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Guessing and gushing a little

August 9, 2010

This year, I won’t just shake my head and exclaim: Of course! when the Emmys are handed out. No, I will venture a guess for myself, in what seems to be a very close race in several categories of the nominations.

So, here are my guesses for the top six:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Nominated: Lost, True Blood, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Mad Men, The Good Wife.
Guessing:
Breaking Bad, warming up with the prize for best male lead in 2009, this underrated show is in for more.
Here’s hoping: Mad Men. I can’t get enough of it. Making costume drama interesting and providing more laughs than several of the shows in the outstanding comedy category, I’m not done singing its praise.
Will eat my hat:
if True Blood is awarded. Struggling to like this pretentious, campy bloodfiest. And I like vampires and silly plots…

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
Nominated: 30 Rock, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nurse Jackie, Modern Family, Glee.
Guessing: Glee has received both popular and critical acclaim, and several Emmy-nominations. And they deserve this one.
Here’s hoping: Modern Family! Great actors, fun and original stories and just so incredibly well done.
Will eat my hat: if Curb Your Enthusiasm wins. The only show of the above that’s not among my personal favourites. Never got it.

LEAD ACTOR IN DRAMA
Nominated:
Hugh Laurie (House), Matthew Fox (Lost), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jon Hamm (Mad Men).
Guessing:
Michael C. Hall continues to draw me into this often very silly show with his creepy portrail of a likable serial killer.
Here’s hoping:
Michael C. Hall. Because you deserve it.
Will eat my hat: No. No hat eating here. All fine men, if you ask me!  

LEAD ACTOR IN COMEDY
Nominated:
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office) as well as Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Matt Morrison (Glee), Tony Shalhoub (Monk).
Guessing: Matt Morrison, because he’s swanky and straight and because Glee feels so bright and shiny new, though it’s not, really.
Here’s hoping:
Steve Carell. The reason the US remake of The Office for once superceded the British was not only because writers found new and surprising storylines. It is also due to Carell managing to make his character, Michael Scott, to be endearing and horrible at the same time, never failing to disappoint, just when you start to believe in him. For six seasons. 
Will eat my hat:
Larry David? So confused.
Shamefully admitting:
Never saw Monk. Shame on me. On my to do-list, for sure.

LEAD ACTRESS IN DRAMA
Nominated:
Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU), Glenn Close (Damages), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), January Jones (Mad Men)
Guessing: January Jones. Because drinking wine in the afternoon and neglecting ones kids is harder than it looks.
Here’s hoping:
Julianna Marguiles. Because she was great in E.R. and it’s not her fault TGW is boring.
Shamefully admitting: Besides Mad Men, all of these shows are either among my ‘to be watched when on a desert island’ or ‘already rejected’, so this category has me very bored indeed.

LEAD ACTRESS IN COMEDY
Nominated:
Lea Michele (Glee), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Toni Collette (The United States of Tara), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation).
Guessing: Toni Collette. Because the Emmys might be like the Oscar, awarding portrails of disability. And because she’s incredible. Here, there, everywhere.
Here’s hoping: Edie Falco. Though Nurse Jackie is in a bit of a rut, Edie makes it impossible to stop watching this junkie nurse determined to destroy her life.
Will eat my hat: if anyone ever again says that women can’t be funny. All of the nominated deserve this prize. Makes predicting this category feel silly, really.

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One Comment
  1. Well, out of these six I got zero guesses right, four hopes – and luckily, no hat eating. I’m not one of those people who can carry a hat, much less eat one.

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