Yes, I am expecting good things from this Awards Ceremony. And, my picks are below... Note: These are just the main categories. I'll probably get to the slightly less main categories within the live-blog itself. And, this seems to be a particularly strong year in that there were few categories where there were clear-cut winners. And, in several categories, I basically had to flip a coin. Though I will say that sometimes I went with my heart and not my head (see: Jim Parsons for Big Bang Theory over Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock).
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A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All • Song Title: Much Worse Things •
How I Met Your Mother • Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson
Saturday Night Live • Kristen Wiig as Various Characters
I really wanted to choose Kristen Chenoweth for Pushing Daisies, but it was on so
infrequently through the latter portion of the season, that I just don't think the
votes are there. But, get Ms. Chenoweth on tv or back on the Broadway stage
Yeah, this was another flipping the coin thing. Michael Emerson was fabulous as
Ben in Lost, but John Slattery steals every scene he's in. So, expecting Mad Men
to come home with several trophies, I'm giving it to Mr. Slattery.
Mad Men • John Slattery as Roger Sterling
Another go with the heart or head thing. I
when she was in The Heiress. But, since that really has nothing to do with her performance
on 24 (though, she had the chops), I'll go with my head and choose Chandra Wilson on Grey's
because Emmy likes her and let's face it, she was one of the only things worth watching
on the ABC drama this season.
Grey's Anatomy • Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey
I really, really want Jim Parsons to win. Talk about a breakout character. He's fabulous. But, he's a first-time nominee against the powerhouse that is Alec Baldwin. So, while Mr. Baldwin will probably win, I'm still choosing Jim Parsons, because The Big Bang Theory should win something, dagnabit!
The Big Bang Theory • Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
Mad Men • Jon Hamm as Don Draper
30 Rock • Tina Fey as Liz Lemon
Damages • Glenn Close as Patty Hewes
The Amazing Race • Phil Keoghan, Host
The Amazing Race • CBS
How I Met Your Mother • CBS
30 Rock • NBC
Mad Men •
This is like choosing between two children (or which one of my nieces and nephews is my favorite). I just can't. So, instead, I say that the 11P-12A hour on Comedy Central will win. Thank you.
The Colbert Report • Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central
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