Predicted Winners in red, preferences in blue-ish
How I Did: 12/17
-All in all, a lot of great and worthy shows/actors/craftsmen were awarded tonight. For the first time in a long time I found myself agreeing with the “best,” subjective as it may be. Particularly, the love for “Mad Men” and “Damages” two of the best shows of the season. Though I must admit to not getting the humor of the “multi-talented” Tina Fey. Content wise, though, the actual production, hosts, presenters etc. were unwatchable. The telecast gets a big fat f-in F.
BEST DRAMA SERIES
*“Mad Men” -good, so glad it will/may win. such a good show
“Damages” -the best lawyer show ever.
“Lost” -just glad to see this show nominated again.
“House” -oh gawd
“Dexter” -wow, another fantastic show. for me this is a three-way tie betwene MM, Damages and Dexter.
“Boston Legal” –
BEST COMEDY SERIES
*“30 Rock” –the most overrated comedy since… um… see below
“The Office” –
“Entourage” – the worst show of the year
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” – the only worthy nominee here. perhaps the show’s best season to date. the way David handles the race issue is flawlessly funny and anything but predictable. and the Freak book episode was genus.
“Two and a Half Men” –
BEST DRAMA ACTOR
*Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” -the anti-Dentite?
James Spader, “Boston Legal” -please, please, please, please don’t give Spader his third Emmy for this crap.
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” -i agree with the projected winner! the standout performance of the year. in years. perhaps ever.
Hugh Laurie, “House” –
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter” -soooooooo good on Dexter. I would love to see Hall win.
Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment” –
BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
*Glenn Close, “Damages” -again, i agree with the projected winner! Close is a force. though she’s more of a supporiting character on this fantastic show, but I’m not complaining.
Mariska Hargitay, “Law and Order: S.V.U.” –yawn
Sally Field, “Brothers and Sisters” –yawning
Holly Hunter, “Saving Grace” –yawn-astic
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer” –yawned
BEST COMEDY ACTOR
*Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” -if you ask me this whole category sucks but Baldwin is the best… I guess
Steve Carell, “The Office” –
Lee Pace, “Pushing Daisies” –
Tony Shalhoub, “Monk” –
Charlie Sheen, “Two and a Half Men” –
BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty” –
Christina Applegate, “Samantha Who?” – a win=pity vote
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “New Adventures of Old Christine” –
*Tina Fey, “30 Rock” –NOT THAT FUNNY
Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds” -sure, why not.
BEST ACTOR, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
*Paul Giamatti, “John Adams” -well, he may never get an Oscar but at least an Emmy helps.
Ricky Gervais, “Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale” -Poor Gervais, he’s in a category with, like a billion Oscar nominees.
Ralph Fiennes, “Bernard and Doris” –
Kevin Spacey, “Recount” –
Tom Wilkinson, “Recount”
BEST ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Phylicia Rashad, “A Raisin in the Sun” –
Susan Sarandon, “Bernard And Doris” –
*Laura Linney, “John Adams” -cool. I’ve ended up agreeing with a lot of winners. how could she not win?
Dame Judi Dench, “Cranford” –
Catherine Keener, “An American Crime” –
BEST VARIETY SERIES
*“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” -again? But Colbert is so much better.
“Saturday Night Live” –
“The Colbert Report” –
“Late Show With David Letterman” –
“Real Time with Bill Maher” -pompus but better than the other politicals shows this year.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (preference: none)
*Entourage – Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold
Entourage – Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama
How I Met Your Mother – Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson
The Office – Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute
Two and a Half Men – Jon Cryer as Alan Harper
Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Boston Legal – William Shatner as Denny Crane
Damages – Ted Danson as Arthur Frobisher
*Damages – Zeljko Ivanek as Ray Fiske–Danson is great on this show but Zeljko steals it!
Lost – Michael Emerson as Ben
Mad Men – John Slattery as Roger Sterling
Oustanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
*John Adams – David Morse as George Washington
John Adams – Stephen Dillane as Thomas Jefferson
John Adams – Tom Wilkinson as Benjamin Franklin
Recount – Denis Leary as Michael Whouley
Recount – Bob Balaban as Ben Ginsberg
Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (preference: a big fat none)
Pushing Daisies – Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook
*Samantha Who? – Jean Smart as Regina Newly
Saturday Night Life – Amy Poehler, Performer
Two and a Half Men – Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper
Ugly Betty – Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater
Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (preference: none)
Boston Legal – Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt
Brothers & Sisters – Rachel Griffiths as Sarah Walker-Whedon
Grey’s Anatomy – Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey
Grey’s Anatomy – Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang
*In Treatment – Dianne Wiest as Dr. Gina Toll
Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
A Raisin in the Sun – Audra McDonald as Ruth Younger
*Cranford (MASTERPIECE) – Dame Eileen Atkins as Miss Deborah jenkyns
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale – Ashley Jensen as Maggie Jacobs
Pictures of Hollis Woods – Alfre Woodard as Edna Reilly
Recount – Laura Dern as Katherine Harris