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emmyIt’s Emmy time again!  This week is always so exciting as the last minute predictions make their way around the internets.  I just want to put it out there that I rarely agree with the Emmy voters on what’s funny and what I think is a dramatic performance worthy of accolades, but there are times when they’re right on the money.  Here’s what I’m thinking I would love to hear come Emmy award nominations, announced Thursday, July 16, by Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons (please note that I don’t know enough about the Miniseries to weigh in on those categories)!

Keep in mind that the ideas I express below are simply my opinion, and I realize that I’m totally neglecting some amazing perfomances, but this is what I would LOVE to see, not what I expect to see!

Outstanding DRAMA

  1. LOST – The show is careening towards an end, and I’m 100% on board.  Sure, I don’t always get what I’m watching, but it’s fantastic getting there.
  2. 24 – I thought the end was a lot meandering and a lot uneventful, but it was still a really solid “day” for Jack Bauer!
  3. FRIDAY N IGHT LIGHTS – My favorite show of recent memory (perhaps one of my favorite shows ever), this show deserves serious recognition for an amazing 3rd season.
  4. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA – The finale of this show left me bawling for nearly 2 hours.  That’s perfection.
  5. KINGS – this show got a bum rap.  It’s phenomenal!
  6. BROTHERHOOD – Gritty and brilliant – I love this show!

Probable spoilers:  MAD MEN, BREAKING BAD, TRUE BLOOD

Outstanding COMEDY

  1. PUSHING DAISIES – If FRIDAY NIGHTS LIGHTS is my favorite drama, then PD is its comedy equivalent.  Pitch perfect!
  2. THE OFFICE – The Michael Scott Paper Company episodes were some of the best of THE OFFICE’s 5 seasons!
  3. 30 ROCK – This no brainer is absolutely deserving, often times making me laugh out loud!
  4. THE BIG BANG THEORY – This show really stood out this season as one of the absolute funniest on TV!
  5. BETTER OFF TED – Easily the best show of the season (or one of the best), it’s brilliant and absurd and I would love to see it nominated!
  6. PARTY DOWN – One of the best on TV, hands down.  It makes me laugh, almost uncontrollably.  It helps that some of the smartest people in the biz are involved (Enbom and Etheridge and Thomas FTW!)!

Probable spoilers: TWO AND A HALF MEN, UNITED STATES OF TARA, CALIFORNICATION

What do you think?

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emmyIt’s Emmy time again!  This week is always so exciting as the last minute predictions make their way around the internets.  I just want to put it out there that I rarely agree with the Emmy voters on what’s funny and what I think is a dramatic performance worthy of accolades, but there are times when they’re right on the money.  Here’s what I’m thinking I would love to hear come Emmy award nominations, announced Thursday, July 16, by Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons (please note that I don’t know enough about the Miniseries to weigh in on those categories)!

Keep in mind that the ideas I express below are simply my opinion, and I realize that I’m totally neglecting some amazing perfomances, but this is what I would LOVE to see, not what I expect to see!

Guest Actor DRAMA (a few names I’d like to hear) – Gaius Charles, Scott Porter – FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS; Bradley Cooper, NIP/TUCK; Michael J Fox, RESCUE ME

Guest Actress DRAMA – Lizzy Caplan, TRUE BLOOD; Jennifer Westfeldt, GREY’S ANATOMY; Sharon Gless, NIP/TUCK

Guest Actor COMEDY – Nate Corddry, UNITED STATES OF TARA; Callum Keith Rennie, CALIFORNICATION; Justin Timberlake, SNL

Guest Actress COMEDY – Beth Grant, PUSHING DAISIES; Amy Ryan, THE OFFICE; Ally Sheedy, PSYCH

What do you think?

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emmyIt’s Emmy time again!  This week is always so exciting as the last minute predictions make their way around the internets.  I just want to put it out there that I rarely agree with the Emmy voters on what’s funny and what I think is a dramatic performance worthy of accolades, but there are times when they’re right on the money.  Here’s what I’m thinking I would love to hear come Emmy award nominations, announced Thursday, July 16, by Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons (please note that I don’t know enough about the Miniseries to weigh in on those categories)!

Keep in mind that the ideas I express below are simply my opinion, and I realize that I’m totally neglecting some amazing perfomances, but this is what I would LOVE to see, not what I expect to see!

