Thursday, July 06, 2006

Emmy Surprises

Emmy Award nominations were announced today, and there were some major surprises, particularly in the omissions. Last year's Outstanding Drama winner - Lost - and last year's darling - Desperate Housewives - were both shut out in their resepctive categories. Neither received any major acting nominees either, except for Alfre Woodard for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Although Desperate Housewives is enterered as a comedy series, I would never associate the words comedienne with Alfre Woodard. The good news, though ... at least Eva Longoria won't have to be the only Housewife shut out of the awards. Less catfights next season!

Here are the nominees for the major categories and my predictions for each:

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm • Larry David as Himself
The King Of Queens • Kevin James as Doug Heffernan
Monk • Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk
The Office • Steve Carell as Michael Scott
Two And A Half Men • Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper
Who should win: Steve Carell. Dude is funny as hell
Who will win: Tony Shaloub

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit • Christopher Meloni as Detective Elliot Stabler
Rescue Me • Denis Leary as Tommy Gavin
Six Feet Under • Peter Krause as Nate Fisher
24 • Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
The West Wing • Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet
Who should win: I don't really watch these shows, so I'm just going to go with what I have seen ... Kiefer Sutherland (I would've also put McDreamy on here, but that might just be my eyes talking)
Who will win: Denis Leary

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
The Comeback • Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish
Malcolm In The Middle • Jane Kaczmarek as Lois
The New Adventures Of Old Christine • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell
Out Of Practice • Stockard Channing as Lydia Barnes
Will & Grace • Debra Messing as Grace
Who should win: Debra Messing (really shocked that Felicity Huffman isn't on here. I thought she was great this season, as usual)
Who will win: Debra Messing

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
The Closer • Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson
Commander In Chief • Geena Davis as Mackenzie Allen
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit • Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
Six Feet Under • Frances Conroy as Ruth Fisher
The West Wing • Allison Janney as C.J. Cregg
Who should win: Kyra Sedgwick
Who will win: Allison Janney (for old time's sake)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Arrested Development • Will Arnett as Gob Bluth
Entourage • Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold
Malcolm In The Middle • Bryan Cranston as Hal
Two And A Half Men • Jon Cryer as Alan Harper
Will & Grace • Sean Hayes as Jack
Who should win: Jeremy Piven
Who will win: Jeremy Piven

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Boston Legal • William Shatner as Denny Crane
Huff • Oliver Platt as Russell Tupper
The Sopranos • Michael Imperioli as Christopher Moltisanti
24 • Gregory Itzin as President Charles Logan
The West Wing • Alan Alda as Arnold Vinick
Who should win: I haven't seen enough to make this call. So to my untrained eye, I'd say Alan Alda
Who will win: Oliver Platt?

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm • Cheryl Hines as Cheryl David
Desperate Housewives • Alfre Woodard as Betty Applewhite
My Name Is Earl • Jaime Pressly as Joy
Weeds • Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes
Will & Grace • Megan Mullally as Karen
Who should win: Megan Mullaly (and who would have ever thought Jaime Pressly, whose early line of work included Poison Ivy: The New Seduction, would get nominated for an acting award?)
Who will win: Cheryl Hines

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Boston Legal • Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt
Grey’s Anatomy • Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang
Grey’s Anatomy • Chandra Wilson as Dr. Bailey
Huff • Blythe Danner as Izzy Huffstodt
24 • Jean Smart as First Lady Martha Logan
Who should win: Chandra Wilson or Sandra Oh
Who will win: Sandra Oh

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Extras • Patrick Stewart as Himself
Extras • Ben Stiller as Himself
Two And A Half Men • Martin Sheen as Harvey
Will & Grace • Alec Baldwin as Malcolm
Will & Grace • Leslie Jordan as Beverley Leslie
Who should win: I'm a little partial to Leslie Jordan for some inexplicable reason
Who will win: Alec Baldwin

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Boston Legal • Michael J. Fox as Daniel Post
Boston Legal • Christian Clemenson as Jerry “Hands” Espenson
ER • James Woods as Dr. Nate Lennox
Grey’s Anatomy • Kyle Chandler as Dylan Young
Lost • Henry Ian Cusick as Desmond
Who should win: Michael J. Fox (and the guy who plays Henry Gale on Lost should have been nominated over the guy who plays Desmond)
Who will win: James Woods

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Desperate Housewives • Shirley Knight as Phyllis Van de Kamp
Extras • Kate Winslet as Herself
Malcolm In The Middle • Cloris Leachman as Ida
Monk • Laurie Metcalf as Cora
Will & Grace • Blythe Danner as Marilyn Truman
Who should win: Blythe Danner
Who will win: Blythe Danner

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Grey’s Anatomy • Kate Burton as Ellis Grey
Grey’s Anatomy • Christina Ricci as Hannah
Huff • Swoosie Kurtz as Madeline Sullivan
Six Feet Under • Patricia Clarkson as Aunt Sarah
Six Feet Under • Joanna Cassidy as Margaret Chenowith
Who should win: Christina Ricci
Who will win: Swoosie Kurtz

Outstanding Comedy Series
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Office
Two And A Half Men
Who should win: The Office
Who will win: Arrested Development

Outstanding Drama Series
Grey’s Anatomy
The Sopranos
The West Wing
Who should win: Grey's Anatomy
Who will win: The West Wing (typically)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
Who should win: I was not happy with the last two Amazing Races, so I'm going with Dancing With The Stars
Who will win: Amazing Race


Lisa said...

I dunno, I cannot seem to understand WHY American Idol has never won the trophy for best reality! Honestly, they are the one thing that American talks about for 6 months out of the year and more...or maybe giving them the trophy would be too predictable.

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