Emmy Picks

Even though it’s already started, here are my EMMY picks, that I meant to post earlier. Below are major categories.

1. Although it’s not listed, props to Christian Clemenson for his Boston Legal guest star win at the creative Emmys — one of my favorite characters was HANDS, for the 05-06 season.

2. Congrats to Alan Alda on your win — you REALLY deserved it.

3. Craig Ferguson and Arrested Development REALLY needs to win.

My choices are in bold:

Outstanding Comedy Series
Nominees:
“Arrested Development” (2003)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2000)
“The Office” (2005)
“Scrubs” (2001)
“Two and a Half Men” (2003)

Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program
Barry Manilow — Barry Manilow: Music And Passion
Stephen Colbert, Host — The Colbert Report
Craig Ferguson, Host — The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
David Letterman, Host — Late Night with David Letterman
Hugh Jackman, Host — The 59th Annual Tony Awards (2005)

Outstanding Drama Series
Nominees:
“Grey’s Anatomy” (2005)
“House M.D.” (2004)
“The Sopranos” (1999)
“24” (2001)
“The West Wing” (1999)

Outstanding Made for Television Movie
Nominees:
Flight 93 (2006) (TV)
The Flight That Fought Back (2005) (TV)
The Girl in the Café (2005) (TV)
Mrs. Harris (2005) (TV)
Yesterday (2004)

Outstanding Miniseries
Nominees:
“Bleak House” (2005)
Elizabeth I (2005) (TV)
“Into the West” (2005) (mini)
“Sleeper Cell” (2005)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominees:
Steve Carell for “The Office” (2005)
Larry David for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2000)
Kevin James for “The King of Queens” (1998)
Tony Shalhoub for “Monk” (2002)
Charlie Sheen for “Two and a Half Men” (2003)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominees:
Peter Krause for “Six Feet Under” (2001)
Denis Leary for “Rescue Me” (2004)
Christopher Meloni for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1999)
Martin Sheen for “The West Wing” (1999)
Kiefer Sutherland for “24” (2001)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominees:
Andre Braugher for “Thief” (2006)
Charles Dance for “Bleak House” (2005)
Ben Kingsley for Mrs. Harris (2005) (TV)
Donald Sutherland for Human Trafficking (2005) (TV)
Jon Voight for Pope John Paul II (2005) (TV)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominees:
Stockard Channing for “Out of Practice” (2005)
Jane Kaczmarek for “Malcolm in the Middle” (2000)
Lisa Kudrow for “The Comeback” (2005)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (2006)
Debra Messing for “Will & Grace” (1998)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominees:
Frances Conroy for “Six Feet Under” (2001)
Geena Davis for “Commander in Chief” (2005)
Mariska Hargitay for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1999)
Allison Janney for “The West Wing” (1999)
Kyra Sedgwick for “The Closer” (2005)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominees:
Gillian Anderson for “Bleak House” (2005)
Kathy Bates for Ambulance Girl (2005) (TV)
Annette Bening for Mrs. Harris (2005) (TV)
Judy Davis for A Little Thing Called Murder (2006) (TV)
Helen Mirren for Elizabeth I (2005) (TV)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeremy Piven for “Entourage” (2004)
Will Arnett for “Arrested Development” (2003)
Bryan Cranston for “Malcolm in the Middle” (2000)
Jon Cryer for “Two and a Half Men” (2003)
Sean Hayes for “Will & Grace” (1998)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Alan Alda for “The West Wing” (1999)
Michael Imperioli for “The Sopranos” (1999)
Gregory Itzin for “24” (2001)
Oliver Platt for “Huff” (2004)
William Shatner for “Boston Legal” (2004)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominees:
Robert Carlyle for Human Trafficking (2005) (TV)
Clifton Collins Jr. for “Thief” (2006)
Hugh Dancy for Elizabeth I (2005) (TV)
Jeremy Irons for Elizabeth I (2005) (TV)
Denis Lawson for “Bleak House” (2005)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Megan Mullally for “Will & Grace” (1998)
Cheryl Hines for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (2000)
Elizabeth Perkins for “Weeds” (2005)
Jaime Pressly for “My Name Is Earl” (2005)
Alfre Woodard for “Desperate Housewives” (2004)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Winner:
Blythe Danner for “Huff” (2004)
Candice Bergen for “Boston Legal” (2004)
Sandra Oh for “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005)
Jean Smart for “24” (2001)
Chandra Wilson for “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominees:
Ellen Burstyn for Mrs. Harris (2005) (TV)
Shirley Jones for Hidden Places (2006) (TV)
Cloris Leachman for Mrs. Harris (2005) (TV)
Kelly Macdonald for The Girl in the Café (2005) (TV)
Alfre Woodard for The Water Is Wide (2006) (TV)

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
Nominees:
“The Colbert Report” (2005)
“The Daily Show” (1996)
“Late Night with Conan O’Brien” (1993)
“Late Show with David Letterman” (1993)
“Real Time with Bill Maher” (2003)

Outstanding Reality Competition Program
Nominees:
“The Amazing Race” (2001)
“American Idol: The Search for a Superstar” (2002)
“Dancing with the Stars” (2005/I)
“Project Runway” (2004) (for the record, I do not watch this, but have been forced to suffer through it…more tolerable than the others, but that isn’t saying much)
“Survivor” (2000)

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
“Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games” (2006) (mini)
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV)
Bill Maher: I’m Swiss (2005) (TV)
George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005) (TV)
Paul McCartney Live in St. Petersburg (2003) (TV)

Outstanding Reality Program (Previously Announced)
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (2003)
“Antiques Roadshow” (1997)
“The Dog Whisperer” (2004)
“Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List” (2005)
“Penn & Teller: Bullshit!” (2003)

Outstanding Animated Program
“The Simpsons” (1989)
“Camp Lazlo” (2005)
“Family Guy” (1999)
“Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends” (2004)
“South Park” (1997)

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