2010 Emmy predictions

2010-08-27 16:34

Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
The Office
30 Rock

Who will win: Glee
Who should win: Modern Family

Glee is great, fantastic, wonderful... because it's got everything: Comedy, music, and a bit of oddball fantasy. But as far as pure, undiluted comedy goes, Modern Family serves it straight.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory
Larry David as Himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm
Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester in Glee
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk in Monk
Steve Carell as Michael Scott in The Office
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock

Who will win: Steve Carell
Who should win: Jim Parsons

Steve will probably take home the statuette as a goodbye gift as he leaves The Office, but we think Jim Parsons deserves it for a change.

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lea Michele as Rachel Berry in Glee
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell in The New Adventures of Old Christine
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

Who will win: Lea Michele
Who should win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Lea's got acting and singing chops, but she's rather irritating. Julia as Christine in her role as a neurotic, crazy mother is fantastically comforting and relatable – something Rachel is not.

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel in Glee
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell in Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker in Modern Family
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in Modern Family
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in Two And A Half Men

Who will win: Ty Burrell
Who should win: Ty Burrell

Picking up on our Modern Family slant yet? Phil Dunphy is the funniest, most interesting family man on TV.

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester in Glee
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy in Modern Family
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in Modern Family
Kristen Wiig as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney in 30 Rock
Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper in Two And A Half Men

Who will win: Jane Lynch
Who should win: Jane Lynch

Glee is great, and mostly because of Sue Sylvester.


Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad
The Good Wife
Mad Men
True Blood

Who will win: Mad Men
Who should win: Dexter

Yeah yeah, Mad Men is great. How many Emmys do they need for goodness sake? Dexter should win on originality alone.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Bryan Cranston as Walter White in Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in Dexter
Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House in House
Matthew Fox as Jack Shephard in Lost
Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men

Who will win: Hugh Laurie
Who should win: Michael C. Hall

This is a really tough category. Actually, we don't mind who takes it, but if you're pushing for a committal answer, our heart lies with Dexter.

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson in The Closer
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes in Damages
Connie Britton as Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife
Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU
January Jones as Betty Draper in Mad Men

Who will win: Julianna Margulies
Who should win: Connie Britton

Also a tough category, but we're looking for fresh blood this year. Tami Taylor's the mother/teacher/wife/best friend you wish you were.

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad
Martin Short as Leonard Winstone in Damages
Terry O'Quinn as John Locke in Lost
Michael Emerson as Ben Linus in Lost
John Slattery as Roger Sterling in Mad Men
Andre Braugher as Owen in Men Of A Certain Age

Who will win: Martin Short
Who should win: Aaron Paul

Martin Short needs a pick-me-up, but Aaron Paul is the most deserving.

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Sharon Gless as Madeline Westen in Burn Notice
Rose Byrne as Ellen Parsons in Damages
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma in The Good Wife
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris in Mad Men
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in Mad Men

Who will win: Christine Baranski
Who should win: Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski is equally powerful in comedic and dramatic roles, and her flexibility should he rewarded.


Outstanding Reality – Competition Program
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef

Who will win: The Amazing Race
Who should win: Any of the others

If it does win, this will be the umpteenth time The Amazing Race clinches this award. It's time to pass the torch, for variety's sake.

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards happen live on Monday 30 August at 02h00 on Movie Magic 1 on DStv. Catch the repeat on M-Net at 20h00 on Monday night.


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