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Live blogging the 2011 Oscars!

It’s Oscar time! Think Colin Firth like thoughts everyone and follow along for some delightfully snarky commentary by me on the blog and Sarah on the twitter feed conveniently located in the sidebar πŸ˜‰

8:36 – even though I feel like I’m five, I am laughing hysterically at these ridiculous skits.

8:37 – Ann Hathaway kind of looks like Princess Leia in that dress…but in a good way.

8:39 – For the record, she SHOULD be nominated for Love & Other Drugs.

8:41 – Why has that thought about Toy Story never occurred to me? Where is the dad?

8:43 – It’s so crazy that the Titanic music still gives me chills.

8:45 – Woot! I’m 1/1 on my nominees predictions!

8:47 – 2/2 baby! And Inception so should have more nominations that it does so this was well deserved.

8:55 – Such a hard choice between Hailee and Melissa. Both were so good!

8:56 – Kirk Douglas is an adorable old man.

9:02 – I don’t get that joke, Justin. Please explain…

9:05 – Toy Story 3 have a well deserved lock on this category, but How to Train Your Dragon was a beautiful movie.

9:13 – I love all these throw back clips they’re showing. It’s interesting.

9:14 – Duh, Aaron Sorkin is genius, plain and simple.

9:16 – Stop playing over them already. We’re only 45 minutes in and the speeches haven’t been that long.

9:17 – For the record, I’ve only gotten one wrong so far. This is a rarity that I am going to savor.

9:25 – Wow do I love you Anne Hathaway.

9:25: Really? We don’t even get one night without a Charlie Sheen reference?

9:27 – Damn, I got that one wrong. You let me down, Javier.

9:32 – *Does happy dance of Christian Bale devotion*

9:41 – Whomever did the production design and video editing for this show tonight did a bangarang job. It’s so pretty.

9:43 – While The Social Network score was amazing and made the movie, Daft Punk was so cheated.

9:47 – Dude I am kicking ass and taking names on these tonight. Only two wrong so far!

9:49 – Why is everyone hating on my Tron? I mean, it was visually and sound-wise stunning. I loved Inception, but throw them a bone.

9:59 – So glad Alice won for costumes. It just wouldn’t have been as good without those amazing costumes.

10:02 – Um, hi, Mr. President.

10:02 – I heart Kevin Spacey something fierce.

10:06 – Swoon, Zachary Levi

10:12 – I’m such a Jake Gyllenhaal junkie. He’s so pretty and underrated.


10:30 – Jude Law does such bad things to me. It’s so dirty…

10:40 – And my disdain for Jennifer Hudson grows…

10:45 – I gotta say, I like Country Strong was a better song.

10:47 – I can’t believe I got this one right. Cheers to Randy!

10:48 – I concur Randy. We coulda had a Cher performance if that had been the case.

10:49 – Well, hello, Celine, my love and singing a song written by Charlie Chaplin. So good.

11:01 – Oh, Anne. You had me until the shiny blue dress.

11:03 – I loved The King’s Speech, but David Fincher should be standing on that stage.

11:12 – Jeff Bridges was epic in True Grit. Go see it. Now.

11:14 – Winter’s Bone was wicked boring, but Jennifer Lawrence was unbelievable in it.

11:16 – Frickin’ Natalie Portman

11:20 – Is it just me or did all these red dresses look better on the red carpet?

11:23 – *Thinks Colin Firth winning thoughts*

11:25 – *Does happy dance of Colin Firth love*

11:32 Dear Steven Spielberg, please make a movie with Anne Hathaway soon, k? thxbye

11:36 – So well deserved. Brava, Academy, for getting it right.

11:37 – Final count? 18/23 right. Woohoo!


A most excellent Oscars. I might even go so far as to say the best in my short 25 years. Mad props and love to Anne and James! Night, all.

Liveblogging the Golden Globes

First, I have to apologize for the lack of posts on here, I give the usual excuses of real life and holidays. Second, I apologize in advance for my lack of liveblogging abilities. I’m going to attempt to liveblog the Golden Globes while Mel handles the tweets but I think the last liveblogging I did was the Emmys, so we’ll see how this goes. Three minutes until the Globes start so wish me (and the nominees) luck and enjoy the show!

8:01 – I would really love to have an entertainment-industry event without the mention of Charlie Sheen. Apparently, so would the Golden Globe attendees. Ricky Gervais is falling flat. Ouch.

