Emmys 2012: Despite being in TV's golden age, academy still obsessed with movie stars

Television pundits have said that this is a golden age for the medium, and they're not far off. With more channels producing original scripted shows than ever before, there is a smorgasbord of quality programming out there. And, let's be honest: TV is arguably bringing higher quality entertainment than what is showing at the nearest multiplex.But, for some strange reason, it seems like the academy is still obsessed with movie stars.Just take a look at the nominees in the movie and miniseries categories. They're chock full of names you usually see on the big screen. What makes us think that they're there for name recognition only is that several of the nominated performances aren't really that great.The most obvious examples are Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen for HBO's near-universally panned movie "Hemingway & Gellhorn." Even if the two of them tried their best with questionable material, no one is going to confuse Kidman's performance with...


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