Jul 8, 2010

Happy Emmy Day!

Television junkies never enjoy summer hiatus. The quality of programing is never as high, and we anxiously await the fall line-up. One bright spot in the otherwise downpour of bad television is the Emmy nominations. Held this morning in North Hollywood, California, the nominees for the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced (see below for list, my choices are underlined).

While most of the choices were quite predictable, I'm upset to see a certain show ignored. Case in point: Ugly Betty. The ABC drama was cancelled earlier this year thanks to dismal ratings, but the acting on the show was superb. Lead star America Ferrera always shone as the not-so-ugly Betty, and Mark Indelicato's Justin was this year's breakout cast member. His portrayal of a teenager trying to come out of the closet was one of the best performances by a teenage actor this decade. Like the cast, I'm a bit miffed that this gem was left out of the Emmy race. Here's to hoping the wonderful cast moves on to bigger and better Emmy-worthy acts.

Best Drama
Breaking Bad
Mad Men
The Good Wife

Best Comedy
Modern Family
30 Rock
The Office
Curb Your Enthusiasm 

Best Actress: Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Glenn Close, Damages
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
January Jones, Mad Men

Best Actor: Drama
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Hugh Laurie, House
Jon Hamm, Mad men
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Matthew Fox, Lost 

Best Actor: Comedy
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Steve Carell, The Office
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Best Actress: Comedy
Lea Michele, Glee
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Toni Collette, The United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Supporting Actor: Drama
Michael Emerson, Lost
Terry O'Quinn, Lost
John Slattery, Mad Men
Martin Short, Damages
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Best Supporting Actress: Drama
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Rose Byrne, Damages
Sharon Gless, Burn Notice
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Best Supporting Actor: Comedy
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Jesse Tyler, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Best Supporting Actress: Comedy
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kristen Wiig, SNL
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
Reality Competition
American Idol
Dancing With The StarsThe Amazing Race
Project Runway
Top Chef

1 comment:

  1. glee will not win a single award.

    im kinda surprised john lithgow was snubbed after winning the golden globe for his role in dexter this season. he was terrifying.


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