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OlFuzzyBastard
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I must be bored because not only do normal people not care about the Emmy Awards - I don't care about the Emmy Awards. I'm not even going to watch them - there's a new Mad Men and the season premiere of Curb Your Enthusiasm on against them. But I've got nothing better to do this morning, so here goes. The nominees are here:

BEST COMEDY SERIES:
30 Rock is going to win again this year. 30 Rock is going to win until the end of time. I'm not complaining, persay - I love that show but last season was just okay compared to the two years before it. I'd give it to The Office, which was just incredible last year with the Michael/Holly episodes and the Michael Scott Paper Company storyline. (Actually, I'd give it to Flight of the Conchords, but let's try to be realistic here.)

Also - if Family Guy wins, we riot. It's still an insult that's the first animated series ever to get nominated in this category. The Simpsons never did. South Park never did. Family Guy did. And not just Family Guy, but really shitty four-years-after-the-comeback Family Guy. (And also, as long as we're complaining, I watch Weeds every week but it hasn't actually been good in about three years. I don't get why it finally got nominated when they ignored it in this category back in the first two seasons when it should've won.)

BEST DRAMA SERIES:
Mad Men is going to win again this year - and again, I can't really complain because I love that show too - but the second season of Breaking Bad is the best I've ever seen of any show. I know I'm prone to hyperbole. This isn't it. There has never been anything as great on television ever. I think I might put it ahead of Season 5 of The Simpsons and Season 2 of Arrested Development and Season Only of Freaks and Geeks. It's just fucking amazing.

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY:
Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock but, again, mediocre season. Just like Comedy Series, I think it should go to Steve Carell who had a really great year on The Office and in a fantasy world where such things are possible, I'd give to Jemiane from Flight of the Conchords.

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA:
This time I think Breaking Bad will take it and Michael Cranston's going to repeat. And deserve it. (Although I won't be broken up if Jon Hamm wins for Mad Men either.)

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY:
Tina Fey for 30 Rock. No complaints here at all - she was the most entertaining woman on television last year.

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA:
Elisabeth Moss had damn well better win for Mad Men. Here's how good she is - that's one of the best casts on television, maybe ever. Every single actor and actress is pitch-perfect. You forget you're watching a TV show. Jon Hamm and January Jones and Vincent Kartheiser and Christina Hendricks and Bryan Batt and John Slattery and everyone else give these amazing performances week after week, scene after scene. There are times I don't even fast-forward the commercials because I need a breather from what I just saw. And if you ask me the highlight of the show, I'd say without a moment's hesitation that it's Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson.

(That clip is from this season - because amazingly enough I can't find the scene where she confronts Pete from the finale on Youtube. If you saw it, you know she should win for those five minutes alone.)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY:
Eh, they'll probably give it to Jeremy Piven even though they didn't nominate him. Can't let a year go by without that smug prick on the stage. If they decide to go with the actual nominees, it's a tough call. Neil Patrick Harris might take it for How I Met Your Mother & Rainn Wilson had a really great season on The Office - and both of them have deserved it for a few years now. But it looks like a 30 Rock sweep, so it's either Jack McBrayer or Tracy Morgan - and I'm going to root for Tracy because he's the best part of the show and almost never gets credit for it.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA:
They'll probably throw it at Shatner again, but Aaron Paul was incredible this year on Breaking Bad. They submitted the episode where he goes to collect the money from Spooge and Skank and finds their creepy maladjusted little kid - which was the best episode of the best season of the best show on TV. And he was so good I have to go against my cynicism and pick him to win.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY:
Kind of a toss-up here - I'd give it to Kristen Wiig. She was the best thing on SNL last year than wasn't Tina Fey's cameos. (Actually, I'd give to Kristen Chenoweth, but I'm one of about five people who even remember that Pushing Daisies existed, so I don't expect that to actually happen anytime soon. Those Flight of the Conchords wins are more likely.)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA:
The nominees are all from Grey's Anatomy, Damages, In Treatment and 24. I don't watch any of those shows. I couldn't even venture a guess.

BEST VARIETY, MUSIC or COMEDY SERIES:
Much as I love Stephen Colbert, I'm rooting against him so he can be indignant about on the Report the next day. Gotta go with The Daily Show then.

BEST REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM:
I could give a shit.

IMDB doesn't have the writing awards listed - I'm not sure if they're still televising them or if they're among the stuff they already gave out. Either way, Mad Men, 30 Rock and The Daily Show will win those too.
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BEST COMEDY SERIES:
30 Rock will win according to AINC is reporting which I can see since its bland enough to win. Family Guy should win, the insult is that Simpsons is still on the air trying to reach this milestone while killing their legacy. Also, you have to choose between animated and comedy when you put your name in. Simpson stopped doing it after getting snubbed for its five years.



BEST DRAMA SERIES:
Mad Men is also being reported as winning. Sorry, Men Behaving in suits doesn't work for me. Sons of Anarchy was the best show last year and no nominations. I think Mad Men will win and as tradition get canned next season.

