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Thursday, July 8, 2010

And the Emmy Award goes to . . .


The 62nd Emmy Awards will air on NBC on Sunday, August 29, and earlier today the nominations were announced. Below is a list of the major categories with my predictions in pink, and, of course, I'll be sure to check back in after the telecast with a review.

COMEDY SERIES
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Glee
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
The Office
30 Rock

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Matthew Morrison, Glee (Baldwin continues to be great, but I'd like to see someone new win - and Morrison is so cute and talented)
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carell, The Office
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Lea Michele, Glee
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (if the delightful Poehler doesn't win, I hope it goes to Falco)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Toni Collette, United States Of Tara

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Chris Colfer, Glee (my runner-up in this category would be Stonestreet's Cameron)
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two And A Half Men

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jane Lynch, Glee (Sue Sylvester has to win)
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristin Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Holland Taylor, Two And A Half Men

DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad
Dexter
The Good Wife
Lost (this show made me cry so I gotta go with it)
Mad Men
True Blood

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie, House
Matthew Fox, Lost (this category is tough - I LOVE that Kyle Chandler was nominated - and Hamm is wonderful - but Fox deserves to be rewarded for his marvelous performance)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Glenn Close, Damages
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
January Jones, Mad Men (I have a feeling Margulies will win, but Jones is so good as Betty Draper)

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Martin Short, Damages
Terry O'Quinn, Lost
Michael Emerson, Lost
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher, Men Of A Certain Age

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sharon Gless, Burn Notice
Rose Byrne, Damages
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

REALITY PROGRAM
Antiques Roadshow
Dirty Jobs
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List
MythBusters
Undercover Boss

REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM
The Amazing Race (it wins this category every year so I will be very surprised if it doesn't once again)
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SPECIAL
Bill Maher "...But I'm Not Wrong"
Hope For Haiti Now
The Kennedy Center Honors
Robin Williams: Weapons Of Self Destruction
The 25th Anniversary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Concert
Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me

MINISERIES
The Pacific
Return To Cranford

MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
Endgame
Georgia O'Keeffe
Moonshot
The Special Relationship
Temple Grandin
You Don't Know Jack

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Jeff Bridges, A Dog Year
Ian McKellen, The Prisoner
Michael Sheen, The Special Relationship
Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship
Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Maggie Smith, Capturing Mary
Joan Allen, Georgia O'Keeffe
Dame Judi Dench, Return To Cranford
Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Michael Gambon, Emma
Patrick Stewart, Hamlet
Jonathan Pryce, Return To Cranford
David Strathairn, Temple Grandin
John Goodman, You Don't Know Jack

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Kathy Bates, Alice
Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin
Catherine O'Hara, Temple Grandin
Brenda Vaccaro, You Don't Know Jack (I love Bates, O'Hara and Sarandon, but it's especially nice to see Vaccaro receive a nomination)
Susan Sarandon, You Don't Know Jack

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Glee (since two of its episodes - "Pilot" and "Wheels" - were nominated in this category, I predict it will win)
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
30 Rock

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Lost (as much as I love Mad Men, I think Lost deserves to win for its fabulous final episode, "The End")
Mad Men
Treme

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Georgia O'Keeffe
The Pacific (two of its episodes were nominated)
Temple Grandin
You Don't Know Jack

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Show With David Letterman
Saturday Night Live (with host Betty White)
The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL
In Performance At The White House: A Celebration Of Music From The Civil Rights Movement
The Kennedy Center Honors
63rd Annual Tony Awards (Neil Patrick Harris was a terrific host, but I bet the Olympics win in this category)
The 25th Anniversary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Concert
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Glee
Modern Family
The Office
30 Rock

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Friday Night Lights
The Good Wife
Lost
Mad Men

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
The Pacific
The Special Relationship
Temple Grandin
You Don't Know Jack

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live (even though I was disappointed by most of the writing in the Betty White episode, I predict the show will win)
The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL
82nd Annual Academy Awards
Bill Maher "...But I'm Not Wrong"
The Kennedy Center Honors
63rd Annual Tony Awards
Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mike O'Malley, Glee (he was great as Kurt's supportive father, Burt Hummel)
Neil Patrick Harris, Glee
Fred Willard, Modern Family
Eli Wallach, Nurse Jackie
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock
Will Arnett, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Betty White, Saturday Night Live (Betty has to win or there will be riots in the street)
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Two And A Half Men

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Beau Bridges, The Closer
Ted Danson, Damages
John Lithgow, Dexter
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Gregory Itzin, 24

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Mary Kay Place, Big Love
Sissy Spacek, Big Love
Shirley Jones, The Cleaner
Lily Tomlin, Damages (she was amazing in this dramatic role)
Ann-Margret, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Elizabeth Mitchell, Lost

2 comments:

RAD said...

yea GLEE! Hey man thx for the kinds words during my difficult time......big thx and xxoo ..me

Deep Dish said...

Here's a BIG HUG from me to you. You take care of yourself - and please know that your many online friends are here for you.