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...Yes, Again

by Joe R September 15, 2007
2007 Emmys: Handicapped
Aida Turturro, The Sopranos 5-2
Lorraine Bracco, The Sopranos 6-1
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy 10-1
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters 16-1
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy 18-1
Katherine Heigl, Grey's Anatomy 25-1

Seeing two Sopranos actresses up against three from Grey's Anatomy makes it tempting to think that Rachel Griffiths might be able to ride the vote-splitting wave to a victory, but that doesn't happen as often at the Emmys as you'd think. My sense here is that Turturro or Bracco will be viewed as "owed," and one of them will pick up the trophy -- Turturro, if I had my druthers. But the idea of all four acting winners for drama coming from the same show gives me pause, so this could be where Sandra Oh gets her (deserved) Emmy. No one in this category has ever won before, which makes it a little harder to handicap. If these odds weren't completely made up and mathematically unsupportable, I might consider putting a sawbuck on Chandra Wilson at 18-1 just in case.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men 4-1
Conchata Ferrell, Two and a Half Men 7-1
Jenna Fischer, The Office 10-1
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty 14-1
Jaime Pressly, My Name Is Earl 20-1
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds 30-1

This is me at my most cynical. A win for Fischer, Pressly, or Perkins would probably be the coolest thing I've seen from this awards body in years. A win for Vanessa Williams would be less cool, but still perfectly supportable and a break from the norm. Which is why I'm picking one of the Two And A Half Men women to take it. They're both awesome actresses, don't get me wrong, but for...that show? My edge goes to Holland Taylor because she wrested that Emmy out of Nancy Marchand's cold, almost-dead hands several years ago, so you figure the voters like what she does.

Outstanding Miniseries
Prime Suspect: The Final Act 4-1
Broken Trail 7-1
The Starter Wife 16-1

Three of the previous six Prime Suspect movies have taken the Best Miniseries Emmy, and I have my doubts that an under-seen AMC entry and Debra Messing: Still Trying To Land A Man can unseat it. We're still technically in the Year Of Mirren, after all.

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race 2-1

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...Yes, Again

by Joe R September 15, 2007
2007 Emmys: Handicapped
Aida Turturro, The Sopranos 5-2
Lorraine Bracco, The Sopranos 6-1
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy 10-1
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters 16-1
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy 18-1
Katherine Heigl, Grey's Anatomy 25-1

Seeing two Sopranos actresses up against three from Grey's Anatomy makes it tempting to think that Rachel Griffiths might be able to ride the vote-splitting wave to a victory, but that doesn't happen as often at the Emmys as you'd think. My sense here is that Turturro or Bracco will be viewed as "owed," and one of them will pick up the trophy -- Turturro, if I had my druthers. But the idea of all four acting winners for drama coming from the same show gives me pause, so this could be where Sandra Oh gets her (deserved) Emmy. No one in this category has ever won before, which makes it a little harder to handicap. If these odds weren't completely made up and mathematically unsupportable, I might consider putting a sawbuck on Chandra Wilson at 18-1 just in case.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men 4-1
Conchata Ferrell, Two and a Half Men 7-1
Jenna Fischer, The Office 10-1
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty 14-1
Jaime Pressly, My Name Is Earl 20-1
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds 30-1

This is me at my most cynical. A win for Fischer, Pressly, or Perkins would probably be the coolest thing I've seen from this awards body in years. A win for Vanessa Williams would be less cool, but still perfectly supportable and a break from the norm. Which is why I'm picking one of the Two And A Half Men women to take it. They're both awesome actresses, don't get me wrong, but for...that show? My edge goes to Holland Taylor because she wrested that Emmy out of Nancy Marchand's cold, almost-dead hands several years ago, so you figure the voters like what she does.

Outstanding Miniseries
Prime Suspect: The Final Act 4-1
Broken Trail 7-1
The Starter Wife 16-1

Three of the previous six Prime Suspect movies have taken the Best Miniseries Emmy, and I have my doubts that an under-seen AMC entry and Debra Messing: Still Trying To Land A Man can unseat it. We're still technically in the Year Of Mirren, after all.

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race 2-1

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