The 2010 Emmy Awards were just announced, and, of course, they've never heard of CRIMINAL MINDS.
It wasn't unexpected. Except for two awards for Stunt Coordination, CRIMINAL MINDS has been ignored since the series premiered five seasons ago. It was naive to think that Thomas Gibson (Aaron Hotchner) could possibly be considered Best Lead Actor in a Drama for his stunning performance as the husband of a murdered spouse in "100." It was ridiculous to think that Joe Mantegna might be deserving of a Best Actor nod for his consistently solid role as the patriarchal, senior profiler, David Rossi.
And why would SHEMAR MOORE, who has so adeptly portrayed Derek Morgan this season, an Agent grown dark and brooding from years of doing a difficult job, ever be considered for recognition? Hey, he's just an old soap opera actor.
So on August 29, the night of the Emmy Awards Show ignore the Emmys, as they have ignored CRIMINAL MINDS. Put a CRIMINAL MINDS DVD in your player instead, and enjoy one of the best programs to never get any respect.
(photos: CRIMINAL MINDS cast on the last day of filming Season 5. From left to right~Joe Mantegna, SHEMAR MOORE, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, and Thomas Gibson. SHEMAR MOORE in "Solitary Man.")