Sean’s Emmy Predictions – Can You Beat Me?
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
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
Modern Family: This should win, even if it doesn’t for some reason , it should. Damned funny stuff.
Parks and Recreation
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).
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
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.
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.
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
Dancing With the Stars: I actually like Top Chef a lot but this is such a fan favorite. I have to go with it.
So You Think You Can Dance
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.