Here are my personal picks for this year's Emmy awards:
Outstanding Series, Drama
Mad Men - should win thanks to the amazing writing and acting
Outstanding Series, Comedy
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Office - the only comedy I watch listed so it should win
Two and a Half Men
The Andromeda Strain
Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre)
John Adams - hands down, John Adams should sweep every category. I'm not just saying that because I'm from MA.
Outstanding Actor, Drama
James Spader, Boston Legal
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter - he is an amazing actor and definitely should win for Dexter by making a sociopath sympathetic.
Hugh Laurie, House
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Outstanding Actor, Comedy
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carell, The Office - love the show, love the guy. Plus, he's from MA.
Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Charlie Sheen, Two And A Half Men
Outstanding Actor, Mini-series or Movie
Ralph Fiennes, Bernard And Doris
Ricky Gervais, Extras
Paul Giamatti, John Adams - historical sweep!
Kevin Spacey, Recount
Tom Wilkinson, Recount
Outstanding Actress, Drama
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Glenn Close, Damages
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace - I just got into the show and Holly, as always, kicks ass. Plus, I was a fan of Joan of Arcadia so any re-imagined version gets my vote.
Outstanding Actress, Comedy
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures Of Old Christine
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Tina Fey, 30 Rock - eh, sure why not. Don't watch any of these shows.
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Outstanding Actress, Mini-series or Movie
Catherine Keener, An American Crime
Susan Sarandon, Bernard And Doris
Dame Judi Dench, Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre)
Laura Linney, John Adams - gee, what to pick... what to pick...
Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin In The Sun
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama
William Shatner, Boston Legal
Ted Danson, Damages
Zeljko Ivanek, Damages
Michael Emerson, Lost
John Slattery, Mad Men - he has done excellent work on Mad Men. As long as the Shat and Lost don't win, I'll be happy.
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Rainn Wilson, The Office - If Dwight wasn't on The Office, I don't think I would watch the show. This guy is AWESOME!
Jon Cryer, Two And A Half Men
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Mini-series or Movie
David Morse, John Adams
Stephen Dillane, John Adams - he made Thomas Jefferson sexy.
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams
Denis Leary, Recount
Bob Balaban, Recount
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama
Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy - Greys sucked this season but I always loved Chandra/Bailey
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Jean Smart, Samantha Who?
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live - go Burlington!
Holland Taylor, Two And A Half Men
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty