Don’t ask me questions about that’. I remember reading an interview with Robert Smith from The Cure. Somebody said to him: ‘Why do you still wear all that makeup, don’t you feel a bit past it?’ And he said: ‘There are still 14-year-olds coming to see The Cure for the first time, dressed like that. I’d never want to make them feel silly.’ It’s a similar thing with Potter. People are still discovering those books and films. It would be awful for them to find out the people involved had turned their backs on it. Though sometimes, people do come up and say ‘I loved you in The Woman in Black,’ which is really sweet. That’s them knowing that it matters to me that I’ve done other stuff.
Daniel Radcliffe for London Magazine (x)