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Well, it was certainly a mixed bag of winners and losers tonight. Some predictable, some upsets, some things that had me cheering and some that just had me upset. Anyway below is the list of the newly-minted award winners.Outstanding Drama Series - Mad Men
Outstanding Comedy Series - 30 Rock
Variety, Music or Comedy Series - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Reality-Competition Program - The Amazing Race
Host for Reality Competition Show - Jeff Probst (Survivor)
Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Glenn Close (Damages)
Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Zeljko Ivanek (Damages)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Dianne Weist (In Treatment)
Supporting Actor in a Comedy - Jeremy Piven (Entourage)
Supporting Actress in a Comedy - Jean Smart (Samantha Who?)
That's the big stuff. After the jump are the other awards that they gave out during the broadcast.
Viewers of The Wire know him only as Cedric Daniels, last seen beginning his career as a lawyer after resigning his position as Baltimore's police commissioner. Lost followers puzzle over his appearances as the mysterious "recruiter" Matthew Abaddon, seen intersecting with major characters at key moments in both flashbacks and fast-forwards. But this fall, Lance Reddick hopes fans of both shows rediscover him as yet another complex character: Agent Phillip Broyles of the Dept. of Homeland Security on Fringe, the new J.J. Abrams series airing on Fox. We caught up with the straight-shooting actor earlier this week at the New York premiere party for the show, where he spoke his mind about his past, present and future.
TWoP: It's not possible for any television show to be more critically acclaimed than The Wire, and yet it was almost entirely overlooked by the Emmys throughout its five seasons. How much does that bother you and your castmates?
If all our Tubey polls weren't enough, we're adding one more. The nice folks over at Entertainment Weekly have joined together with us for one bonus poll. So if you've already voted for this week's Tubey polls, head on over to EW.com and cast your vote in this special category.
Apparently, this year being the first year that reality show hosts are eligible for Emmy awards isn't good enough for some people. DHD has reported that, according to a "reliable source," the hosts of this year's Emmy awards ceremony will be not one, not two, not three, not six, but all five of the nominees in the Reality Host category. So if you usually watch the show to escape reality TV (despite the fact that it... is... reality TV), you're S.O.L. But if you love reality TV and want to have a million of its babies live on a major network during primetime, you are in luck.
We're revealing our categories and some of the nominees today (You'll see that we actually care about shows like Battlestar Galactica and Pushing Daisies, unlike those Emmy people). Below is our complete list, which are based on your suggestions. Each week (on Mondays) a new batch of polls will be available for you to vote on, but this way you can start making your choices early. We know how important it is for you give some quality thinking time to which reality show truly was the worst of the year and which character most deserves to die (there are just so many candidates). With 60 categories, you've got plenty to choose from and think about.
I hate Emmy nomination announcement morning. I come in to work all full of summer happiness and then end up feeling annoyed for the rest of the day. Every. Single. Year. I knew it was going to happen based on the short lists, but still, how is Boston Legal still considered one of the best shows on television? It certainly isn't better than The Wire. I'm about ready to throw in the towel on this antiquated awards show. Either that or start a vigilante group to go after nomination voters in the night. Oh, that's a great idea for a reality show. Irritated television critic goes crazy and starts posting pictures of Dexter in people's homes, threatening that he'll come after them unless they start choosing better shows. That said, I am happy that Dexter made the list, and even happier that Grey's Anatomy didn't.
Today is going to be a good day. I can just tell. You know why? In addition to Brenda Walsh hauling her ass back to 90210, Tom O'Neil's posting the rumored Emmy finalists for drama actress and actor and the lists include some of the very people I've been hoping and praying for. Can anyone say Mary McDonnell and Kyle Chandler? Sure, just because they are on this list doesn't mean they'll actually get nominated, but the fact that there's a chance in hell makes me so beyond happy that I am practically jumping out of my seat!
Yeah, you know the deal with this whole nominating thing by now, but if I were in the cast of Lost, I don't think I'd want to be around Terry O'Quinn today. The talented actor didn't make the short list of potential Supporting Drama Actor Emmy nominees for his role as knife enthusiast John Locke on Lost. It's kind of a surprise since he won the thing last year, but I'm guessing he was out creepy guyed by Michael Emerson's Ben. If you can only put one intense dude from a show on the list, he'd be the one this time around. Still, I'm surprised to see Naveen Andrews on this list. Not that he's not great, just that if I were picking another Lostie (which I guess is what Tubeys are for...) I would have picked Henry Ian Cusick for his heartbreaking work in "The Constant" episode.
So as we posted on Friday, the Emmy voting committee is revealing the finalists for some of their categories. Among today's revelations were the women primed for a spot on the Best Comedy Actress list. Personally, I don't get why three of the Desperate Housewives stars are nominated this year. I can't even sit through an entire episode, but if you are going to put Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and even Eva Longoria Parker on the list, why not add Teri Hatcher? I mean, Eva over Teri? Really? Clearly Emmy nominators were not subjected to Over Her Dead Body or they would have realized that acting isn't exactly Mrs. Parker's strong suit. I realize that they are judging her specific Housewives performance, but the commercials for that movie alone should disqualify her from winning any sort of acting award, ever.
One of these shows... maybe. The Academy of Arts and Sciences has released a list of the 10 comedy contenders and 10 top dramas that are in the running to be nominated for Emmys. Now, there's some good stuff on the list, along with some obvious shows that were overlooked (wouldn't be the Emmys if they didn't ignore some quality shows) and there is definitely a chance that we could have a good final five in both categories. ...Well, if the panel that's narrowing down the field does a decent job, which is where we come in. There are some tough choices, but here's what we'd like to see make the cut.
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