I’m on call tomorrow so I might miss them, but I’ll DVR them anyway. Here are my predictions for the 2007 Emmy Awards:
Best Series (Drama): Boston Legal, Grey’s Anatomy, Heroes, House, The Sopranos
Who Will win: Either House or Grey’s Anatomy, though Heroes is the dark horse. The Sopranos might get it since its done, but that’d be a bad reason to vote for it. The lack of real conclusion should hurt Tony & Family.
Lead Actor (Drama Series): James Gandolfini, Hugh Larie, Dennis Leary, James Spader, Kiefer Sutherland
Who Will Win: Hugh Laurie might take it again, though this is probably the category that should get the Sopranos senitmental vote. Sutherland doesn’t have a shot given that he’s the star of an action show and award shows don’t reward action or slapstick comedy.
Lead Actress (Drama Series): Patricia Arquette, Minnie Driver, Edie Falco, Sally Field, Mariska Hargitay, Kyra Sedgwick
Who Will Win: Kyra Sedgwick is the best. Sally Field is always a solid choice, too.
Supporting Actor (Drama Series): Michael Emerson, Michael Imperioli, T.R. Knight, Terry O’Quinn, Masi Oka, William Shatner
Who Will Win: The guy from Heroes, Masi Oka. Shatner has been really good, though, in Boston Legal. I personally like T.R. Knight’s work a lot.
Supporting Actress (Drama Series): Lorraine Bracco, Rachel Griffiths, Katherine Heigl, Sandra Oh, Alda Turturro, Chandra Wilson
Who Will Win: Chandra Wilson is my pick, but I betcha Sandra Oh walks away with it. Grey’s Anatomy has this category locked one way or another.
Best Comedy Series: Entourage, The Office, 30 Rock, Two and a Half Men, Ugly Betty
Who Will Win: Probably Ugly Betty. Though The Office and 30 Rock are hilarious.
Lead Actor (Comedy Series): Alec Baldwin, Steve Carrell, Ricky Gervais, Tony Shaloub, Charlie Sheen
Who Will Win: Alec Baldwin. He has been amazing in 30 Rock.
Lead Actress (Comedy Series): America Ferrera, Tina Fey, Felicity Huffman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mary-Louise Parker
Who Will Win: America Ferrera is most likely going to win, but I like Tina Fey’s work.
Best Supporting Actor (Comedy Series): Jon Cryer, Kevin Dillon, Neil Patrick Harris, Jeremy Piven, Rainn Wilson
Who Will Win: I hope its Neil Patrick Harris. Doogie Howser has really grown up.
Supporting Actress (Comedy Series): Conchata Ferrell, Jenna Fischer, Elizabeth Perkins, Jaime Pressley, Holland Taylor, Vanessa Williams
Who Will Win: Who cares? I don’t like any of them, but based on her long term work in all kinds of things I would be secretly happy to see Conchata Ferell walk away with some recognition after a career supporting others.
Best Reality-Competition Series: The Amazing Race, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Project Runway, Top Chef
Who Will Win: Based on public popularity, American Idol should win. However, I think the Amazing Race is the most difficult show to produce and Project Runway’s Tim Gunn is a huge crowd favorite. It’ll be interesting.