Lead Actor

  1. Steve Carell, THE OFFICE – One scene strikes me as why he deserves a nom, and perhaps to win – the scene in the diner with Pam when he had just seen Holly and wondered if she still loved him.  The reaction shot?  Brilliant.
  2. Bret McKenzie / Jemaine Clement, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS – How do you pick just one (which could work against them), but they are some of the funniest people on TV, almost without trying!
  3. Jay Harrington, BETTER OFF TED – He’s the straight man to the off the wall humor in this show, but he’s still got this Jason Bateman quality that makes him hilarious.
  4. Ken Marino, PARTY DOWN – Will it ever happen?  Probably not, but he goes above and beyond for the sake of comedy.
  5. Lee Pace, PUSHING DAISIES – a girl can dream, right?  He goes through every single emotion and it’s so lovely and heartbreaking, and intriguing, and everything it should be!
  6. Jim Parsons, THE BIG BANG THEORY – Along the way, Jim became the true breakout star of what was supposed to be Johnny Galecki’s show.  Hopefully, he’s rewarded for it!

Probable spoilers:  Charlie Sheen, TWO AND A HALF MEN; Tony Shalhoub, MONK; Alec Baldwin, 30 ROCK; Zach Braff, SCRUBS

Lead Actress

  1. Christina Applegate, SAMANTHA WHO? – It’s too bad that this show was canceled.  I wish more people had seen the perfection that Christina brings to the Samantha role!
  2. Toni Colette, UNITED STATES OF TARA – This one should be a lock, what with her having to play four different characters, and the fact that they’re all fantastic!
  3. Tina Fey, 30 ROCK – She’s pretty much funny all the time, but at the same time, she’s a totally relatable woman.  She should score another Emmy, no problem!
  4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE – She’s fantastic, isn’t she?  Totally self-deprecating in a hilarious way, she deserves a nomination!
  5. Mary-Louise Parker, WEEDS – There’s like this boredom and excitement behind her eyes at all times, and I’m fascinated by her!
  6. Alexandra Wentworth, HEAD CASE – the therapist to the stars – she’s got issues beyond compare and I think she’s hilarious!!

Probable spoilers:  America Ferrara, UGLY BETTY; the women of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

What do you think?

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emmyIt’s Emmy time again!  This week is always so exciting as the last minute predictions make their way around the internets.  I just want to put it out there that I rarely agree with the Emmy voters on what’s funny and what I think is a dramatic performance worthy of accolades, but there are times when they’re right on the money.  Here’s what I’m thinking I would love to hear come Emmy award nominations, announced Thursday, July 16, by Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons (please note that I don’t know enough about the Miniseries to weigh in on those categories)!

Keep in mind that the ideas I express below are simply my opinion, and I realize that I’m totally neglecting some amazing perfomances, but this is what I would LOVE to see, not what I expect to see!

Lead Actor

  1. Michael C Hall, DEXTER – I love a serial killer.  Reason enough?
  2. Kyle Chandler, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS – If I had to pick my favorite person on TV, Coach Eric Taylor would be my pick.  There is no one who compares in my book!
  3. Denis Leary, RESCUE ME – A few years back, never would I have picked Denis Leary as one of my favorite actors, but the work he does each week continues to blow me away!
  4. Ian McShane, KINGS -King Silas Benjamin is one of the most commanding characters on TV and that’s thanks in humongous part to the brilliance of McShane!
  5. Jonny Lee Miller, ELI STONE – playing a prophet who hears dancing and singing and imaginary planes…he’s just wonderful.  He can cry on key and makes me cry which is a good sign!
  6. Kiefer Sutherland, 24 – So #2 on the list of favorite people on TV?  Jack Bauer, and Kiefer Sutherland was fantastic this season as he dealt with the degenerative nerve gas he inhaled!  Farfetched but wonderful!

Probable spoilers:  Gabriel Byrne, IN TREATMENT; Hugh Laurie, HOUSE; Matthew Fox, LOST; James Spader, BOSTON LEGAL

Lead Actress

  1. Mariska Hargitay, SVU – She’s bold, strong, beautiful, heartbreaking, and one of the best cops on TV!
  2. Holly Hunter, SAVING GRACE – The way Hunter goes for broke with reckless abandon is awesome.  Fabulous!
  3. Evangeline Lilly, LOST – Any other season, I would laugh at myself, but the episode where she says goodbye to Aaron?  I was a wreck.  She was fabulous!
  4. Mary McDonnell, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA – There’s no one who compares with what she can do, period.
  5. Molly Parker, SWINGTOWN – This just might be because I want to see her back on TV, but seriously.  Could she have been more perfect on this show that too few people were watching?
  6. Kyra Sedgwick, THE CLOSER – She’s fantastic, isn’t she?  Every episode, she is a little bit different, and I love that!

Probable spoilers:  Glenn Close, DAMAGES; Patricia Arquette, MEDIUM; Sally Field, BROTHERS AND SISTERS

What do you think?

