TV.com Editors' Picks: Who WE Think Should Win at the 2012 Emmy Awards



Somewhere, some meathead in a black suit and sunglasses has a suitcase handcuffed to his wrist. In that case are the envelopes containing the names of the shows and actors who will win gold statues at this Sunday's 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. He's willing to give his life and take the lives of others to protect the secrets attached to his person at all costs, lest the Gods of Television strike him down. But to heck with that guy! We're opening up OUR secret suitcase with OUR Emmy winners today!

We cracked the whip on the TV.com editorial staff and forced them at gunpoint held their Fringe and Community DVDs hostage until they revealed their opinions on the most deserving Emmy winners among this year's nominees. The shows and actors spotlighted below may or may not win, but in our minds, they're the ones who SHOULD.


Playing along at home? Make your own picks with our interactive Emmy ballot.




Best Drama Series


And the nominees are...

Boardwalk Empire

Homeland

Game of Thrones

Downton Abbey

Mad Men

Breaking Bad


Last year's winner: Mad Men

Homeland

Spotlight: Homeland

You think YOU'RE surprised I chose Homeland over Breaking Bad? Not as shocked as I am. We all knew Breaking Bad's fourth season would be awesome (and it was), but Showtime's clever examination of paranoia was more relevant, scary, and powerful than any other series on television last year. Homeland didn't just give us something to think about, it burrowed under our skin and made us dig it out with our fingernails. Combined with Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, this is one of the best crops of Best Drama nominees we've seen in a long time. —Tim Surette


Our individual picks:

Jen: Breaking Bad

MaryAnn: Mad Men

Anngie: Breaking Bad

Price: Breaking Bad

Lily: Game of Thrones

Tim: Homeland

Killian: Homeland

Walter: Homeland




Best Comedy Series


And the nominees are...

30 Rock

Modern Family

The Big Bang Theory

Veep

Girls

Curb Your Enthusiasm


Last year's winner: Modern Family

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Spotlight: Curb Your Enthusiasm

This year's Best Comedy category is straight-up maddening. As a ticketholder on the Modern Family backlash train (the show is good, but Season 3 was its weakest yet), I'm sad to see it taking a spot that in my mind could've gone to Louie, Parks and Recreation, or Archer. Same goes for repeat nominees 30 Rock and The Big Bang Theory. While I watch and (usually) enjoy all three series, I think others are more deserving of recognition these days. But as my momma always said, "The Emmys aren't fair and at this point, crying over spilt nominees won't help." Girls and Veep both did some great things in their first seasons, but for me, Curb Your Enthusiasm is the clear winner here. Larry David's uncomfortable comedy is brilliant, and Season 8 was outstanding—particularly the "Palestinian Chicken" and "Larry vs. Michael J. Fox" episodes. —Jen Trolio


Our individual picks:

Jen: Curb Your Enthusiasm

MaryAnn: Modern Family

Anngie: Modern Family

Price: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Lily: Veep

Tim: Veep

Killian: Curb Your Enthusiasm

Walter: Curb Your Enthusiasm




Best Actor in a Drama Series


And the nominees are...

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey

Damian Lewis, Homeland


Last year's winner: Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Spotlight: Bryan Cranston as Walter White on Breaking Bad

It may not be particularly exciting or brave to pick frequent Emmy favorite Bryan Cranston in this category, but it was the one category our entire staff agreed on: Give this man another trophy. Season 4 of Breaking Bad found Walter White scrambling: He didn't like his workplace; his wife was onto his double life; he'd turned his protege into a cold-blooded murderer (and enemy); and the clock was ticking until Gus Fring replaced and/or murdered him. That's a lot for one man to deal with and Cranston made us feel every grimace, every twitch, and every cold, calculated stare that transformed Walter White more than ever into his mythological counterpart Heisenberg. It was a thrilling performance in an ongoing transformation that's truly one for the annals of great TV performances. This is the easiest decision of the year: Bryan Cranston for the win. — Price Peterson


Our individual picks:

Jen: Bryan Cranston

MaryAnn: Bryan Cranston

Anngie: Bryan Cranston

Price: Bryan Cranston

Lily: Bryan Cranston

Tim: Bryan Cranston

Killian: Bryan Cranston

Walter: Bryan Cranston




Best Actress in a Drama Series


And the nominees are...