8:04 – Dear Ricky Gervais, if you see torches and pitchforks after the show, I’m pretty sure it was well-deserved. Also, run.

8:06 – I was not expecting Christian Bale to win, but that’s exciting. To quote Mel: “Holy hair!” I also wish I could understand a word of what he is saying. I think that epic mustache is getting in the way and alcohol might be involved.

8:09 – First award of the evening and we’re already sending them out with music and completely cutting sound. This is going to go well.

8:10 – Katey Sagal looks great and I know Mel is very excited for her win!

8:16 – I remember the Miss Golden Globes from an episode of “Criminal Minds“! She was amazing and she looks gorgeous. I am curious if all the sound-cutting is because of language or if they’re having sound problems. It doesn’t bode well for the rest of the evening.

8:22 – Somehow I missed that “Red” was nominated tonight. I’m sad I didn’t get to see it in theaters but it still looks awesome.

8:23 – Yay Chris Colfer! He looks so stunned and adorable. I predict crying in his acceptance speech. Aw, Lea Michele is crying for him! I love this cast.

8:31 – Apparently the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press doesn’t appreciate Ricky Gervais’ brand of humor.

8:33 – Kevin Bacon is going to be in the new X-Men movie? How did I miss that news?

8:34 – What I love about these awards shows is they give me new things to put on my Netflix. So far: “The Pillars of the Earth” and “Boardwalk Empire.” Congrats Steve Buscemi!

8:37 – Apparently my decision to put “Boardwalk Empire” on Netflix was a good one.

8:43 – I’m pretty sure I’m the only person on Facebook who actually hasn’t seen “The Social Network.” Poor Andrew Garfield. Inspiringly isn’t not an easy word to type or say. And according to spell check, isn’t actually a word at all.

8:43 – “Bound to You” is a gorgeous song. I really hope it wins, though it is up against Alan Menken. “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” is a pretty song too and Cher did an amazing job with it, so well done “Burlesque”!

Side note: I am really looking forward to “Harry’s Law.” I’m really sad it’s on at the same time as “Hawaii Five-0.”

8:55 – That haircut makes Justin Beiber look about nine…so, his actual age then.

8:57 – Though I did not see “Toy Story 3”, the first “Toy Story” will always be a part of my childhood.

9:01 – This is why Robert Downey Jr. is awesome.

9:02 – More important than Annette Bening winning, I actually picked a winner! This makes me very happy, even though I would have loved Emma Stone to win for “Easy A.” I’m not a fan of Emma’s blonde hair, though. I love that Annette is thanking actors as though they were actually the characters.

9:12 – Tilda Swinton, that is a very ill-advised ensemble. For some reason when I was predicting my winners, I chose Dennis Quaid over Al Pacino. That was clearly very stupid.

9:15 – I love how much Temple Grandin and Claire Danes love each other. It’s very sweet. I am also digging Claire’s dress, though it’s a bit bright.

9:23 – It’s a little random to have Zac Efron introduce “The Kids Are All Right.” I’m just saying.

9:26 – Aaron Sorkin wins for Best Screenplay for “The Social Network” and I am awaiting the Oscars so I can do better with my winning predictions. I kill with the costume and makeup categories.

9:30 – Jane Lynch wins for “Glee”! Kind of obvious, but well-deserved. Now we will again be subjected to Ed O’Neill’s complaints on how Sofia Vergara should have won.Β  Awesome.

9:36 – Ricky Gervais may be a crap host, but he speaks the truth. Sadly no one in America really pays attention to the foreign films.

9:41 – I wanted Laura Linney to win but I never expected she would!Β  That’s very exciting.

9:46 – Jane Fonda what are you wearing? And that was a very random clip to show for “Burlesque.”

9:49 – Jim Parsons looked like he was stuck in a corner somewhere, so I was pretty sure he was going to win.

9:51 – Melissa Leo wins for “The Fighter” and is adorable. Who wouldn’t freak out if they were kissed by Jeremy Irons?

10:00 – Oh Matt Damon, you’re so cute. I didn’t know he worked on a movie with Robert Di Nero, so I was confused as to why he was presenting it.

10:14 – We’re coming to the point where all the big awards are given out! It probably shouldn’t take another 45 minutes, but it will. And usually the Best Director (in this case, David Fincher for “The Social Network”) wins, said movie will also win. As I have yet to see this movie, I’m not sure how I feel about that.

