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Emmy Predictions: Comedy

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It’s that time of year again! THE EMMYS! It’s the most important day in television and here at JuniorTV. Although many of the categories won’t go in my favor (as you’ll see below), I’m still rooting for many people and their respective shows. In this edition, I’ll be predicting the Comedy categories, which include Best Comedy, and Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy. This category has gotten a major boost in the last few years, thanks to breakout hits like Fox’s Glee and ABC’s Modern Family. These two shows have made their way back to the Emmys this year, along with many other great shows. Down below is a full list of my predictions, including my picks for Best Comedy, and the Best Lead and Supporting Acting categories:

Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)

WHO WILL WIN: Modern Family (ABC)

The Television Academy is know for repeat-awarding shows, and this year should be no exception. Although ‘Modern Family’ wasn’t as strong as it’s freshman season, it had some very strong episodes, giving every member of the cast a spotlight throughout it’s 22-episode sophomore season.

WHO SHOULD WIN: Parks and Recreation (NBC)

With a talented cast, strong lead character (portrayed by Amy Poehler), and incredible writing, ‘Parks and Recreation is unquestionably the best comedy on television.

Outstanding Lead Actor in A Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

WHO WILL WIN:Steve Carell, The Office

For seven seasons, Steve Carell choked up audiences with his egotistically clueless character Michael Scott on NBC’s ‘The Office’. What will make more people choke-this time with anger-is that Carell has never won for Best Actor in a Comedy. Ever. The Academy knows this, and even though it might be a sympathy vote in this highly-competitive year, it makes up for the other years where Carell delivered comedy gold.

WHO SHOULD WIN:Louis C.K., Louie

As mean as this sounds to Carell, he doesn’t get even close to Louis C.K. in terms of greatness this year. Louis C.K. practically reinvented the comedy with his soon-to-be modern classic, Louie. The most simplest of ideas turn into hilarious and touching storylines, and I’ve never seen a show like this before. Watch out next year, because Louie is going to kick ass at the Emmys when it becomes known.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in A Comedy Series
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

WHO WILL WIN: One of the Modern Family Guys

To pick out of the 4 nominees (Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Ed O’Neill) from ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ is just downright wrong. I’m almost certain that one of them will win. But who will it be? They’re so equally funny that I cant choose one to save my life.

WHO SHOULD WIN: One of the Modern Family Guys

They are all so hilariously funny, and I can’t imagine how the vote went when the ballots were counted. Is a 4-way tie possible?

Outstanding Lead Actress in A Comedy Series
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

WHO WILL WIN: Laura Linney, The Big C

Linney’s warm-but-hilarious performance on ‘The Big C’ is most certainly touching, but when she’s funny, she’s downright hilarious. Showtime’s Dark comedies are so complicated to categorize, but the Academy always votes in their favor. If everything goes conventional, Laura Linney will add another Emmy statuette to her award-filled collection.

WHO SHOULD WIN: Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

If anyone delivered the most laughs in a leading role, it’s Amy Poehler. Her performance on NBC’s ‘Parks and Recreation’ was perfect, and if Linney wasn’t so Emmy-material, Poehler would certainly win and give Parks & Rec the recognition it so-badly deserves.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

WHO WILL WIN: Jane Lynch, Glee
Although Glee wasn’t as strong in it’s sophomore season, Jane Lynch was steady in her hilarious one-liners, and even though she doesn’t make that show, the show would be so lost without her. Lynch will win.

WHO SHOULD WIN: Jane Lynch, Glee

Although I love Sofia Vergara on ‘Modern Family,’ Lynch truly made the character her own this year, and that-among many other things-should be commended.

That’s all for my Emmy predictions! Come back soon to see the full list of winners in my super-packed recap!–see you then! And don’t forget: The 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs this Sunday, September 18 on FOX, hosted by Jane Lynch!

