Friday, September 20

Emmys - Well, the prognosticators are working at the usual "who will win, who should win" game for the Emmys, hosted this Sunday evening by Conan O'Brien. Our old favorite TV Gal is, of course, on the case, even though some of her picks seem a little goofy. I'm taking the recommendations of the LA Times and Entertainment Weekly into account for myown selections. EW also has a clear and complete ballot of the major categories. Here are my picks:

Comedy Series
Will Win: Friends
Should Win: Friends
Will & Grace is certainly undeserving this year, so I'm gonna have to go with the television equivalent of comfort food, Friends.

Lead Actor in a Comedy
Will Win: Matt LeBlanc, Friends
Should Win: Matt LeBlanc, Friends
Out of the crowd of nominees, only the character of Joey Tribbiani stood out for me this season.

Lead Actress in a Comedy
Will Win: Jennifer Aniston, Friends
Should Win: Jennifer Aniston, Friends
While Jane Kaczmarek is a personal favorite, I think it's Mrs. Pitt's year to shine.

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Will Win: Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
Should Win: Bryan Cranston, Malcolm in the Middle
Jack McFarland did have a few hilarious moments this season, but I think Hal deserves the credit for a role that normally takes a backseat to the antics of Lois and the boys.

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Will Win: Cynthia Nixon, Sex and the City
Should Win: Cynthia Nixon, Sex and the City
The episode dealing with the death of Miranda's mother was a prime example of the emotional range Cynthia Nixon is capable of.

Drama Series
Will Win: Six Feet Under
Should Win: Six Feet Under
I don't think that the Emmys will reward West Wing's less-than-stellar season, but it seems like the only real competition for Six Feet Under

Lead Actor in a Drama
Will Win: Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Should Win: Michael C. Hall, Six Feet Under
Popular consensus seems to be for Kiefer Sutherland, but I'm a big fan of Michael C. Hall's tightly controlled performance of David Fisher.

Lead Actress in a Drama
Will Win: Allison Janney, The West Wing
Should Win: Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under
Rachel Griffiths deserves an award for her character's sexual romps this season, but it's the portrayal of depressed Ruth Fisher that really blows me away. However, I think the Emmy might go to Allison Janney, who had some wonderful moments this season, but I simply can't reward the lame, made-for-nomination plot of killing off her Secret Service agent/potential love interest.

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Will Win: Victor Garber, Alias
Should Win: Freddy Rodriguez, Six Feet Under
I'm looking for a sweep by Six Feet Under

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Will Win: Stockard Channing, The West Wing
Should Win: Lauren Ambrose, Six Feet Under
Not much competition in this category. Tyne Daly? I think not. Janel Moloney is fun, but Donna doesn't really have much of an opportunity to pack an emotional punch. Mary-Louise Parker isn't even a full cast member of West Wing! I think this is basically a two horse race, but in my mind, Lauren Ambrose's realistically broody Claire is the most deserving.