Kathy Bates, Harry's Law

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Julianna Margulies, Good Wife

Glenn Close, Damages


Last year's winner: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Spotlight: Claire Danes as Carrie Matheson on Homeland

The other five ladies on this ballot were just thrown in because they had to be. This is a lock for Danes, who may still look like Angela Chase but has grown considerably as an actress. Carrie Matheson is a complicated character who does things all the way, and it took an actress willing to completely submerge herself in the role to pull it off. Plus, those crazy eyes! —Tim


Our individual picks:

Jen: Claire Danes

MaryAnn: Elisabeth Moss

Anngie: Claire Danes

Price: Claire Danes

Lily: Claire Danes

Tim: Claire Danes

Killian: Claire Danes

Walter: Claire Danes




Best Actor in a Comedy Series


And the nominees are...

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Louis C.K., Louie

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men


Last year's winner: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Spotlight: Louis C.K. as Louie on Louie

First, let's make it clear that it is RIDICULOUS that Louie isn't nominated for Best Comedy. I've chosen C.K. here more as a lifetime achievement award than for his acting skills, which consist mostly of exasperated looks. But he often adds something to his performance that the other nominees don't: a sense of aching humanity. The others may be well-oiled, bombastic, punchline-reading robots (except for you, Larry David, you're cool), but C.K. has the ability to make his character seem like a real person. —Tim


Our individual picks:

Jen: Louis C.K.

MaryAnn: Jim Parsons

Anngie: Louis C.K.

Price: Louis C.K.

Lily: Louis C.K.

Tim: Louis C.K.

Killian: Alec Baldwin

Walter: Louis C.K.




Best Actress in a Comedy Series


And the nominees are...

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie


Last year's winner: Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

Spotlight: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selena Meyer on Veep

Known for years as "Elaine," Julia Louis-Dreyfus never fully escaped the shadow of her iconic Seinfield character until Veep showed us a whole new side of the actress. Although she may get her office in hot water as often as Parks and Recreation's Leslie Knope, Louis-Dreyfus's VP Selina Meyer transcends the "Liz Lemon" trope of a self-effacing lady in power in that she refuses to be self-effacing or take a fall. Meyer has a ruthlessness that gives actual stakes to her entourage's frantic fumblings and machinations. It's all thanks to Louis-Dreyfus's brilliant and consistent portrayal of an unyielding, savvy, powerful politician who still manages to believably, continually embarrass herself (just like politicians in real life!). —Lily Sparks


Our individual picks:

Jen: Amy Poehler

MaryAnn: Melissa McCarthy

Anngie: Tina Fey

Price: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Lily: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Tim: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Killian: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Walter: Amy Poehler




Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series


And the nominees are...

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad

Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Jared Harris, Mad Men


Last year's winner: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Spotlight: Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo Fring on Breaking Bad

As part of a cast loaded with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Anna Gunn, who would have predicted that journeyman actor Esposito would earn the most accolades in Breaking Bad's fourth season? He didn't just steal scenes from three-time Emmy-winner Cranston, he dominated them. When you think back on Season 4, you think of Gus, not Walter. That's all the argument you need. —Tim


Our individual picks:

Jen: Giancarlo Esposito

MaryAnn: Giancarlo Esposito

Anngie: Aaron Paul

Price: Giancarlo Esposito

Lily: Giancarlo Esposito

Tim: Giancarlo Esposito

Killian: Peter Dinklage

Walter: Giancarlo Esposito




Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series


And the nominees are...

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men


Last year's winner: Margo Martindale, Justified

Spotlight: Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris on Mad Men

Christina Hendricks is more than a gravity-defying body. For five seasons, her portrayal of sexy, confident, working woman Joan Harris has been a staple on AMC’s Mad Men, but this past season took Joan to new places both professionally and personally, and Hendricks seamlessly navigated the character through some major changes. From dutiful wife and office manager to determined single mother and SCDP’s newest partner, Hendricks let Joan’s insecurities and confidence mix perfectly to give us a pragmatist who does what she must to maintain her independence... but doesn’t always have to like it. “Mystery Date,” “Christmas Waltz,” and “The Other Women” all showed off Hendricks’ flair for presenting Joan as a character far more complicated than “the sexpot secretary” while also highlighting some delightful chemistry with Don Draper himself, Jon Hamm. —MaryAnn Sleasman


Our individual picks:

Jen: Christina Hendricks

MaryAnn: Christina Hendricks

Anngie: Anna Gunn

Price: Anna Gunn

Lily: Christina Hendricks

Tim: Anna Gunn

Killian: Anna Gunn

Walter: Christina Hendricks




Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series


And the nominees are...