ALSO: For live updates, go to my twitter page @JuniorTV. Follow me while you’re at it! 🙂

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Emmy Nominations

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Ok, let’s waste no yime, here are the nominees!

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andrew Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly’
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

If I missed anything, I’ll eventually add them. I’ll also have analysis including snubs, surprises, and more! Stay tuned. Also, thanks to TVLine.com for most of the nominations!

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EMMYS: Final Predictions! My Emmy Ballot for Tomorrow

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We’re less than 24 hours until Emmy Nominations! Of course I’ll be analyzing who got nominated and who didn’t (effectively being snubbed), and just so you’ll see how I will react for the most part on the nominations, here are my predictions for the major Drama and Comedy categories, performers included! NOTE: This will not include nominations for non-scripted categories and miniseries or television movies.

DRAMA

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

MAD MEN
THE GOOD WIFE
JUSTIFIED
BOARDWALK EMPIRE
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
GAME OF THRONES

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

JON HAMM, MAD MEN
SEAN BEAN, GAME OF THRONES
KYLE CHANDLER, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
TIMOTHY OLYPHANT, JUSTIFIED
STEVE BUSCEMI, BOARDWALK EMPIRE

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

JOHN SLATTERY, MAD MEN
PETER DINKLAGE, GAME OF THRONES
MICHAEL PITT, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
WALTON GOGGINS, JUSTIFIED
JOHN NOBLE, FRINGE
ALAN CUMMING, THE GOOD WIFE

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

JULIANNA MARGULIES, THE GOOD WIFE
ELISABETH MOSS, MAD MEN
KYRA SEDGWICK, THE CLOSER
CONNIE BRITTON, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
KATEY SEGAL, SONS OF ANARCHY
KATHY BATES, HARRY’S LAW

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, MAD MEN
ARCHIE PANJABI, THE GOOD WIFE
CHRISTINE BARANSKI, THE GOOD WIFE
MARGO MARTINDALE, JUSTIFIED
KELLY MACDONALD, BOARDWALK EMPIRE
DEBRA WINGER, IN TREATMENT

COMEDY

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

30 ROCK
THE OFFICE
GLEE
MODERN FAMILY
PARKS AND RECREATION
LOUIE

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

STEVE CARELL, THE OFFICE
ALEC BALDWIN, 30 ROCK
JIM PARSONS, THE BIG BANG THEORY
JOEL MCHALE, COMMUNITY
LOUIS C.K., LOUIE
ROB LOWE, PARKS AND RECREATION

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

ERIC STONESTREET, MODERN FAMILY
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON, MODERN FAMILY
ED O’NEILL, MODERN FAMILY
NICK OFFERMAN, PARKS AND RECREATION
CHRIS COLFER, GLEE
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

TINA FEY, 30 ROCK
EDIE FALCO, NURSE JACKIE
AMY POEHLER, PARKS AND RECREATION
PATRICIA HEATON, THE MIDDLE
MARTHA PLIMPTON, RAISING HOPE
LAURA LINNEY, THE BIG C

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

JULIE BOWEN, MODERN FAMILY
SOFIA VERGARA, MODERN FAMILY
JANE LYNCH, GLEE
BETTY WHITE, HOT IN CLEVELAND
JANE KRAKOWSKI, 30 ROCK
BUSY PHILLIPS, COUGAR TOWN

There you go! So many nominees, and I would’ve loved to include non-scripted categories, but this post would’ve been infinitively long! Just know that I’m pulling for The Daily Show and Real Time to get noms in the variety category! Make sure to wake up nice & early tomorrow for the 63rd Annual Emmy Award Nominations! Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson will announce, along with John Shaffner at 8:30AM Eastern Time (5:30AM for you people on the West Coast!). I’ll have full coverage and live reactions on twitter (follow me @JuniorTV) and right here on the blog! I’ll be up super early before the nominations to have full coverage. See you then!

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Most Wanted: The Royal Wedding Takes Over!

