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GMMR’s EMMY Wishlist

September 15, 2007 by  

Forget about who SHOULD win and who WILL win…it’s all about who I WANT to win!! Yeah, THE SOPRANOS was probably the best drama on TV last year but I didn’t watch it so what do I care (see how this works?). Here are my completely selfish Emmy picks (some of which need a wee bit explanation).

“Grey’s Anatomy”
“Boston Legal” GMMR WANTS “Heroes” to win. Well, actually I wanted “Friday Night Lights” to win, but since the Emmy voters clearly have they heads up their asses I guess I’ll go with “Heroes”. I’m not going to be heartbroken if it doesn’t (because I think some NJ mobsters have this one in the body bag.) It pains me not to pick “Grey’s Anatomy” but the show was inconsistent all year and it just didn’t stand up to the first two seasons. “House” is another favorite but it tends to be formulaic and wouldn’t really be a hit if it weren’t for Hugh Laurie. I don’t watch “Boston Legal” or “The Sopranos” so it’s not any fun for me if either of them win.

“Ugly Betty”
“The Office”
“Two and a Half Men”
“30 Rock”
“Entourage” GMMR WANTS “The Office” to win. I’m really not going to both writing much here. It’s my favorite show on TV – hands down. Let’s hope the Dunder Mifflinites take home the win for being consistently funny and smart from week to week.

James Gandolfini, “The Sopranos”
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Denis Leary, “Rescue Me”
James Spader, “Boston Legal””
Kiefer Sutherland, “24″ GMMR WANTS Hugh Laurie to win. Again, I think this one is going to Tony S., but it would be great to see Hugh Laurie take this one home. This guy is “House”. Although we’ve known Dr. Gregory House for a few years now we still don’t really know him. Laurie continues to reinvent this character in almost every episode, and he does it effortlessly. Go Hugh!

Sally Field, “Brothers and Sisters”
Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU”
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”
Edie Falco, “The Sopranos”
Minnie Driver, “The Riches”
Patricia Arquette, “Medium” GMMR WANTS Sally Field to win. Ok, I’ll admit it…I don’t watch many of the shows these actresses are on, but I still think Sally should win. If you watch “Brothers & Sisters” then you know how crazy good Field is an Nora, the matriarch of the rather insane Walker family. Sally has to explore so many emotions within the confines of this show. There’s drama, there’s comedy and she handles both with such ease and grace. And if she didn’t have you catching your breath in the finale when she was sending her son Justin off to Iraq then you should go to Oz and visit the wizard because you don’t have a heart.

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Tony Shalhoub, “Monk”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Charlie Sheen, “Two and a Half Men”
Ricky Gervais” Extras” GMMR WANTS Steve Carell to win. If nothing else, don’t you just want to hear Steve’s speech? Carell was robbed of his Emmy last year by Tony Shaloub – he knew it, we knew it…hell even Tony Shaloub knew it. Yeah, Alec Baldwin is great but he belongs in the already crowded Supporting Actor race. Carell should take it home this year. That being said, if the Academy wants to award Ricky Gervais the award for his work on “Extras” I’ll be almost as happy as if Steve won. But “Extras” was only a handful of episodes and shouldn’t be up against full season of the other comedies in this category. Cpme on Michael Scott…win this one!!!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “New Adventures of Old Christine”
America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Felicity Huffman, “Desperate Housewives”
Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds” GMMR WANTS America Ferrera to win. If I’m being honest, I really like all the actresses in this category and I’m ok if any of them won (well not Felicity Huffman because I think she should be in the drama category, but what can you do?). I had to choose, and I love America Ferrera and what she brings to Betty. And seriously, she should get an award for agreeing to look that bad on TV every week.

Michael Imperioli, “The Sopranos”
William Shatner, “Boston Legal”
Terry O’Quinn, “Lost”
T.R. Knight, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Masi Oka, “Heroes”
Michael Emerson, “Lost” GMMR WANTS Michael Emerson to win. You can’t watch “Lost” from week-to-week and NOT think that Michael Emerson shouldn’t take home the Emmy. This guy is brilliant!! His eyes alone should get an award because he doesn’t need much else. His portrayal of Ben, the head of The Others, is completely fascinating to watch. I hope he gets recognized for his subtle but amazing work.