10:18 – Yay “Glee”! Again, not unexpected but very well-deserved. This show has done more for society than I think even it realizes. I love that even the newer cast (Darren Criss, Max Adler, Dot Jones, etc) are there too.

10:25 – What does it say about Johnny Depp that he was up against himself and he still didn’t win?

10:32 – I find it interesting that we have seen very little of our host all evening. I think the bigwigs are not happy with him.

10:34 – From everything I’ve heard, Natalie Portman’s win is well-deserved. I love her so I’m very happy she won!

10:39 – I expected “The Kids Are All Right” to win.

10:46 – Sandra, I am so not a fan of that dress. Or your Cher hair. And surprisingly Colin Firth wins! I thought given all the wins with “Social Network” that Jesse Eisenberg was a shoe-in. But awards shows do love their period dramas.

10:54 – I love moments like this, the entire room giving Michale Douglas a standing ovation. It gives you the feeling that this is actually a community.

10:55- And the final winner of the night? “The Social Network.”

And there you have it, the 2011 Golden Globes! It was an awkward night, to say the least, and I am looking forward to seeing what all the tabloids say about it tomorrow! So? What did you think?

Golden Globe Noms 2011

The Golden Globe nominations came out this morning. Did your favorites make the cut? Check out the link below for the full list.

Golden Globe Nominations

The list is pretty standard without a lot of surprise. I am glad that they recognized the genius behind The Big C and that Katy Sagel finally got nominated for her spectacular performance on Sons of Anarchy.

Thoughts? Predictions?

Anybody for live blogging the AMAs? Bueller? Bueller?

A little live commentary never hurt anyone and since our blog has been so sorely neglected this week, let’s kick off Thanksgiving with the American Music Awards. (Which I’m totally only watching because of NKOTBSB)

8:00 pm **What the hell is Rihanna wearing and what are the weird jellyfish tentacles on stage with her?

8:05 pm **Is this the Rihanna show?

8:09 pm **So over Usher…I’m sorry, Alicia.

8:16 pm **Why the Black Eyed Peas?

8:19 pm **Yeah, Enrique, everyone knows you’re not really singing, marching band or not…

8:23 pm **And then they don’t have Miley lipsync? WTH?

8:31 pm **Who are you? Oh, wait, it’s Diddy.

8:35 pm **Love Taylor’s new hair!

8:42 pm **I’m so bored…where’s my old school kid rock?

8:48 pm **Wait, what? The time of your life? I will say this for the BEP, no matter how obnoxious the song, if you mute the tv, the performances are always badass.

8:58 pm **Cutest kids ever!

9:00 pm **Who dressed these people tonight?

9:04 pm **Oh, Justin, the piano isn’t fooling anyone…

9:07 pm **I don’t get all the slow, inspirational songs. This is an awards show, not a church.

9:14 pm **Lovin’ the year of the Brad Paisley!

9:16 pm **Every award show should have a Bon Jovi medley.

9:30 pm **Justin Beiber, 30,000 people is a suburb, not podunk, nowhereville.

9:32 pm **Pink is a goddess and can do no wrong. I’ll even forgive the weird MC Hammer outfit because it’s Pink.

9:47 pm **Taylor, again with the morose music. You should be bringing the house down.

9:52 pm **That shrieking you hear in the background is Usher yelling at himself for ever discovering Justin Beiber.

10:04 pm **Let’s hear it for Lady A!

10:10 pm **What’s with all the backup dancers and the 80s graffiti look?

10:15 pm **If only all artist’s would thank Darwin…

10:17 pm **Yay, Pat Monahan and his sparkly pants of awesomeness! Train is love.

10:25 pm **We love when you win things too, Michael Buble.

10:37 pm **Despite that he looks like he just rolled out of bed, Gavin Rosdale looks the most normal of any performer tonight.

10:43 pm **Usher’s on tour with Neo? That’s a show I’d pay to see, and I mean that in a non-sarcastic way.

10:53 pm **Backstreet’s Back, All right!

10:58 pm **NKOTBSB makes my life.

VMAs 2010 – Or how MTV got her groove back for exactly one evening

Leave it to Chelsea Handler, brilliant woman that she is, to find and maintain the funny at the VMAs this year. As the first woman to ever host in its 16 year history, she called MTV out on the farce that the VMAs are and then MTV managed to put on a pretty good show. Shall we hit the highlights?