Max Greenfield, New Girl

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Modern Family


Last year's winner: Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Spotlight: Max Greenfield as Schmidt on New Girl

While Fox's original marketing campaign for New Girl centered on the love-it-or-hate-it "adorkability" of star Zooey Deschanel, those who actually tuned in and watched the thing almost unanimously fell into the "love-him" category when it came to Max Greenfield's Schmidt character. Like most characters on the show, by season's end he'd been given a fleshed-out personality with as many nuances and surprises as a TV character could reasonably afford in a half-hour comedy. Greenfield's fearless performance ran the gamut from extremely dextrous line deliveries to some truly impressive physical humor, but it was his surprising romantic side (with Hannah Simone's Cece) that really sold us. You know someone deserves an Emmy when they steal a show out from under Zooey Deschanel, but Greenfield also deserves one for basically everything else he does as well. Great character; even better actor. — Price


Our individual picks:

Jen: Max Greenfield

MaryAnn: Bill Hader

Anngie: Ed O'Neill

Price: Max Greenfield

Lily: Max Greenfield

Tim: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Killian: Bill Hader

Walter: Max Greenfield




Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series


And the nominees are...

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Kristen Wiig, SNL

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory


Last year's winner: Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Spotlight: Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory

I was torn between Mayim Bialik and Kristen Wiig on this one, but I ultimately chose Bialik because even though I'm not a diehard fan of The Big Bang Theory, she did great things on the show last season. After first appearing as Amy Farrah Fowler in the Season 3 finale, in Season 5 she really found her footing in TBBT's ensemble cast. I almost view her as a Steve Urkel type of character who could easily have popped in for a few episodes and disappeared, but audiences (and Sheldon!) liked her so much that the writers couldn't help but keep her around. And while that may sound like kind of a backhanded compliment, when you think about how much life she's brought to TBBT—now entering its sixth season—it's no small feat. Blossom, you done good. — Jen


Our individual picks:

Jen: Mayim Bialik

MaryAnn: Kristen Wiig

Anngie: Kristen Wiig

Price: Kristen Wiig

Lily: Kristen Wiig

Tim: Sofia Vergara

Killian: Kristen Wiig

Walter: Sofia Vergara



Who among the nominated shows and actors do you think should take home an Emmy this weekend?



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jim parsons is acting like himself in the big bang theory!!!! stop loving him and giving him awards.

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Game of Thrones



Girls



Bryan Cranston



Claire Danes



Louis C.K.



Julia Louise-Dreyfus



Giancarlo Esposito



Christina Hendricks



Max Greenfield



Merritt Wever
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All I want, is for either Aaron Paul or Giancarlo Esposito to win in the supporting drama and either Bill Hader or Max Greenfield to win in the supporting comedy. I don't think that's asking too much.
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The main actors in Breaking Bad are getting a lot of attention, but let's not forget Mark Margolis (Tio Salamanca), who's nominated in the category "outstanding guest actor in a drama series". I really want him to win that. He was amazing.
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He absolutely was. It says a lot to be nominated when you're character basically had no lines.
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Noooo....he lost to Jeremy Davies (Dickie Bennett). Oh well, Jeremy was good too. But how is he even in the "guest" category?
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spriggan1985: "Why Dexter again and why the hell MIchael C. Hall, ha had ZERO character in the last season."

GirishStewart: "...its amazing how Michael got nominated for such a subpar performance!"

I think you guys are confusing his performance with the overall quality of the season. It wasn't his fault that the writing was bad. I would have wanted to see Jennifer Carpenter nominated too. She was fantastic this season, even though the season sucked.

I would like to see Michael win best actor once once before Dexter is over. His performance on this show has been absolutely fantastic. No one could have done it better than him. I would have wanted him to win for seasons 1 and 2, but a late win is better than no win.
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I agree with you that Michael deserves to win an Emmy, but not for this season.

