The Emmy Nominations are Dunn
It is with somewhat bewildered pleasure that Elisberg Industries reports that the oft-mentioned around these parts and inveterate Chris Dunn is once again Emmy-nominated for his work on daytime drama. But that doesn't do it justice, since it turns out that the fellow actually received two nominations for writing on two separate shows. Yes, really, two!
See. I ain't lying.
While some people might look at this as impressive, I prefer to consider it further evidence of my theory that he's sort of an unlikable guy who others simply don't seem to want to be around, specifically because he is a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. And so he is forced to switch shows. Mind you, I have no empirical evidence to prove this, it's just based on personal experience.
Still, it's worth noting that The Young and the Restless received the most Emmy nominations this year of any daytime program, 25, and I like to think that's all because of Mr. Dunn's writing. Sure, there were other writers on the show, but it's not for nothing that the two programs he wrote for both got nominated. Coincidence? Oh, no, I think not.
Of course, it's also possible that - despite being nominated in two of the four slots and having a 50% chance of winning -- he could still lose. Perhaps he will split the all-important Dunn Vote. Maybe some will find him being too greedy. Possibly the "Making Daytime Drama Great Again" crowd will be able to amass enough voters to unexpected win. Or perhaps professional jealousy will simply rear its ugly head. But in the end, the cliche is true -- it's an honor to just be nominated. And nominated.
If he does manage to win, though, I wouldn't be surprised if over six million people show up outside his house to celebrate.
It is also my expectation that Mr. Dunn is mortified by this attention. That's okay. After all, if he didn't want the acclaim he should never have written that tsunami sequence where Miranda can't find Jake after their big argument about whether Crystal should keep her baby or let Bryce know after he comes out of his coma that he's the father. And yes, he used this storyline on both shows.
P.S. I should update this with a note that the household has an additional chance of Emmy gold on awards night, as Chris's wife, the even-more talented and far-more decent Cathy Sedwick, is nominated, as well, in her case for directing as part of the Bold and the Beautiful team, which is perfectly appropriate since she is both. Not to mention that the Lady Sedwick is deserving on general principal for being married to Chris Dunn and sticking with him.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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