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Emmy pundits' video slugfest: Who'll win best comedy actress?

August 27, 2010 |  8:02 am
Emmys predictions lead comedy actress

Most Emmy pundits are betting on Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie") to win best comedy actress, but we all made the mistake of underestimating Toni Collette ("United States of Tara") last year. Voters of all showbiz awards are suckers for roles featuring multiple personalities. And what about past champ Tina Fey, who gave Emmy judges one of her best-ever episodes of "30 Rock"? We also pooh-poohed Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("New Adventures of Old Christine") in the past, but she got the last laugh. Oh, yeah, and then there are media darlings Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation") and Lea Michele ("Glee"). After seeing this video, check out the links below to our other pundit video slugfests covering other top categories. Here is a breakdown of predix by many top experts forecasting all top races.


Video Slugfest: Best Drama Series
Video Slugfest: Best Drama Series Actor
Video Slugfest: Best Drama Series Actress
Video Slugfest: Best Drama Series Supporting Actor
Video Slugfest: Best Drama Series Supporting Actress

Video Slugfest: Best Comedy Series
Video Slugfest: Best Comedy Series Supporting Actor
Video Slugfest: Best Comedy Series Supporting Actress

Photos: "Nurse Jackie," "United States of Tara (Showtime)

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Emmy favorites, according to Yahoo

August 12, 2010 |  1:54 pm

Never mind which TV shows and stars are favored by Emmy voters. Yahoo measured the lists of Emmy nominees according to which ones were searched most by their Web browsers during the eligibility period spanning June 1, 2009, to May 31, 2010.

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1. "Lost"

2. "True Blood"

3. "Dexter"

4. "Mad Men"

5. "Breaking Bad"

6. "The Good Wife"

1. "Glee"

2. "The Office"

3. "Modern Family"

4. "30 Rock"

5. "Nurse Jackie"

6. "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

1. Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
2. Hugh Laurie, "House"

3. Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

4. Matthew Fox, "Lost"

5. Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"

6. Kyle Chandler, "Friday Night Lights"

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Inside track: Emmy acting races for comedy series

August 8, 2010 |  9:26 am

In an earlier post, I shared the breakdown of the acting races for best drama series (complete with titles of episodes being viewed by Emmy judges) that appeared in the recent print edition of The Envelope in the Los Angeles Times. Here's the equivalent comedy list plus who's in the running for best lead actor and actress in TV movie/mini.

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Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock" ("Don Geiss, America, and Hope")
Steve Carrell, "The Office" ("The Cover Up")
Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" ("Seinfeld")
Matthew Morrison, "Glee" ("Mash Up")
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" ("The Pants Alternative")
Tony Shalhoub, "Monk" ("Mr. Monk and the End, Parts I and II")

SPOTLIGHT: Three-time past champ Shalhoub could get a parting Emmy gift for the final episode of "Monk" in which he's poisoned, battles his usual phobias, weeps over memories of his dead wife and finally, after eight TV seasons, solves her murder. Or Emmy voters could get all choked up with nostalgia while viewing the "Seinfeld" reunion on David's submission.

Toni Collette, "United States of Tara" ("Tornado!")
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie" ("Pilot")
Tina Fey, "30 Rock" ("Dealbreakers Talk Show #0001")
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine" ("I Love What You Do for Me")
Lea Michele, "Glee" ("Sectionals")
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation" ("Telethon")

SPOTLIGHT: Barbra Streisand won an Oscar for belting out "Don't Rain on My Parade" in "Funny Girl." Now Michele croons the same in her Emmy episode. Good omen? Collette won the Emmy last year for portraying multiple personalities, but currently battles her Showtime rival Falco, who triumphed three times as tough mafia momma on "The Sopranos."

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Is 'Glee' doomed to lose best comedy series at the Emmys?

April 21, 2010 |  6:40 pm

Beware, fans of "Glee." Don't assume that the Fox TV mega-hit series is destined to win best comedy series at the Emmys just because it recently bagged the equivalent trophies from the Golden Globes and SAG Awards.

Glee Fox TV news

"Glee" may be doomed to lose just because it skews too young for Emmy voters, reaping an impressive 5.8 rating this week in the 18-34 demo. Typical TV academy members tend to be — ahem — of mature age and a bit conservative. Consider, for example, "Party of Five," the critically hailed Fox TV series about a family of orphans that won the Golden Globe as best drama series of 1995. It was only nominated for one Emmy – for sound editing, which it lost.

Or consider some other hipster TV shows like "Felicity," whose star Keri Russell won the Globe for best actress. It was also nominated for best drama series, but it got virtually skunked at the Emmys.

However, some young stars that won Globes at least got nominated at the Emmys: Claire Danes ("My So-Called Life") and Jennifer Garner ("Alias"). Others, like Sarah Jessica Parker, won both awards, as did her series, "Sex and the City." So maybe there is some hope.

But "Glee" faces tough competition at the Emmys. If voters are finally tired of "30 Rock," which has won three years in a row, and wish to pick a cool newcomer, they may opt for "Modern Family," which skews older.

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