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY:
Jim Parsons should win, but Alec Baldwin is a mega star.

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA:
Cranston wins.

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY:
Mara-Louis Parker cause she gets naked for the show. Even though Weeds has not been funny for awhile now.

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA:
Glenn Close same as Alec Badwin status will outweigh talent.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY:
NPH, he is hosting and really better then anyone else.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA:
Slatery due to being on Mad Men.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY:
Jane Kriwoski due being on 30 Rock.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA:
Rose Bryne. I like her and she really should be in the lead and Glenn Close should be in supporting.

BEST VARIETY, MUSIC or COMEDY SERIES:
I say Colbert Report. Winning or losing this thing, Stephen will be funny as hell on Monday.

BEST REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM:
Amazing Race. Sure why not.

This year's Emmys seem to be a reach out to average viewers with the nods to Family Guy, NPH, Sheenan and Parsons. The real problem is when those people lose maybe not NPH, will piss people off. The Emmys nomination process has got to stop as well. There is no way in a show gets more then one nomination per category. Its ridiculous that 30 Rock has this many nominations as well. The show isn't that funny. I will give the award to Fey as Palin on SNL, because she pretty much ended the GOP's bid with that performance. All in all, the Emmys are moving in the right direction, but the nomination process has got to be reviewed again.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.36
    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard


    Also - if Family Guy wins, we riot. It's still an insult that's the first animated series ever to get nominated in this category. The Simpsons never did. South Park never did. Family Guy did.


It's all about what category the show's leaders submit their show for. Most animated series', like The Simpsons, always submitted the show for "Best Animated Program." It's not like the Emmy people pick which category to put the shows in.

EDIT: I'd really like to see Shatner or Clemenson winning Supporting Actor in a Drama as a final salute to BL. 30 Rock probably cleans up most of the awards, as usual. Hugh Laurie still hasn't won an Emmy, so I'd like him to win, even though I'm a huge Breaking Bad fan and Bryan Cranston continued to bring it. I'd also throw a bone to Steve Carrell in the acting category.

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.65
    Originally posted by geemoney
    It's all about what category the show's leaders submit their show for. Most animated series', like The Simpsons, always submitted the show for "Best Animated Program." It's not like the Emmy people pick which category to put the shows in.


The Simpsons submitted for Best Comedy for several years and were ignored, so they returned to Animated.





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Drama
Should win: Breaking Bad
Will win: Mad Men

Drama Actor
Should win: Cranston
Will win: Tossup between Cranston and Hamm. Emmy voters love Cranston and they awarded him last year, so it only makes sense to repeat-win for his (even better) performance this year

Drama Actress
Should win: Moss
Will win: Close

Drama Supporting Actor
Should win: Paul or Emerson
Will win: Paul or Hurt

Drama Supporting Actress
Should win: Wiest or Oh
Will win: Wiest


Comedy
Should win: 30 Rock, Office or FOTC are all great choices
Will win: 30 Rock

Comedy Actor
Should win: Honestly, anyone but Shalhoub or Sheen would be fine
Will win: Baldwin

Comedy Actress
Should win: Fey
Will win: Fey

Comedy Supporting Actor
Should win: NPH
Will win: NPH

Comedy Supporting Actress
Should win: Chenoweth
Will win: One of the SNL ladies



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.36
    Originally posted by PeterStork
      Originally posted by geemoney
      It's all about what category the show's leaders submit their show for. Most animated series', like The Simpsons, always submitted the show for "Best Animated Program." It's not like the Emmy people pick which category to put the shows in.


    The Simpsons submitted for Best Comedy for several years and were ignored, so they returned to Animated.



Well, I can think of two reasons maybe:

-Perhaps the comedy category had "better" shows back then than they do now, which would allow FG in this year.

-I believe they've recently (this year or last) opened up the nominations to add more shows to the nomination list, which would explain Family Guy sneaking in this year.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.38
    Originally posted by lotjx
    I think Mad Men will win and as tradition get canned next season.


That seems unlikely; their ratings have tripled.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75

    Comedy Supporting Actress
    Should win: Chenoweth


Woo hoo!



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Originally posted by lotjx
      I think Mad Men will win and as tradition get canned next season.


    That seems unlikely; their ratings have tripled.

Not to mention AMC has already renewed it for a 4th season.



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Also the shows that have won Best Drama Series this decade have been The West Wing, The Sopranos, Lost, 24 and Mad Men - which are all either still on the air, or ended under their own power. So I'm really not sure what the "tradition" part means. In fact, the last Best Dramatic Series winner that got canceled was Picket Fences - and that had a pretty healthy run beforehand.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
So glad to see Chenoweth and Emerson finally get rewarded, and it's great to see deserving repeat winners like Cranston, Baldwin, Mad Men and 30 Rock. But boy, Emmy giveth and she taketh away. Jon Cryer and Cherry Jones? Seriously? I'm still hanging in there with 24, but I thought the president and her storylines were some of the weakest parts of this past season. Hell, given Annie Wersching's presence, Jones wasn't even the best supporting actress on her own show.



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