For 364 days a year, everyone who works in Hollywood sleeps until 11 a.m., lounges poolside for an hour, then has a long lunch before starting their workday around 2 p.m., thus ensuring that no entertainment news happens until the end of this blogger’s workday on the East Coast. The annual exception: the announcement of Emmy nominations, which can be seen via webcast this coming Thursday at 8:30 a.m Eastern/5:30 Pacific.
This year, the nominations will be announced by Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy, and in the video below, Joel McHale — who read the nominations last year — takes her through a training montage to prepare her for the job. The “training” is comprised of McCarthy folding McHale’s laundry, washing his car, getting punched in the face, and catching a chicken, so it’s not exactly the most vital of Internet videos. But it’s got McHale in full-on charming dickbag mode, and it’s been a while since I’ve indulged in that particular man-crush, so there you go.
Oh, and while we’re on the subject of Emmy nominations: MARTINDALE AND OLYPHANT OR GTFO.