Who should win:
I’m coming off of this high from the Olympics feeling all patriotic and shit. And being the great American that I am I’m going to just give my opinions without anyone asking for them (or possibly even wanting to know them). And again being the great American that I am, I don’t care and I’m going to continue. I’m going to give you the rundown on who should win this year at the Emmy’s. With them creeping up this is what would happen if just I could pick the winners. And I am skipping categories that I really don’t care about. Here we go.
There’s been some funny shit on T.V. this year. So lets start with the Outstanding Comedy Series. I think that HBO’s GIRLS should win this category. It’s no secret that I think this show is so amazing. It’s totally catered to our generation and Lena Dunham is pretty much a genius. I’ll probably sob silently in my dark living room if this show doesn’t win. Okay probably not but I’m just saying.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series has got to go to Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation. It’s such a toned down role for her and she does it so well. Plus it’s probably the funniest thing NBC has on right now. Let’s just give her the Emmy and move on.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series should go to Alec Baldwin because it always goes to Alec Baldwin and I’m not really crazy about anyone in this category. I’ve given up on 30 Rock quite awhile ago but when it was at it’s best you can’t deny he’s great in it. The guy’s got swag.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series most definitely should go to Kristen Wiig for her various roles on her last season of Saturday Night Live. She legit brought that show back and we all know she’s a funny bitch (Bridesmaids. Enough said). But on SNL her impersonations of Lana Del Rey and the Tan Mom were hilarious. I think some of her funniest skits were her almost breaking character because she was laughing so hard. Whenever I see that on SNL it makes me crack up even if the skit isn’t that funny. Check out her and Maya Rudolph’s BBQ skit the night Maya hosted. The skit itself wasn’t even funny but I was laughing so hard at her. And besides impersonations she does the original characters they give her exceedingly well. SNL will not be the same without her.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series should go to Max Greenfield who plays Schmidt on FOX’s New Girl. Even though he’s up against pretty much every male that’s on ABC’s Modern Family I still think it should go to Max. He’s the right kind of douche. He’s douchey enough to make you laugh without him getting on your nerves. So everyone put a dollar in your douche jar and keep your fingers crossed that he wins.
I’m going to wrap up this comedy section pretty quickly. Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series should go to Maya Rudolph when she hosted SNL this past season. Best episode of the season hands down. Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series should go to Greg Kinnear for his guest role on Modern Family. And Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series has got to go to Lena Dunham for the pilot of Girls. Again I’m going to give her props. She is so funny and I like how she just goes for it. She’s not afraid to make scenes uncomfortable to watch. She makes them realistic. Kudos Ms. Dunham.
Damn all the Mad Men fans out there are going to be pissed at me but I’m over it winning everything. It’s time for the Outstanding Drama Series to go to another show. And that show deserves to be Breaking Bad. I’ve been all up on Breaking Bad’s jock since it started but it just keeps getting better. It’s the best show on T.V. And the Emmy’s better get it right this year.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series should go to Claire Danes. There are a lot of good choices in this category but I think she edges everyone else out. It doesn’t get much better than a paranoid CIA agent with Bi-Polar Disorder seeking out potential terrorists. And she’s looking crazy the entire time.
It’s not coming as a surprise that for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series I think it should go to Bryan Cranston for AMC’s Breaking Bad. It’s so interesting watching throughout this series how a seemingly normal man can gradually lose all of his humanity over a relatively short period of time. But on the same hand he is doing it for his family so it’s strange to watch. He’s turned into such a terrifying madman but you still want him to succeed. And you’re not sure why. Michael C. Hall would’ve been my other pick any other year but WTF?! Dexter. You legit sucked last season. The only redeemable part of last season was the last scene of the finale.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series was a bit harder for me. I find Anna Gunn‘s character in Breaking Bad to be whiny and annoying but if I look at it for the acting I’d be fine if it went to her. I’ll also be okay with it going to Christina Hendricks of AMC’s Mad Men.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series has got to go to Aaron Paul of AMC’s Breaking Bad. I almost want him to win more than Bryan Cranston. I feel like every single season Aaron Paul has taken his character to new places. His acting keeps improving and last season he was seriously good. So I pretty much want Breaking Bad to win everything. As it should.
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series would go to the pilot of HBO’s Homeland if I had my way. It’s so hard for a show to grab hold of you right away and that’s exactly what this pilot does. It’s worth giving an Emmy to it.
Miniseries or Movie
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie goes to Connie Britton to me. I think she was constantly overlooked in Friday Night Lights and she has a very subtle way to her acting approach. She was awesome in the first season of American Horror Story and deserves to take it.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie needs to go to Woody Harrelson in Game Change. I loved this HBO movie so much. He was fantastic.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie will for sure need to go to Jessica Lange from America Horror Story. If you watch the show you know this category isn’t really debatable. She’s that good. I need to say that I think it was very smart of AHS to put themselves in the Miniseries or Movie category. I don’t think they would’ve gotten as many nominations otherwise.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie should go to Ed Harris of Game Change. Reality Competition should go to The Voice. The Voice isn’t good because of the talent they have competing because really not very many of the singers are that good. But it’s good because of all the judges and their banter back and forth with each other. And Reality Host should go to Ryan Seacrest of American Idol. Besides Randy Jackson he’s the only other original person who’s been on the show since the beginning so give it to the guy. -RC