*Eminem is still a badass, no matter what anyone says. And though I don’t understand the outfit, I love that Rihanna came out and killed it.

*No one is laughing, Lindsey. Too soon, dumbass. Too soon.

*Still laughing at “the big black elephant in the room.” Oh, Chelsea.

Love or hate the new Jared 'do?

*I love that 30 seconds to Mars won best rock video. What I dont’ love is that terrible new blond ‘do Jared was rockin’. I miss the shag, dude.

*Your love for Justin Beiber isn’t just creepy in the eyes of the law, Kim.

*And then little Justin proved boys can lip sync too.

*Yep, definitely don’t get the whole Usher thing anymore…

*Like most Taylor Swift songs, I’m sure I’ll get this one late, but right now I don’t understand…

*Is it just me or is Justin Timberlake aging backwards?And white again…

*I just heard this song Airplanes the other day for the first time and I LOVE it. It’s such an ear worm and I just don’t care.

*Raise your hand if you are surprised Justin Beiber won Best New Artist. Bueller? Beuller?

*The verdict is still out on the new Linkin Park song for me, but the performance was pretty bad ass.

*Still love me some Cher. Vintage or otherwise…

*Oh Kanye, why won’t you go away? Not even if we ask nicely?

All right, that’s pretty much everything.Β  I’ll go back to hating MTV tomorrow for bringing Snooki and Speidi into this world, but for now, I’m kind of okay with them being ironically named.


Live blogging the Emmy’s with Mel

Trying to live blog the Emmy’s with my iPod…this will be interesting.

8:01 Betty White is epic.
8:03 oh, Hugo!
8:05 atta girl, Amber!
8:07 poor, Conan
8;11 think chris think chris
8:11 omg yay! Go Eric!
8:21 I’m sensing a pattern…
8:24 duh…it’s adorable how excited Matthew is for Jane. Jane Lynch is epic!
8:37 well, at least it wasn’t Alec Baldwin
8:49 wow, didn’t see a top chef win coming
9:01 well that was rude… You’re just a writer shut up…nice academy, very nice
9:09 omg love that dress, Emily deschanel!
9:13 WTF academy? This was sooo Michael c hall’s year! Jerks!
9:24 lol can you get an Emmy for hosting the emmy’s?
9:33 that was a good little speech, Kira. Short sweet and well read…
9:40 woot! Yay, tony’s!
9:52 yay, Jon. Poor Bill Maher.
10:07 love love love Julia ormond!
10:14 woah sparkles and holy blonde, Claire Danes.
10:18 RIP to all those amazing talents we lost this year.
10:27 she totally deserved it, but look a little surprised Claire.
10:38 stop yelling at the True Blood cast random girl on stage in a pretty dress.
10:40 seriously wrap it up, al
10:50 shocker, mad men won for best drama…I mean they never win…sigh
10:57 so didn’t think they would win but yay modern family!!!

Mel’s 2010 Emmy Picks

It’s that time again! Time for Emmy predictions and ranting and all of that entertainment deliciousness. All right, here we go… (List of nominees copied from

*I typed this up before the Creative Emmy’s yesterday. In instances where the winner has already been decided, I have place five red asterisks next to the winner.

Should win: Dexter – Dexter had a spectacular year with an incredible performance by Michael C. Hall and a shocking, but brilliant performance by John Lithgow. Dexter’s writers are fearless and the ensemble cast all brought their A-game this past season.

Will win: Lost – For obvious reasons, this is the Odds-on favorite, and while it may not be the most deserving, it’s heading toward the land of Peter Jacksondom where it will win just because it’s the last season and blah blah blah. Or they could really surprise everyone and give it to Mad Men because they never win ANYTHING…gag.

Breaking Bad
Mad Men
True Blood
The Good Wife


Should win: Julianna Marguiles – Just watch The Good Wife and you will completely understand. I have loved her since she was on ER and she deserves every accolade that comes her way.

Will win: Glenn Close – Though I think sometimes Emmy voters avoid the Golden Globe pick out of spite, I think the bitterness of critic’s darling Damages getting canceled might trump that this year and Glenn will win this Emmy again.
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Mariska Hargitay (Special Victims Unit)
Glenn Close (Damages)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
January Jones (Mad Men)
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)


Should win: Michael C. Hall – Again, spectacular season on Dexter. No one could play this character with the nuance and subtlety Michael does. This trophy should be his.

