Thursday, September 15, 2011

Who Should Win at the Emmys (Emmy Week)

To win an Emmy Award, shows and actors submit episodes to be viewed by a panel.  Television shows must submit six episodes while actors submit one.  This system has been different throughout the history of the Emmy Awards, but I think the awards have a good balance with this.  Based on the nominees (and not taking into consideration their episodes submitted) here is who should the at this years Emmy Awards.

Best Comedy Series

Parks and Recreation

Other Nominees
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
The Office 
30 Rock 

The best comedy of the year!  This shows third season did not have a bad episode, the humor and storytelling were consistent.  The other nominee that could be seen as deserving is Modern Family, but its second season was not as good as its first.

Best Performance by Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Louis CK-Louie

The comedian has created a new name for himself and with this show I think he proves to be on track to becoming one of the few comedians who creates a successful show.  Carell deserved to win in season two, Baldwin is great but not this year, and Parsons schtick is still funny but this is the year of Louis CK.

Other nominees
Alec Baldwin-30 Rock
Steve Carell-The Office
Johnny Galecki-The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlannc-Episodes
Jim Parsons-The Big Bang Theory

Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Amy Poehler-Parks and Recreation

Other nominees
Edie Falco-Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey-30 Rock
Laura Linney-The Big C
Melissa McCarthy-Mike and Molly
Martha Plimpton-Raising Hope

Like Tina Fey, Poehler is just so damn like able, talented, and funny.  With an even better season she deserves to win!  Linney is a talented actress and unlike her other Showtime counterparts her show is actually funny, but I am just not into this as much.

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ed O'Neil-Modern Family

The only Modern Family actor snubbed last year (bad form) should be the winner this year; he is one of the funniest actors ever and had some great stories this season on Modern Family.

Other nominees
Ty Burrell-Modern Family
Chris Colfer-Glee
Jon Cryer-Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet-Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson-Modern Family

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Sofia Vergera-Modern Family

Vergara is a scene stealer like no other on her show; she is more than a bomb shell she is one great comedienne.   Lynch got stale, White is White, the next closest nominee that could or should win is Julie Bowen for playing the straight woman role  so well.

Best Drama Series

The Good Wife

The show that mixes story and procedural so well, did it even better in the second season.  In a year when HBO and AMC had so many quality shows this network television program made the classic drama look effortless.

Other nominees

Boardwalk Empire
Game of Thrones
Friday Night Lights
Mad Men

Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series

John Hamm-Mad Men

Other nominees:
Steve Buscemi-Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler-Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall-Dexter
Hugh Laurie-House
Timothy Olyphant-Justified

Hamm had one of the best seasons this year, we saw more to Don Draper when he wasn't attached to his evil shrew of a wife Betty.  Buscemi was good, but Hamm is just great!

Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Elisabeth Moss-Mad Men

Other nominees
Kathy Bates-Harry's Law
Connie Britton- Friday Night Lights
Mirelle Enos-The Killing
Mariska Hargitay-Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit
Julianna Marguilles-The Good Wife

Moss's portrayal of Peggy was great this year; she grew as person within that show and her connection with Don was done so well.  We saw a more confident Peggy than ever before, and that is some great acting to transform that character.  Marguiles is a close second for me but Moss shined.

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Alan Cumming-The Good Wife

Other nominees:
Andre Braugher: Men of a Certain Age
Josh Charles-The Good Wife
Peter Dinklage-Game of Thrones
Walter Goggins-Justified
John Slattery-Mad Men

Michelle and Robert King did the best thing by giving Allan Cumming a role as a series regular.  Eli Gould is a great character and Alan Cumming is brilliant!

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Margo Martindale-Justified

Martindale's dark and twisted matriarch is better than portrayal in this category this year, enough said!

Other nominees:
Christine Baranski-The Good Wife
Michelle Forbes-The
Christina Hendricks-Mad Men
Kelly McDonald-Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi-The Good Wife

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