Emmy Predictions AKA Proof I watch way too much TV

22 09 2012

With the Emmy awards upon us, tomorrow in fact, I wanted to release to you my predictions and thoughts for tomorrow’s ceremony.


“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)  – I think the cast and story line def took it up a notch this season.

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)

“Girls” (HBO)

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“30 Rock” (NBC) “Veep” (HBO)


Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in “The Big Bang Theory”

Larry David as Himself in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan in “House of Lies” – I love to hate Marty, Don Cheadle made him come to life for me.

Louis C.K. as Louie in “Louie”

Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in “30 Rock”

Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in “Two and a Half Men”

COMEDY ACTRESS – I think this is one of the hardest decisions. My heart is in a three way tie with Zooey, Tina, and Amy…

Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in “Girls”

Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn in “Mike & Molly”

Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day in “New Girl”  – I picked Zooey in the end just due to my love for New Girl…so sue me

Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in “Nurse Jackie”

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in “Parks and Recreation”

Tina Fey as Liz Lemon in “30 Rock”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in “Veep”


Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett in “Modern Family”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett in “Modern Family” – If Schmidt wasn’t on the list, I would have picked Jesse 😦

Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in “Modern Family”

Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker in “Modern Family”

Max Greenfield as Schmidt in “New Girl” – I LOVE SCHMIDT. His Schmidt tips and jar moments put him over the top for me.

Bill Hader as various characters in “Saturday Night Live”


Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler in “The Big Bang Theory”

Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey in “Desperate Housewives”

Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy in “Modern Family”  – I have no real explanation except my feelings for various characters swayed me….

Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in “Modern Family”

Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow in “Nurse Jackie”

Kristen Wiig as various characters in “Saturday Night Live”


“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)  – That season, finale blew my mind. Season 2 brought it!

“Breaking Bad” (AMC) ” – havent watched that season yet

Downton Abbey” (PBS) ” – havent finished it yet, so I am undecided

Game of Thrones” (HBO) – Maybe because I read the books it wasnt that surprising for me, plus it wasnt my favorite book….

“Homeland” (Showtime)  – great first season!

“Mad Men” (AMC) – I hate Megan


Glenn Close as Patty Hewes in “Damages” – No longer offered w/ TWC, havent seen it

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in “Downton Abbey” – still not caught up

Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick in “The Good Wife” – As much as Raj loves her, Good Wife is not my new Greys Anatomy…

Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn in “Harry’s Law” – this season just didn’t do it for me, as much as I love Kathy

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in “Homeland” – Claire did such an amazing job playing a crazy person.

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in “Mad Men” – Peggy expanded her role, too bad it was out of the agency…I miss her as I am sure Don does too. She had some good moments though 🙂

DRAMA ACTOR –  it blows my mind Michael and Jon have not one for either role yet….CRAZY. So I want ONE of them to win….

Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson in “Boardwalk Empire”  – I’m still mad about Jimmy…

Bryan Cranston as Walter White in “Breaking Bad”

Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in “Dexter” – I love Dexter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham in “Downton Abbey”

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in “Homeland”

Jon Hamm as Don Draper in “Mad Men” – Seeing Jon as a serious douche like Don, makes me love comedian Jon that much more and appreciate his talent


Anna Gunn as Skyler White in “Breaking Bad”

Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham in “Downton Abbey”  – How could I not choose McGonagall?!?

Joanne Froggatt as Anna in “Downton Abbey”

Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma in “The Good Wife”

Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in “The Good Wife”

Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris in “Mad Men”


Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in “Breaking Bad”

Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring in “Breaking Bad”

Brendan Coyle as John Bates in “Downton Abbey”

Jim Carter as Mr. Carson in “Downton Abbey”

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in “Game of Thrones”  – Peter embodies Tyrion. It is as simple as that.

Jared Harris as Lane Pryce “Mad Men” – He had a great role, and I loved him even more.


“American Horror Story” (FX) – Ryan Murphy created a masterpiece (not just Glee…) This show is scary, intriguing, and just plan awesome.

