So TV guide made this announcement
about Ackles being on the short list (whatever that is, I'm woefully uneducated in these sorts of things) for an Emmy for best actor in a dramatic series. When read this, I WHOOT WHOOTed so LOUDLY that I'm sure the neighboors thought there was a very large owl somehwere nearby. My word, it's about time, isn't it? Up till now I'd thought the Emmy committee was blind for not seeing the amazing talent that Ackles has. Or that Hollywood was dismissing him because he was on some horror show. Or that, for some reason, because he is so freaking beautiful, it was assumed that he could not also, at the same time, be so very, very good at what he does.
But that's like not seeing the forest for the trees. Yes, Ackles is beautiful, and I could (and have) waxed poetic about this at great length. But I believe the beauty we see, that we drool over, wouldn't be half as MEANINGFUL if there weren't both the brain and the talent that is behind those crystal green eyes and that delicious rasberry mouth. But apparently it's (FINALLY) obvious to the PTB that Ackles has a mountain of experience and understanding and an amazing intuition about how to convey emotion with a flick of an eyebrow, or how to pause several beats before saying anything for the ultimate impact (funny or angsty). About how to set those shoulders of his to say things not written in the dialog, about how to do things with his mouth and his eyes, his hands, and those thighs of his (GUH!), to turn a simple sentence like, "Yeah, Sammy," into a poetry of motion and feeling.
Yeah, it's an honor just to be nominated, and as Dean would say, "I get it, okay?" And I don't know what all goes into these nominations or the final ballot or anything, but Ackles, man, the guy is GOOD, and he works hard, and he supports other actors by being there and doing his thing. You watch him. Even when the camera is on someone else, he's still in character, taking the back seat, but still doing the things that his character does, because he can, because he enjoys it, because it creates a richer texture for the other guy to shine in - this is the guy you want to work with, and surely that has to mean SOMETHING to the Emmy people. When I watched him in a Few Good Men, I saw the same thing. When not in the spotlight, Ackles was still ON, still being, still feeling and expressing emotions through small gestures with his hands, or tips of the head, or even the way he adjusted his stance on those manly legs of his.
Anyway, BEST of luck to Jensen Ackles!!!!!!! He deserves to be recognized.