Thursday, July 19, 2012

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcement

Right now, actress Kerry Washington & late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel are announcing the Emmy nominations.

New Academy Chair Chris Rosenblum- "This is truly a Golden Age of Television."

"This is a weird dream, isn't it?"- Jimmy Kimmel (in his Husky Bee collection)

Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Mad Men
Actress: Kathy Bates (Harry's Law), Glenn Close (Damages), Claire Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Margulies (The Good Wife), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Actor: Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Minis: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Hatfields amd McCoys, Hemingway & Gellhorn, Luther, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia- Masterpiece
Actress: Connie Britton (American Horror Story), Ashley Judd (Missing), Nicole Kidman (Hemingway & Gellhorn), Julianne Moore (Game Change), Emma Thompson (A Song of Lunch)
Actor: Kevin Costner (Hatfields and McCoys), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia), Idris Elba (Luther), Woody Harrelson (Game Change), Clive Owen (Hemingway & Gellhorn), Bill Paxton (Hatfields and McCoys)
Reality Host: Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race), Ryan Seacrest (American Idol), Betty White
Reality Competiton: The Amazing Race, Dancing With The Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef, The Voice
Variety: The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Real Time with Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live
"That could have been uncomfortable."- Jimmy Kimmel
Actress: Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Actor: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Louis CK (Louie), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, Modern Family, 30 Rock, Veep

Robin Roberts said that a lot of people that you just see in the movies are Emmy nominees.  And she's right.  From Julianne Moore to Nicole Kidman to Kevin Costner to Glenn Close, telvision is becoming an art form, once again.

Listen to The DJBC Happy Hour on Monday night on WCRS-FM, 102.1 and 98.3 and online at for a complete wrap-up of the Emmy nominations.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

64th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations- BC's Final Picks

Pandora Will Open Up Her Emmy Nomination Box Thursday Morning

Lots of TV Stars will have visions of Emmy Statuettes dancing in their head this summer.  (Photo by Bryan Curtiss)- Bryan Curtiss, Writer

On Thursday morning, Kerry Washington and Nick Offerman will announce the nominations for the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. One or both of them could be nominees this year. The Emmy Awards honor the best of television, but that is debatable. We each have our very own tastes in what we individually consider “The Best of Television” (please refer to The Bryan Awards as an example of this). But, year in, year out, there are more twists, shocks, and surprises than on Big Brother, and like with Big Brother, with the Emmy nominations, I have learned to “expect the unexpected.”

So, with that said, here are my final Emmy nomination predictions, starting with Comedy, then Drama, followed by Movie/Miniseries, and Variety/Reality.

Outstanding Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Louie (F/X)
Modern Family (ABC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)

Upset Picks: Glee (Fox), New Girl (Fox), Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO)
Don Cheadle (House of Lies, Showtime)
Louis C.K. (Louie, F/X)
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, NBC)

Upset Picks: Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation, NBC), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men, CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Laura Linney (The Big C, Showtime)
Laura Dern (Enlightened, HBO)
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl, Fox)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Tina Fey (30 Rock, NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, HBO)

Upset Picks: Lena Dunham (Girls, HBO), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly, CBS), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, Showtime), Lisa Kudrow (Web Therapy, Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family, ABC)
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family, ABC)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family, ABC)
Max Greenfield (New Girl, Fox)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, NBC)

Upset Picks: Chris Colfer (Glee, Fox), Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings, ABC), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives, ABC)
Betty White (Hot in Cleveland, TV Land)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family, ABC)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, ABC)
Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope, Fox)
Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Dark Horses: Jane Lynch (Glee, Fox), Casey Wilson (Happy Endings, ABC), Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland, TV Land), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock, NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:

Alan Alda (The Big C, Showtime)
Michael J. Fox (Curb Your Enthusiasm, HBO)
Matt Bomer (Glee, Fox)
Jimmy Fallon (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Will Arnett (30 Rock, NBC)
Kelsey Grammer (30 Rock, NBC)

Upset Picks: Sean Hayes (Hot in Cleveland, TV Land or Parks and Recreation, NBC), Bobby Cannavale (Modern Family, ABC), Greg Kinnear (Modern Family, ABC), Louis C.K. (Parks and Recreation, NBC), Carl Reiner (Parks and Recreation, NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:
Whoopi Goldberg (Glee, Fox)
Ellen Barkin (Modern Family, ABC)
Patricia Clarkson (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Elaine Stritch (30 Rock, NBC)
Kathy Bates (Two and a Half Men, CBS)

Upset Picks: Susan Sarandon (The Big C, Showtime), Dot-Marie Jones (Glee, Fox), Doris Roberts, Rhea Perlman, and/or Kristin Chenoweth (Hot in Cleveland, TV Land), Kathryn Hahn (Parks and Recreation, NBC), Zooey Deschanel (Saturday Night Live, NBC), Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock, NBC), Susan Sarandon (30 Rock, NBC), Blythe Danner (Up All Night, NBC), Megan Mullally (Parks and Recreation or Up All Night, NBC)

Outstanding Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey – Masterpiece (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
Mad Men (AMC)

Upset Picks: Dexter (Showtime), The Good Wife (CBS), House (Fox), Smash (NBC)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Kelsey Grammer (Boss, Starz)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Damian Lewis (Homeland, Showtime)
Dustin Hoffman (Luck, HBO)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)