“Game Change” (HBO)

“Hatfields & McCoys” (History)

“Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)

“Luther” (BBC America)

“Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia” (PBS)

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE – I  think it could really be anyones game. I am personally supporting Emma and Connie…Just because of the shows content and exposure though I think Connie has the better bet.

Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon in “American Horror Story”

Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in “Game Change”

Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn in “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone in “Missing”

Emma Thompson as She in “The Song of Lunch”


Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt in “Game Change”

Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield in “Hatfields & McCoys”

Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy in “Hatfields & McCoys” – Bill did an amazing job, I am so glad to see him in something since Big Love, especially so different.

Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway in “Hemingway & Gellhorn” – honestly I had a tough time between Clive and Bill for this. I gave Clive the edge probably because I just liked the character better.

Idris Elba as John Luther in “Luther”

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”


Frances Conroy as Moira in “American Horror Story”

Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon in “American Horror Story”

Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace “Game Change”

Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy in “Hatfields & McCoys” – One of my favorites.

Judy Davis as Jill Tankard in “Page Eight”


Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey in “American Horror Story” – Denis is just an actor I support, between Russell from True Blood and Larry, If he wasnt gay I would marry him. He just sucks me in. Though am I the only wonder where Tate is? I thought Evan Peters was amazing as well.

Ed Harris as John McCain in “Game Change”

Tom Berenger as Jim Vance in “Hatfields & McCoys”

David Strathairn as John Dos Passos in “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson in “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”

VARIETY SERIES – Anyone else think that whoever wins deserves it? I swear I am going to need to break out the eenie meenie miney mo….and the winner of that is

“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)

“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)

“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)


“The Amazing Race” (CBS)

“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC) – Hell NO!

“Project Runway” (Lifetime) – love me some Heidi

“So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox) – loved the new format

“Top Chef” (Bravo) – I just love the challenges, inventiveness as well as just pure genius. Love this show

“The Voice” (NBC) – Christina and Adam on the same show = epic

HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM – Just FYI I would have picked Heidi Klum or Carson Daley (only if you take everything Carson says sarcastically…it makes it HILARIOUS!!!!!)

Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race” – He does a great job psyching me out if they are safe or not, and I actually like him as the host.

Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol” – I love Joel making fun of him on the Soup afterwards

Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” – love it

Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars” – just no

Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance” – I love Cat but her best moments are after someone makes fun of her

SHORT-FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAM – I have only watched a few episodes of Adventure Time and just every episode of Robot Chicken, so my opinion is a little tilted in their favor….

“Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network)

“Phineas and Ferb” (Disney Channel)

“MAD” (Cartoon Network)

“Regular Show” (Cartoon Network)

“Robot Chicken” (Cartoon Network) – like I had any other choice/needed one 🙂

 ITS ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!


Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Shannon Beiste in “Glee”

Maya Rudolph, host in “Saturday Night Live”  – one of my favorite episodes of SNL ever. Her coming back was magic

Melissa McCarthy, host in “Saturday Night Live”

Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup in “30 Rock”

Margaret Cho as Kim Jong-il in “30 Rock”

Kathy Bates as Charlie Harper in “Two and a Half Men”


Martha Plimpton as Patti Nyholm in “The Good Wife”

Loretta Devine as Adele Webber in “Grey’s Anatomy”  – She steals the scene every time I see her

Jean Smart as D.A. Roseanna Remmick in “Harry’s Law”

Julia Ormond as Marie Calvet in “Mad Men” –  eeeh like I said…I hate Megan (apparently that hate goes to her mother too)

Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson in “Shameless”  – great character. She has that agoraphobia down! Love her.

Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall in “Smash” – actually liked her….


Mark Margolis as Tio Salamanca in “Breaking Bad”  – love it

Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney in “The Good Wife”

Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning in “The Good Wife”

Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett in “Justified”

Ben Feldman as Michael Ginsberg in “Mad Men”

Jason Ritter as Mark Cyr in “Parenthood”




One response

22 09 2012

“i’m still mad about Jimmy”

Sound reasoning, but I love Steve!
Otherwise spot on Mittens 🙂

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