O.K., if you care about such things, you've already kvetched about who has NOT been nominated, so my questions for today are about the Emmys this Sunday, hosted by Conan O'Brien: 1)Who do you want to win? 2)Who do you think will win? 3) You may also indicate who SHOULD win, but I haven't seen enough to answer that.
Outstanding Comedy Series
Arrested Development, Fox Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO The Office, NBC Scrubs, NBC Two and a Half Men, CBS
I watch The Office and Scrubs and watched Arrested Development. Will they give another award to a now-deceased show? Maybe, but I hope not. WANT: Scrubs. Or The Office. WILL: Curb Your Enthusiasm
Outstanding Drama Series Grey's Anatomy, ABC House, Fox The Sopranos, HBO 24, Fox The West Wing, NBC
With its lead actors not nominated, I think the Sopranos are a mortal lock. WANT: 24, which really shocked from the first episode this season. I know this despite the fact that I didn't actually WATCH it, except for about 24 minutes, but did read about it regularly. WILL: the Sopranos
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program The Amazing Race, CBS American Idol, Fox Dancing with the Stars, ABC Project Runway, Bravo Survivor, CBS Don't much care. WANT: Amazing Race, since the Browns like it. WILL: American Idol, more popular than ever.
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series The Colbert Report, Comedy Central The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC Late Show with David Letterman, CBS Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO The Presidential roast really lifted Colbert's visibility. WANT: Colbert WILL: Colbert
Outstanding Miniseries Bleak House, PBS Elizabeth I, HBO Into the West, TNT Sleeper Cell, Showtime I saw none of them. WANT: ? WILL: When in doubt, guess HBO.
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 Since my pick, John Dorian, is not here, let's go with WANT: Steve Carell WILL: Steve Carell
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 there be one last send off, for West Wing, or the dying character from Six Feet Under? WANT: Kiefer Sutherland WILL: The pity vote splits, and it's Sutherland
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 I stopped watching Old Christine after a few episodes, Out of Practice after the pilot, two others years ago, and never saw Kudrow. WANT: Lisa Kudrow WILL: Debra Messing
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer Geena Davis, Commander in Chief Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under Allison Janney, The West Wing Please let it not be Alison Janney AGAIN. WANT: Kyra Sedgwick WILL: Mariska Hargitay
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 Oh, throw A.D. a bone. WANT: Will Arnett WILL: Jeremy Piven
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 WANT: Gregory Itzin, pretty much out of pity. I read a TV Guide article how he goes golfing with Dennis Haysbert who played assassinated President Palmer on the show. They LIKE Palmer, but not Itzin's character. WILL: Imperioli, to give an acting award to the Sopranos.
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 DON'T Want: a swan song award for Mullally WANT: Jaime Pressly, the Earl's ex, who became better defined as the season progressed from a one-note schemer to a much richer character WILL: Pressly or Hines
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 While Wilson's supervisor of interns is a great character, I'm leaning towards Smart's portrayal of the Martha Mitchellesque portrayal of the First Lady. In the last episode, she gave a LOOK after her husband was taken into custody that told volumes. WANT: Smart or Wilson. WILL: Smart
What are YOUR thoughts on these or any of the other categories? *** CBS Sunday Morning did a story this past week on the new Lassie movie coming out this month