So how did I do on my Emmy predictions? Below is my report card, with comments on the missteps.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
I said: Michael Emerson for playing Benjamin Linus on Lost for episode “Dr. Linus” (ABC)
The winner: Aaron Paul for playing Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad for episode “Half Measures” (AMC)
That’s tough luck. Continuing down many of these awards are going to shows I don’t watch or can’t stand.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
I said: Christina Hendricks for playing Joan Harris on Mad Men for episode “Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency” (AMC)
The winner: Archie Panjabi for playing Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife for episode “Hi” (CBS)
I’m disappointed Christina Hendricks was passed over, but I can easily get behind Archie Panjabi’s win. I seriously can’t wait to see her in action again in the upcoming new season of “The Good Wife.”
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
I said: Chris Colfer for playing Kurt Hummel on Glee for episode “Laryngitis” (FOX)
The winner: Eric Stonestreet for playing Cameron Tucker on Modern Family for episode “Fizbo” (ABC)
“Modern Family,” we meet again. I wish you would go away.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
I said: Jane Krakowski for playing Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock for episode “Black Light Attack” (NBC)
The winner: Jane Lynch for playing Sue Sylvester on Glee for episode “The Power of Madonna” (FOX)
Like I said, Sue Sylvester is too easy a character to play. “Be a bitch,” is pretty much the only direction (accepting, admittedly, those scenes with her sister). I can understand where the award came from, but it’s not my choice.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
I said: Jim Parsons for playing Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory for episode “The Pants Alternative” (CBS)
The winner: Jim Parsons for playing Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory for episode “The Pants Alternative” (CBS)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
I said: Amy Poehler for playing Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation for episode “Telethon” (NBC)
The winner: Edie Falco for playing Jackie Peyton on Nurse Jackie for episode “Pilot” (Showtime)
Maybe I just don’t run with the Showtime set. Chris Colfer is always fawning over “Nurse Jackie,” so maybe there’s something to it.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
I said: Hugh Laurie for playing Dr. Gregory House on House for episode “Broken” (Fox)
The winner: Bryan Cranston for playing Walter White on Breaking Bad for episode “Full Measure” (AMC)
Again, I have just never seen Cranston on “Breaking Bad,” which is apparently a hindrance.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
I said: Julianna Margulies for playing Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife for episode “Threesome” (CBS)
The winner: Kyra Sedgwick for playing Brenda Leigh Johnson on The Closer for episode “Maternal Instincts” (TNT)
Just a bad choice. Turning down Julianna Margulies is just unforgivable. When did the tastefully understated performance go out of vogue?
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
I said: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
The winner: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Outstanding Comedy Series
I said: Glee (FOX)
The winner: Modern Family (ABC)
Vomit vomit vomit.
Outstanding Drama Series
I said: Mad Men (AMC)
The winner: Mad Men (AMC)
Final tally: 3 out of 11 = 27%. But two of them — the “Mad Men” and “Daily Show” wins — were painfully obvious. I can only truly claim to have predicted correctly with Jim Parsons’ win.