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emmyIt’s Emmy time again!  This week is always so exciting as the last minute predictions make their way around the internets.  I just want to put it out there that I rarely agree with the Emmy voters on what’s funny and what I think is a dramatic performance worthy of accolades, but there are times when they’re right on the money.  Here’s what I’m thinking I would love to hear come Emmy award nominations, announced Thursday, July 16, by Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons (please note that I don’t know enough about the Miniseries to weigh in on those categories)!

Keep in mind that the ideas I express below are simply my opinion, and I realize that I’m totally neglecting some amazing perfomances, but this is what I would LOVE to see, not what I expect to see!

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emmyIt’s Emmy time again!  This week is always so exciting as the last minute predictions make their way around the internets.  I just want to put it out there that I rarely agree with the Emmy voters on what’s funny and what I think is a dramatic performance worthy of accolades, but there are times when they’re right on the money.  Here’s what I’m thinking I would love to hear come Emmy award nominations, announced Thursday, July 16, by Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons (please note that I don’t know enough about the Miniseries to weigh in on those categories)!

Keep in mind that the ideas I express below are simply my opinion, and I realize that I’m totally neglecting some amazing perfomances, but this is what I would LOVE to see, not what I expect to see!

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When the Emmys finally make it to the air (seriously, all the back and forth, when do they actually air?), Neil Patrick Harris will suit up and host it like he hosted the crap out of the Tonys! 

In all seriousness, Emmy nominations are being announced on July 16 by (hopefully, nominees) Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons!  The Emmys will then air on CBS on September 20!

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I’m not a big fan of reality TV.  I watch a few really well produced shows, mostly on Bravo or CBS (though I do love me some SYTYCD).  Here are the nomineeds for Reality Competition:

Should Win: I think either THE AMAZING RACE (because really, how can you beat this brilliantly produced show) or TOP CHEF should take this thing.

Will Win: I’m hoping AMERICAN IDOL doesn’t pull an upset.  Otherwise, we should be looking at another straight win for THE AMAZING RACE.

Should Be Nominated: Maybe SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE or SURVIVOR but other than that, nothing really stands out as being forgotten.

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I’m still a little bitter about this category….Here are the nominees for Outstanding Host of a Reality Show -

Clockwise from Left: Heidi Klum, PROJECT RUNWAY; Howie Mandel, DEAL OR NO DEAL; Jeff Probst, SURVIVOR; Ryan Seacrest, AMERICAN IDOL; Tom Bergeron, DANCING WITH THE STARS

Should Win: I hope Probst wins this thing.  He really grills his contestants, from the sounds of it, he has a hand in directing, producing, you name it.  I want him to win.

Will Win:  I believe I’ve been quoted as saying “If Ryan Seacrest wins, so help me God…” while shaking my right fist in the air.  Well, I have a feeling I’ll be doing a little cursing on Sunday when he wins this thing because he’s all over the GD place.

Should Be Nominated:  My two favorite hosts in the world – Phil Keoghan from THE AMAZING RACE and Cat Deeley from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE were cruelly kept off the list.  Both are deserving of a nomination and a win in my book.  I also kind of think Tyra deserves it more than Howie Mandel for AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, to be perfectly honest!

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This is the first year where the SNL actors get put into the acting categories, versus the Individual Performance in a variety show category, and only one person managed to squeak in!  Here are the Supporting Actress nominees:

Left to Right: Amy Poehler, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE; Kristin Chenoweth, PUSHING DAISIES; Holland Taylor, TWO AND A HALF MEN; Vanessa Williams, UGLY BETTY; Jean Smart, SAMANTHA WHO?

Should Win: Well, I’m terribly partial to PUSHING DAISIES, so one of my votes goes to Cheno and her awesome Olive Snook.  She’s perfect in this role.  I have to cast my other votes (because you know me and my bad decision making abilities) go to Amy Poehler because I think it would be awesome if she won, and Jean Smart because she’s brilliant as Regina on SAMANTHA WHO?

Will Win: I think Vanessa Williams could take this.  Holland Taylor or Jean Smart might be the spoilers. 

Should Be Nominated: Everyone else might say Jenna Fischer (Pam from THE OFFICE, who I agree is great), but I don’t see how Angela Kinsey keeps going unnoticed.  She’s hilarious and she truly is playing a character because she’s the sweetest person in real life. Judy Reyes from SCRUBS was snubbed, once again.  And where is Elizabeth Perkins?  Sure, WEEDS had a strange third season, but I still thought we’d see her name.  Also, though EARL wasn’t so hot this season, Jaime Pressly still knocks it out of the park!

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