Thursday, July 3, 2008

Updated Emmy Predictions Coming Soon

Tom O'Neil over at GoldDerby has been providing full top 10 lists for each of the acting categories for this year's Emmy Awards. At this point, he's still missing three of the Best Comedy Actor finalists as well as three of the guest acting categories. As far as what's been revealed so far, I've done pretty well in my predictions, averaging about 8/10 in most categories. The category where I did the worst was Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, where name recognition really dominated, some horrendously undeserving (Sharon Gless, S. Epatha Merkerson), others not quite as bad (Jill Clayburgh, Dianne Wiest), and where Christina Hendricks (Joan) made it in over January Jones (Betty) for "Mad Men". Out of the "Lost" crowd, Terry O'Quinn (Locke) was pretty surprisingly snubbed, after winning last year, as well as Henry Ian Cusick (Desmond). The only two "Lost" cast members to get in were Michael Emerson (Ben) and Naveen Andrews (Sayid - I'm proud to say that I did call this one!). The most surprising but in my mind fantastic omission is that of Jaime Pressly from "My Name is Earl", another winner last year. In the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Kristin Chenoweth, Jean Smart, and SNL's Amy Poehler made it in over the unfortunately snubbed Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) and Dana Delany (Desperate Housewives). Teri Hatcher was also snubbed in favor of "Desperate Housewives" costar Eva Longoria.

The most suprising inclusions came in the Best Actress fields - Sarah Silverman in comedy, and Mary McDonnell for "Battlestar Galactica" in drama. The latter is a much more exciting inclusion, even though I'd have preferred another BSG costar like Tricia Helfer or Katee Sackhoff in another year, but I'll take what I can get. Her episode submission is strong, so there's a slight possibility she could be one of the final five (anyone?).

I'm watching as many of the submitted episodes as I can, save for certain shows I simply won't watch because I haven't seen any of the show (The Tudors, The Wire, Big Love) or others I may not be able to get my hands on (Tell Me You Love Me). I'll be posting detailed analysis for every category soon. Stay tuned! Have a great July 4th weekend!

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