2012 Projected Emmy’s Winners


September 23, 2012

COMEDY SERIES

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“Girls” (HBO)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“30 Rock” (NBC)
“Veep” (HBO)

Projected Winner: Girls

The only thing that is more painful and entertaining than watching men go through the socially awkward situations that life throws at us all, is watching a group of women go through the same thing.

Winner: Modern Family

 

COMEDY ACTOR

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in “The Big Bang Theory”
Larry David as Himself in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan in “House of Lies”
Louis C.K. as Louie in “Louie”
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in “30 Rock”
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in “Two and a Half Men”

Projected Winner: Louis C.K. as Louie

Louis C.K. is the probably not the popular pick, but his comedic timing is excellent (probably from all those years of standup, duh) and his character (based on himself) is dark and funny.

Winner: Jon Cryer

 

COMEDY ACTRESS

Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath in “Girls”
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn in “Mike & Molly”
Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day in “New Girl”
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton in “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in “Parks and Recreation”
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon in “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in “Veep”

Projected Winner: Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is being lauded as the new “it” girl in Hollywood, despite the fact that she does not fit the usual prototype. And in addition to acting, she also writes. She may give Tina Fey and Amy Poehler a run for the award.

Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

 

SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR

Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett in “Modern Family”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett in “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy in “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker in “Modern Family”
Max Greenfield as Schmidt in “New Girl”
Bill Hader as various characters in “Saturday Night Live”

Projected Winner: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Ferguson plays an anal retentive, homosexual attorney who has adopted a Vietnamese baby. He has to win.

Winner: Eric Stonestreet

 

SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS

Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler in “The Big Bang Theory”
Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey in “Desperate Housewives”
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy in “Modern Family”
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in “Modern Family”
Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow in “Nurse Jackie”
Kristen Wiig as various characters in “Saturday Night Live”

Projected Winner: Sofia Vergara

Honestly, Mayim Bialik will probably win the award for bringing balance to “The Big Bang Theory”, but Sofia Vergara should win just so everyone can see her dress.

Winner: Julie Bowen

DRAMA SERIES

“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“Mad Men” (AMC)

Projected Winner: Game of Thrones

Medieval times and fantasy are combined to tell the stories of the several houses. Plus, they have dragons.

Winner: Homeland

 

DRAMA ACTRESS

Glenn Close as Patty Hewes in “Damages”
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick in “The Good Wife”
Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn in “Harry’s Law”
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in “Homeland”
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in “Mad Men”

Projected Winner: Claire Danes

Claire Danes walks away with this one. She plays a bipolar CIA operative that uncovers a war hero who may be a spy.

Winner: Claire Danes

 

DRAMA ACTOR

Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson in “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston as Walter White in “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in “Dexter”
Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham in “Downton Abbey”
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody in “Homeland”
Jon Hamm as Don Draper in “Mad Men”

Projected Winner: Brian Cranston

“Breaking Bad” is a machine, and Cranston fuels that engine. His character is so convoluted that you sometimes can not tell if he is the good or bad guy. He is a compulsive liar, a brilliant scientist, an underachiever, and a criminal mastermind. Cranston will not be beat.

Winner: Damian Lewis

 

 

SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS

Anna Gunn as Skyler White in “Breaking Bad”
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham in “Downton Abbey”
Joanne Froggatt as Anna in “Downton Abbey”
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma in “The Good Wife”
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart in “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris in “Mad Men”

Projected Winner: Anna Gunn

Anna Gunn is meticulous, vindictive, and a bevy of emotions in “Breaking Bad.” She mirrors what her husband has become but with extra spitefulness.

Winner: Maggie Smith

 

SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in “Breaking Bad”
Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring in “Breaking Bad”
Brendan Coyle as John Bates in “Downton Abbey”
Jim Carter as Mr. Carson in “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in “Game of Thrones”
Jared Harris as Lane Pryce “Mad Men”

Projected Winner: Giancarlo Esposito

This multifaceted actor plays a calculated, sociopath on “Breaking Bad”. This role really accentuates all of his talents and he in turn lends another brilliant, manipulative character to the storyline. Aaron Paul will be a close second.

Winner: Aaron Paul

 

MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE

“American Horror Story” (FX)
“Game Change” (HBO)
“Hatfields & McCoys” (History)
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
“Luther” (BBC America)
“Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia” (PBS)

Projected Winner: Game Change

HBO wins again.

Winner: Game Change

 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon in “American Horror Story”
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in “Game Change”
Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn in “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone in “Missing”
Emma Thompson as She in “The Song of Lunch”

Projected Winner: Connie Britton

Connie Britton has shined in multiple roles throughout her career without much recognition. This could be her breakout role.

Winner: Julianne Moore

 

LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt in “Game Change”
Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield in “Hatfields & McCoys”
Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy in “Hatfields & McCoys”
Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway in “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Idris Elba as John Luther in “Luther”
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes in “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”

Projected Winner: Idris Elba

The series is not as great as advertised, however Idris Elba plays a complex, borderline suicidal cop in the miniseries. He is spectacular at times there.

Winner: Kevin Costner

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Frances Conroy as Moira in “American Horror Story”
Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon in “American Horror Story”
Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace “Game Change”
Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy in “Hatfields & McCoys”
Judy Davis as Jill Tankard in “Page Eight”

Projected Winner: Jessica Lange

Everyone thought that she was dead until her role on “Hatfields & McCoys”.

Winner: Jessica Lange

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey in “American Horror Story”
Ed Harris as John McCain in “Game Change”
Tom Berenger as Jim Vance in “Hatfields & McCoys”
David Strathairn as John Dos Passos in “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson in “Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”

Projected Winner: Tom Berenger

Seriously, is there a better cowboy on television?

Winner: Tom Berenger

 

VARIETY SERIES

“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC)
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” (NBC)
“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Projected Winner: Saturday Night Live

There has been a bit of a renaissance at SNL with the addition of the new comics. Once again, Saturday Night Live is churning out memorable sketches.

Winner: The Daily Show

 

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM

“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Jamie Oliver’s Food” (ABC)
“MythBusters” (Discovery Channel)
“Shark Tank” (ABC)
“Undercover Boss” (CBS)
“Who Do You Think You Are?” (NBC)

Projected Winner: Undercover Boss

It has not gotten old yet. Watching the bosses of huge corporations learn exactly what their employees think about the company from their mouths while they are in disguise is quality television.

Winner: Undercover Boss

 

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Projected Winner: Dancing With the Stars

Pseudo-celebrities dazzling the critics or embarrassing themselves on the dance floor after learning classic dance is must-see TV. The fact that this is all on national television only makes it better.

Winner: The Amazing Race


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