If I Had My Way… (Nikki’s Pick For The EMMYs)

Another year has passed, another season of television gone by and another round of Emmys to watch, criticize, celebrate and get indignant over.  That’s right!  The Emmys are on tomorrow night and yes, of course, Annie and I will liveblog during the show.  As before, we’ll begin about a half-hour before it does and refresh every time we have something to say (which is typically quite often), with the latest at the top.  Please stop by, leave a comment, offer your opinion and otherwise enjoy our ranting.

I’m getting ahead of myself.  We’re still a good 30 hours away and to whet your awards show appetite, I thought I’d give you a little preview by listing the nominees and my own personal preferences for winners.  As always, there will be disappointments, maybe even some massive let-downs, and hopefully a few surprises.  But, if I could have my way, this is what it’d look like:

Best Drama
”Boardwalk Empire”
”Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
”Mad Men”
”Homeland”
”Game of Thrones”

My pick: “Homeland”

Best Actor — Drama

Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Damien Lewis, “Homeland”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Timothy Olyphant, “Justified”
Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”

My pick: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (I’d also be totally happy with Damien Lewis of “Homeland” or Michael C. Hall of “Dexter”)

Best Supporting Actor — Drama
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Giancarlo Esposito, “Breaking Bad”
Jared Harris, “Mad Men”
Brendan Coye, “Downton Abbey”
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”

My pick: Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” (The fuck?!  Walton Goggins of “Justified” deserves not only a nomination but the goddamn win!!)

Best Supporting Actress — Drama

Archie Punjabi, “The Good Wife”
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Joanne Froggat, “Downton Abbey”
Christina Hendrix, “Mad Men”
Christine Baranski, “Good Wife”

My pick: Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

Best Actress — Drama

Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abby”

My pick: Claire Danes, “Homeland” (By far. Danes not winning would be the greatest injustice since O.J.’s acquittal.)

Best Comedy

“Girls”
“Modern Family”
“30 Rock”
”Veep”
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”

My pick: “Girls” (The show has balls, what can I say.)

Best Actress — Comedy
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Julia Louis Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike and Molly”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”

My pick: Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (Poehler not getting this award would be a GREATER injustice than O.J.’s acquittal.  Seriously.)

Best Actor — Comedy

Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Jim Parsons, “Big Bang Theory”
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

My pick: Louis C.K., “Louie”

Best Supporting Actress — Comedy

Miayim Balik, “Big Bang Theory”
Meritt Weaver, “Nurse Jackie”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Kathryn Joosten, “Desperate Housewives”

My pick: Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live” (Because “Modern Family” is tired and those bitches were never the funny ones.)

Best Supporting Actor — Comedy

Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Bill Hader, “Saturday NIght Live”
Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”

My pick: Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live” (Fuck you, “Modern Family.”)

Best Television Movie or Miniseries

“Sherlock”
”Heminway and Gelhorn”
“American Horror Story”
“Luther”
”Hatfields & McCoys”
”Game Change”

My pick: “Sherlock” (“Sherlock!”  “Sherlock!”  “Sherlock!”)

Lead Actress — TV Movie or Miniseries

Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway and Gelhorn”
Connie Britton, “American Horror Story”
Ashley Judd, “Missing”
Emma Thompson, “The Song of Lunch”

My pick: Don’t care.  Of these, I only watched AHS and I thought Britton sucked.  So, anyone but Connie Britton, I guess.

Lead Actor — TV Movie or Miniseries

Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway and Gelhorn”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Bill Paxton, “Hatfields & McCoys”

My pick: Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock” (I love you, Idris Elba in a completely non-platonic way, but Cumberbatch deserves this.)

Supporting Actress — TV Movie or Miniseries
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
Francis Conroy, “American Horror Story”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Judy Davis, “Page Eight”
Mare Winningham, “Hatfields & McCoys”

My pick: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”

Supporting Actor — TV Movie or Miniseries
Ed Harris, “Game Change”
Dennis O’Hare, “American Horror Story”
David Straitharn, “Hemingway and Gelhorn”
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock”
Tom Berenger, “Hatfields & McCoys”

My pick: Martin Freeman, “Sherlock” (Freeman not winning in this category will make O.J.’s acquittal look as undeserving as a pet adoption.)

Variety Show

“The Daily Show”
“The Colbert Report”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”
”Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

My pick: “Real Time with Bill Maher”

Reality Competition
”So You Think You Can Dance”
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Top Chef”
“Project Runway”
“The Voice”

My pick: The only competition worth watching is “The Sing-Off” and it’s not even nominated.   So, yeah, I could give a shit.

Reality Competition — Host

Cat Deely, “So You Think You Can Dance”
Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race”
Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol”
Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers”
Tom Berengon, “Dancing with the Stars”

My pick: THIS SHOULDN’T EVEN BE A FUCKING CATEGORY.

Best Animated Series

“Futurama”
”The Simpsons”
“American Dad”
”Bob’s Burgers”
“The Penguins of Madagascar”

My pick: Don’t care.

See you tomorrow at 7:30pm!

~Nikki

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3 thoughts on “If I Had My Way… (Nikki’s Pick For The EMMYs)

  1. I’m LMAOing at “don’t care” and “this shouldn’t be a category.” I whole-heartedly agree. I have to say that I want Julia Louis Dreyfus and Mayim Bialik to win the actress stuff. I love Leslie Knoppe but Selena Meyer was just apeshit crazier. And since I don’t watch Homeland (talk about injustices!!), I’d love the best drama to go to Mad Men or GoT, or my beloved Downton, even though I know it doesn’t deserve it compared to these heavy hitter shows. Otherwise, nice picks, girlie 🙂 🙂
    ~Annie

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