I send out hearty congratulations to my old colleagues David Simon and Ed Burns, who were nominated this morning for an Emmy Award in the drama writing category (for the series finale of “The Wire”).
Alas, this was the only nomination “The Wire” received for its fifth and farewell season. Which is a daggone shame.
Also, TV blogger Alan Sepinwall declares that Matthew Weiner – nominated for two separate “Mad Men” scripts – is a virtual lock to take home the trophy.
That may be. Because “Mad Men” is the hottest thing happening right now among TV-industry types.
But Dave and Ed will get ’em next year when “Generation Kill” reaps multiple nominations.
(For a list of this year’s top Emmy nominees, follow this link.)