Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Emmy 2010 Predix Part 1

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards is almost near! So in anticipation of TV's biggest night, I'm doing a series of Emmy predictions posts before August 29, the awards night (August 30 in the morning here in the Philippines). I'll start my prediction with the SUPPORTING CATEGORIES for both Comedy and Drama. In thi acting categories, the actors who are members of the Academy vote for the winner. Each winner submits one episode from their show to be viewed by the voters, yeah one episode could make an actor win. Personally, if would have been better if they submit more than one episode but well I know the time of the voters is limited. Anyway here are my predictions:

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

* Andre Braugher for playing Owen on Men of a Certain Age for episode "Powerless" (TNT)
* Michael Emerson for playing Benjamin Linus on Lost for episode "Dr. Linus" (ABC)
* Terry O'Quinn for playing John Locke/The Man in Black on Lost for episode "The Substitute" (ABC)
* Aaron Paul for playing Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad for episode "Half Measures" (AMC)
* Martin Short for playing Leonard Winstone on Damages for episode "You Haven't Replaced Me Yet" (FX)
* John Slattery for playing Roger Sterling on Mad Men for episode "The Gypsy and the Hobo" (AMC)

Who Will Win: Terry O'Quinn (Lost)

The fact that O'Quinn played two different and emotionally complicated characters on the final season of Lost makes him a strong bet for the win and I think he will since the Emmy voters love a multi-personality role.

Close Second: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
His performance on the third season of Breaking Bad was highly praised and the episode he submitted showed how excellent this actor is.

Possible Upset: Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age)
Given his Emmy track record, he is well-loved in the Academy and even if this show is low-profile he is still great at it.

Who I Want to Win: Terry O'Quinn (Lost)
A great actor with exceptional range, I know he already won before but I'm really impressed with his work for the final season.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

* Christine Baranski for playing Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife for episode "Bang" (CBS)
* Rose Byrne for playing Ellen Parsons on Damages for episode "Your Secrets Are Safe" (FX)
* Sharon Gless for playing Madeline Westen on Burn Notice for episode "Devil You Know" (USA)
* Christina Hendricks for playing Joan Harris on Mad Men for episode "Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency" (AMC)
* Elisabeth Moss for playing Peggy Olson on Mad Men for episode "Love Among the Ruins" (AMC)
* Archie Panjabi for playing Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife for episode "Hi" (CBS)

Who Will Win: Sharon Gless (Burn Notice)

This category is usually won by a veteran and highly-regarded actress and Gless fits the bill perfectly.

Close Second: Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Hendricks has the buzz and a strong episode submission while Baranski is a veteran with solid role but what's keeping me from picking either of them as the possible winner is having someone from the same show also nominated could possibly divide their votes but I would not be surprise if any of the two would take the award

Who I Want to Win: Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)
I was glad to see her nominated because she is an unknown actress but a scene stealer on the show, her winning is a long shot but I would be thrilled if she pulls an upset.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

* Ty Burrell for playing Phil Dunphy on Modern Family for episode "Up All Night" (ABC)
* Chris Colfer for playing Kurt Hummel on Glee for episode "Laryngitis" (FOX)
* Jon Cryer for playing Alan Harper on Two and a Half Men for episode "Captain Terry's Spray-On Hair" (CBS)
* Jesse Tyler Ferguson for playing Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family for episode "Family Portrait" (ABC)
* Neil Patrick Harris for playing Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother for episode "Girls vs. Suits" (CBS)
* Eric Stonestreet for playing Cameron Tucker on Modern Family for episode "Fizbo" (ABC)

Who Will Win: Chris Colfer (Glee)

I did not saw his nomination coming mainly because he is a young actor on a teen-centric show that the Emmy voters do not usually vote for but he broke the trend and with a strong episode submission that showcased his acting and musical skills he is a strong contender for the win

Close Second: Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) and Ty Burrel (Modern Family)
Both scene stealers and submitted strong episodes but competing against each other could divide the votes.

Possible Upset: Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)

The past two years, he was the frontrunner but the newcomers overshadowed him. That said he submitted the 100th episode of the show where he was at his best, maybe this year he could finally get the Emmy that he is way overdue for

Who I Want to Win: Ty Burrel (Modern Family)

He has been on quite a few failed sitcoms (Back to You, Out of Practice) but he already showed excellent comedic timing on those short-lived and was really people finally noticed his talent on a hit show, the whole cast of Modern Family is great but Ty is one of the standouts and would be thrilled to see if he wins.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

* Julie Bowen for playing Claire Dunphy on Modern Family for episode "My Funky Valentine" (ABC)
* Jane Krakowski for playing Jenna Maroney on 30 Rock for episode "Black Light Attack" (NBC)
* Jane Lynch for playing Sue Sylvester on Glee for episode "The Power of Madonna" (FOX)
* Holland Taylor for playing Evelyn Harper on Two and a Half Men for episode "Give Me Your Thumb" (CBS)
* SofĂ­a Vergara for playing Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on Modern Family for episode "Not In My House" (ABC)
* Kristen Wiig for playing various characters on Saturday Night Live for episode "Host: James Franco" (NBC)

Who Will Win: Jane Lynch (Glee)

She has the buzz and a strong episode to back it up. I would be shocked if she losses.

Possible Upset: Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
She submitted a very strong episode with her catastrophic Valentines date with Ty Burrel’s Phil, I think it’s a strong episode to challenge Lynch,

Who I Want to Win: Julie Bowen (Modern Family)

It's not easy to play the straight man/woman on a sitcom especially on a show like Modern Family filled with talented actors but Bowen plays the role perfectly and does not bring the whole ensemble down as she still manages to shine and proves that a "serious" character on comedy show could still pull off wonders.

1 comment:

Thirdy Lopez said...

YEY for Emmys!