Posted by: ckckred | September 15, 2011

Emmy Predictions 2011

It’s taken me a while, but I have finally finished writing up my Emmy predictions.  Here’s who I want to win on Sunday night.  Please feel free to comment.

Emmy Predictions:

Best Drama

  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  • Dexter (Showtime)
  • Friday Night Lights (Direct TV/NBC)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Mad Men (AMC)

A surprisingly good list, besides a season of Dexter that had most critics grumbling.  With Breaking Bad on hiatus, Lost’s finale last year, and True Blood out of the race, Friday Night Lights (!), Boardwalk Empire, and Game of Thrones received nominations. I think the winner still should and will be the excellent Mad Men.

Best Comedy:

  • 30 Rock (NBC)
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Glee (Fox)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • The Office (NBC)
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC)

Where’s Community?  Where’s Louie?  Despite some huge snubs and awful nominees (Glee, anyone?), the winner should be Parks and Recreation, which is TV’s best comedy.  However, the Emmys will prefer the larger watched Modern Family, which is a good show, but should not win for its mixed result of season 2.

Best Variety, Music, or Comedy Series:

  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
  • Conan (TBS)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
  • Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
  • Saturday Night Live

The Colbert Report comes close, but no one tops Stewart in my opinion.

Best Reality Program:

Mythbusters should be the winner here, but I’m guessing Deadliest Catch will win.

Best Reality-Competition Program:

I’m not going to pretend I enjoy Reality Competition Shows.  The moronic and repetitive American Idol will win over the superior The Amazing Race.

Best Miniseries or TV Movie

▪   Downton Abbey (PBS)

▪   The Kennedys (ReelzChannel)

▪   Mildred Pierce (HBO)

▪   The Pillars of the Earth (Starz)

Mildred Pierce will win, though I’m surprised they didn’t rename this “The HBO Category”.

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:

It looks like a Mad Men night, so looks like Hamm will win.  I wouldn’t mind Chandler though, but Hamm is equally as deserving.

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:

I’m hoping for Connie Britton to win, but it’s most likely to be Margulies.

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:

If it were any other year, I’d be rooting for Louis C. K., who gave the best season out of all the nominees.  But Carell gave the strongest performance, with a sad, funny, and touching finale, plus he’s been robbed at the Emmys since 2006.  It also doesn’t hurt that it’s his last season.

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:

The winner is Poehler, who is the funniest and gave the best performance out off all the nominees.  But Linney will win because of her big name, not because of her show.

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

A wide selection of nominees, but Slattery’s fantastic work on Mad Men should win.

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Justified won’t win many Emmys, but I think Martindale will.

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

The worst category of the night, with no members of Parks and Rec or Community, and a Modern Family overload.  Looks like I have no choice but to pick Burrell, for playing Phil Dunphy.

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

Swap Krakowski and Betty White out for Alison Brie and Gillian Jones of Community and you’ve got a good list.  I’d like if Sofia Vergara would win for playing Gloria on Modern Family, but the winner will turn out to be Lynch.  She’s very funny, but Glee doesn’t deserve another win.

Writing in a Drama Series:

Mad Men had the best episode out of everyone here for “The Suitcase”, and the Emmys love the show’s writing.

Writing for a Comedy Series:

Parks and Rec and Community should have scored nominations.  I’d like the winner to be Louie or The Office, but it will probably be another award to Modern Family.


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