We're now in the thick of July, and you know what that means: Emmy nominations! (Also: BBQs, sunglasses, pools, the weather being uncomfortably hot but not wanting to complain about it because you still remember our unbearable winter.) I hope you're settled someplace temperature controlled while we go over the Emmy snubs, the non-snubs, and everything else the Internet has to offer this week.
- The 2014 Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced on Thursday morning, and Netflix and HBO did very well for themselves. If you missed it somehow, check out the full list of nominees here.
- Wondering why Orange Is the New Black was nominated as a comedy, and why so many of your favorite characters were nominated as "guests" rather than supporting actresses? Vulture has the answers to those questions and more.
- And while you're at Vulture, why not check in on Matt Zoller Seitz as goes over his (many) snubs and predictions.
- So far the most talked-about snub this year was Tatiana Maslany's--she wasn't nominated for Orphan Black for the second year in a row. The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Flavorwire all expressed their disapproval.
— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) July 10, 2014
- "All of this may seem like Filmmaking 101: mixing natural sound, effects, and music to set a mood and evoke a location. But for a killer-animal movie, Jaws uses sound with remarkable sophistication and purpose. In fact, often in Jaws, the shark attacks are incidental to the movie’s portrait of life in a Northeastern tourist spot. The sound helps establish that reality." Noel Murray wrote for The Dissolve about the dread-evoking sounds of Jaws.
- Megan Garber wrote for The Atlantic this week about the death of the rom-com we knew, and its rebirth into something more all-encompassing.
- "The Hazards Of Probing The Internet's Dark Side"
- Who is your favorite sports movie villain? Hmmm. I guess mine is, well--does Natalie Portman in Black Swan count as a villain? I guess Natalie Portman's mom in Black Swan. She was mean! That's my favorite. Somehow it didn't make Grantland's list, but do check to see if yours did!
- "Part I: The US Film Industry is Not a Growth Business"
- "I am a lady in my 80s and I had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful hotel. Charming, luxurious, soothing, breathtaking... these are just some of the words I'd use to describe the concierge." A Trip Advisor account has been set up for the Grand Budapest Hotel--almost certainly as a PR move for the DVD release, but delightful nonetheless.
- Robbie Collin wrote in The Telegraph this week that Michael Bay is the most important director in Hollywood. Agreed, no questions asked?
- Jessi Hempel wrote about the rise of Instagram--an app on which users spend an average 3.7 hours per month!--and where it could possibly go next, for Fortune.
- "Some years ago, on a little film called Afghan Knights, I had to get set on fire and then wrap my arms around another stuntman and light him on fire as well. You get covered in a clear gel that doesn’t read on camera. The gel goes over a fire-retardant jumpsuit, your face, everything. You get practically dunked in it" Cosmopolitan interviewed the women who stunt double for Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence.
- And finally, because it's a weekend in July and this is exactly the kind of thing you're supposed to be watching, I'll leave you with the newly released trailer for Sharknado 2. Oh boy.