Chandra Wilson, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Sandra Oh, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Katherine Heigl, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Rachel Griffiths, “Brothers & Sisters”
Lorraien Braco, “The Sopranos”
Aida Turturro, “The Sopranos” GMMR WANTS Chandra Wilson to win. All these Grey’s ladies getting nominated but it’s Chandra that’s the stand out among them. This past year we saw Chandra Wilson take Dr. Miranda Baily through every single emotion out there and she did it in the most believable way. There was nothing fake or false about her performance. I hope Chandra takes this one home…MOVE!!

Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
Kevin Dillon “Entourage””
Rainn Wilson, “The Office”
Jeremy Piven, “Entourage” GMMR WANTS Neil Patrick Harris to win. [GMMR ducks to avoid the garbage being thrown at her from OFFICE fans]. I know, I know…I didn’t go for the obvious one here with Rainn Wilson. Listen, I will be overjoyed if Rainn wins, but Neil Patrick Harris deserves it just a tad bit more. Here’s my rationale – you can have an entire episode of THE OFFICE without Dwight Schrute and it will still be hysterical. The Office is such a large ensemble that you can do that. Other characters can support Steve Carell and bring the funny. And not take a single thing away from the other actors on “How I Met Your Mother”, but NPH’s Barney Stinson IS the funny on that show. His character gives HIMYM the distinct voice which makes it one of the best comedies on TV (seriously you all should be watching). Neil Patrick Harris is the ultimate supporting actor and I hope he takes it home (and if not him then Rainn).

Conchata Ferrell, “Two and a Half Men”
Jenna Fischer, “The Office”
Holland Taylor, “Two and a Half Men”
Jaime Pressly, “My Name Is Earl”
Vanessa Williams, “Ugly Betty”
Elizabeth Perkins, “Weeds” GMMR WANTS Jenna Fischer to win. Really? Do I have to? This is probably the award I care about the most on Emmy night. Best Comedy is important, but to see Jenna Fischer walk up on that stage to accept her Emmy would be an amazing moment. I will be crying like a baby, that much I know for sure. All the other actresses are great…yada yada yada, but this is Pam Beesly!! She’s all fancy and new and I love her. Go Jenna!! Go Pam!!

“The Amazing Race”
“American Idol”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“Top Chef” GMMR WANTS The Amazing Race to win. Again, I’m not sure how “So You Think You Can Dance” isn’t nominated, but since it’s not, I’m going to go with “The Amazing Race”. Has another reality show ever won this award? I don’t think so. I’m a big fan of TAR!!

“Antiques Roadshow”
“The Dog Whisperer”
“Extreme Makeover”
“Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List”
“Penn & Teller: Bullshit”

GiveMeMyRemote.comGMMR WANTS Kathy Griffin to win. And she did!! CONGRATS to Kathy Griffin on her first Emmy win. I think Kathy is hysterical and I’m still holding out hope that she one day hires me as her assistant’s assistant’s assistant – I would be good.

So that’s it. Yes, I’m completely prepared for you to pick my choices to shreds. But remember, it’s just all my personal opinion so I’m not wrong (I love when it works out that way.)

Who do you WANT to take home to award in each category on Sunday night? Leave a comment and let us know.

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18 Responses to “GMMR’s EMMY Wishlist”

  1. Edie on September 15th, 2007 2:22 pm

    The only show I care about is The Office. That’s the best show on TV.

  2. Emily on September 15th, 2007 2:35 pm

    if jenna wins, I will be crying. that is the ONE award i really need them to win, she so deserves it.
    heck i get misty eyed just thinking about her winning.

  3. jen on September 15th, 2007 2:53 pm

    the only way the emmys can redeem themselves in my eyes for shunning friday night lights out of best drama and having ryan seacrest host, is to have jenna fischer win best supporting actress in a comedy. she is pam. in my opinion, just her facial expressions at the camera can make her win, and her acting is just icing on the cake.

  4. Uzma on September 15th, 2007 3:10 pm

    i loooove the office but somehow 30 Rock has become my new favorite show. it didn’t win by much of course cause the office is great, but i still want it to take best comedy and tina fey to get best actress.

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  6. Kristi on September 15th, 2007 3:12 pm

    Hey GMMR, I just did my Emmy ballot on my blog as well! We have a lot of similar choices but a few different ones as well:

    I had a really hard time with Rainn and Niel Patrick Harris as well – I just want to give it to both of them!

  7. tara on September 15th, 2007 4:02 pm

    As much i as i love jenna fischer, liz perkins KILLED her this season on weeds. I don’t think jenna will pull it off. Even though her performance was great this year, the award is for best comedic performance, and pam rarely makes you laugh out loud, liz on the other hand has me clutching my sides ever time i see her

  8. Liz on September 15th, 2007 5:41 pm

    The only ones I really want to win are Jenna and Neil, although I’m sure Steve’s speech would be classic. I try to never get my hopes up about Emmys, though, because I am inevitably disappointed in the actual winners. Come on, Emmys — prove me wrong this year!

