Expect a Brick review sometime in the next fortnight, the same thing with Little Miss Sunshine.
Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Two And A Half Men
Will Win: The Office
Should Win: The Office
I think that the buzz for The Office has risen. I just hope I’m right. Although the Emmy voters might give this to Arrested Development, for a terrific last season. Too bad no one was fucking watching.
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
Will Win: Steve Carell
Should Win: Steve Carell
Carell’s star is on the rise, with high-profile roles in The 40 Year-Old Virgin and this summer’s Little Miss Sunshine plus his lead role in next summer’s Bruce Almighty sequel, Evan Almighty. This will cement his meteoric rise.
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm In The Middle
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Stockard Channing, Out of Practice
Debra Messing, Will & Grace
WILL WIN: Debra Messing
SHOULD WIN: N/A
I have no opinion here except that the overrated Will & Grace will win another undeserved award. Alyson Hannigan should have been nominated for How I Met Your Mother; likewise for the always awesome Jenna Fischer for The Office. That staid mediocrity always gets nominated shows how clueless the Emmy nomination people are.
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
THE WEST WING
WILL WIN: GREY’S ANATOMY
SHOULD WIN: 24
24 should finally get recognition for its consistently excellent delivery of a taut, suspenseful drama series. Unfortunately, the buzz has built steadily for the show that will win tonight, so ABC’s Doctors Screwing will eke out a win here.
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christopher Meloni, Law and Order: SVU
Denis Leary, Rescue Me
Peter Krause, Six Feet Under
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Martin Sheen, The West Wing
WILL WIN: Denis Leary
SHOULD WIN: Kiefer Sutherland
Michael Chiklis took home the gold for The Shield in 2003, increasing the visibility of FX as a network willing to program gritty drama. Emmy voters may seize on that tonight. Still, Kiefer’s been deserving of this honor for so long and he really should get this one. It’s been a long time coming.
I have no opinion about the lead actress in a drama series category, as I never watch any of those shows so I cannot judge adequately.
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
WILL WIN: Jeremy Piven
SHOULD WIN: Will Arnett
While I love Piven on Entourage, Will Arnett made Gob Bluth a brilliant study in idiotic dysfunction and thus deserves the win here.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
WILL WIN: GREGORY ITZIN, 24
SHOULD WIN: ” “
Itzin made the Commander-In-Chief look asinine and silly. Pretty true-to-life and therefore he deserves the win for doing such a brilliant job of a weasel under pressure.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
WILL WIN: Megan Mullally, Will & Grace
SHOULD WIN: Jaime Pressly, My Name Is Earl
Again, staid mediocrity will win, as Will & Grace will take this. A shame, as Jaime Pressly made Joy a believable trailer park queen.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
WILL WIN: Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
SHOULD WIN: Jean Smart, 24
Grey’s Anatomy will pick up another but Smart’s vivid portrayal of the First Lady on a razor’s edge should get it.
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM
WILL WIN: Hugh Jackman
SHOULD WIN: Stephen Colbert
Jackman won last year; he’ll repeat that win here. Colbert certainly should win the Emmy, as he zeroed in on BS right-wing talking points, creating a spot-on parody of O’Reilly and his ilk.
OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
WILL WIN: Flight 93
SHOULD WIN: The Girl In The Cafe
The five year anniversary of 9/11 will allow Flight 93 to win. The Girl In The Cafe was somber, emotional, brilliant, and lovely. Kudos to Kelly Macdonald for her breathtaking performance and she should win her nomination as well.
OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
WILL WIN: The Daily Show
SHOULD WIN: The Colbert Report
It’d be nice to see Colbert win his freshman year. It won’t happen.
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
WILL WIN: The Office – “Christmas Party”
SHOULD WIN: Arrested Development – “Development Arrested” (aka “Harboring Resentment”
The Office is always good; however, Arrested Development needs to win, for the best series finale I’ve ever seen.
And I think The Colbert Report should win the “Writing” category it’s up for and The Girl In The Cafe should win the category it’s nominated in. Sorry for the haphazard manner this is posted in…I’ll try not to cram this in next time.