Red Right Hand: EMMY CRAP
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EMMY CRAP

Nominations are out. Complete list HERE.

Me and the Academy see eye to eye on dramas starting with the letter H (House and Heroes). The Sopranos takes it's pre-warmed seat and is joined by Grey's Anatomy and Boston Legal.

My choice would be House. I've always watched it, on and off, but this was the year I locked into it hard. Part of me wants to say Heroes, but I felt the first half of the season was a bit slow going. I'm looking for season two to nail it start to finish, though.

Drama writing sees, as it does any year The Sopranos airs, a minimum of three Sopranos scripts. Also, the Battlestar opener, rather than "Exodus, Part Two" (which was nominated for direction) and the Lost closer.
Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

Battlestar Galactica • Occupation/Precipice • Sci Fi Channel • R+D TV in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Ronald D. Moore, Written by

Lost • Through The Looking Glass • ABC • ABC Studios
Damon Lindelof, Written by
Carlton Cuse, Written by

The Sopranos • Kennedy And Heidi • HBO • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Matthew Weiner, Writer
David Chase, Writer

The Sopranos • The Second Coming • HBO • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Terence Winter, Writer

The Sopranos • Made In America • HBO • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
David Chase, Writer
I'll take the Battlestar in this disappointing array. Like I've said before. I haven't really enjoyed The Sopranos in a long while. Nothing against Weiner (whose Mad Men starts tonight woo-hoo) or Winter, but I think only Chase's episode even belongs up in there. I think there may be a level of I-have-to-vote-Sopranos-to-retain-my-cred going on or just an unwillingness to look beyond the stand-bys unless something just comes and hits you on the head like when The Sopranos was young, so long ago.

I'm fucking pleased that Ron Moore has finally got some much deserved recognition. Finally, some looking beyond name and genre to find quality. Reminds me of when Darin Morgan got nominated and actually won.

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Emmy shares only 30 Rock and The Office with me, having nominated Entourage, Two and a Half Men (there you go, shecanfilmit) and uber-predictably Ugly Betty. My choice would be The Office. I'm not a big follower of comedies and watch with an admittedly less discerning eye as well. I knows whats I likes. I likes Tina Fey. A lot.

In terms of writing, 30 Rock got two and The Office got two, just like I gave them, but not the ones I selected.
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

Extras • Daniel Radcliffe • HBO • BBC and HBO Entertainment
Ricky Gervais, Writer
Stephen Merchant, Writer

The Office • Gay Witch Hunt • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille, LLC, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Greg Daniels, Written by

The Office • The Negotiation • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille, LLC, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Michael Schur, Written by

30 Rock • Tracy Does Conan • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Tina Fey, Written by

30 Rock • Jack-Tor • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Robert Carlock, Written by
I'll arbitrarily take "Tracy Does Conan" in that specific lot. Mmm...Tina Fey.

My predictions for the above categories, though, are Sopranos for series, "Made in America" for script, Ugly Betty for series and "Gay Witch Hunt" for script.
Margin for error of -/+ 99%. That wacky Academy. Who knows what they're thinking?

And my favorites (not predictions) for some other categories.
  • Alec Baldwin - Lead Actor/Comedy
  • Hugh Laurie - Lead Actor/Drama
  • Tina Fey - Lead Actress/Comedy
  • Kyra Sedgwick - Lead Actress/Drama (where the fuck is Kristin Bell, huh?)
  • Rainn Wilson - Supporting Actor/Comedy
  • Terry O'Quinn - Supporting Actor/Drama (only 'cuz The Shatner has his Emmy already)
  • Jenna Fischer - Supporting Actress/Comedy
  • Katherine Heigl - Supporting Actress/Drama (cuz I've always liked the Heigl)
And that's my Emmy crap.
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