Jennifer Carpenter was the sole shining bright light of this season in Dexter. Her, John Noble and Anna Torv all deserved to be nominated if you ask me.
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Homeland has put me to sleep one more than one occasion. Where is Justified, SOA, or Teen Wolf?



I laugh at Curb Your Enthusiasm sometimes, but LOL at Archer numerous times, each and every episode (still chuckle every time I think of the Burt Reynolds episode). Veep, seriously?
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Because of the late start of both seasons, only the first season of Teen Wolf was eligible this year. The second will be eligible next year. I don't expect it to be nominated, but I think it should at least be nominated for cinematography or something.
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Best Actor in a Drama Series - John Noble!!!!!



It's outrageous he never got nominated!!!

Last years Emmy's should have gone to him and Anna Torv - Best dual (and in Torv's case tri) performances EVER!!!!
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Yeah, but they weren't. Still, I agree, a nomination is warranted.
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Don't get the people's infatuation with The Big Bang Theory and its stars. Like the jokes just revolves around stereotypical humor and overused nerd references used 10000000x.



Its ridiculous how audiences and critics alike wants more diversity and despise stereotypes in comedy yet they still worship TBBT and wow really great for you. four for you humanity.
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I sense your problems with TBBT is that you don't cope well with the competition of having a well-written show up against your attempts at snarkiness and superiority.
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I think what Blueboy is trying to say is that The Big Bang Theory is neither clever, nor original. It's background noise at best. I, too, don't understand the praise. It's similar to the Two and a Half Men hard-on people have had for so long.
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While that is mildly true, I hated TBBT from the very start until now whether or not the my shows goes head to head with TBBT and yeah every show that goes head to head with the show is still 100x better than your precious nerd show.
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Why Dexter again and why the hell MIchael C. Hall, ha had ZERO character in the last season.



For me it's Timothy Olyphant in season 3 last episode in Justified.

The look on his face as he told Winona that his dad killed the cop just bacause ha had a hat...
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Best Drama : Awake

Best Actor in Drama : Jason Isaacs
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Spot on, a brilliant series with fantastic acting throughout. Isaacs performance was a different level to any of the nominees on offer.
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Wow, those nominations are ridiculous, where is Fringe?! Glee?! (I admit the writing wasn't the best last season, but the actors/actresses are REALLY great!) And I tend to act like Chandler in that episode of Friends where he can't fall asleep, so he want to look at the cover of Monicas boring book because it makes him sleepy: everytime I look at the Homeland DVD-cover, I want to fall asleep...
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So in other words you're saying that if a show doesn't have a good DVD cover you're not going to watch it? No offense intended honestly, but that is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. Fringe is highly underrated, Glee is most watched among teenagers. Every show in the Best Drama category is awesome. Especially Breaking Bad, Homeland, and Game of Thrones.
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No, the TV Show is boring. So everytime I look at the DVD cover I think of the show.... (But the DVD cover itself is also pretty boring in my opinion....)
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I realize the items listed are the major hitters, but what about mini-series, where none other than the brilliant Benedict Cumberbatch and his amazing Sherlock dwell? Where does TimSpot fall in this category? (Which is mostly barren to begin with, I suppose...)



Also, I can't wait to see Elementary suck.
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Best Actress in a Drama Series - Elisabeth Moss



Seriously MaryAnn, she was in like 4 scenes. Danes carried that show and showed great range. I like Moss but Danes put on a tour de force acting performance. You should be ashamed.
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It's such a shame John Noble was not nominated. The SF genre is still the victim of some stupid preconceptions.

As for Best Drama: I watch all of them, so hurrah to me and my very mainstream taste. Anyway, they are all great series. But given that Downton Abbey is a bit sappy, this season of Breaking bad was not among its best (sorry, sorry), Homeland was good, but somewhat slow and predictable (the actors are absolutely amazing, though), Boardwalk empire is gorgeously shot and directed, but silly sometimes as well, overly dramatic in a way that is not engaging, just pathetic and soapy, Mad men is my favorite show, but I guess it had its share of emmys (that's discriminating, but that's life), I think Game of thrones should win. It has fabulous writing, a great cast, it managed to make me care even for the villains (which is more than I can say for our anti-hero Walter White) and it's actually funny sometimes, which was surprising and very enjoyable in a narrative with such high stakes.



