Friday, July 18, 2008

And The Emmy (Should) Go To...

Well, as you can see from yesterday, the Emmy nods are up, and since this site doesn't have much going for it other than vaguely interesting celebrity stories, I figured I might as well weigh in on the Emmy nods. So without further ado...

Best Drama:
“Boston Legal”
“Mad Men”

I'm gonna have to go with Mad Men on this one. I love me some Dexter, but let's face it, Mad Men is the shit. And Lost? Bitch, Please.

Best Comedy:
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“The Office”
“30 Rock”
“Two and a Half Men”

Like you even need to ask. 30 Rock all the way, Em-Effers. I would have liked to have seen Pushing Daisies up here, but maybe next year. Now, would someone please explain to me how Two and a Half Men made the list?

Best Miniseries:
The Andromeda Strain
John Adams
Tin Man

I didn't watch any of these, but judging by the critics, I'm guessing John Adams. Emmy voters love them some period pieces. Although I wouldn't mind a win for Zooey Deschanel's Wizard of Oz reinvention Tin Man.

Best Reality Program:
“Antiques Roadshow”
“Dirty Jobs”
“Extreme Makeover Home Edition”
“My Life on the D-List”

Please, Please, Please, PLEASE give this one to Kathie Griffin's wonderfully funny and oh-so gay My Life on the D-List. Anyone who can feel up Erik Rhodes' tuchus deserves an Emmy. That being said, Extreme Makeover may take this one, because let's face it, they build homes for the needy.

Best Reality Competition:
“American Idol”
“Amazing Race”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“Top Chef”

The bottom of the TV barrel. There are really only two shows on the list that can be considered legitimate TV: Project Runway and Top Chef. Either one could win, but while I didn't watch Project Runway, I love me some Jack Mackenroth, so go Runway!

Best Actor — Comedy:
Tony Shalhoub — “Monk”
Steve Carrel — “The Office”
Lee Pace — “Pushing Daises”
Alec Baldwin — “30 Rock”
Charlie Sheen — “Two and a Half Men”

Alec Baldwin will probably win, because Godtopus help me, the man is GENIUS as Jack, but I'm hoping for a Lee Pace win for my favourite show on television, Pushing Daisies.

Best Actress — Comedy:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus — “The New Adventures of the Old Christine”
Christina Applegate — “Samantha Who?”
Tina Fey — “30 Rock”
America Ferrerra — “Ugly Betty”
Mary-Louise Parker — “Weeds”

Tina Fey. Tina Fey. Tina Fey. No competition. NEXT!

Best Actor — Drama:
James Spader — “Boston Legal”
Bryan Cranston — “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall — “Dexter”
Hugh Laurie — “House”
Gabriel Byrne — “In Treatment”
Jon Hamm — “Mad Men”

Expect Jon Hamm to take it home. I love Michael C. Hall, but you just can't beat Jon. And am I the olny one tiring of Hugh Laurie being cranky and american?

Best Actress — Drama:
Sally Field — “Brothers and Sisters”
Kyra Sedgwick — “The Closer”
Glenn Close — Damages”
Mariska Hargitay — “Law and Order: SVU”
Holly Hunter — “Saving Grace”

Aw, fuck it, I'm just gonna guess Glenn Close on this one.

Supporting Actor — Comedy:
Jeremy Piven — “Entourage”
Kevin Dillon — “Entourage”
Neil Patrick Harris — “How I Met Your Mother”
Rainn Wilson — “The Office”
Jon Cryer — “Two and a Half Men”

Please god, give this one to NPR. (Quick question, but have you guys caught Dr. Horrible yet? I think I'm in love!) Rainn Wilson would be fine, too.

Supporting Actress — Comedy:
Kristin Chenoweth — “Pushing Daisies”
Jean Smart — “Samantha Who?”
Amy Poehler — “Saturday Night Live”
Holland Taylor — “Two and a Half Men”
Vanessa Williams — “Ugly Betty”

While I am hoping for Krisitin to win, I'm going to go with Amy Poehler, who had a knock out year on SNL. Did you catch her impression of Christian Siriano? Priceless.

Supporting Actor — Drama:
William Shatner — “Boston Legal”
Ted Danson — “Damages”
Zeljko Ivanek — “Damages”
Michael Emerson — “Lost”
John Slattery — “Mad Men”

Once again, I'm going with Mad Men on this one. What can I say? Always bet on Mad Men.

Supporting Actress — Drama:
Candice Bergen — “Boston Legal”
Rachel Griffiths — “Brothers and Sisters”
Chandra Wilson — “Grey’s Anatomy”
Sandra Oh — “Grey’s Anatomy”
Dianne Wiest — “In Treatment”

Just to rub it in Katherine Heigl's big stupid face, I'm hoping Chandra Wilson wins this one. Or Sandra Oh. Canada REPRESENT!

Best Writing — Drama:
“Battlestar Galactica”
“The Wire”
“Mad Men” (Twice)

While I'm hoping that BSG takes the Emmy home on this one, Mad Men is the safe bet, with TWO nods in the category.

Best Writing — Comedy:
“Flight of the Conchords”
“The Office”
“Pushing Daisies”
“30 Rock” (Twice)

Same story. While I'm going for Pushing Daisies, 30 Rock will probably win. What can I say? Pushing Daisies is the most heart warming, but 30 Rock is by far the funniest.

So those are my bets. Anyone want to up the ante?

P.S. Big thanks to Pajiba, for posting this list over at their site. Kudos for saving me from Carpal Tunnel!

1 comment:

Mareczku said...

Hi Jeremy. How sad, I don't even watch most of those shows. I do catch Brothers and Sisters and How I Meet Your Mother. I probably spend too much time checking out the blogs and not enough watching TV. Oh well, there are only so many hours in the day. Hope that all is well. Don't work too hard, my friend.