July 13, 2011

TV: Emmy nomination predictions

I'm not normally into the psychic thing, but what the heck, everyone else seems to be taking a stab, so here's my guess as to what we're going to hear when nominations are announced tomorrow morning (along with some parenthetical thoughts about who I'd really like to see get in). I should note that omissions from my list of preferences doesn't necessarily mean that I think actor X is untalented or undeserving; it more likely means that the show just isn't one I watch regularly.

  • The Big C
  • Hot in Cleveland
  • Modern Family
  • The Office
  • Parks & Recreation
  • 30 Rock
(I'd like to see The Big Bang Theory, Community, and Episodes get in; I'd drop The Big C, The Office, and Parks & Rec to make room for them.)

  • Toni Collette, The United States of Tara
  • Courtney Cox, Cougar Town
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Laura Linney, The Big C
  • Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
(I'd prefer Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory), Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope), and Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck) over Collette, Falco, and Linney. Yeah, I know, Plimpton doesn't belong in this category, but that's how weak the field is.)

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Steve Carell, The Office
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
  • Joel McHale, Community
  • Matthew Morrison, Glee
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
I'd add Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) and Zachary Levi (Chuck); I'd drop Carell and Morrison.

  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Chris Colfer, Glee
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
  • Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
  • Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
(I'd only keep three of the Modern Family guys, dropping Ferguson along with Colfer and Harris; to take their slots, I'd add Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope), Donald Glover (Community), Stephen Mangan (Episodes).)

  • Julie Bowen, Modern Family
  • Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
  • Jane Lynch, Glee
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
  • Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
  • Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
(Add Tamsin Grieg (Episodes), Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory), and Naya Rivera (Glee); drop Krakowski, Lynch, and Wiig.)

  • Big Love
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Dexter
  • The Good Wife
  • Justified
  • Mad Men
(Let's cut Big Love and let's add Game of Thrones.)

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
  • Peter Krause, Parenthood
  • Hugh Laurie, House
  • Timothy Olyphant, Justified
(Cut Buscemi and Irons; add Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) and Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice).)

  • Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
  • Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
  • Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
  • Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
(I'd add Mireille Enos (despite the serious flaws of The Killing), Sally Field (still doing fine work on Brothers & Sisters), and Anna Torv (Fringe); cut Bates, Britton, and Hargitay.)

  • Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
  • Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • John Noble, Fringe
  • Michael Pitt, Boardwalk Empire
  • John Slattery, Mad Men
(I'd add Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men) and Brent Sexton (The Killing) over Braugher and Pitt.)

  • Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
  • Michelle Forbes, The Killing
  • Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
  • Margo Martindale, Justified
  • Kelly McDonald, Boardwalk Empire
  • Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
(I'd add Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men), dropping Martindale and McDonald.)

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