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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Emmy Awards

The 65th annual Emmy Awards air this Sunday, 21 October on CBS and I will definitely be watching! I love award season because it is both a chance to celebrate really good work in television and film and to see gorgeous fashion on the red carpets!

So, let's go through the categories!

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Damian Lewis, Homeland

I feel like Brian Cranston is going to win, especially because this is the last year of Breaking Bad, but I don't watch that show. (I watched season one, but haven't gotten back to it yet. I will, though.) I love Jon Hamm and he better win before Mad Men ends, but this year won't be it. I would actually not be surprised or disappointed if Kevin Spacey wins for House of Cards. It's a great show, he is a big name, and he is so good in the show that I spend half the time thinking he is actually Tommy Lee Jones.

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Connie Britton, Nashville
Claire Danes, Homeland
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Everyone is saying Kerry Washington is going to get it, but I haven't watched Scandal yet so, while her dress will probably be amazing, I can't get too excited about a KW win. I love Elisabeth Moss, but after seeing her in Top of the Lake, which was incredible, I kind of can't watch her as Peggy anymore. I would be happy with a Claire Danes win because she is great and I love Homeland. Same with Michelle Dockery and Downton Abbey. I think Robin Wright has a really good chance of winning, but out of this list, I'd be happiest to see Michelle Dockery win. 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade's End
Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra
Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra
Toby Jones, The Girl
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Matt Damon and his banana hammock would be a great win, but I think for that movie, Michael Douglas has a bigger chance of winning. I didn't see the other miniseries/movies, but it could be fun for Benedict Cumberbatch to win because he is on fire right now. 


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Laura Linney, The Big C: Hereafter
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Elisabeth Moss needs to win!!!!! She was SO good in Top of the Lake!!! 

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White's Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

Listen, if Betty White wins, I'm going to be pissed. You don't have to vote for her just because she is old! Cat Deeley deserves this win because she is effervescent, funny, and gorgeous. 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Word on the street is that Loius C.K. is (and should) win. I'd be fine with that. I'm only a couple of episodes into his show, so my opinion doesn't count too much, but I can say that I do NOT want Alec Baldwin or Jim Parsons to win. BORING. 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

This is a tough category for me. Let's start with people I don't want to win: Lena Dunham- season two of Girls made me want to cry solely because of the horrific outfits Hannah wore. I hated almost every moment she was on screen, Edie Falco- I dont' know why, but I've never been a big fan, Tina Fey- 30 Rock has won enough and this would be a boring win. So, leaving Laura Dern, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Amy Poehler I'm gonna cheer for...Amy Poehler! 

Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Homeland
Mad Men

TOUGH CATEGORY! I bet Breaking Bad wins because it's ending this year (and I don't doubt it's good). I would love to see Game of Thrones win because I am completely ob.sessed with it. I actually would be happy with a win from any of these shows, but since I don't watch Breaking Bad, I will be hoping Game of Thrones somehow gets it. 

Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Big Bang
Girls
Louie
Modern Family
Veep

Can none of them win? I do NOT want 30 Rock to win, I do NOT want Big Bang Theory to win, I do NOT want Girls to win, and I really do NOT want Modern Family to win. Veep or Louie for me!


Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story
Behind the Candelabra
The Bible
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Top of the Lake

Really hoping for Top of the Lake! I'd be happy with Behind the Candelabra, too. 

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

My love for Mandy Patinkon versus my love for Tyrion Lannister. This is a tough call! But Peter Dinklage won before, so I'm all in for Mandy Patinkon! Oh and I hope he has a beard!

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emilia Clarke, Game Of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Morena Baccarin, Homeland
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones is the only win that will make me happy. 

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Adam Driver, Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale, Veep

Adam Driver is actually one of the few things I liked about Girls last season. And seeing how I'll scream if Modern Family wins again (unless it's Ed O'Neill because hi, Married with Children), I'm for him, Bill Hader, or Tony Hale. 

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Jane Lynch, Glee
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

No to Jane Lynch, Mayim Bialik, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara (times a million), and Merritt Wever (just because I don't watch Nurse Jackie). From who is left, I'm totes hoping for Anna Chlumsky to get it because My Girl makes me cry every single time she asks where Thomas J's glasses are. 

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
James Cromwell, American Horror Story: Asylum
Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum
Scott Bakula, Behind The Candelabra
John Benjamin, The Big C: Hereafter
Peter Mullan, Top Of The Lake
Top of the Lake! 
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum
Imelda Staunton, The Girl
Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
Charlotte Rampling, Restless
Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias
I didn't see any of these so um....Ellen Burstyn!
Now, the pre-show part! (Which is ironically coming after my award predictions.) 
Who I'm Excited To See/I Love Fashion!:
Kerry Washington
Claire Danes
Michelle Dockery
Emilia Clarke
Jon Hamm
What do you think? What are your predictions??
XO,
SVR

1 comment:

Rachel said...

for lead actor in drama: haven't watched any of them, so i can't really pick one. nor do i really care. (sorry.)

lead actress in drama: haven't seen any of them either, but i would have to say vera farmiga. just cause i think her daughter is amazing, and her daughter probably got her acting chops from her mother.

lead actor in mini: haven't seen any, but i would have to say matt damon or cumberbatch.

lead actress in mini: jessica lange. cause she just does the creepy so well in american horror story.

host for reality: either of the dancing shows.

lead actor for comedy: i'm going to root for alec baldwin, cause i really enjoy watching him. and i haven't seen the rest excluding arrested development, but i like baldwin more.

lead actress for comedy: tina fey or amy poehler.

drama series: game of thrones. HANDS DOWN.

comedy: 30 rock

miniseries: american horror story

supporting in drama: peter dinklage.

supporting actress in drama: emilia clarke

supporting actor in comedy: i hope none of modern family wins. i'm for bill hader. i just love him!

supporting actress in comedy: jane krakowski, cause i haven't seen the rest, and i just really hope modern family doesn't win anything.

supporting actor for mini: zachary quinto cause he's cute.

supporting actress for mini: sarah paulson for AHS.

the pre-show i don't have any that i'm specifically looking for.