Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Emmy contest

Yo, TV geeks... let’s make the Emmy Awards on Sunday night a little more interesting.

Below are 10 major Emmy categories. Pick your choice to win each category. Then post your 10 picks in the comments section.

Whoever picks the most winners gets a prize: the complete Season 1 and Season 2 DVDs of “Hill Street Blues” (my favorite TV series of all times).

I’m gonna play this game too. And if I win, I’ll give myself a prize, and nobody else gets squat! But I don’t watch a lot of TV nowadays, so my chances aren’t good.

Again, simply list the numbers and names (3. James Spader, 4. Sally Field, 5. Ricky Gervais, etc.) in the comments thread.

Contest deadline: 12 p.m. noon (Pacific time) on Sunday, September 16. Which gives you plenty of time to ponder your choices.

1. Outstanding Drama Series
“Boston Legal”
“Grey’s Anatomy”
“Heroes”
“House”
“The Sopranos”

2. Outstanding Comedy Series
“Entourage”
“The Office”
“30 Rock”
“Two and a Half Men”
“Ugly Betty”

3. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
James Spader (“Boston Legal”)
Hugh Laurie (“House”)
Denis Leary (“Rescue Me”)
James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”)
Kiefer Sutherland (“24”)

4. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Sally Field (“Brothers and Sisters”)
Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”)
Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: SVU”)
Patricia Arquette (“Medium”)
Minnie Driver (“The Riches”)
Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”)

5. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Ricky Gervais (“Extras”)
Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”)
Steve Carell (“The Office”)
Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”)
Charlie Sheen (“Two and a Half Men”)

6. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”)
Tina Fey (“30 Rock”)
America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”)
Mary-Louise Parker (“Weeds”)

7. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
William Shatner (“Boston Legal”)
T.R. Knight (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
Masi Oka (“Heroes”)
Michael Emerson (“Lost”)
Terry O’Quinn (“Lost”)
Michael Imperioli (“The Sopranos”)

8. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Rachel Griffiths (“Brothers & Sisters”)
Katherine Heigl (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
Chandra Wilson (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy”)
Aida Turturro (“The Sopranos”)
Lorraine Bracco (“The Sopranos”)

9. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Kevin Dillon (“Entourage”)
Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”)
Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”)
Rainn Wilson (“The Office”)
Jon Cryer (“Two and a Half Men”)

10. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”)
Jenna Fischer (“The Office”)
Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”)
Conchata Ferrell (“Two and a Half Men”)
Vanessa Williams (“Ugly Betty”)
Elizabeth Perkins (“Weeds”)

43 comments:

offby1 said...

"The Wire" wasn't mentioned even once. Hence the Emmys are bogus.

Undercover Black Man said...

Here go my picks:

1. The Sopranos
2. The Office
3. James Gandolfini
4. Edie Falco
5. Alec Baldwin
6. America Ferrera
7. Masi Oka
8. Katherine Heigl
9. Neil Patrick Harris
10. Jenna Fischer

Andrew said...

1. The Sopranos
2. The Office
3. James Gandolfini
4. Minnie Driver
5. Alec Baldwin
6. America Ferrara
7. Michael Imperioli
8. Lorraine Bracco
9. Neil Patrick Harris
10. Jenna Fischer

I'm gonna lose by a lot.

SJ said...

1. The Sopranos
2. The Office.
3. James Gandolfini
4. Edie Falco
5. Steve Carell (oh lord don't let Shalhoub win again!)
6. Tina Fey
7. Masi Oka
8. Sandra Oh
9. Neil Patrick Harris
10. Vanessa Williams

Undercover Black Man said...

^ 6. Tina Fey

I'll be rooting for Tina so hard!

Dougfp said...

1. The Sopranos
2. 30 Rock
3. James Gandolfini
4. Kyra Sedgwick
5. Alec Baldwin
6. Tina Fey
7. William Shattner
8. Rachel Griffiths
9. Jeremy Pilven
10. Vanessa Williams

What...the writing categories don't count?

Undercover Black Man said...

^ What...the writing categories don't count?

Who cares about the damn writers? I don't even know why they give the writing awards out in prime time. They should dump them in the "creative arts" ceremony, along with the hair stylists.

CJB said...

1. Heroes
2. The Office
3. James Gandolfini
4. Patricia Arquette
5. Steve Carell
6. America Ferrera
7. Masi Oka
8. Lorraine Bracco
9. Neil Patrick Harris
10. Jamie Pressly

What are you going to give yourself if you win?

