The Carrie Underwood remake of The Sound of Music, AKA the time NBC destroyed one of your precious childhood memories live on the air, was such a stunning achievement in gratuitous innocence pummeling that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has nominated it for four (4) Emmy awards.
The "bad, but not fun bad" live special was nominated for Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Special Class Program and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, according to Rolling Stone.
Despite the initial audible eyeroll that emanated from America's skull-holes when NBC announced the project, 18.5 million people tuned in to watch, which means it was a ratings success. And if TV networks' propensity to stick with what works in the past is any indication, we've got tons of memoryfucking to look forward to; if Carrie Underwood can play Maria von Trapp, then who knows what sadistic bullshit networks will pull in the future. The King & I, starring Adam Levine as both The King and I. West Side Story, starring Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber (that I'd watch, actually, if only to see Biebs get pretend shot). A Charlie Brown Christmas, starring Nick Cannon and those screaming little girls Ellen Degeneres loves.
It's over. Pack it up.