  9. CrazyGringa on September 15th, 2007 6:49 pm

    Of course I would love for The Office to sweep all the awards (acting, writing, everything!) but I will be jumping on the couches if Jenna wins and if the show wins. I am keeping my fingers crossed for Steve, Rainn, Jenna, Greg and Mike.

    P.S. do they usually air who wins best writing? I love me some Greg and Mike

  10. BrokenBrain on September 15th, 2007 7:42 pm

    I agree with you – House is a great character but a mediocre show. Go Office!! I am still upset that JK not only did not win last year but did not even get nominated. I also really hope JF wins. I see your point on NPH, but I do not care for the show so don’t care if he wins.

  11. mg714 on September 15th, 2007 9:55 pm

    I basically agree with most of GMMR’s picks. I also most of all want Jenna to win. Next, I want to see Steve winning (especially since Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are handing out the award for his category). Then I want to see Rainn and the show win. Everything else I don’t really care too much about, though I think it would be great if either Michael Emerson or Terry O’Quinn win in their category. I’m still trying to accept that FNL isn’t in any of the top categories!

  12. Jen on September 15th, 2007 11:57 pm

    I’m nervous for “The Office” to repeat last year’s Best Comedy win, and to be honest, I don’t think they’ll get it. 🙁 And I’ll be sad. But Jenna HAS TO WIN! And maybe she’ll thank her shoes and God in her speech, I am so excited. Also, if Steve Carell gets robbed again, I’m not going to be too happy.
    And I am pulling for Rainn, but I totally see what you mean about Neil Patrick Harris. And I want Katherine Heigl to win, but I can totally see Chandra Wilson getting it.

    But, if “The Office” doesn’t do that well, I’ll be sad, and possibly cry, since I actually did cry when they won last year, so Lord knows I’ll be in hysterics if they don’t get much.

  13. Melody on September 16th, 2007 12:15 am

    Of course I want “The Office” to win Best Comedy, but like you… it’s all about Jenna Fischer. She is so extremely deserving, and I want that for her so much.

  14. Shari on September 16th, 2007 1:28 am

    too bad you didn’t watch The Sopranos – it was a brilliant show, despite the ambiguous ending. I really am pulling for The Office, especially Jenna Fischer. I’m not getting my hopes up but I pray the Academy rewards her for being so brilliant. I think she’s seriously underrated. I also love Ugly Betty and want America to win Best Actress so The Office can win Best Comedy. lol.

    And I love Grey’s but I really don’t wnat it to win Best Drama. I might vomit. It was terrible last season. Heroes For the Win. But if, for sentimentality purposes, it goes to The Sopranos, I will be uber happy. We’ll see!

  15. Christina on September 16th, 2007 5:06 am

    The fact that Extras isn’t included on the list for Best Comedy shows to me that their nominations are only token efforts to include them I think it is the best show of the year hands down.

    While I really, really (really) want Gervais and Merchant to win every category in which they are nominated I hold out only a small hope.

    Otherwise, I want the Office to get the awards. I don’t really care about the rest.

  16. Lisa (aka lmr722) on September 16th, 2007 6:59 am

    I started to get teary just thinking about Jenna winning. I want the show and Steve to win as well but if I can only have one, let it be Jenna. And like you GMMR, I’m torn on Neil Patrick and Rainn. I lobe them both and will be happy with either one taking the statue.

  17. Dani on September 16th, 2007 12:13 pm

    Since Friday Night Lights was shunned, I only really care about The Office. I agree…if Jenna wins, there will be tears in my house. She deserves that award!

  18. Billiam on September 16th, 2007 5:26 pm

    I’m just afraid that the show will get sweeped by shows I don’t watch (Sopranos, Two and a Half Men, Ugly Betty, Grey’s Anatomy, Entourage). Entourage and Sopranos I don’t watch due to the whole HBO being expensive thing (although I do intend to check out the Entourage DVDs as soon as I can, because I do like the sound of it). Two and a Half Men is total crap in my opinion, and the epitome of the run-of-the-mill sitcom: I will never understand its popularity.
    And I always hope that someday, NBC’s Thursday night comedies will beat GA or UB in the ratings, but sadly no… (I must admit though that I’ve never watched UB, but I don’t think I’m really its target audience).