July 21, 2012

2012 Emmy Nominations

Here are the list of Emmy nominations and my thoughts / hopes / predictions....

Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey 
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

I'm interested in all these (haven't seen Breaking Bad or Downton Abbey but I intend to watch them sometime. Homeland...well, someday, maybe.).  The winner will either be Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey or Mad Men. Would love Game of Thrones to win, but I don't this is its year.


30 Rock
Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family

Wow, I only watch Big Bang Theory and Modern Family of these, so either of those would be great wins.

Actor in a Drama Series

Hugh Bonneville - Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall - Dexter
Jon Hamm - Mad Men
Damian Lewis - Homeland

Michael C. Hall...still waiting for his Emmy...

I would love to see Michael C. Hall or Jon Hamm win. I don't think Michael has won yet for his role as Dexter, and Jon Hamm is always great as Don. I haven't watched Breaking Bad yet, but think he most like has a very decent shot for the final season (episodes?) of Breaking Bad. But no Hugh Laurie or John Noble?!

Hugh Laurie should have at least gotten a nomination....

....same with John Noble.

Actress in a Drama Series

Kathy Bates - Harry's Law 
Glenn Close - Damages
Claire Danes - Homeland
Michelle Dockery - Downton Abbey
Juliana Margulies - Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss - Mad Men

Interesting! I'd go with...Michelle, or Elisabeth. 

Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Louis C.K. - Louie
Don Cheadle - House of Lies
Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm 
Jim Parsons - Big Bang Theory

Sheldon, playing Settlers of Catan.


Actress in a Comedy Series

Zooey Deschanl - New Girl 
Lena Dunham - Girls
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey - 30 Rock
Melissa Mccarthy - Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation

What a tough choice ladies! I'm stuck in a three-way tie between Zooey, Tina and Amy.

Supp. Actor - Drama

Jim Carter - Downton Abbey
Brendan Coyle - Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones
Giancarlo Esposito - Breaking Bad
Jared Harris - Mad Men
Aaron Paul - Breaking Bad

Wow, super strong support. First and foremost, any of these actors were to win, it would be sweet. If I were to pick just one though, because of my nerdom, I'd choose Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones. No Robert Sean Leonard?!

Robert Season Leonard was always great on House. The last few episodes of the series, though, were a whole new level...

Supp. Actress - Drama

Christine Baranski - Good Wife
Joanne Froggat - Downton Abbey 
Anna Gunn - Breaking Bad
Christina Hendricks - Mad Men
Archie Panjabi - Good Wife
Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey

Again, lots of support here. If I were to pick one, it'd be Maggie, but every nominee seems to be a solid winner.

Supp. Actor - Comedy

Ty Burrell - Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Modern Family
Max Greenfield - New Girl
Bill Hader - SNL
Ed O' Neil - Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family

Modern Family is hilarious. Well, I find it so. I do wish only one show can get one nom per field. It doesn't matter who wins for Modern Family, I'd be happy.

Supp Actress - Comedy

Mayim Bialik - Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen - Modern Family
Kathryn Joosten - Desperate Housewives
Merrit Wever - Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig - SNL

Mayim, Julie or Kristen!

Directing - Drama

Mad Men - 'The Other Woman'
Homeland - 'Pilot'
Breaking Bad - 'Face Off'
Downton Abbey - 'Episode 7'
Boardwalk Empire - 'To The Lost'

WOW. Mad Men may be the winner here, some say that episode is the best in the series so far. Aside from that, my guess is as good as yours.

Directing - Comedy

Louie - 'Duckling'
Girls - 'She Did'
New Girl - 'Pilot'
Modern Family - 'Baby on Board'
Curb Your Enthusiasm - 'Palestinian Chicken'
Modern Family - 'Virgin Territory'

Modern Family! Haven't seen all the season yet, so the ep doesn't matter.

Writing - Drama

Mad Men - 'Far Away Places'
Mad Men - 'The Other Woman'
Downton Abbey - 'episode 7'
Homeland - 'Pilot'
Mad Men - 'Commissions and Fees'

All nominees seem to be winners. No Game of Thrones tho?

Writing - Comedy

Louie - 'Pregnant'
Girls - 'Pilot'
Parks & Recreation - 'The Debate'
Parks & Recreation - 'Win, Lose, Draw'

N/A here..but..no Modern Family?

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