Will win: Bryan Cranston – I may be throwing things at the television if this happens again…you were warned.
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Hugh Laurie (House M.D.)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Matthew Fox (Lost)


Should win: I actually don’t know. I know Terry O’Quinn was always amazing on Lost and Michael Emerson deserves his due, but I don’t watch any of these shows anymore.

Will win: Terry O’Quinn – See above.
John Slattery (Mad Men)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Martin Short (Damages)
Terry O’ Quinn (Lost)
Michael Emerson (Lost)
Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age)


Should win: Sharon Gless – Ok, this is sort of selfish because she never got nominated while she was on Queer as Folk, but I don’t watch any of these shows enough to make an educated guess.

Will win: See above.
Sharon Gless (Burn Notice)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Rose Byrne (Damages)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)


Should win: John Lithgow – While Beau Bridges was amazing on The Closer and you can never go wrong with Alan Cumming, this just IS John Lithgow’s award this year. This should be his and if the Emmy voters have any sense it will be.

Will win: John Lithgow – I think I may actually get this one.
Beau Bridges (The Closer)
Ted Danson (Damages)
John Lithgow (Dexter)*****
Alan Cumming ( The Good Wife)
Dylan Baker (The Good Wife
Robert Morse (Mad Men)
Gregory Itzin (24)


Should win: Elizabeth Mitchell – To be honest, Lost is the only one of these I actually watched the episode of, but she was easily the most talented actress on that show so I wouldn’t be shocked or upset if she walked away with this one.

Will win: Ann-Margret – She’s Ann-Margret.
Mary Kay Place (Big Love)
Sissy Spacek (Big Love)
Shirley Jones (The Cleaner)
Lily Tomlin (Damages)
Ann-Margret (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)*****
Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost)


Should win: Modern Family – Pure comic genius. They owned the acting nominations this year with good reason. I’ve seen every episode like six times and they never get any less funny. Plus, Eric Stonestreet is love.

Will win: Glee – I just have this feeling they’re going to cave to the public. I watch Glee religiously, so don’t misunderstand my disappoint. I just think Modern Family is more deserving. Either that or 30 Rock will get the stupid thing yet again. Sigh…
Modern Family
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Nurse Jackie
30 Rock
The Office


Should win: Tony Collette – Just watch the show and you’ll understand.

Will win: Edie Falco – Tony may get this one, but it will probably end up being Edie. If Lea Michele wins, I may throw up.
Lea Michele (Glee)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Toni Collette (The United States of Tara)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)


Should win: Tony Shalhoub – Mostly because this is Monk’s last hurrah and he may never get such a perfect character again. Plus, I just don’t think Matthew and Steve did enough to have earned this.

Will win: Frickin’ Alec Baldwin…
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Matthew Morrison (Glee)
Steve Carell (The Office)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Tony Shalhoub (Monk)


Should win: Chris Colfer or Eric Stonestreet – I can’t choose between these two. Of all the actors on Glee, I think Chris and Jane are the only two who put in Emmy worthy performances. Kurt is the rainbow to Lea Michele’s cloud of over-hyped Rachel. And Eric’s scenes are always my favorite each week on Modern Family. See his rant about Meryl Streep for a perfect example, and then follow it up with his Lion King presentation of Lily to the rest of the family in the pilot.

Will win: Neil Patrick Harris – Does anyone else think it was suspicious that he was a last minute addition? Not that he isn’t a genius, but give someone else a chance.
Chris Colfer (Glee)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
Jon Cryer (Two and A Half Men)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)


Should win: Jane Lynch – Duh, just duh.

Will win: Jane Lynch – See above.
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Holland Taylor (Two and A Half Men)


Should win: Mike O’Malley – He has done nothing but impress me whenever he has scenes on Glee. He practically had me in tears when he kicked Finn out. He’s come a long way from hosting Gutz, that’s for sure.

