“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson in “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston as Walter White in “Breaking Bad” | More: Cranston on Walter White’s trip to hell
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in “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”
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes in “Damages” | More: Close stays grounded
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick in “The Good Wife”
Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn in “Harry’s Law”
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in “Homeland”
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in “Mad Men”
SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in “Breaking Bad” | More: Paul busts a move, busts out champagne
Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring in “Breaking Bad” | More: Esposito ‘screamed, cried’
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”
Jared Harris as Lane Pryce “Mad Men
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“30 Rock” (NBC)
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in “The Big Bang Theory” | More: Parsons celebrates with juice
Larry David as Himself in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan in “House of Lies” | More: Cheadle celebrates with vodka
Louis C.K. as Louie in “Louie”
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in “30 Rock” | More: Baldwin reacts with ‘muffled sob’
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in “Two and a Half Men”
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in “Girls”
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn in “Mike & Molly”
Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day in “New Girl” | More: Deschanel feels like a kid
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”
Now I don’t know much about the Emmys. I’ve never watched them, not sure how nominations even work. But I figured with all the TV I’ve been blogging about this year I figured I should weigh in who I think should, and will win. Obviously these are going to be skewed by the shows I watch and the pieces of shit that have been nominated that I don’t watch.
Drama Series – Breaking Bad. Obviously. Season 1 of Homeland was unreal. A worthy pick if it somehow pulls out the W. Game of Thrones is pretty solid too – started slow as fuck but I kinda came around on it. I think of it like a second tier show, not Emmy level. I tried getting into Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men once and I gave up half way through season 1. Just doesn’t do it for me. Only fucking losers watch PBS and TV about old British bitches, so thats where I stand on Downton Abbey. To me, Breaking Bad should be the runaway winner. Season 4 was probably the best season of TV of all time.
Drama Actor – Bryan Cranston. Only competition here is Brodie in Homeland. Walt’s transformation from hero to villain was unreal. The Crawl Space scene and the Danger that Knocks scene alone is worth the Emmy. I can’t ever remember an actor that transforms from hero to villain and confuses the shit out of viewers as much as Cranston has. Brodie is similar in the sense that you have trouble deciding whether you’re on his side or not. But Cranston just does it a thousand times better.
Comedy Series – Heres what I don’t understand – how is a show like Always Sunny In Philadelphia not nominated? Is that just a respect thing? Like people think of them as the preposterous show on F/X so they’re not worthy? Or is there some sort of rule on what time of show can be nominated? Because Always Sunny in Philadelphia is absolutely, hands down, not-even-close the funniest show on television. Veep was a funny newcomer. The sun has set on Curb. If you watch the Big Bang Theory, you need to murder yourself immediately. Talking about TV comedy without mentioning Always Sunny is like talking about the NBA and not mentioning Lebron.
Drama Actress – Claire Danes in Homeland. I don’t know if she actually deserve this award. Because I’m pretty sure Claire Danes is actually just a schizophrenic bitch. But even if thats the case, it was a hell of a job casting. She deserves the nod.
Supporting Actor – Impossible to pick between Jesse and Gus Fring. Gus Fring is one of the greatest bad guys of all time. Right up there with Ben Linus as one of the creepiest, coldest, calculated villains ever. But the emotional swings Aaron Paul has gone through in recent seasons of Breaking Bad have been nuts. Ups, downs. Crying, fighting. Good, evil and everything in between. I think Gus was a classic character, but the acting job Jesse did was that much better. Jesse by a thread. Wouldn’t be mad to see the Half Man imp sneak a W though.
Comedy Actor – Again, how are we even discussing who the best comedic actor is on television without mentioning Charlie, Mac, Dennis and Frank? As far as I’m concerned the entire category should be filled up with those 4 and the Lawyer as the only nominations. The fucking dude from 2 and a half men is nominated and not Charlie Kelly??? Get real.
Comedy Actress – Chicks aren’t funny so this whole category is stupid. Elaine should win it for her role as Selena Meyer. Sweet Dee should be the real winner. And the fact that anybody watches The New Girl, let alone the fact that Zoey Deschanel is gonna win an Emmy, is so unbelievably disheartening for comedy everywhere.