Upset Picks: Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Showtime), Hugh Laurie (House, Fox), Timothy Olyphant (Justified, F/X), Patrick J. Adams (Suits, USA)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Glenn Close (Damages, The 101)
Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, PBS)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)
Claire Danes (Homeland, Showtime)
Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU, NBC)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, AMC)

Upset Picks: Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer, TNT), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey, PBS), Jessica Paré (Mad Men, AMC), Kerry Washington (Scandal, ABC), Debra Messing (Smash, NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, HBO)
Josh Charles (The Good Wife, CBS)
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland, Showtime)
John Slattery (Mad Men, AMC)

Upset Picks: Dylan Baker (Damages, The 101), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, CBS), Walton Goggins (Justified, F/X), Neal McDonough (Justified, F/X), Jared Harris (Mad Men, AMC), Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men, AMC), Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age, TNT)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad, AMC)
Dame Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey, PBS)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife, CBS)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife, CBS)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, AMC)

Upset Picks: Morena Baccarin (Homeland, Showtime), January Jones (Mad Men, AMC), Megan Hilty (Smash, NBC), Anjelica Huston (Smash, NBC), Katharine McPhee (Smash, NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
Fred Willard (The Closer, TNT)
Chris Messina (Damages, The 101)
Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife, CBS)
Matthew Perry (The Good Wife, CBS)
Edward Asner (Hawaii Five-0, CBS)
Robert Morse (Mad Men, CBS)

Upset Picks: Paul McCrane (Harry’s Law, NBC), Alfred Molina (Harry’s Law, NBC), Mykelti Williamson (Justified, F/X), T.R. Knight (Law & Order: SVU, NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Carrie Preston (The Good Wife, CBS)
Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy, ABC)
Jean Smart (Harry’s Law, NBC)
Chloe Sevigny (Law & Order: SVU, NBC)
Joan Cusack (Shameless, Showtime)
Louise Fletcher (Shameless, Showtime)

Upset Picks: Debbie Allen (Grey’s Anatomy, ABC), Alexis Bledel (Mad Men, AMC), Julia Ormond (Mad Men, AMC), Bernadette Peters (Smash, NBC), Uma Thurman (Smash, NBC)

Outstanding Made for TV Movie or Miniseries:

American Horror Story (F/X)
Game Change (HBO)
Great Expectations – Masterpiece (PBS)
The Hatfields and McCoys (History)
Hemingway and Gellhorn (HBO)
Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia (PBS)
Upset Picks: Five (Lifetime), Luther (BBC America), Page Eight – Masterpiece Contemporary (PBS), Treasure Island (SyFy)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Made for TV Movie or Miniseries:
Woody Harrelson (Game Change, HBO)
Clive Owen (Hemingway and Gellhorn, HBO)
Idris Elba (Luther, BBC America)
Bill Nighy (Page Eight, PBS)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia, PBS)

Upset Picks: Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story, F/X), Dominic West (Appropriate Adult or The Hour, BBC America)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Made for TV Movie or Miniseries:
Connie Britton (American Horror Story, F/X)
Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult)
Julianne Moore (Game Change, HBO)
Nicole Kidman (Hemingway and Gellhorn, HBO)
Rachel Weisz (Page Eight, PBS)

Upset Picks: Patricia Clarkson (Five, Lifetime), Melissa Leo (The Space Between, USA)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Made for TV Movie or Miniseries:
Ed Harris (Game Change, HBO)
Powers Boothe (The Hatfields and McCoys, History)
David Strathairn (Hemingway and Gellhorn, HBO)
Ralph Fiennes (Page Eight, PBS)
Sir Michael Gambon (Page Eight, PBS)

Upset Picks: Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story, F/X), Jeffrey Tambor (Five, Lifetime), Peter MacNicol (Game Change, HBO), Tom Berenger (The Hatfields and McCoys, History), Tony Shalhoub (Five, Lifetime or Hemingway and Gellhorn, HBO), or Robert Duvall (Hemingway and Gellhorn, HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Made for TV Movie or Miniseries:
Frances Conroy (American Horror Story, F/X)
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story, F/X)
Sarah Paulson (Game Change, HBO)
Mare Winningham (The Hatfields and McCoys, HBO)
Judy Davis (Page Eight, PBS)

Upset Picks: Gillian Anderson (Great Expectations, PBS or Moby Dick, Starz), Molly Parker (Hemingway and Gellhorn, HBO)

Variety Series:
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Upset Picks: Conan (TBS), Kathy (Bravo), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS)

Reality-Competition Program:
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Idol (Fox)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Upset Picks: Dancing With the Stars (ABC), Survivor (CBS), The X Factor (Fox)

Reality Host:
Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race, CBS)
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol, Fox)
Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars, ABC)
Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance, Fox)
Jeff Probst (Survivor, CBS)

Upset Picks: Heidi Klum (Project Runway, Lifetime), Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef, Bravo), Carson Daly (The Voice, NBC)

Other Things To Watch Out For:
- South Park being snubbed for Animated Program ("Jackin' It"- if submitted for Music and Lyrics, could sneak in that category)
- Can any other freshman series besides Homeland break in?
- What program will get 20 nominations or more?
- Are The Daily Show, The Amazing Race, Modern Family, and Mad Men beatable?
- What surprise snubs could happen?

The DJBC Happy Hour radio program will recap Thursday's nominations on Monday (July 23).