With all of the high-quality dramas that aired on TV in the past year, you could definitely say that ABC’s “Lost” was a big winner in walking away with 14 Emmy nominations. Not only did it get recognition in the Outstanding Drama Series category, but Matthew Fox, Terry O’Quinn, Michael Emerson, and Elizabeth Mitchell all received acting nominations. (Yes, Josh Holloway deserved one too — but not everyone can win.)
So what do show executive producers Carlton Cuse in Damon Lindelof think of the support? In an interview with E! Online, both guys explain:
- Carlton: “We never for a minute take for granted that we’re entitled to an Emmy nomination. Very worthy shows like Law & Order and 24 and Friday Night Lights weren’t nominated today. We recognize that pleasing the fans at the end of Lost was very tall order, so we were extremely happy and gratified to the Academy’s recognition for the work of everyone on the Lost team. It was especially gratifying to see that we got Emmy nominations for our really talented collaborators, as well.”
- Damon: “Emotionally, it’s been a much different experience than we’re used to because nomination day has always been on a working day for us. So we’d get the nominations in morning, I would come into Carlton’s office, we would hug, we would do a little bit of press and then we’d go, OK what is episode three of season four going to be? This is one of those days when you really realize the fact that we’re no longer making the show. We’ve always taken the month of June as a vacation, but the deeper we get into July without writing new episodes of Lost, the more it begins to sink in. It’s like, wow, we’re really done. It’s one thing to write the final episode and to see the final episode, but now that sense of really looking back on it and it’s really over—that cold, hard reality. In the stages of grieving, we’re now moving into the acceptance stage, and that is a wonderful thing, but there is a certain degree of sadness to it, too.”
Do you think that “Lost” has a good shot at walking away with the big prizes, or were people a little too divided over the final episode for it to be a favorite? Feel free to share your thoughts with a comment and check back soon for more of the latest TV news.
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