Friday, August 27, 2010

Emmy Predictions 2K10

Ladies and gentlemen, the Emmys are this weekend. Predictably, I'm giddy as a schoolgirl. I covet too many television shows for the Emmys NOT to be entertaining. This year, many of my favorite people are nominated, some in the same category. Emmy finally decided to make me choose between Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and decided to throw Lea Michele in there as well just to further confuse me. The lovable Neil Patrick Harris is up against the darling first-time-nominee-on-his-first-television-show-ever Chris Colfer. And then there's the Battle of the Janes: Krakowski v. Lynch. How can I choose between Jenna Maroney and Sue Sylvester? It's just cruel.

But, in the end, I tried to be fairly unbiased in my predictions. Many of the shows (hello, drama categories!) I've never seen, so I'm going on buzz and watercooler talk. That's legitimate data, right? Right, guys?

Comedy series:
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
The Office
30 Rock
It's probably pretty presumptuous to assume 30 Rock would win again, and Glee is too busy being on crack to merit a best series win. Modern Family, you're up!
Drama series:
Breaking Bad
The Good Wife
Mad Men
True Blood
Eh, why not? Although Mad Men is a darling, and Lost could sneak attack us with a last-season win. Even though it totally doesn't deserve it.
Outstanding Actress In A Comedy Series
Lea Michele, Glee
Julia Louis Dreyfuss, New Adventures of Old Christine
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Toni Collette, The United States of Tara
I'm fairly aware of the fact that most people's bets are on Edie Falco in this category. However, I can't bring myself to not put my support behind one of my three favorite ladies here. But then I struggled with blatant favoritism. Thing is, Tina Fey has already gotten her acting awards and Lea Michele, while doing outstanding work on Glee, is perhaps too new a nominee. So, Amy Poehler, I choose you. You're not an Emmy noob, but you've never won, and you've managed to help turn Parks & Rec from an Office knock-off into a charming little show resting on your shoulders. And, points for playing a character that's not straight out of your SNL repertoire.
Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carell, The Office
Alec Baldwin, 30 RockMatthew Morrison, Glee
Let the nerd win one. These nominees are the old standby nominees, with the exception of Morrison (whose nomination is arguable) and therefore it'd be nice to see some new blood get it.
Outstanding Actor In A Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie, House
Matthew Fox, Lost
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
The only show I watch here is Lost, and I'm not certain I want to give Matthew Fox the win. Let's say Kyle Chandler for variety's sake.
Outstanding Actress In A Drama Series
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Glenn Close, Damages
Connie Britton, Friday Night LightsJulianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVUJanuary Jones, Mad Men
Seriously, I'm a fish out of water in the drama categories. Julianna Margulies, this one's for you!
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Chris Colfer, Glee 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
If Chris Colfer does not win this, I will cry enough tears to drown myself in the bathtub. This boy is 20 years old, straight out of a high school where his only friends were the lunch ladies. And his work on Glee is phenomenal. It makes no sense that he should be so hilarious and heartbreaking as Kurt. I really just want to see him get an Emmy so I can hear his acceptance speech. And see the reactions of the other Glee kids. ALSO HE DESERVES IT. Make it so, Universe! ...please?
Outstanding 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
He basically played two characters and was ridonkulously good at both. Let's give it to him, shall we?
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Jane Lynch, Glee
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Holland Taylor, Two And A Half Men
"I will go to the animal shelter and get you a kitty cat. I will let you fall in love with that kitty cat. And then on some dark cold night, I will steal away into your house and punch you in the face." Need I say more?
Outstanding 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”
Is it bad I just blindly picked Archie Panjabi because she was in Bend it Like Beckham? For what it's worth, I've been meaning to watch The Good Wife. Although I could totally get behind a win for either of the Mad Men ladies.
Reality Competition program:
American Idol
Amazing Race
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
When does this ever NOT win?
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series:
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Saturday Night Live
Real Time With Bill Maher
Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien
I'M WITH COCO. Also, I like ironic justice.


I'm fairly confident I will get every category wrong, either because of utter bias or blind guessing. Yay, Emmys!


  1. The Mad Men fan in me is OUTRAGED that Elisabeth Moss didn't get the Actress nod. January Jones is pretty good, but Moss blows her out of the water. Or...hello?? CHRISTINA HENDRICKS. Also, how is January Jones "Actress" but Elisabeth Moss is "Supporting"? NUH. UH.

    The True Blood fan in me wants True Blood to win everything, just to smack people in the face with its camp and sex and awfulsomeness (that's awesomely awful. I think). Even though it only got one nomination. :B

  2. You raise a very valid point. I'm not so much a big fan of January Jones, but I've only seen Mad Men's first season. Elisabeth Moss totally deserves to be in the lead actress category.

    It's kind of like how Chris Colfer is nominated in the comedy category, because yes, Glee is largely a comedy musical. However, Chris Colfer's best work on the show is primarily dramatic - he submitted "Laryngitis" for his episode, which is basically Kurt's identity crisis. Though he makes out with Brittany, which is cringily funny, I guess?


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