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My fearless, 100% accurate Emmy nominations predictions

July 6, 2010 | 11:35 am
Emmy Awards 12

Here's who I predict will score bids when Emmy Awards nominations are unveiled Thursday morning:

"Breaking Bad"
"Mad Men"
"The Good Wife"

ALTERNATES: "Big Love," "Friday Night Lights," "House M.D.," "Sons of Anarchy," "Treme"

"The Big Bang Theory"
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
"Family Guy"
"Modern Family"
"30 Rock"

ALTERNATES: "Community," "How I Met Your Mother," "Entourage," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office," "Parks and Recreation," "Weeds"

Simon Baker ("The Mentalist")
Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad")
Michael C. Hall ("Dexter")
Jon Hamm ("Mad Men")
Hugh Laurie ("House")
Timothy Olyphant ("Justified")

ALTERNATES: Matt Bomer ("White Collar"), Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights"), Matthew Fox ("Lost"), Peter Krause ("Parenthood"), Denis Leary ("Rescue Me"), Bill Paxton ("Big Love"), Wendell Pierce ("Treme"), Kiefer Sutherland ("24")

Glenn Close ("Damages")
Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: SVU")
January Jones ("Mad Men")
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife")
Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy")
Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer")

ALTERNATES: Sally Field ("Brothers and Sisters"), Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad"), Holly Hunter ("Saving Grace"), Melissa Leo ("Treme"), Anna Paquin ("True Blood")

Steve Carell ("The Office")
Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock")
Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm")
Matthew Morrison ("Glee")
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory")
Tony Shalhoub ("Monk")

ALTERNATES: David Duchovny ("Californication"), Joel McHale ("Community"), Thomas Jane ("Hung"), Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men")

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PODCAST: Stephen Colbert gives Jon Stewart the big kiss-off in their Emmy smackdown

August 7, 2008 | 12:57 pm

Stephen Colbert gives his former boss Jon Stewart cold-hearted news about the upcoming Emmys in today's podcast chat with Gold Derby.

It's cold-shoulder time if the program where Colbert used to toil as a writer — Stewart's "The Daily Show" — beats "The Colbert Report" again for best variety series, as it has for the past two years.

"I've told Jon, 'No more kisses if you win!'" Stephen Colbert confides to us. (CLICK HERE to Download the MP3 File and listen to the chat. NOTE: You may need to hold down your computer's control key while clicking.)


But Stephen Colbert also competes for the Emmy for best individual performance in a variety show, which he's lost twice to music legends — Barry Manilow in 2006 and Tony Bennett in 2007.

When Colbert lost to Manilow, he memorably fumed about it to Stewart later during that same Emmycast and made a big deal about it on subsequent episodes of "The Colbert Report," one of which included an appearance by Manilow.

"I was afraid this year that Paul Anka was going to be nominated," Colbert tells us, but this year he only competes against comedians — one of them a comic icon who was never nominated in the past.

"This year it's Don Rickles," he predicts. "It's all Rickles because it's a sympathy vote and I will tell you why. It's because his last name sounds like a degenerative, 19th century disease. 'Oh, you have to give it to him! The man's got rickles! Isn't that what happened to FDR? Didn't he have rickles as a child?'"

However, Colbert rushes to add: "Nothing would make me happier than to lose to Don Rickles — except maybe beat Don Rickles."

But Colbert also competes in that Emmy category against Stewart, who is nominated for hosting the Oscarcast — to mixed reviews. What does Colbert think about the negative reax to Stewart's emcee gig?

"I don't think you can win" when you host the Oscars, he says. "Everyone is the subject of unwarranted criticism when they do the show. I think people revel in the judgment of the host."


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