CJB said...

I at least hope that any writing emmys go to ACTUAL writers, and not just execs who get their name on the script without having actually written anything.

susie said...

1. The Sopranos
2. 30 Rock
3. James Gandolfini
4. Kyra Sedgwick
5. Alec Baldwin
6. America Ferrera
7. TR Knight
8. Chandra Wilson
9. Jeremy Piven
10.Jenna Fischer

Alan Sepinwall said...

1. The Sopranos
2. The Office
3. Hugh Laurie
4. Edie Falco
5. Alec Baldwin
6. America Ferrera
7. Michael Emerson
8. Sandra Oh
9. Neil Patrick Harris
10. Jenna Fischer

Andrew said...

Oh come on, Alan. There's no way that you don't already own the Hill Street Blues DVD's.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Maybe he's playing for pride. And also, I invited him. Thanks fer playing, Alan.

RP said...

RP picks...

1. “The Sopranos”

2. “The Office”

3. James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”)

4. Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”)

5. Steve Carell (“The Office”)

6. America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”)

7. Masi Oka (“Heroes”)

8. Rachel Griffiths

9. Kevin Dillon (“Entourage”)

10. Jenna Fischer (“The Office”)

Andrew said...

I hope my previous comment didn't come off as geniunely angry. It was meant to be of the ribbing variety. That said, nothing bugs me more than those people who win the lottery and give it to charity.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Not a problem, Andrew. Maybe I should've put a wink in my own response... ;^D

I'm just curious to see whether someone who watches TV for a living is better at handicapping this kind of race.

daughterofthedream said...

1. The Sopranos
2. Ugly Betty
3. Denis Leary
4. Edie Falco
5. Alec Baldwin
6. Tina Fey
7. Michael Imperioli
8. Sandra Oh
9. Jeremy Piven
10. Jaime Pressly

Med Docle said...

1. The Sopranos
2. 30 Rock
3. Gandolfini
4. Falco
5. Baldwin
6. Louis-Dreyfus
7. Emerson
8. Heigl
9. Harris
10. Fischer

Marcus said...

1. The Sopranos
2. Ugly Betty
3. James Gandolfini
4. Kyra Sedgwick
5. Steve Carell
6. America Ferrera
7. Masi Oka
8. Katherine Heigl
9. Jeremy Piven
10. Jenna Fischer

http://blackvoices.aol.com/blogs/2007/09/13/top-11-reasons-the-wire-should-win-best-drama/

Watch the triangle said...

1. Heroes
2. Ugly Betty
3. Hugh Laurie
4. Sally Field
5. Steve Carell
6. America Ferrera
7. Masi Oka
8. Lorraine Bracco
9. Jeremy Piven
10.Conchata Ferrell

To be fair, coming from the UK I haven't seen all of these but I thought I'd give it a go anyway.

Smooth Operator said...

OK Unc. When I win I don't want anyone crying that the contest is fixed! Hill Street is my fav as well...so..."let's be careful out there".

1.Heroes
2.Ugly Betty
3.Hugh Laurie
4.Kyra Sedgewick
5.Tony Salhoub
6.America Ferrera
7.TR Knight
8.Sandra Oh
9.Neil Patrick Harris
10.Vanessa Williams (Still sexy!)

Withnail said...

1. the sopranos
2. 30 rock
3. james gandolfini
4. edie falco
5. tony shaloub
6. tina fey
7. t. r. night
8. katherine heigel
9. neil patrick harris
10. jenna fischer

neptune said...

1. Outstanding Drama Series
“The Sopranos”
2. Outstanding Comedy Series
“Ugly Betty”
3. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”)
4. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Sally Field (“Brothers and Sisters”)
5. Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Ricky Gervais (“Extras”)
6. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”)
7. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
William Shatner (“Boston Legal”)
8. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Rachel Griffiths (“Brothers & Sisters”)
9. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeremy Piven (“Entourage”)
10. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl”)

I think it's going to be a big night for The Sopranos so in preparation I'm reviewing this and this.

Alan Sepinwall said...

I'm just curious to see whether someone who watches TV for a living is better at handicapping this kind of race.

Oh, I'm terrible at handicapping the Emmys. Year after year my editors force me to do the obligatory predictions column and year after year I'm way off. This year, I finally begged out of it, and most of my guesses above are more along the "should win" lines.

Lola Gets said...

I wanna play!

