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Awhile ago the Primetime Emmies nominations were announced, and the anticipation for the telecast is mounting. Airing on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012, and featuring a plethora of stars who inhabit our television screens all the time. The night for us includes bets and junk food and mocking of fashion choices. Eye rolling at the winners who should be losers also occurs as well.
So, here is my fearless predictions for the winners! And you can check out fellow blogger @justalillost for her predictions!
Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO
Girls • HBO
Modern Family • ABC
30 Rock • NBC
Veep • HBO
My 2 Cents: Modern Family. Only one I have seen with any regularity.
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Girls • Lena Dunham
Mike & Molly • Melissa McCarthy
New Girl • Zooey Deschanel
Nurse Jackie • Edie Falco
Parks And Recreation • Amy Poehler
30 Rock • Tina Fey
Veep • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
My 2 Cents: Tina Fey has this. And she is my future girlfriend. Whoops, TMI.
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • Jim Parsons
Curb Your Enthusiasm • Larry David
House Of Lies • Don Cheadle
Louie • Louis C.K.
30 Rock • Alec Baldwin
Two And A Half Men • Jon Cryer
My 2 Cents: I have no clue. Don’t watch any of these. Maybe Don Cheadle?
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory • Mayim Bialik
Desperate Housewives • Kathryn Joosten
Modern Family • Julie Bowen
Modern Family • Sofia Vergara
Nurse Jackie • Merritt Wever
Saturday Night Live • Kristen Wiig
My 2 Cents: One of the two Modern Family ladies, just not the annoying one.
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Modern Family • Ed O’Neill
Modern Family • Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Modern Family • Ty Burrell
Modern Family • Eric Stonestreet
New Girl • Max Greenfield
Saturday Night Live • Bill Hader
My 2 Cents: Sigh. Modern Family is all over this one. But Ed O’Neill has this one. Robbed for all those years on Married… With Children.
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Community • Remedial Chaos Theory • Chris McKenna
Girls • Pilot • Lena Dunham
Louie • Pregnant • Louis C.K.
Parks And Recreation • The Debate • Amy Poehler
Parks And Recreation • Win, Lose, Or Draw • Michael Schur
My 2 Cents: I will throw this to Louis C.K. because of the coolness of his internet model.
Outstanding Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • HBO
Breaking Bad • AMC
Downton Abbey • PBS
Game Of Thrones • HBO
Homeland • Showtime
Mad Men • AMC
My 2 Cents: I have seen none of these, and the list is invalid because of the omission of Treme.
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Damages • Glenn Close
Downton Abbey • Michelle Dockery
The Good Wife • Julianna Margulies
Harry’s Law • Kathy Bates
Homeland • Claire Danes
Mad Men • Elisabeth Moss
My 2 Cents: Claire Danes!!! My-So-Called Life Rules!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire • Steve Buscemi
Breaking Bad • Bryan Cranston
Dexter • Michael C. Hall
Downton Abbey • Hugh Bonneville
Homeland • Damian Lewis
Mad Men • Jon Hamm
My 2 Cents: Never seen any of these. Throwing it to Steve Buscemi because I like the dude.
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad • Anna Gunn as Skyler White
Downton Abbey • Maggie Smith
Downton Abbey • Joanne Froggatt
The Good Wife • Archie Panjabi
The Good Wife • Christine Baranski
Mad Men • Christina Hendricks
My 2 Cents: Don’t watch any these either, but want Christine Baranski to win since she was great in Mama Mia!
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Breaking Bad • Aaron Paul
Breaking Bad • Giancarlo Esposito
Downton Abbey • Brendan Coyle
Downton Abbey • Jim Carter
Game Of Thrones • Peter Dinklage
Mad Men • Jared Harris
My 2 Cents: Giancarlo Esposito was on Homicide, so therefore he should win.
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Downton Abbey • Episode 7 • Julian Fellowes
Homeland • Pilot • Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff
Mad Men • The Other Woman • Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner
Mad Men • Commissions And Fees • Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton
Mad Men • Far Away Places • Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner
My 2 Cents: Anyone but Mad Men. Not my favourite show.
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story • FX Networks
Game Change • HBO
Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY
Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO
Luther • BBC America
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS
My 2 Cents: Really really torn here. Love Sherlock alot, but Luther freaking rocks. Might have to flip a coin.
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story • Connie Britton
Game Change • Julianne Moore
Hemingway & Gellhorn • Nicole Kidman
Missing • Ashley Judd
The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece) • Emma Thompson
My 2 Cents: Connie Britton hands down. She was robbed on Friday Night Lights.
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Game Change • Woody Harrelson
Hatfields & McCoys • Kevin Costner
Hatfields & McCoys • Bill Paxton
Hemingway & Gellhorn • Clive Owen
Luther • Idris Elba
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • Benedict Cumberbatch
My 2 Cents: Aaargh!! Sherlock versus Luther!! This one is gonna hurt!!
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
American Horror Story • Frances Conroy
American Horror Story • Jessica Lange
Game Change • Sarah Paulson
Hatfields & McCoys • Mare Winningham
Page Eight (Masterpiece) • Judy Davis
My 2 Cents: Jessica Lange because she is old? Best I could get here.
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
American Horror Story • Denis O’Hare
Game Change • Ed Harris
Hatfields & McCoys • Tom Berenger
Hemingway & Gellhorn • David Strathairn
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia • Martin Freeman
My 2 Cents: Martin Freeman. Riots will happen if this does not unfold with his victory.
Outstanding Variety Series
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
My 2 Cents: All Hail Jon Stewart!! Best Newscaster In The World!!
Very few of my favourites are here, which means the Academy is really not very hip. Maybe next year they will wise up and create a real list. Till then, we all shall be enjoying the awards. Party On!
P.S. Emmies statue is copyright 2012 to the Academy.