Thursday, July 8, 2010

My 2010 Emmy Nomination List

As a prelude to finally finishing my Top Movies of the Decade posts, here are what I'd have liked to see as the Emmy nominations this year.

Before going onto the lists, I should say that regardless of category the greatest achievement of this past year in television was HBO's The Pacific. Each of the three lead actors - James Badge Dale, Jon Seda and Joseph Mazzello - gave performances as fine as anybody listed below. The writing and direction of the entire series is exceptional, as are the technical accomplishments in editing, sound, music, visual effects, costumes and art direction. It is, much to my surprise, better than Band of Brothers.

Outstanding Drama Series

Dexter (Showtime)
Dollhouse (Fox)
Friday Night Lights (NBC/DirecTV)
Lost (ABC)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Blood (HBO)

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock (NBC)
Chuck (NBC)
Glee (Fox)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Party Down (Starz)
The Office (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, Dexter
Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House, House, M.D.
Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton, True Blood
Andy Whitfield as Spartacus, Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock
Steve Carrell as Michael Scott, The Office
Nathan Fillion as Richard Castle, Castle
Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker, Hung
Zachary Levi as Chuck Bartowski, Chuck
Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester, Glee

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Michael Emerson as Benjamin Linus, Lost
Enver Gjokaj as Victor, Dollhouse
Josh Holloway as James 'Sawyer' Ford, Lost
Fran Kranz as Topher Brink, Dollhouse
John Slattery as Roger Sterling, Mad Men
Alexander SkarsgÄrd as Eric Northman, True Blood

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Adam Baldwin as John Casey, Chuck
Ed Helms as Andy Bernard, The Office
John Krasinski as Jim Halpert, The Office
Ryan McPartlin as Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb, Chuck
Michael Mosley as Drew Suffin, Scrubs
Mark Salling as Noah 'Puck' Puckerman, Glee

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Zach Gilford as Matt Saracen, Friday Night Lights
John Hannah as Batiatus, Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Gregory Itzin as President Charles Logan, 24
John Lithgow as Arthur Mitchell, Dexter
Dominic Monaghan as Charlie Pace, Lost
Alan Tudyk as Alpha, Dollhouse

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Scott Bakula as Steve Bartowski, Chuck
Jon Hamm as Dr. Drew Baird, 30 Rock
Neil Patrick Harris as Bryan Ryan, Glee
Mike O’Malley as Burt Hummel, Glee
Brandon Routh as Daniel Shaw, Chuck
Michael Sheen as Wesley, 30 Rock

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Julie Benz as Rita Morgan, Dexter
Connie Britton as Tami Taylor, Friday Night Lights
January Jones as Betty Draper, Mad Men
Evangeline Lilly as Kate Austen, Lost
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson, Mad Men
Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse, True Blood

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Jane Adams as Tanya Skagle, Hung
Lizzy Caplan as Casey Klein, Party Down
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, Weeds
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation
Yvonne Strahovski as Sarah Walker, Chuck

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Lisa Edelstein as Lisa Cuddy, House, M.D.
Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway, Mad Men
Yunjin Kim as Sun Kwon, Lost
Dichen Lachman as Sierra, Dollhouse
Annie Wersching as Renee Walker, 24
Olivia Williams as Adelle DeWitt, Dollhouse

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Dianna Agron as Quinn Fabray, Glee
Eliza Coupe as Dr. Denise Mahoney, Scrubs
Jenna Fischer as Pam Halpert, The Office
Ellie Kemper as Erin Hannon, The Office
Sarah Lancaster as Ellie Bartowski, Chuck
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, Glee

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Amy Acker as Whiskey, Dollhouse
Michelle Forbes as Maryann Forrester, True Blood
Courtney Ford as Christine Hill, Dexter
Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, Spartacus: Blood and Sand
Elizabeth Mitchell as Juliet Burke, Lost
Louanne Stephens as Lorraine Saracen, Friday Night Lights

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup, 30 Rock
Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes, Glee
Kristin Kreuk as Hannah, Chuck
Kate Mara as Brittany, Entourage
Idina Menzel as Shelby Corcoran, Glee
Julianne Moore, 30 Rock

Toughest Cuts
Outstanding Drama: House, M.D. (Fox); Rescue Me (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Denis Leary as Tommy Gavin, Rescue Me; Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, 24; Mark Valley as Christopher Chance, Human Target

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, True Blood; John Cho as Demetri Noh, FlashForward; Taylor Kitsch as Tim Riggins, Friday Night Lights; Michael B. Jordan as Vince Howard, Friday Night Lights; Tahmoh Penikett as Paul Ballard, Dollhouse; Aaron Staton as Ken Cosgrove, Mad Men; Daniel Dae Kim as Jim Kwon, Lost; Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, True Blood; Steven Pasquale as Sean Garrity, Rescue Me; Joel Gretsch as Father Jack Landry, V

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold, Entourage; Jack McBrayer as Kenneth Parcell, 30 Rock; Rex Lee as Lloyd Lee, Entourage

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Callum Keith Rennie as Vladimir Laitanan, 24

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Stana Katic as Kate Beckett, Castle

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Laura Vandervoort as Lisa, V; Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, True Blood; Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian, 24

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney, 30 Rock; Jayma Mays as Emma Pillsbury, Glee; Rebecca Creskoff as Lenore, Hung

There are a number of well thought of television shows of which I have not seen any episodes and, as such, couldn't fairly consider (among them are Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Modern Family, Cougar Town, Breaking Bad and Community).

1 comment:

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