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Status update: Our tattle on these Emmy Top 10 lists

July 2, 2008 |  4:30 pm

We're almost done blabbing all of the top Emmy lists. All we need now are three more names that are missing from our lineup for best lead comedy actor and then we'll have every entry for best lead and supporting actor and actress in a comedy and drama series. Plus we've got the lineup for best guest actress in a comedy series. Ha! Not bad for skulduggery done over 72 hours, eh? Soon we'll have even more! So stay tuned, as we say in the TV biz.

So far we've learned and/or leaked:

Best drama and comedy seriesCLICK HERE
Best drama actorCLICK HERE
Best drama actressCLICK HERE
Best supporting drama actorCLICK HERE
Best supporting drama actressCLICK HERE
Best comedy actor CLICK HERE
Best comedy actressCLICK HERE
Best supporting comedy actor CLICK HERE
Best supporting comedy actressCLICK HERE
Best guest comedy actressCLICK HERE
Best guest drama actor CLICK HERE

Below: Breakdown of the reports of our spies at the TV academy judging panels.

DRAMA-SERIES PANEL: Tattle from Secret Judge No. 1 — CLICK HERE

DRAMA-SERIES PANEL: Tattle from Secret Judge No. 2 — CLICK HERE

COMEDY-SERIES PANEL: Tattle from Secret Judge No. 1 — CLICK HERE

COMEDY-SERIES PANEL: Tattle from Secret Judge No. 2 — CLICK HERE

COMEDY-SERIES PANEL: Tattle from Secret Judge No. 3 — CLICK HERE


I have the list of contenders for best supporting comedy actress, but I want to confirm a few things before releasing it. At this point I am absolutely certain of these entries: Elizabeth Perkins ("Weeds"), Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men") and Vanessa Williams ("Ugly Betty").

By the way, we're very sorry, Emmy fans, that the TV academy tries to hide this information from you. The Oscars and Daytime Emmys don't pull this — they release all info in every race that involves a runoff. Without exception. Those two groups know that the whole point of having these awards isn't to pass out fake gold statuettes. It's to promote a public discussion of what comprises, in this case, the best TV, so that means the Emmys should open up the voting process on every level. This is the third year in a row that Gold Derby is giving you this information because the TV academy won't. ATAS did divulge the two Top 10 lists of semifinalists in the races for comedy and drama series this year. Hooray. That's a good start, but, strangely, it then issued a statement insisting that it won't reveal any more Emmy info. Why? Why give us two lists, but not others? That makes no sense. But the academy hasn't made sense on this issue since it introduced the runoffs three years ago. So we're trying to inject logic into this process for you, dear Emmy fan! And for the academy too, because the Emmy is the greatest showbiz award of them all. It matters.

Ah well, If nothing else, all this skulduggery has been fun while we dig up this precious info for you! I have a hunch it's going to end soon, though. ATAS doesn't like Gold Derby acting all jolly like this. They've publicly admitted that the reason they unveiled the series lists is to stop us from doing so. Well, let's hope they now do the same thing in the future with the acting lists. We wouldn't mind a bit!