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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Emmy nominations announced

by Jennifer Squires Biller

I’m still picking my jaw off the floor after this morning’s shocking Emmy announcements (No Lost or Veronica Mars, are you kidding me?), so pardon me if I seem a little stunned. The new voting process did change things apparently, but I don’t think it’s for the better. Sorry, but I can’t get behind a system that nominated Kevin James (The King of Queens) for an Emmy but not Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars.) It’s madness people. Madness. Here’s the list of nominees. My comments are at the end of each category. Feel free to leave yours in the comments section, if you think they got it right or wrong.


Outstanding Drama Series
Grey's Anatomy
House
The Sopranos
24
The West Wing

**Tough category, but Lost should have been here instead of The West Wing. I'm stunned at its omission. Yay for Grey's Anatomy and House, but Veronica Mars should have joined the group, too. My pick: Grey's Anatomy.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Denis Leary, Rescue Me
Peter Krause, Six Feet Under
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Martin Sheen, The West Wing

**Big woo-hoo for Denis Leary. Finally! But Martin Sheen? Come on. As much as I love President Bartlet, I didn't think he had enough screen time this year to warrant a nomination. My pick: Leary, all the way!

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Geena Davis, Commander In Chief
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under
Allison Janney, The West Wing

**The fact that Kristen Bell and Lauren Graham aren't on this list confirms my suspicion that Emmy voters don't watch The WB or UPN. It's the only plausible explanation for this craziness. Their names should have been on the list instead of Allison Janney (although I love her) and Geena Davis. Bell not only deserves to be on the nominee list, but she should have taken home the gold for her work this year. My pick: The only one of these I watch is The West Wing, so I can't objectively choose.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
William Shatner, Boston Legal
Oliver Platt, Huff
Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos
Gregory Itzin, 24
Alan Alda, The West Wing

**Once again, Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum is not among the nominees. It's wrong, people. His complex portrayal of Lex Luthor is so enigmatic it makes viewers empathize with Lex and dare I say it, root for him at times. Also, none of the Lost boys are on this list? At the very least, Josh Holloway or Terry O'Quinn deserved a nod. Shatner is my pick in this category. Love him.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy
Blythe Danner, Huff
Jean Smart, 24

**This is the best represented category in my opinion. I Love Bergen, Oh, and Wilson equally. (I don't watch Huff or 24.) Tough choice! My pick: Chandra Wilson. Dr. Bailey rules.

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Michael J. Fox, Boston Legal
Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal
James Woods, ER
Kyle Chandler, Grey's Anatomy
Henry Ian Cusick, Lost

**Regular readers you already know my thoughts on Chandler's amazing performance as bomb guy, in my "They Killed Kyle: Those Bastards" post. And as much as I enjoy Cusick's Desmond on Lost, I can't vote for him in good conscience when none of the other Lost boys even got noms. My pick: Chandler, of course.

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Kate Burton, Grey's Anatomy
Christina Ricci, Grey's Anatomy
Swoosie Kurtz, Huff
Patricia Clarkson, Six Feet Under
Joanna Cassidy, Six Feet Under

**My pick: I have to go with Ricci on this one.

Outstanding Comedy Series
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Office
Scrubs
Two and a Half Men

**Yay for Scrubs and The Office! But My Name is Earl should have been there instead of Two and a Half Men. My pick: Scrubs, baby!

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Kevin James, The King of Queens
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carell, The Office
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

**I'm so stunned I don't even know what to say about this. Zach Braff (Scrubs) should have been on this list along with Jason Lee (My Name is Earl.) My pick: Steve Carell or Tony Shalhoub.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Stockard Channing, Out of Practice
Debra Messing, Will & Grace

**Same familiar names here. Nothing new. I don't even have a pick, as I don't watch any of these shows.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Will Arnett, Arrested Development
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Bryan Cranston, Malcolm in the Middle
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace

**Did they not see Donald Faison (Scrubs) do that airband performance? He's been consistent all year and it's ridiculous he isn't on this list instead of Hayes. Shame on you Emmy voters. My pick: Pivs all the way.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Alfre Woodard, Desperate Housewives
Jaime Pressly, My Name Is Earl
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

**Yay for Jaime Pressly! Her Joy brings me joy on a weekly basis. My pick: Yep, Earl's sassy, trashy wife as portrayed by Pressly.

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Patrick Stewart, Extras
Ben Stiller, Extras
Martin Sheen, Two and a Half Men
Alec Baldwin, Will & Grace
Leslie Jordan, Will & Grace

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Shirley Knight, Desperate Housewives
Kate Winslet, Extras
Cloris Leachman, Malcolm in the Middle
Laurie Metcalf, Monk
Blythe Danner, Will & Grace

Outstanding Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow
The Dog Whisperer
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
Penn & Teller: Bullsh-t

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
Survivor

Outstanding Miniseries
Bleak House (Masterpiece Theatre)
Elizabeth I
Into the West
Sleeper Cell

Outstanding Made for Television Movie
Flight 93The Flight That Fought Back
The Girl in the Café
Mrs. Harris
Yesterday

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Charles Dance, Bleak House (Masterpiece Theatre)
Donald Sutherland, Human Trafficking
Ben Kingsley, Mrs. Harris
Jon Voight, Pope John Paul II
Andre Braugher, Thief

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Kathy Bates, Ambulance Girl
Gillian Anderson, Bleak House (Masterpiece Theatre)
Helen Mirren, Elizabeth I
Judy Davis, A Little Thing Called Murder
Annette Bening, Mrs. Harris RSS
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2 comments:

LeaPea said...

Forget your Lost boys. George O'Malley is the glaring ommission here!

tube talk girl said...

YES!!!!! I can't believe I forgot to mention O'Malley. (Or McFumbly as a friend of mine calls him.) He had a great season. That birthing scene with Bailey was Emmy-worthy stuff, not to mention all the Meredith stuff. I honestly don't know who these Emmy voters are because they clearly aren't watching the TV we do.

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