So here is the list of the Emmy nominees this year. I am sure it’s all been seen, but where the Emmy’s are this Sunday night (EEEE!) I figured in addition to the live sort of blogging I will be doing and posting, I will share my thoughts before the festivities commence.
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“30 Rock” (NBC)
Uh, hard. Why isn’t How I Met Your Mother on here again? I don’t know but for me it’s a toss up between Big Bang and Curb, but I guess I’d say Big Bang because I haven’t seen Curb in a few years, I just know it’s still good.
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in “The Big Bang Theory”
Larry David as Himself in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan in “House of Lies”
Louis C.K. as Louie in “Louie”
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in “30 Rock”
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in “Two and a Half Men”
HARD AGAIN. Toss up between Jim Parson’s and Louis C.K. but Jim Parson’s. That character is perfection.
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in “Girls”
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn in “Mike & Molly”
Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day in “New Girl”
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in “Parks and Recreation”
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon in “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in “Veep”
Is it okay that I don’t like anyone in this category? So it’s hard to say, but from what I’ve seen, Melissa McCarthy.
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
Do you even have to ask? Breaking Bad obviously. OBVIOUSLY because it is the best show listed there hands down, even though I think Game Of Thrones has a good chance as well. But WALTER WHITE WILL GET YOU.
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson in “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston as Walter White in “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in “Dexter”
Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham in “Downton Abbey”
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in “Homeland”
Jon Hamm as Don Draper in “Mad Men”
Seriously you’re going to make me pick between Walter White and Dexter? SERIOUSLY. Walter White. His character is much more complex.
SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Anna Gunn as Skyler White in “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham in “Downton Abbey”
Joanne Froggatt as Anna in “Downton Abbey”
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma in “The Good Wife”
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris in “Mad Men”
I’m only picking Skyler cause she goes nuts…and I don’t really like anyone else.
SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in “Breaking Bad”
Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring in “Breaking Bad”
Brendan Coyle as John Bates in “Downton Abbey”
Jim Carter as Mr. Carson in “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in “Game of Thrones”
Jared Harris as Lane Pryce “Mad Men”
No, stop it. You can’t do this. I can’t pick my favorite character on television right now, Jesse Pinkman, and the evilest dude after Walter White, Gus? WHY, no…..okay fine. Aaron Paul has an Emmy so I’d be okay if they give it to Giancarlo. But I still vote for Aaron Paul.
“American Dad!” (Fox)
“Bob’s Burgers” (Fox)
“Futurama” (Comedy Central)
WINNER “The Penguins of Madagascar: The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole” (Nickelodeon)
“The Simpsons” (Fox)
Looks like they already have a winner. The fact that Bob’s Burgers still isn’t recognized sickens me.
GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Mark Margolis as Tio Salamanca in “Breaking Bad”
Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney in “The Good Wife”
Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning in “The Good Wife”
WINNER Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett in “Justified”
Ben Feldman as Michael Ginsberg in “Mad Men”
Jason Ritter as Mark Cyr in “Parenthood”
Okay looks like they’ve already announced this and I cannot believe that Tio Salamanca (Mark Margolis, he was in Sex and the City, wtf) didn’t win just for dinging a bell. Not okay.
DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire”
Vince Gilligan, “Breaking Bad”
Brian Percival, “Downton Abbey”
Michael Cuesta, “Homeland”
Phil Abraham, “Mad Men”
Do you even have to ask? Vince has screwed with my head for 5 years now.
WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Danny Strong, “Game Change”
Ted Mann, Ronald Parker & Bill Kerby, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Abi Morgan, “The Hour”
Neil Cross, “Luther”
Steven Moffat, “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”
I only include this because Danny Strong was a very big part of my WB childhood (Gilmore Girls, Buffy and Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday The 13Th) and I had no idea he was a writer and a good one apparently so for that alone I really hope he wins. Plus Game Change seemed really good now I’m bummed I have not seen it.
Oy, that was fun, eh? Share any thoughts if you’d like!