I snatched the following list from Entertainment Weekly because I wasn’t going to type out every single name and show when copy/paste works so much better. Anyway, since I can’t guess the Emmys as well as I can the Oscars, I’m just going to pick who I’d like to win, my pick will be bold. I may give a few comments to those I think may win… or just comments in general. However, there are a few categories I know nothing about due to shows I don’t watch. Lastly, since there are 20 categories, I’m splitting these posts. Thank me later.
*And just like any award show, there are what we call “snubs” meaning, shows or actors we, the audience, felts have been left out. I’ll include any that I personally felt have been overlooked or left out for at least a nomination.
To also save some time, I have some acronyms I’ll use
I hear good things and hope to check out someday – HGT
Fond farewell, schedule last season, nice goodbye gift – FF
Lost – C’mon… what did you think I would pick? FF
Breaking Bad – HGT
Dexter – I love Dexter, but I haven’t seen this past season yet
Mad Men – HGT
True Blood – I’ve only scene the first season, but I know it’s insanely popular
The Good Wife – I know it’s a hit, but I don’t have an interest in seeing this
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Mariska Hargitay (Special Victims Unit)
Glenn Close (Damages)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
January Jones (Mad Men)
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Hugh Laurie (House M.D.)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter) – Cancer survivor points even if he doesn’t win
Matthew Fox (Lost)– Not only is this an FF, but well deserved for a challenging last season for his character
*John Noble (Fringe) – I don’t know if he’s considered a star or co-star, but his work this past season… wow.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
John Slattery (Mad Men)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Martin Short (Damages)
Terry O’ Quinn (Lost) – Its the Globes you can have a tie, right? But seriously, this dude kinda played about 3 characters. FF
Michael Emerson (Lost) – I can’t find words to describe him… “No one else will have me…” FF
Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Sharon Gless (Burn Notice)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Rose Byrne (Damages)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Beau Bridges (The Closer)
Ted Danson (Damages)
John Lithgow (Dexter) – Again, I haven’t seen it, but I know he rocked this role.
Alan Cumming ( The Good Wife)
Dylan Baker (The Good Wife
Robert Morse (Mad Men)
Gregory Itzin (24)
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Mary Kay Place (Big Love)
Sissy Spacek (Big Love)
Shirley Jones (The Cleaner)
Lily Tomlin (Damages)
Ann-Margret (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost) – I think she made everyone cry in the premiere, and again in the finale. Might I add the moment she appeared and the world collectively cheered, and then collectively felt the chills as she repeated those mysterious words at the vending machine. FF
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I’m only commenting because I’ve become completely obsessed with Lost. It should get every award in every category. I can’t even watch True Blood anymore because frankly, I’d rather watch Lost again for the THIRD time than watch a new episode of True Blood.
In a way, I’m glad I never had to wait a week or an entire summer (OMG!!) between episodes. But in another way, it sort of sucks that I didn’t get to go on the ride along with all the other fans.
And get this — tonight in my guitar class, the teacher started talking about electromagnetism and sound. Not a minute later, he called role and one of the names was Jorge Garcia. Trip out!
I completely feel you regarding waiting a week/summer… I’ve been on both sides of the fence. Seasons 1-5 I didn’t have to wait, but after I finished season 5, I had to wait for 6 and then every other week… which was bittersweet. I felt like I was part of a global community watching the finale, so that was nice. But the waiting was intense, especially after each cliffhanger episode ended with.
So yes, I want LOST to win everything. On the comedy side, I want Modern Family. I’m taking my time with True Blood. For me, definitely doesn’t compare with LOST. I will actually start my third viewing after I finish rewatching season 6. Then I will start my marathon. But I gotta hurry because new TV shows are starting soon. I’ll be checking out No Ordinary Family as a Heroes replacement. lol
And guitar class? That’s awesome. Surely you will upload a video of you rocking out?