Thursday, July 16, 2009

2009 Primetime Emmy Picks

Hey! The nominees for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today! The show's gonna be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris! It's gonna rock!

Quick and dirty, here are my picks (in bold) and Megan's picks (in italics) for the big categories plus a few thoughts from yours truly (and my fiancee)...

Drama Series
* Big Love
* Breaking Bad
* Damages
* Dexter
* House
* Lost
* Mad Men
(My favorite shows on the list are Big Love and Lost, and I've never actually seen Mad Men, but I've heard too much hype about this season in particular not to pick it to repeat from last year--Ditto)

Comedy Series
* Entourage
* Family Guy
* Flight of the Conchords
* How I Met Your Mother
* The Office
* 30 Rock
* Weeds
(Very cool to see HIMYM and particularly Family Guy on there, but c'mon, 30 Rock is unstoppable and last season may have been the best yet. Entourage does not belong on there--no contest, 30 Rock)

Lead Actor, Comedy
* Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
* Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords
* Tony Shalhoub, Monk
* Steve Carell, The Office
* Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
* Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men
(Good for Jim Parsons getting a nod there, but again, Alec Baldwin had a phenomenal year--Charlie Sheen is a coke addict; I pick Jack Donaghy)

Lead Actor, Drama
* Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
* Michael C. Hall, Dexter
* Hugh Laurie, House
* Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
* Jon Hamm, Mad Men
* Simon Baker, The Mentalist
(Man, I suck, I don't watch any of these shows; last year's winner it is!--I heard Gabriel Byrne is amazing and want to watch In Treatment, but the DVD of season one isn't out until October and I want to start from the beginning; why is season two over but season one isn't out yet? So strange...)

Lead Actress, Comedy
* Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
* Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
* Sarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman Program
* Tina Fey, 30 Rock
* Toni Collette, United States of Tara
* Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
(Hmm...30 Rock's awesomeness actually makes doing this kinda boring...--I'm not even going to listen to the nominees...TINA FEY)

Lead Actress, Drama
* Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
* Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
* Glenn Close, Damages
* Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
* Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
* Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
(I'm actually pretty sure the chick from Mad Men will win, but I can't bring myself to pick against Gidget--hmm...I'm going to go with Kyra Sedgwick even though I love Sally Field...I don't even really care)

Supporting Actor, Drama
* William Shatner, Boston Legal
* Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal
* Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
* William Hurt, Damages
* Michael Emerson, Lost
* John Slattery, Mad Men
(Ben deserves this one like crazy; if Shatner wins, I hope he gives him the Jacob treatment...ok, not really--again, don't really care, but I like John Slattery)

Supporting Actress, Drama
* Rose Byrne, Damages
* Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
* Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy
* Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
* Hope Davis, In Treatment
* Cherry Jones, 24
(Hope that movie career works out for you, Katherine Heigl...I really have no idea who to pick here, so I'll go with somebody from a show that didn't get nominated for anything else--mmm, tis is hard, because I heard Dianne Wiest is amazing but I love Chandra Wilson and want her to win eventually...I can't pick)

Supporting Actor, Comedy
* Kevin Dillon, Entourage
* Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
* Rainn Wilson, The Office
* Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock
* Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock
* Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
(Now here's the true horse race of the evening with six really solid nominees and no Jeremy Piven to snatch the award...pulling for NPH!--I'm going to go with Neil Patrick Harris because I want to be friends with him, though I do think it would be really awesome to see Jack McBrayer win)

Supporting Actress, Comedy
* Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
* Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
* Kristin Wiig, Saturday Night Live
* Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
* Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
* Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
(1. They spelled Kristen Wiig's first name wrong, 2. I didn't even know they could nominate people from SNL, 3. It's a tough pick between Jane Krakowski and Kristin Chenoweth, but Pushing Daisies deserves the sendoff--I'm gonna do it: Kristin Chenoweth!)

And Justin Timberlake for Guest Actor, Comedy Series! Boom!


James said...

It doesn't seem right picking any of those comedies or comedic actors and actresses when Always Sunny has been completely snubbed.

Are we really supposed to believe that Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer dating the same depressing old slag is as funny as investigation into who pooped Charlie and Frank's bed?!?

And where the ding-dong is East Bound and Down?!?

I call boycott.

Ben Morse said...

You're preaching to the wrong choir as far as Always Sunny, dude.

Anonymous said...

The first season of In Treatment is available on DVD. Here's a link to it on Amazon:

In Treatment is an amazing show. The acting is brilliant. And, season two is just as good, if not better, than season one.

joanne said...

For those of you who don't know that Paul should win for best supporting actor in a drama, you didn't watch Breaking Bad, your misfortune.

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