Will win: Neil Patrick Harris – I wouldn’t be that upset if he wins this one. He was pretty awesome.
Mike O’Malley (Glee)
Neil Patrick Harris (Glee)*****
Fred Willard (Modern Family)
Eli Wallach (Nurse Jackie)
Jon Hamm (30 Rock)
Will Arnett (30 Rock)


Should win: Kristin Chenoweth – She is such a ray of sunshine on anything, but on Glee she was a little ball of Broadway fire. The woman can sing anything and what’s more, she has mastered the art of playing slightly crazy but lovable female characters (see Olive on Pushing Daisies). It’s a long shot, but it should still be hers

Will win: Betty White – This seems to be the year that keeps on giving for Betty White and nobody is going to begrudge her an Emmy win. I just wish it didn’t feel like it was so much by default.
Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory)
Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives)
Kristin Chenoweth (Glee)
Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live)
Betty White (Saturday Night Live)*****
Elaine Stritch (30 Rock)
Jane Lynch (Two and a Half Men)


Should Win: None of them, and I say that with affection…

Will win: Jeff Probst – Does anybody even remember who won this award before he started his streak?
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race)
Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars)
Heidi Klum (Project Runway)
Jeff Probst (Survivor)*****


Should win: Project Runway – They had the most solid set of designers I think they’ve ever had this past season and the challenges certainly kept me interested. Though one of their less explosive seasons, it still deserves a win here.

Win win: Amazing Race – Not sure why I feel like this one will take it, but I just can’t see Idol taking it home after their lackluster year.
Project Runway
Top Chef
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
American Idol


Should win: Mythbusters – Adam and Jamie are due for an Emmy win. The crime is that they’ve only been nominated twice. The myths only get bigger and more ridiculous, but they also get more entertaining and that’s what TV is supposed to be about, right?

Will win: Dirty Jobs – I feel like this just might be Mike Rowe’s year. And why wasn’t he nominated for host? The bastards…
Antiques Roadshow
Dirty Jobs
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution *****
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List
Undercover Boss


Should win: Real Time With Bill Maher – Give the man his damn Emmy already! I love The Daily Show and there isn’t any doubt it is a deserving winner, but it’s time to pass the gauntlet.

Will win: The Daily Show – Just duh.
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien


Should win: The Pacific – World War II epic produced by Tom Hanks. Another duh.

Will win: See above.
The Pacific (HBO)
Return to Cranford (PBS)


Should win: Temple Grandin – I’m glad Claire Danes has finally returned from the dead. She played this part with remarkable reverence and impressive precision. And the supporting cast of Julia Ormond, Catherine O’Hara and David Strathairn are certainly no minor parts to the films successful execution.

Will win: You Don’t Know Jack – Probably because it’s Pacino and its controversial. Maybe they’ll surprise me.

Endgame (PBS)
Georgia O’Keeffe (Lifetime)
Moonshot (History)
The Special Relationship (HBO)
Temple Grandin (HBO)
You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)


Should win: I haven’t seen enough of any of these to really take a guess. My only comment is where the hell is Jeremy Irons’ nomination?

Will win: Al Pacino – See above.

The Prisoner: Ian McKellen (AMC)
A Dog Year
: Jeff Bridges (HBO)
The Special Relationship
: Dennis Quaid (HBO)
The Special Relationship
: Michael Sheen (HBO)
You Don’t Know Jack
: Al Pacino (HBO)


Should win: Claire Danes – For the same reasons listed in Miniseries category.

Will win: Judi Dench – Because she’s Judi Dench. She and Meryl Streep have this talent for winning no matter what…

Return to Cranford: Judi Dench (PBS)
Capturing Mary
: Maggie Smith (HBO)
Georgia O’Keeffe
: Joan Allen (Lifetime)
Temple Grandin
: Claire Danes (HBO)
The Special Relationship
: Hope Davis (HBO)


Should win: Again, haven’t seen enough of these to say.

Will win: David Strathairn – Just a hunch.

Return to Cranford: Jonathan Pryce (PBS)
: Michael Gambon (PBS)
: Patrick Stewart (PBS)
Temple Grandin
: David Strathairn (HBO)
You Don’t Know Jack
: John Goodman (HBO)


Should win: Kathy Bates – It’s Kathy Bates and she’s playing the Red Queen. Do I have to explain why that deserves an Emmy? Why didn’t Alice get more nominations?

Will win: Catherine O’Hara – She’s kind of a critics darling, although Julia Ormond should really be the one that wins for this movie.

Alice: Kathy Bates (Syfy)
Temple Grandin
: Catherine O’Hara (HBO)
Temple Grandin
: Julia Ormond (HBO)
You Don’t Know Jack
: Susan Sarandon (HBO)
You Don’t Know Jack
: Brenda Vaccaro (HBO)

Thoughts? Disagreements? Rants? Random thoughts having nothing to do with the Emmy’s?

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