We’ve got a lot of Dan Harmon and Community news to round up this morning so let’s get to it! First off, Community won an award for Best Comedy at the second annual Critics Choice Awards. Congratulations to everyone involved! Joel McHale was joined by fellow cast-members and a producer or something to accept the award, I don’t know, I wasn’t there, but it is reported that he thanked Dan Harmon for creating the show and was greeted with a round of applause. But Dan Harmon wasn’t there! He later tweeted:
“Congrats, Community, and thank you, critics. Sorry I was unable to have been invited!”
Is this true? Was he SNUBBED? We will apply to journalism school, become journalists, pay our dues at some small town newspaper in Rhode Island or something until the paper gets shut down and turned into a local listings website, and then do some original reporting on this story to find out whether or not Dan Harmon was SNUBBED and then we will continue to follow this important story! Meanwhile, Community and something and Family Guy and stuff and the Emmys? AHHHHHHHHHH:
I guess Community writers are eligible to win Emmys for their work in “animation” because of that one videogame episode, and this is the second year in a row that they’ve been eligible to win an award for “animation” (although I am not sure which genre-bending episode made them eligible in the past, but this is yet another SCOOP that we are going to sniff out once we become Real Gonzo Journalists) but this has made the writers of actual animated series upset because writers of actual animated series are not allowed to have their work recognized in the traditional writing categories (Best Comedy definitely comes to mind) and so they have written a letter to the Television Academy. Here is an excerpt:
Imagine our surprise when this year we see “Community” once again eligible for comedy series, writing, animated program, and short-form animated program. This letter is in no way intended to be a slight on the terrific show “Community” but a request from us to enjoy the very same rights they now do. Clearly the Academy’s ban on submitting in multiple categories is being enforced in an arbitrary and unfair manner. We therefore request that we also be able to submit our programs for both animation and comedy series as well as in the writing category.
There’s that word rights again! Apparently this is is a whole thing? Our apologies to Seth MacFarlane whose life it turns out IS the hardest. ANYWAY, the TV Academy has already responded with a very dry and annoying response that you can go read at one of the links up there if you want to but it’s pretty standard Academy GARBAGE. You know how the Academy is. They’re like “arts this and sciences that.”
And there you go, that’s all your Dan Harmon and Community news this morning. Check back in every 45 minutes for more breaking Dan Harmon and Community news!