Saturday, September 17, 2005
Here are the nominees for the main categories and my bets on who will win.
BEST COMEDY SERIES
Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Arrested Development (FOX)
Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Will & Grace (NBC)
MY BET: Desperate Housewives. Yet another newbie but a hilarious show mixed with great storylines, drama, and so much more. And how in the world is Will & Grace nominated?
BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Tony Shalhoub, Monk (USA Network)
Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development (FOX)
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace (NBC)
Zach Braff, Scrubs (NBC)
MY BET: Jason Bateman. While Shalhoub and Romano are the favorites, I'm going with Bateman. I'm not a fan of Arrested Development, but I've liked his work over the years on some of his other shows and he should get it. If not, look for Romano to get his last Emmy for Raymond.
BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle (FOX)
MY BET: Teri Hatcher. Hatcher's fine physical comedy is fun to watch. Marcia Cross has great lines and is equally hilarious, so one of them will win this award. Huffman's character is the best dramatic character I think, so she will not get it. Where is Eva Longoria? Her character is hilarious! It will be a big upset if a Housewife doesn't win.
BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Jeffrey Tambor, Arrested Development (FOX)
Peter Boyle, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Brad Garrett, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace (NBC)
Jeremy Piven, Entourage (HBO)
MY BET: Peter Boyle. It's the final season for Raymond, either Boyle or Garrett should win it. I love Jeffrey Tambor, but I doubt he will win.
BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Jessica Walter, Arrested Development (FOX)
Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Conchata Ferrell, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace (NBC)
MY BET: Doris Roberts. Again it's the final season for Raymond, and she will it home for one last time. Jessica Walter could also win. Ferrell is great but a long shot. No one else has a chance I think. Where is Nicollette Sheridan?
BEST DRAMA SERIES
The West Wing (NBC)
Six Feet Under (HBO)
MY BET: Lost. This is clearly the best written drama on television. It is well acted and the characters are all just wonderful.
BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Hugh Laurie, House (FOX)
James Spader, Boston Legal (ABC)
Ian McShane, Deadwood (HBO)
Kiefer Sutherland, 24 (FOX)
Hank Azaria, Huff (Showtime)
MY BET: James Spader. Spader won it last year for The Practice, and I think he is the one to beat. Laurie could also take it, but Spader deserves it. Matthew Fox got snubbed, he should be here and should have been the winner, too.
BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Glenn Close, The Shield (FX)
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
Patricia Arquette, Medium (NBC)
Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under (HBO)
Jennifer Garner, Alias (ABC)
MY BET: Glenn Close. I've not seen the show but Close is the heavy favorite. I'd love for Jennifer Garner to finally get that Emmy, but that would be out of no where. If this is the last season for Alias, hopefully Garner gets it next year. Arquette gets in but not Ellen Pompeo or Amber Tamblyn?
BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Terry O'Quinn, Lost (ABC)
William Shatner, Boston Legal (ABC)
Alan Alda, The West Wing (NBC)
Naveen Andrews, Lost (ABC)
Oliver Platt, Huff (Showtime)
MY BET: Terry O'Quinn. O'Quinn as the mysterious Locke is such a great character and is for sure Emmy material. Only way he doesn't win is if Shatner wins. Alan Alda could be in the mix, too.
BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Stockard Channing, The West Wing (NBC)
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
CCH Pounder, The Shield (FX)
Tyne Daly, Judging Amy (CBS)
Blythe Danner, Huff (Showtime)
MY BET: CCH Pounder. Never saw The Shield, but wow that name CCH Pounder sounds interesting! This is clearly the weakest category. Where is Yunjin Kim???
Coming tomorrow, my bets on the winners for each timeslot for the fall season!
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05/17 - The Facts of Life - The Final (Ninth) Season
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Fresh Off the Boat - "Bring the Pain" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
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Tuesday, May 24
- Dave Franco (Scrubs/Do Not Disturb) - Catch Dave on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
- Demi Lovato (Sonny with a Chance) - Demi is a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
- Sean Hayes (The Millers/Sean Saves the World/Will & Grace) - Sean appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. He will also be on Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
- Brooklyn Decker (Grace and Frankie/Friends with Better Lives) - Brooklyn is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
- Fozzie Bear (The Muppets) - Fozzie Bear appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
- John Hodgman (Married) - John is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
- Kristen Schaal (The Last Man on Earth/Bob's Burgers/30 Rock) - Kristen appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
- Eugene and Dan Levy (Schitt's Creek) - Eugene and Dan are guests on Conan at 11pm on TBS.
- Laura Linney (The Big C) - Laura stops by Watch What Happens: Live at 11pm on Bravo.
- Fred Savage (The Grinder/Working/The Wonder Years) - Fred guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- NeNe Leakes (The New Normal) - Meredith's favorite reality stars are featured on The Meredith Vieira Show, so check your local listings.
- June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie/Players) - June is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
- G Hannelius (Dog with a Blog/Good Luck Charlie) - G discusses her role in History Channel's adaption of Roots on the AOL Build Show at 11am.
- Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - Kevin dishes on his new movie Central Intelligence on People Now at 8:30am.
- Will Arnett (Arrested Development/The Millers/Up All Night) - Will talks about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows on NBC's Today sometime between 7-9am. He also chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.