I mostly agree with your other picks
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Breaking Bad isn't being nominated for this current season, which shouldn't be judged 'til season 5B concludes anyway.
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You're right, stupid me.
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The awards are for what's been on TV between June 1 the year before to May 31 the current year. So BB will be considered for awards both in 2013 (for the 8 episodes we just saw) and 2014 (for the remaining 8).
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Best Drama: Breaking Bad obviously or Game of Thrones

Best Comedy Series: 30 Rock

Best Actor Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Best Actress Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland

Best Actor in Comedy: Louie

Best Actress in Comedy: Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Best Supporting Actor in Drama: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Best Supporting Actress Drama: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Max Greenfield, New Girl

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
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The fact that Community isn't in best Comedy and Girls is. And the Fact that Zooey Deschannel is up for best actress in a comedy (both and affront to comedy and to actresses everywhere ) and Alison Brie isn't. Is an indictment against the institution that is the Emmy's. All of the comedies are unbelievably safe family friendly comedies. Aside from Louie getting the nod ing actor in a comedy series. It is absurd that they presented this with a straight face.



As for the ones nominated.





Best Drama Series: Breaking Bad







Best Comedy Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm







Best Actor in a Drama Series: Damien Lewis.

I have liked him since Life. The man is good.





Best Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes







Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Don Cheadle,







Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

If Zooey wins, I think the Earth might crack open and swallow us all.







Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage







Best Supporting Acress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn







Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: BIll Hader

Can't vote for Max. It would be supporting New Girl. Plus it is an average character in any other good sitcom.





Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik

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Excellent picks TV.com staff!
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community for best comedy archer for best animated comedy bb for best drama and giancarlo esposito and arron paul for tie in best supporting actor
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I'm still pulling for Bill Hader, even though he's up against Schmidt from New Girl and everyone from Modern Family.
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Peter Dinklage vs. Giancarlo Esposito.



Damn. Who will win!?!?!?!?
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WE WILL. Both are awesome.
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Good point!
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, the Emmys turned the Best Comedy series into the ultimate joke!
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Fo' real! Comedy Emmys are terrible.
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You guys rock!

I wholeheartedly agree with every pick, with the sole exception of giving Breaking Bad a slight edge over Homeland in the Best Drama category.

Bryan Cranston and Claire Danes had absolutely virtuoso performances, and shouldn't even have fellow nominees they were so good. Max Greenfield from New Girl is an inspired pick and I would love for him to win over the Modern Family juggernaut. Christina Hendricks has brought beauty, charm and strength to her character consistently for 5 straight seasons. Give the woman her due. And the only words you need utter to prove Giancarlo Esposito deserves the Emmy is "Box Cutter".

BUT

I am outraged at one thing on this article. MaryAnn and Anngie ACTUALLY think Modern Family deserves to win Best Comedy AGAIN?! Are you freaking kidding me?!
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First of All: where are Fringe and Shameless?

with what's left...

Best Drama: Breaking Bad

Best Comedy: Big Bang Theory

Best Drama Actor: Bryan Cranston (in absence of John Noble

Best Drama Actress: Kathy Bates

Best Comedy Actor: Jim Parsons

Best Comedy Actress: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss

Best supporting Actor Drama: Peter Dinklage

Best supporting Actress Drama: Archie Panjabi

Best supporting Actor Comedy: Bill Hader

Best supporting Actress Comedy: Sofia Vergara

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Best Drama Series: Breaking Bad



Best Comedy Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm



Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston



Best Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes



Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Larry David



Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus



Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Giancarlo Esposito



Best Supporting Acress in a Drama Series: Anna Gunn



Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Max Greenfield



Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Sofia Vergara



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Edie Falco, seriously? Comedy?? Seriously?

Does anyone else find these nominations completely wacko???????
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She *is* very good, but Nurse Jackie isn't a comedy.

Season 1 (the only one I've seen) is a very serious drama that's occasionally a little bit funny. However, I don't remember her being involved in any of the funny scenes.
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Yes.
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Downtown Abbey and NO SOA???