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This week on the list, it’s a rare event, it happens about once in a generation, and well, it has to be #1! Also, a competitor to Idol?! Yes, and it’s all on this week’s Most Wanted List, down below!

1. The Royal Wedding

This will be my first (if I’m awake to see it,) and I’m very excited. William and Kate say their vows in front of a worldwide audience in the wedding of the century, and the worldwide press can’t stop talking about it! Coverage of the wedding will start at varying times, but will be at a stressful time for Americans that want to see it. The wedding is scheduled to start at around 5 A.M. Eastern time, and the major networks are beginning coverage at 4 A.M. On top of that, the networks will have coverage of the wedding all day (and weekend) long. Wow.

2. Michael Scott Leaving ‘The Office’

I’ve been watching this show since the week before DeAngelo Vickers came by Dunder Mifflin, and I’ll admit it: I was missing out on A LOT! Unfortunately, I have only been able to see a couple of episodes with the hilarious Steve Carell and now he’s leaving the show. Just my luck. But besides my idiotic ways, this is definitely going to be a watershed moment for the show, and if you’ve ever see The Office (even a bit of one episode), you’ll want to see this! Laughing and crying is a weird combination, but I guarantee you that die-hard fans of the show will experience both simultaneously.

3. NBC’s The Voice

The closest that NBC has had as a competitor to Fox’s smash hit ‘American Idol’ is their Glee-inspired competition series ‘The Sing-Off.’ Now they’re going all the way with a full-blown singing competition, and it looks like they actually have a shot at giving ‘American Idol’ a run for their money. ‘The Voice,’ premiering tomorrow on NBC, has 4 coaches, which are also big time (and current) musical artists: Adam Levine, Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, and Blake Shelton. They have their backs turned back while the artists sing, and they tap a button when they want to work with them to help win the competition. Yes, I’m going to watch, and so should you.

4. Glee’s Supersized Gaga Episode

As we’re approaching the heavily-hyped Prom episode, more tensions rise at McKinley High. Quinn and Lauren (who would’ve thought) will apparently fight for the title of Prom Queen, all while the cast perform Lady Gaga’s smash hit ‘Born This Way.’ I’m actually more excited to see a Quinn/Lauren fight than anything else, who’s with me?

5. Law & Order: Criminal Intent Final Season Premiere

The least popular of the Law & Order Franchise (L&O LA is catching up), Criminal Intent returns for a final season, and Detective Goren starts off in a very weird note—he leans over (too close for comfort) and smells a suspect during an interrogation. Hmmm….

That’s a wrap! Come back next week for a freshly new and funny (hint!) Most Wanted List!

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AMAZING NEWS: Parks and Recreation, The Office, and Community renewed by NBC!

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The best news of the year has finally hit the surface: NBC has renewed most of it’s Comedy Block!!!

That’s right, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Community, and l have been renewed for next season. Here’s what new NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt said, “I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively”

The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Community have been either steady (Office, Community) or up (Parks and Rec) versus last season. Also, now that NBC has renewed The Office, it’s now known that there will be life after Michael Scott on The Office, well, at least for another season. As NBC’s Chairman mentioned, all three shows have been at the top of their game creatively, and it’s great news for NBC’s Thursday Lineup ‘Comedy Night Done Right’ which also has the renewed 30 Rock.

It seems like freshman comedies Perfect Couples and Outsourced will be left in the dust if they don’t have a rapid rebound in the coming weeks. Perfect Couples was MIA since it’s Midseason premiere and Outsourced went down as the season progressed. NBC’s freshman shows have been struggling this season and many are doubtful that NBC will most of it’s new Dramas, including The Cape and The Event. Most of its freshman dramas have already been killed, like Chase and UnderCovers. The only freshman show that has done very will is David E. Kelley’s new law-dramedy ‘Harry’s Law’ which looks likely to be renewed.

Great news, right? I’ll have more renewal news as they come.

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