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My Own Personal Emmys

The Emmy nominations will be announced a quarter past the first cock crow tomorrow morning by Nick Offerman (NBC's Parks & Recreation) and Kerry Washington (ABC's Scandal). I have not always been as excited about the Emmys as I am about, say, the Academy Awards, but with The Blogulator recently becoming a TV-only blog, I feel I must align my obsession accordingly. Thus, like I do every year with Sir Oscar, I'd like to share what the Emmy nods (and only the categories that I care about) might look like if I were in charge. Probably not that different from any TV critic with half of a brain, but still, fantasy is fun. Let me know if you'd swap out any of the following in the comments. If anything, this will be at least fun for me to compare to who actually gets nominated come the morrow.

Best Comedy

Community (NBC)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Parks & Recreation (NBC)
Louie (FX)
Cougar Town (ABC)
Girls (HBO)

Best Drama

Breaking Bad (AMC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Enlightened* (HBO)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Justified (FX)
Homeland (Showtime)

*Yes, it's a half hour show, but it's more drama than comedy dammit and this is my fantasy!

Best Actress in a Comedy

Amy Poehler in Parks & Recreation
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep
Courteney Cox in Cougar Town
Lena Dunham in Girls
Martha Plimpton in Raising Hope
Tina Fey in 30 Rock

Best Actress in a Drama

Claire Danes in Homeland
Elisabeth Moss in Mad Men
Laura Dern in Enlightened
Jessica Paré  in Mad Men
Lena Headey in Game of Thrones*
Emily Van Camp in Revenge

*Not sure if she submitted in supporting or lead, but I think she was the lead actress of the show this season, just like Peter Dinklage became the lead actor. Tricky with ensembles but this way it spreads the love.

Best Actor in a Comedy

Louis C.K. in Louie
Garrett Dillahunt in Raising Hope
Zachary Knighton in Happy Endings*
Adam Scott in Parks & Recreation
Joel McHale in Community
Steve Dildarian in The Life & Times of Tim

*Once again, not sure if he submitted for lead (or at all), but Dave is the hapless center of Happy Endings even if it is an ensemble in the truest sense of the word. Therefore my fictional wish vote counts.

Best Actor in a Drama

Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm in Mad Men
Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones*
Timothy Olyphant in Justified
Damian Lewis in Homeland
Noah Wyle in Falling Skies

*See Lena Headey's asterisk above.

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Casey Wilson in Happy Endings
Gillian Jacobs in Community
Eliza Coupe in Happy Endings
Allison Brie in Community
Allison Williams in Girls
Christa Miller in Cougar Town

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama

Christina Hendricks in Mad Men
Maisie Williams in Game of Thrones
Mae Whitman in Parenthood
Diane Ladd in Enlightened
Anna Gunn in Breaking Bad
Kiernan Shipka in Mad Men

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Danny Pudi in Community
Nick Offerman in Parks & Recreation
Donald Glover in Community
Chris Pratt in Parks & Recreation
Jim Rash in Community
Adam Pally in Happy Endings

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama

Giancarlo Esposito in Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul in Breaking Bad
Jonathan Banks in Breaking Bad
Walton Goggins in Justified
Neal McDonough in Justified
Dean Norris in Breaking Bad

Best Writing for a Comedy

Dan Harmon & Chris McKenna for "Remedial Chaos Theory" (Community)
Dan Harmon & Matt Warburton for "Digital Estate Planning" (Community)
David Caspe, Lon Zimmet, & Dan Rubin for "Part of Six" (Happy Endings)
Bill Lawrence & Kevin Biegel for "My Life/Your World: Part 1" (Cougar Town)
Louis C.K. for "Duckling" (Louie)
Greg Daniels, Michael Schur, & Amy Poehler for "The Debate" (Parks & Recreation)

Best Writing for a Drama

Vince Gilligan for "Face Off" (Breaking Bad)
Matthew Weiner & Semi Challas for "Far Away Places" (Mad Men)
Graham Yost & Fred Golan for "Slaughterhouse" (Justified)
George R.R. Martin for "Blackwater" (Game of Thrones)
Mike White for "Consider Helen" (Enlightened)
Matthew Weiner & Victor Levin for "Mystery Date" (Mad Men)

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  1. Blogger DoktorPeace | 1:17 AM |  

    I just tried to watch Louie again. It's still playing in the background, cuz I grew completely disinterested halfway through. Even though he's talking about Mark Twain.

    I like Louis CK a lot as a person as determined by NPR interviews, but I just can't care about his standup or his show.

    Back to Star Trek for me.

  2. Blogger chris | 5:37 PM |  

    Doktor, watch "Duckling," please. Then report back.

  3. Blogger DoktorPeace | 6:22 PM |  

    Halfway through and bored as s...

  4. Blogger chris | 6:29 PM |  

    I've heard of soulless but this is ridiculous!

  5. Blogger DoktorPeace | 7:02 PM |  

    They don't call me the Soulless Doktor for nothing. Pleasant duck ending but otherwise meh. I don't hate the show. I just don't care and don't want to watch it.

  6. Blogger chris | 7:20 PM |  


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