Who Will Be Nominated For Emmys?

30rock 0 Who Will Be Nominated For Emmys?The Emmy nominations are set to be announced tomorrow, and all eyes in coffee shops and traffic-thirsty blogs will be on the fate of Girls. Let’s predict what other shows were widely regarded as good this past year!
Best Comedy

  • 30 Rock
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Louie
  • New Girl
  • Modern Family

Sorry, guys: Girls skews a little young for this crowd. All of the shows on this list are essentially perma-nominees at this point, but for Louie, which is so well-regarded among the establishment that its nomination seems likely, and New Girl, which is youngish but is sort-of, kind-of an actual hit on broadcast TV (unlike possible nominees like Parks and Recreation).

Best Drama

  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Good Wife
  • Homeland
  • Mad Men

The Good Wife sneaks in just so broadcast TV is represented somehow; the rest are the five TV shows (yes, Downton is a series now, not a miniseries) that combined critical acclaim with your co-workers asking if you were caught up yet. (Poor, not-quite-loved Boardwalk Empire.)

Best Actress, Comedy

  • Laura Dern, Enlightened
  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

We stand by our prediction!

Best Actor, Comedy

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Louis C.K., Louie
  • Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
  • Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Now that perpetual bridesmaid Steve Carell is no longer on TV, there’s a spot open, and perhaps it’ll go to the guy who helped keep Two and a Half Men on the air, if in attenuated form. Mr. Cryer’s already won an Emmy as a supporting actor, anyhow.

Best Actress, Drama

  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
  • Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
  • Jessica Paré, Mad Men

Lots of turnover in this category! But presumably Ms. Hargitay will remain, constant, impassive, immovable.
Best Actor, Drama

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Kelsey Grammer, Boss
  • Hugh Laurie, House
  • Damian Lewis, Homeland
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men

With the exception of Hugh Laurie (whose show just ended), this is a party of all the ill-behaved men of cable TV.

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