Something is wring with this picture!!!!!
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Very wring indeed!
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I would be really happy if Breaking Bad, Giancarlo Esposito, or Max Greenfield wins. I enjoyed Homeland but Breaking Bad is due for an Emmy. However I think Homeland has a better chance at taking home the award if Mad Men doesn't win. Esposito needs no explanation. And Schmidt is the only reason to watch New Girl, plus Modern Family may be the most overrated television show. It really isn't that funny.

Also I think I would pass out in glee and shock if Amy Poehler won. She is so deserving but I think the voters are too stupid to realize this.
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No nomination again this year for John Noble for Walter Bishop. Emmys are a pointless joke.
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I couldn't agree more. In my eyes, John Noble not even receiving a nomination will go down as the greatest oversight in Emmy history.
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That's why the Ewwy's have spoken!
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Nothing for Fringe. Nothing for the writers. Nothing for the directors. Nothing for Anna Torv. Three letters: WTF
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Hey, where's John Laroquette for his amazing performance in Night Court?
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Giancarlo Esposito in Breaking Bad was the best thing on television bar none. This is the only one I really care about. A shame it had to come to an end.
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I simply do not understand your obsession with "homeland"????? It was very boring and drawn out. The acting was trite at best. I simply would rather have pulled my own fingernails out than watch any more episodes. I just don't understand it ??????

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Hey, the first half of Breaking Bad's fourth season was just as drawn out, if not even more drawn out. I mean really, there was an entire episode dedicated to Jesse just partying. I was bored out of my mind until the midpoint of the season. The thing that makes season 4 my favorite BB season so far is that second half.
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Well then! Sounds like we know how to torture you if we ever suspect you of being a terrorist. HOMELAND MARATHON!
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Who I want to win:

Drama: Game of Thrones

Comedy: Modern Family (Love both Modern Family and TBBT, but don't think they deserve to be here.

Actor: Only watch Dexter, but its amazing how Michael got nominated for such a subpar performance! (Love how every one of you voted for the Breaking Bad actor)

Actress: Claire Danes. I started watching this show since last night and by God, she's amazing. (Sorry Julianne) (7 out of 8 of you chose Claire! That's awesome)

Actor (C): Jim Parsons (Louie isn't my kind of show. And Cryer! That show is trash, he's awful and he doesn't act! That's just who he is!)

Actress (C): Zooey (Basically because I love her and haven't see the others)

Sup. Actor: Peter Dinklage! But from what little I have seen of Giancarlo Esposito (Revolution, bits and pieces of BB scenes, I'd be happy even if he wins)

Sup. Actress: Archie Punjabi or Christine (The Good Wife) Or even Christina Hendricks would be fine with me (since I loved her on Firefly)

Sup. Actor: If I have to choose - Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Sup, Actress (c): Kristen Wiig
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Giancarlo Esposito's performance in Breaking Bad is about 10000x better than Revolution. Just sayin' yo.
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i think:



Breaking Bad



Modern Family (just because)



Bryan Cranston



Claire Danes



Jim Parsons



Julia Louis-Dreyfus



Giancarlo Esposito



Anna Gunn



Max Greenfield



Kristen Wiig (it's a necessity)
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The fascination with Louie C.K. hurts my soul.
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No fascination in the man yields no soul to hurt.
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I think SHOULD win:

Breaking Bad

Veep

Bryan Cranston

Claire Danes

Jim Parsons (yes, yes, I'm an idiot for not watching Curb and Louie).

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Giancarlo Esposito

Anna Gunn

Max Greenfield

Mayim Bialik



I think WILL win:

Mad Men

Modern Family

Bryan Cranston

Claire Danes

Jim Parsons

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Giancarlo Esposito

Maggie Smith

Ty Burrell or Ed O'Neill (either/or... toss-up)

Julie Bowen
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I think MaryAnn's a little over-obsessed with Mad Men.
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Who I'm routing for: Breaking Bad for Best Drama, Bryan Cranston for Best Main Actor, Peter Dinklage for Best Supporting Actor.



Giancarlo Esposito was awesome, but Peter Dinklage is just a bit more awesome as Tyrion. IMO of course.



Rest of the categories I don't really care.
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Game of Thrones

Modern Family/The Big Bang Theory

Brian Cranston

Claire Danes

Jim Parsons

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Peter Dinklage

Christina Hendricks

Ty Burrell/Max Greenfield

Mayim Bialik/Sofia Vergara
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