1) Heroes
2) Ugly Betty
3) Keifer Sutherland
4) Patricia Hargitay
5) Alec Baldwin
6) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
7) Masi Oka
8) Sandra Oh
9) Neil Patrick Harris

L
10) Jaime Pressly

bill said...

1. The Sopranos
2. The Office
3. James Spader
4. Sally Field
5. Alec Baldwin
6. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
7. William Shatner
8. Sandar Oh
9. Neil Patrick Harris
10. Jenna Fischer

Anna Laperle said...

Big money! No whammy!

1.The Sopranos
2.The Office
3.James Gandolfini
4.Sally Field
5.Alec Baldwin
6.Tina Fey
7.Michael Imperioli
8.Katherine Heigl
9.Jeremy Piven
10.Jenna Fischer

Ortho said...

I agree with Offby1. No mention of "The Wire" reeks of bogusness.

Nonetheless, my picks:
1. The Sopranos
2. The Office
3. James Gandolfini
4. Sally Field
5. Charlie Sheen
6. Felicity Huffman
7. Masi Oka
8. Chandra Wilson
9. Jeremy Piven
10. Jenna Fischer

Dougfp said...

^ "Who cares about the damn writers!"

You're right...what was I thinking? Everyone knows actors make up their own dialogue. And most of us aren't good-looking enough for Prime Time.

Jeff said...

1. The Sopranos
2. 30 Rock
3. James Gandolfini
4. Edie Falco
5. Steve Carell
6. Tina Fey
7. Michael Imperioli
8. Rachel Griffiths
9. Neil Patrick Harris
10. Jenna Fischer

Adam said...

1. Sopranos
2. 30 Rock
3. Gandolfini
4. Sedgwick
5. Shalhoub
6. Ferrera
7. Knight
8. Oh
9. Piven
10. Perkins

Mi said...

1. The Sopranos
2. Ugly Betty
3. James Gandolfini
4. Kyra Sedgwick
5. Alec Baldwin (probably it will be Carell given the fat pig tirade but Baldwin was excellent)
6. America Ferrera
7. Masi Oka
8. Lorraine Bracco
9. Neil Patrick Harris
10. Vanessa Williams

michelle said...

1. The Sopranos
2. Entourage
3. James Gandolfini
4. Kyra Sedgwick
5. Steve Carell
6. America Ferrera
7. Michael Imperioli
8. Rachel Griffiths
9. Jeremy Piven
10. Elizabeth Perkins

Dereck said...

1. The Sopranos
2. The Office
3. James Gandolfini
4. Edie Falco
5. Alec Baldwin
6. America Ferrera
7. Michael Imperioli
8. Sandra Oh
9. Rainn Wilson
10. Vanessa Williams

Billy said...

1.The Sopranos
2.The Office
3.James Gandolfini
4.Edie Falco
5.Ricky Gervais
6.Tina Fey
7.Masi Oka
8.Katherine Heigl
9.Neil Patrick Harris
10.JENNA FISCHER!!!!!

Pandyora said...

1. The Sopranos
2. Two and a Half Men
3. James Gandolfini
4. Edie Falco
5. Steve Carell
6. Felicity Huffman
7. William Shatner
8. Sandra Oh
9. Jeremy Piven
10. Jenna Fischer

Undercover Black Man said...

CJB asked me: "What are you going to give yourself if you win?"

My answer: Sushi till I shit!

Melissa said...

1. The Sopranos
2. The Office
3. James Gandolfini
4. Edie Falco
5. Alec Baldwin
6. America Ferrara
7. Masi Oka
8. Sandra Oh
9. Rainn Wilson
10. Jenna Fischer

M said...

I'll give it a go...

1. Heroes
2. 30 Rock
3. James Gandolfini
4. Edie Falco
5. Alec Baldwin
6. Mary-Louise Parker
7. Masi Oka
8. Chandra Wilson
9. Jeremy Piven
10. Vanessa Williams

Haven't seen any of the comedy nominees, and only a few of the dramas. So mostly this is pure guesswork.

Undercover Black Man said...

Thanks for playing, y'all. No more entries accepted after this point.

dez said...

^That's what I get for being off the intarwebz most of the weekend. I would have been way wrong on my guesses anyway! The Emmys are both sucking and blowing, btw. Seacrest, bleah!

CJB said...

UBM,

Hope you still find time to treat yourself to Sushi til you shit...

Undercover Black Man said...

^ I gotta earn it.