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Emmy Predictions

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Ok folks – My picks are in bold.  A Star* means I think they’d be an equally good winner.

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Boston Legal
  • Damages*
  • Dexter
  • House
  • Lost*
  • Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Entourage
  • The Office
  • 30 Rock
  • Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Stanely Tucci, ER
  • Glynn Turman, In Treatment
  • Robin Williams, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Robert Morse, Mad Men*
  • Oliver Platt, Nip/Tuck
  • Charles Durning, Rescue Me

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Shelley Berman, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Rip Torn, 30 Rock*
  • Will Arnett, 30 Rock
  • Steve Buscemi, 30 Rock
  • Tim Conway, 30 Rock

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Ellen Burstyn, Big Love
  • Dihann Carroll, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Cynthia Nixon, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Anjelica Huston, Medium
  • Sharon Gless, Nip/Tuck

Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

  • Jon Stewart, host; 80th Annual Academy Awards
  • Stephen Colbert, host; The Colbert Report
  • David Letterman, host; Late Show With David Letterman
  • Don Rickles, performer; Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
  • Tina Fey, host; Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Reality Program

  • Antiques Roadshow
  • Dirty Jobs
  • Extreme Makeover Home Edition
  • Intervention
  • Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

  • Ryan Seacrest, American Idol – noooooooooooooooooooo
  • Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
  • Howie Mandel, Deal Or No Deal
  • Heidi Klum, Project Runway
  • Jeff Probst, Survivor

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series

  • The Colbert Report
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Late Show With David Letterman
  • Real Time With Bill Maher
  • Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series

  • Dexter
  • Heroes
  • Mad Men (two nominations: “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “Shoot”)
  • Pushing Daisies
  • Ugly Betty

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series

  • Californication
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Pushing Daisies
  • 30 Rock
  • Ugly Betty

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

  • Brothers & Sisters
  • Damages
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Mad Men
  • The Tudors

Outstanding Cinematography for a Half-Hour Series

  • According to Jim
  • Californication
  • In Treatment
  • My Name Is Earl
  • Scrubs
  • 30 Rock

Outstanding Cinematography for a One-Hour Series

  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Breaking Bad
  • Dexter
  • Lost
  • Mad Men*
  • Rescue Me

Outstanding Costumes for a Series

  • Desperate Housewives
  • Mad Men
  • Pushing Daisies
  • The Tudors
  • Ugly Betty

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

  • Entourage
  • Flight of the Conchords
  • The Office, “Money (Parts 1 & 2)”
  • The Office, “Goodbye, Toby”
  • Pushing Daisies
  • 30 Rock

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • Boston Legal
  • Breaking Bad
  • Damages
  • House
  • Mad Men*

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program

  • 80th Annual Academy Awards
  • The Colbert Report
  • Company (Great Performances)
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Saturday Night Live; Host: Tina Fey

Outstanding Main Title Design

  • Bernard and Doris
  • Chuck
  • The Company
  • Mad Men
  • New Amsterdam

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Flight of the Conchords, “Yoko”
  • The Office, “Dinner Party”
  • Pushing Daisies, “Pie-Lette”
  • 30 Rock, “Rosemary’s Baby”
  • 30 Rock, “Cooter”

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • Battlestar Galactica, “Six Of One”
  • Damages, “Pilot”*
  • Mad Men, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”*
  • Mad Men, “The Wheel”
  • The Wire, “30”

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program

  • The Colbert Report
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
  • Late Night With Conan O’Brien
  • Late Show With David Letterman
  • Saturday Night Live

Fingers crossed!

Written by Victoria

September 21, 2008 at 10:52 pm

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Only 3 hours til the Emmys

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Fingers crossed the Colbert Report wins. As much as I love Tina Fey – SNL isn’t better than Colbert.

Strictly Come Dancing

So Strictly Come Dancing is back. I have to warn you, any review I do is based on watching the show on Sky+. I fast forward through all of Bruce’s jokes, and all of the post-dance conversation/puffing with Tess.

So Phil Daniels is out in week one. Fair enough, his waltz wasn’t graceful, but it wasn’t awful either. I blame the chinchilla stole Flavia was wearing on the Saturday show.

Let’s hope the class commentary – “That dancing was common”, “You’re a cheeky chappy”, stops with Daniels as it was embarassing!

Earth: The Climate Wars

This series concluded tonight and if you’ve seen none of the three parter, you still have 7 days to watch the entire series on BBC iplayer.

Frankly disarming stuff – the climate is changing, and could change rapidly. It’s hard to watch this show without day dreaming about how you’d survive the chaos a sudden shift in temperature change would have, let alone how the world is going to deal with the inevitable changes coming from a gradual warming.

At the end of the series Dr Iain Stewart said the experts he’d spoken to were scared. How could we not be too? What he’s learnt is action is needed now. So, maybe we should all be joining the Friends of the Earth or the Campaign for Climate Change.

Written by Victoria

September 21, 2008 at 9:48 pm