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!
Sitcoms Airing Tonight
Thursday, July 31
The Big Bang Theory - "The Hesitation Ramification" (CBS, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Penny’s big acting break on NCIS is a bust, Leonard struggles to help her, which results in Penny asking Leonard a bold relationship question. Meanwhile, Sheldon tries to learn how to be funny and Raj tries to work on his “game” before talking to girls.
The Millers - "Walk-n-Wave" (CBS, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Worried that his mother has made him feel like he’s better than other people, Nathan befriends a hopeless co-worker, Doug, who turns out to be a social outcast and more than Nathan knows how to handle. Meanwhile, Tom and Adam argue about who’s smarter and take an online test to find out. Andy Richter guest stars as Doug, Nathan’s co-worker. Roseanne Barr guest stars as Darla, Doug’s mother.
Welcome to Sweden - "Get a Job/Farthinder" (NBC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Feeling uncomfortable that he is being supported by Emma (Josephine Bornebusch), and hearing about it from from Emma’s mom Viveka (Lena Olin), Bruce (Greg Poehler) looks for work in Sweden and lands a job that doesn’t quite match with his skill set. Meanwhile, he starts to feel left out when Emma begins to make plans without him. Elsewhere, Hassan (guest star Basim Sabah Albasim) helps teach Bruce to drive, while one of Bruce’s former clients, Gene Simmons (guest starring as himself), tracks him down in an effort to clear problems he is having with the IRS.
Working the Engels - "Picture Night" (NBC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Jenna (Kacey Rohl) is approached by a former client from her old firm, billionaire software genius Sam Taylor (guest star Jacob Tierney), to handle a merger on his behalf. However, it’s the worst time for such a high profile client as Ceil (Andrea Martin), has infected all the office computers with a virus. In addition, Jenna must also help Jimmy (Benjamin Arthur) calm down Sandy (Azura Skye), who has just been served divorce papers.
Married - "The Getaway" (FX, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Russ and Lina go on a romantic getaway. Jess gets in trouble for sexting her neighbor.
You're the Worst - "Keys Open Doors" (FX, 10:30PM ET/PT)
Gretchen inadvertently asks Jimmy for a key to his house.
Love That Girl - "Gullible Is as Gullible Does (TV One, 10:00PM ET/PT)
After being taken advantage of several times Jasmine attends Suckers Anonymous, a support group for the gullible. Meanwhile, when the bullying at school gets to be too much, Cordell gets a gun to take care of the bully himself. Delroy has to convince Cordell that violence is not the right answer.
Thursday, July 31
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep/The New Adventures of Old Christine/Seinfeld) - Catch Julia on The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS. She will also be on ABC's Good Morning America sometime between 7-9am.
- Ron Funches (Undateable) - Ron visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
- Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family/The Class) - Jesse appears on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
- Carl (The Dick Van Dyke Show) and Rob Reiner (All in the Family) - Carl and Rob are guests on Tavis Smiley on PBS, so check your local listings.
- Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) - Aubrey is a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11pm.
- Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Chris is part of the guest panel on Chelsea Lately on E! at 11pm.
- Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) - Eric stops by The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT. He will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
- Martin Lawrence (Partners/Martin) - Martin talks about his new FX series Partners on LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, so check your listings.
- George Lopez (Saint George/George Lopez) - George is a guest on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
- David Alan Grier (Bad Teacher/Less Than Perfect/DAG) - David appears on a repeat of The Queen Latifah Show on your local station or at 3am on BET.
- Judy Greer (Married/Mad Love/Miss Guided and Nat Faxon (Married/Ben Kate) - The stars of FX's Married are guests on Larry King Now at 2/5pm PT/ET on Ora.tv and Hulu.