Monday, September 12, 2011

Emmy Post 4

Guess what. The Creative Arts Awards were presented and awarded on 9/10. So, my predictions about them are a moot point now. Oops. The categories I was going to cover were Picture Editing; Sound Editing; Sound Mixing; Stunt Coordination; Technical Direction; Variety, Music, or Comedy Special; and Visual Effects. If you’re interested the winners can be found here. Also, the Guest Performance awards were presented too! Mea culpa.

Since the most famous categories are saved for next week, 9/18, let’s get started with those. This week: Supporting Performances.

Supporting Performance in a Drama Series – Actor


  • Andre Braugher as Owen Thoreau, Jr. on “Men of a Certain Age”
  • Josh Chargles as Will Gardner on “The Good Wife”
  • Alan Cumming as Eli Gold on “The Good Wife”
  • Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister on “Game of Thrones”
  • Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder on “Justified”
  • John Slattery as Roger Sterling “Mad Men”

My Vote: I’m a big John Slattery fan. I think he has an air of sophistication in all of his roles.

Supporting Performance in a Drama Series – Actress


  • Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart on “The Good Wife”
  • Michelle Forbes as Mitch Larsen on “The Killing”
  • Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris on “Mad Men”
  • Kelly MacDonald as Margaret Schroeder on “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett on “Justified”
  • Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma on “The Good Wife”

My Vote: I guess you could also say I’m a Mad Men fan because I’m casting my vote for Christina Hendricks. Melissa and I watched The Killing and found Michelle Forbes’ performance as a mother grieving over the murder of her daughter convincing and realistic for the first few episodes, but that’s all she did. There was no other emotion besides distraught. It was tiresome.

Supporting Performance in a Comedy Series – Actor


  • Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on “Modern Family”
  • Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel on “Glee”
  • Jon Cryer as Alan Harper “Two and a Half Men”
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett on “Modern Family”
  • Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett on “Modern Family”
  • Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker on “Modern Family”

My Vote: Since when is Jon Cryer a supporting actor on Two and a Half Men? Doesn’t that show’s entire dynamic require a straight man? I choose Ty Burrell.

Supporting Performance in a Comedy Series – Actress


  • Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy on “Modern Family”
  • Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney on “30 Rock”
  • Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester on “Glee”
  • Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on “Modern Family”
  • Betty White as Elka Ostrovsky on “Hot in Cleveland”
  • Kristen Wiig as various characters on “Saturday Night Live”

My Vote: I almost want to say Betty White just as a default choice, but I really love the characters that Kristen Wiig does on SNL. So, Kristen Wiig it is.

Supporting Performance in a Miniseries or Movie – Actor


  • Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke in “Too Big to Fail”
  • Brian F. O’Bryne as Bert Pierce in “Mildred Pierce”
  • Guy Pearce as Monty Beragon in “Mildred Pierce”
  • Tom Wilkinson as Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. in “The Kennedys”
  • James Woods as Dick Fuld in “Too Big to Fail”

My Vote: Wow. Paul Giamatti vs. Tom Wilkinson vs. James Woods? I’m glad I don’t have to choose this for the actual awards. I think Paul Giamatti makes a good Ben Bernanke, so Mr. Giamatti gets it.

Supporting Performance in a Miniseries or Movie – Actress


  • Eileen Atkins as Lady Maud Holland in “Upstairs Downstairs”
  • Melissa Leo as Lucy Gessler in “Mildred Pierce”
  • Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham in “Downton Abbey”
  • Mare Winningham as Ida Corwin in “Mildred Pierce”
  • Evan Rachel Wood as Veda Pierce in “Mildred Pierce”

My Vote: I think either Maggie Smith or Evan Rachel Wood will get this. If not those two, then another Mildred Pierce actress.

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