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Sean’s Emmy Predictions – Can You Beat Me?

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It’s that time of year again, The “Primetime Emmy Awards” are this Sunday night at 8:00pm on Fox. I usually like to print out the nominees and compete with friends to see who can get the most right. I must admit it is hard because I don’t watch all the nominated shows or actors but I usually do pretty well. Please feel free to play along.

Below are the nominees , I have left out movies and mini series and I think that is self explanatory. I will mark choices and on Monday we will see how I fared.

 

Outstanding Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire

Dexter

Friday Night Lights

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

Mad Men : I do not watch this but I do know it is very popular with the Emmys , I thought Dexter might be the way to go but I’m playing the odds here.

 

Outstanding Comedy Series

Big Bang Theory

Glee

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Modern Family: This should win, even if it doesn’t for some reason , it should. Damned funny stuff.

The Office

Parks and Recreation

30 Rock

 

Outstanding Actress in a Drama

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law

Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights

Mireille Enos, The Killing

Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife: Just a hunch really.

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama

Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Margo Martindale, Justified

Michelle Forbes, The Killing

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men: (See above argument for Mad Men).

 

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Outstanding Actor in a Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Michael C. Hall, Dexter: There is just something people love about a serial killer portrayal and M.C. Hall does a great job.

John Hamm, Mad Men

Hugh Laurie, House

Timothy Olyphant, Justified

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Walton Goggins, Justified

John Slattery, Mad Men

Andrew Braugher, Men of a Certain Age: Also a hunch but anytime I see an actor nominated for a show that isn’t.. makes me wonder.

 

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie: A big time actress in a big time roll.

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Laura Linney, The Big C

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy

Jane Lynch, Glee: Glee is hot right now, and since Jane is also hosting the awards, why not go with her.

Betty White, Hot In Cleveland

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

 

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Outstanding Actor in a Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Louis C.K., Louie

Steve Carrell, The Office

Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory: Assuming Carrell doesn’t get the “goodbye” vote, “Sheldon” is just too lovable.

 

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Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy

Chris Colfer, Glee

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Modern Family: Phil Dunphy MAKES this show tick.

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

 

Outstanding Variety, Comedy Or Musical Series

The Colbert Report: No question in my house.

Conan

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Real Time With Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live

 

Outstanding Reality Show

The Amazing Race

American Idol

Dancing With the Stars: I actually like Top Chef a lot but this is such a fan favorite. I have to go with it.

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

 

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And Finally, the biggest Emmy SNUB! I do not know why this man has not been nominated for his role as Dr. Walter Bishop on “Fringe”, but each and every week it is one of the best acting jobs I’ve even seen and the small screen. I can only hope that one day, John Noble will get his just rewards.

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