My Emmy Picks For Tonight!

Emmy 

Sup People,

You all know I’m a crazy fan of Television. And the 2006-2007 season did not disappoint. Not only did many of the shows that I regularly watch have good seasons creatively. But most of the shows I enjoy also made it to see another year.

Here are some of my picks for tonight.

DRAMA SERIES:
“Boston Legal,”
ABC
“Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC
“Heroes,” NBC
“House,” Fox
“The Sopranos,” HBO

While I am a fan of The Sopranos, I feel that the show should have ended 2 seasons ago. The final season was a meandering mess that only got it together toward the end. And don’t get me started on the series finale. I put it this way, if Six Feet Under didn’t win based on their final season (a win that they deserved), why should lackluster final season of The Sopranos?

My Prediction: The Sopranos may win based on Emmy voters and their practice of being predictable.

My Pick: Allthough it seems in vogue to hate on Grey’s Anatomy, love it or hate it, it’s a show you don’t miss on Thursday nights. And remember it isn’t easy to turn out 24 episodes of good TV. Grey’s did a good job considering that it doesnt have the months and months time to produce that The Sopranos had. Grey’s should win.

Darkhorse: Heroes. I like Heroes and think it had a good Freshman season, but that finale sucked. Too much buildup, not enough pay off. But it could pull a surprise win here based on it being the breakout of last season.

Where The Fuck Is?: Lost. Which enjoyed it’s best season creatively since season 1.

COMEDY SERIES:
“Entourage,”
HBO
“The Office,” NBC
“30 Rock,” NBC
“Ugly Betty,” ABC
“Two and a Half Men,” CBS

Entourage had a boring season. The Office still does steady and decent work. Two and a Half Men is a non factor and is only on here because it’s the highest rated out of all of the nominees. Ugly Betty and 30 Rock are the ones to beat here.

My Prediction: 30 Rock for the win. It’s a struggling yet critically acclaimed show. 30 Rock also has the same format of another Emmy fave (Arrested Development) it features an always game Tina Fey. The supporting cast is also very strong. Emmy voters also love shows that are about the industry.

My Pick: Ugly Betty because it took a telenovella format and flipped it into a show that can last for years. It’s funny, touching, has great acting, and I haven’t heard such great comedic zingers since Will & Grace was on the air (“Did you just gesture at me when you said Kwanza?”) Ugly Betty also makes the waiting for Grey’s Anatomy bearable. The cast also works very well together.

Darkhorse: The Office

Where The Fuck Is?: How I Met Your Mother. It’s a great, underrated show that has grown from being a Friends clone into a great show in it’s own right. The Robin Sparkles episode should be proof enough that this show is a contender. And it’s also given the difficult task of anchoring CBS Monday night for 2 seasons already.

ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES:
Denis Leary,
“Rescue Me,” FX Network
Hugh Laurie, “House,” Fox
James Spader, “Boston Legal,” ABC
Kiefer Sutherland, “24,” Fox
James Gandolfini, “The Sopranos,” HBO

I honestly can care less about this category. Tony Soprano will win. End of Story. I just hope as he is getting his award, Journey starts playing and when he’s about to give his acceptance speech, the TV cuts to a black screen.

ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:
Kyra Sedgwick,
“The Closer,” TNT
Sally Field, “Brothers and Sisters,” ABC
Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” NBC
Edie Falco, “The Sopranos,” HBO
Minnie Driver, “The Riches,” FX Network
Patricia Arquette, “Medium,” NBC

Another category I don’t care about because it’s predictable.

My Prediction: Kyra Sedgwick will win.

My Pick: Sally Field does consistently great work on a show that has grown from being a silly drama into appointment television on Sunday night. She is also Sally Field. Come on. A lot of actresses can’t even get near the level of acting that this woman can pull off.

Darkhorse: Patricia Arquette because Emmy voters love Medium for whatever reason. I know I don’t. 

Where The Fuck Is? Kristen Bell from Veronica Mars, Ellen Pompeo from Grey’s Anatomy. Both of them did great work last season.

ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES:
America Ferrera,
“Ugly Betty,” ABC
Tina Fey, “30 Rock,” NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” CBS
Felicity Huffman, “Desperate Housewives,” ABC
Mary Louise Parker, “Weeds,” Showtime

This is one of the tightest races of the night, picking the proper winner will be hard. You can eliminate Tina Fey though, while she does a great job on the show, if 30 Rock wins Best Comedy, that will be how Emmy Voters will reward her since she created and writes the show.

My Prediction: America Ferrara for the win. Emmy voters love to reward the newbie who can carry their own show.

My Pick: America Ferrara for the win. You can’t help loving the way she portrays Betty Suarez. 

Darkhorse: Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She does a great job on her show. And she doesn’t age.

Where The Fuck Is?: No one, everyone here is strong.

ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES:
Tony Shalhoub,
“Monk,” USA
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock,” NBC
Ricky Gervais, “Extras,” HBO
Steve Carell, “The Office,” NBC
Charlie Sheen, “Two and a Half Men,” CBS

Nothing good here except for Alec Baldwin who should win. The episode where he was dating a woman who turned out to be Condoleeza Rice was hilarious. But it will go to Monk. It always fucking goes to Monk.

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES:
Jon Cryer,
“Two and a Half Men,” CBS
Jeremy Piven, “Entourage,” HBO
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother,” CBS
Kevin Dillon, “Entourage,” HBO
Rainn Wilson, “The Office,” NBC

Let me get this out of the way. I hate Rainn Wilson. I hate his character. I think he is not funny. He is annoying.

My Prediction: Jermey Piven because any Ari Gold meltdown is Emmy fodder.

My Pick: Neil Patrick Harris. His portrayal of Barney is just pure comedy. The episodes where he ran the NYC marathon and where he thought Bob Barker was his father so he became a contestant on The Price is Right just to meet him were hilarious. Entourage was off this season, and both Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven were a little off too.

Darkhorse: Kevin Dillon.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:
Rachel Griffiths,
“Brothers and Sisters,” ABC
Sandra Oh, “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC
Chandra Wilson, “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC
Katherine Heigl, “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC
Aida Turturro, “The Sopranos,” HBO
Lorraine Bracco, “The Sopranos,” HBO

Lorraine Bracco and Aida Turturro had little to do last season. But Emmy voters have awarded statues to people who weren’t on screen for long before (Stockard Channing). I like Rachel Griffiths because she is totally believable as the oldest Walker sibling on Brothers and Sisters. Katherine Heigl may be enjoying the wave of buzz and popularity after her turn in Knocked Up, but she was stuck in a boring storyline last season on Grey’s that also alienated hardcore viewers. And as much as I love Chandra Wilson, her character was left with little to do last season on Grey’s.  

My Prediction: Sandra Oh, she always does good work. And her highlight reel of the season includes all her mini wedding related meltdowns, her dramatic scene where she screamed at everyone to save her friend Meredith from death, and finally the best scene of the finale, the wedding dress breakdown.

My Pick: Sandra Oh. You gotta love her.

Darkhorse: Lorraine Braco. Only because she was on the final season of a show that will most likely sweep everything tonight.

These are my picks for some of the categories. Let’s see how they pan out tonight.

I also hope that Vanessa Williams is recognized for her work on Ugly Betty. Project Runway should take home the Reality Competition Emmy, and Penn and Teller’s Bullshit should win in the Reality Category.

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