Sunday, September 21, 2008

Amys and Emmys

Yesterday on Pop Culture America with John and Dave, Davey and myself -- along with our wonderful and generous guest Amy TVGal of zap2it.com -- made fearless Emmy predictions for tonight's big ceremony.

Well, mine were actually just a mite fearful.

So here they are, recorded on this blog page for all posterity hours before the red carpet is unfurled.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series -- The nominees are: Sally Field of "Brothers and Sisters" (the incumbent), Kyra Sedgwick of "The Closer," Glenn Close of "Damages," Mariska Hargitay of "Law and Order: SVU," and Holly Hunter of "Saving Grace."

Amy backed Glenn Close, Davey chose Holly Hunter, I'm on board with Kyra Sedgwick.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series -- The nominees are: James Spader of "Boston Legal" (he won last year, shockingly), Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad," Michael C. Hall of "Dexter," Hugh Laurie of "House," Gabriel Byrne of "In Treatment," and Jon Hamm of "Mad Men."

Amy chose Jon Hamm while both Davey and I went with Hugh Laurie.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series -- The nominees are: Tony Shaloub of "Monk" (he's a three-time winner), Steve Carrell of "The Office," Lee Pace of "Pushing Daisies," Alec Baldwin of "30 Rock," and Charlie Sheen of "Two and a Half Men." Last year's winner, Ricky Gervais, is off starring in Ghost World this year.

Amy and Dave both like Alec Baldwin to win. I'm going with an upset for Charlie Sheen.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series -- The nominees are: Julia Louis-Dreyfus of "The New Adventures of Old Christine," Christina Applegate of Samantha Who?" Tina Fey of "30 Rock," America Ferrera of "Ugly Betty" (she took home the statuette last year), and Mary-Louise Parker of "Weeds."

Amy and Dave selected Christina Applegate while I went with Tina Fey. Not socially.

Outstanding Comedy Series -- The nominees are: "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Entourage," "The Office," last year's winner "30 Rock," and "Two and a Half Men."

I'm picking "The Office." Dave goes with "30 Rock." Amy bets on "Two and a Half Men."

Outstanding Drama Series -- The nominees are: "Boston Legal," "Damages," "Dexter," "House," "Lost," and "Mad Men." Last year's winner "The Sopranos," is mercifully no longer available for Academy consideration.

Davey thinks "Mad Men" will win. Amy says "Lost." I'm all about "House."

So there you have it. Check back at Pop Culture America (Ferrera) next Saturday when Dave and I congratulate Amy on beating the tar out of us and we make loads of excuses.

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