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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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NeilPatrickHarrisByEricSchwabel

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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