Emmy’s!

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This is also posted on my other blog, in case you were wondering.

So, yeah, the Emmy’s are on Sunday, August 27th. There seems to be a
lot of animosity towards the awards this year because shows like Lost
and Desperate Housewives were completely ignored. This doesn’t bother
me. My animosity towards the Emmy voters has always been about shows
like The Wire being completely and utterly ignored. And yet… I’m
totally sucked into the award show zeitgeist. Award shows rock. And,
actually, I think this years Emmy nominees represent an interesting mix
of what was on the (usually) crappy tube of 2005.

We
can only hope that next year Emmy voters will watch shows like Weeds
and Deadwood (which wasn’t eligible for the 2005 awards), The Wire,
Gilmore Girls, Veronica Mars, and the like. But don’t hold your breath.

OK. On to the picks!

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series nominees are:
Steve Carell for The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Kevin James, The King of Queens
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and Half Head Shakes That This Show Gets Nominated For Anything

As. I. Painfully. Ignore. The. Fact. That. Kevin Nealon. Was. Snubbed. I’m gonna guess that Steve Carell
wins this one hands down. I know I shouldn’t admit this, but he FRIGGIN
ANNOYS THE HELL OUT OF ME IN THE OFFICE so much so that I can’t watch
the show. I want to like it. I’ve tried to like it. But I just can’t.
Maybe he’s too good of an actor, I don’t know. But his character is so
grating, he makes me want to kick the TV so hard it eats my shoe a la
Mr. Mom. I can’t stand it. But I bet he wins.

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nominees are:
Stockard Channing, Out of Practice
Jane Kascmericouldneverspellthisinamillionyears, Malcom in the Middle
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Elaine, I mean, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of This Show’s Title Is Too Long
Debra Messing, Will & Grace

I’m gonna guess Lisa Kudrow
takes this one. Dark horse, I know. But she’s a fine actress and in the
show she’s a fine actress acting like a bad actress acting like a
washed up diva. Sounds like Emmy to me. It would be nice to see Jane
Whatshername get an award, though. She was a great TV mom.

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominees are:
Will Arnett, Arrested Development. Seriously. He got nominated! See, you can’t hate the voters all THAT much.
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men. Wait. Yes, you can.
Bryan Cranston, Malcom in the Middle
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
Jeremy Piven, Entourage

As
much as I love Will Arnett and as funny as he is, I have to say that
Jeremy Piven’s character is more well-rounded (I know, I know) so I’m
picking good ol’ J.P. Don’t like it? Hug it out.

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nominees are:
Jaime Pressly, My Name is Earl
Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Elizabeth "Super Bitch That You Hate To Love" Perkins, Weeds
Megan Mullalllaallaly, Will & Grace
Alfre Woodard, Desperate Housewives

This
is such a strange conglomeration of actresses. Seriously. Alfre
Woodard? Do comedy Emmy’s go to people who act dramatically in comedy
series? Weird. I’m gonna go with my heart on this one. And though I
love Elizabeth Perkins in Weeds, I really, really want Jaime Pressly to win. She is hoo-larious in Earl.

Comedy Series nominees are:
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Office
Scrubs
Two And a Half Gonna Sweep The Friggin’ Emmy’s Because It Sucks So Bad

I choose Arrested Development,
duh. It is hands down the funniest show ever to be on television. It’s
smart, multi-layered, well-acted, and wait. I change my mind. Any show that good will never win. I choose, instead, The Office. It has all the buzz.

Lead Actor in Dramatic Series nominees are:
Keifer! 24
Peter Krause, Six Feet under
Denis Leary, Rescue Me From A Name Spelled Almost The Same as Penis
Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU
Martin Sheen, The West Wing

I’m gonna go with Martin Sheen
on this one. Not because he’s my favorite, but he’s the one I think
will win. Really, no one here is my favorite, though I have a sweet
spot for Keifer! because of the way he acts with no facial expressions
at all.

Lead Actress in a Dramatic Series nominees are:
Geena Davis, Commander in Sorry We Totally Screwed Up This Show By Firing Rod Lurie
Francis Conroy, Six Feet Under
Mariska
"Don’t ask me about my mom" Hargitay (or TayHargi, if you’re trying to
translate it from pig latin), Law & Order: SVU
Allison Janney, The West Wing
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

I’m going with Kyra
as the dork horse. Funny accents in dramatic shows, plus ho-hos =
insert your own joke here. I think she might just win. Though Geena
Davis had an AWESOME acceptance speech last year, so if she wins, I’ll
be OK with it. And also, as the president, she was strangely hot to me.

Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Series nominees are:
Alan Alda, The West Wing
Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos
Gregory Itzin, 24
Oliver Creepy Platt, Huff
WHY LORD WHY Shatner, Boston Legal

Oliver
Platt should win because his character is the best acted on Huff. He’s
funny and dirty and gross and great, and I applaud what Ollie does with
his lines. But I think Itzin has this one in the bag as the
duplicitous president in 24. No one in Hollywood likes our real-life
duplicitous president, so they’re going to vote for Itzin to put The
Man on notice.

Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series nominees are:
Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Blythe Danner, Huff
Sandra Oh Why Am I The Only One Who Isn’t So Crazy About Her Acting, Grey’s Anatomy
Jean Smart, 24
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy

This
category has a lot of really great nominees. I can really see any of
them winning – and deserving it. I have my reservations about Sandra
Oh, but she’s sort of growing on me. He character is actually becoming
a wee bit more three-dimensional on GA, so I’ll reserve judgement.
haha. I think Jean Smart will take this, and she was fantastic.
But I want Chandra Wilson to win. Her character is nuanced, and her
acting is funny and charming. She, of course, doesn’t have a chance in
H-E-Double hockey sticks.

Dramatic Series nominees are:
Grey’s Anatomy
House
The Sopranos
24
The West Wing

These
are funky times in TVLand. House gets no acting nods. The Sopranos gets
one. Yet they get series nods. If we’re going to play the game THAT
way, why not nominate The Wire for series?

I’m going with House
as the winner here. The West Wing could take it for sentimental
reasons, but I think House wins even though I’ve never seen the show.
Should I admit that?

So there you have it, friends.
CurlyHairedTVDork’s Emmy predictions. Right ’em down, cause they’re
probably all wrong and you’ll want to mock me on Monday morning.

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2 thoughts on “Emmy’s!

  1. I don’t follow series TV or the Emmys, but yet I still read your entire take on it, because you are hoo-larious. One note: If one were translating Mariska Hargitay’s name from Pig Latin (which is as good a way of going about pronouncing it as anything), it would be Thargit (pronounced like “Target”…) or maybe just Thargi? I for one hate it when actors that I like have names I cannot pronounce… Feh! Don’t they know anything about marketing?!? 🙂

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  2. Thanks for reminding me to steer clear of the tv and my wife tonight from 6pm to, what, 1am?
    Aside from Oscar night, I cannot think of a worse tv night 🙂

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