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My 2014 Emmy Nomination Wish List

May 17, 2014

Hey everyone,
What's In The Box?I’m baaaaack… Sorry for the delay between posts, but luckily I have been quite busy. I shot an episode of Grey’s Anatomy opposite the lovely Sandra Oh (more on her later), booked a new webseries to shoot in June, and Co-Produced my first feature film Like You Mean It. It’s been a wonderful time, but I have missed ya’ll.

So, I’m back with another blog on entertainment awards because I’m a little obsessed. TV’s big night, The Emmy Awards, will happen in late August with nominations due in early July. With that said, I am hereby recommend the following people on my Emmy Nomination Wish List… Now don’t fret, I still love a ton of people and shows that will probably grab nominations like Downton Abbey, Maggie Smith, Sofia Vergara and Clare Danes. However, I wanted to shine a light on some serious long shots along with my personal favorites and a few surprises. Take a look below and then let me know who you’d love to see grab an Emmy nomination this year.

2014 Emmy Nomination Wish List:

Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife (what a stellar year!)robin hoc
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Lead Actress Drama:
Lizzie Caplan (Masters of Sex)
Mirielle Enos (The Killing)
Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife)
Tatiana Maslaney (Orphan Black)
Kerry Washington (Scandal)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Lead Actor Drama:
Demian Bichir (The Bridge)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)The-Killing-04-Mireille-Enos-Joel-Kinnaman
Joel Kinnaman (The Killing)
Matthew McConaughey (True Detective)
Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex)
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

Supporting Actress Drama:
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) ~ how has she never been nominated??
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) ~ how has she never won an Emmy for this role?!dexter_811_jennifer_carpenter_a_p
Bellamy Young (Scandal)

Supporting Actor Drama:
Josh Charles (The Good Wife)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Mads Mikklesen (Hannibal)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Jeff Perry (Scandal)
Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing)

Brooklyn Nine Nine
The Goldbergs
Modern Family
Nurse Jackieveeeep
Parks and Recreation

Lead Actress Comedy:
Julia Louis Dreyfuss (Veep)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Lea Michelle (Glee) ~ yes, many might scoff. However she had some fantastic episodes this year that were both moving and hilarious.wendi goldbergs
Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

Lead Actor Comedy:
Garrett Dillahaunt (Raising Hope)
Jonathan Groff (Looking) ~ while the show may have driving me nuts and it’s not really a comedy, I really enjoyed Groff’s work throughout.
Jake Johnson (New Girl)
Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine)
Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation)

Supporting Actress Comedy:
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Allison Janney (Mom) ~ Seriously this was the funniest performance on TV this year and she had the most heartbreaking performance with her guest arc on Masters of Sex… Janney is amazing.allisonjanneymom
Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland)
Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes)
Merritt Weaver (Nurse Jackie)

Supporting Actor Comedy:
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine Nine)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) ~ this was his best season yet
Max Greenfield (New Girl)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation)

And there you have it…. I wanted to include a few more great performers (Jane Leeves, on Hot in Cleveland, Michaela Watkins on Trophy Wife, Charles Esten and Hayden Panettiere on Nashville, James Spader on The Blacklist and everyone else on Modern Family) but these were the final ones who made the cut…. And I’m sure you have many you think I may have missed. So let me know them in the comments section and watch for the Emmy nominations in July!


Sobriety’s a B#$ch~ “Nurse Jackie” is Back

February 19, 2013

Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award winner Edie Falco returns to arguably her greatest role (Carmela Soprano lovers be damned) as Nurse Jackie returns for its fifth season on April 14. This year brings a lot of change as Jackie is going through a divorce and trying to stay sober. While the show serves up a great deal of hilarity and high jinks in Jackie’s life, the dramedy also honestly portrays an addict’s fight against her demons…. Showtime just released the first trailer for the new season and I have it for you below. Enjoy and catch Nurse Jackie on April 14.

Nurse Jackie Season 5 Preview:

Some Thoughts on Today’s Emmy Nominations…

July 20, 2012

So, today we saw several of the usual and deserving suspects grab multiple Emmy nominations like Modern Family, Breaking Bad and Mad Men. However, there were some big surprises and some upsetting snubs… Let’s take a look at some of those.

Good Surprises:

~ The Acting Love for Downton Abbey with Michelle Dockery (Mary), Hugh Bonneville (Lord Granville), Joanne Froggat (Anna), Brendan Coyle (Mr. Carson), and Jim Carter (Mr. Bates) all grabbing nods alongside last year’s winner Maggie Smith.
~ Anna Gunn finally grabbing a nod for Breaking Bad
~ Martha Plimpton getting a nod for The Good Wife despite being snubbed for Raising Hope
~ Veep getting nominated for Comedy Series. I thought only Julia Louis Dreyfuss would be recognized, so I’m thrilled
~ Max Greenfield, the standout performer on New Girl, joined his show’s star Zooey Deschanel with a nomination
~ Merrit Weaver finally getting a nomination for her hysterical work on Nurse Jackie … and yay for Edie Falco still getting recognized for her wonderful work too in one of the show’s best seasons.
~ Margaret Cho getting a nod for her side-splittingly hilarious work on 30 Rock
~ the continued love for Cat Deeley and So You Think You Can Dance
~ Jean Smart grabbing a nod for her brilliant turn on the cancelled Harry’s Law (joining the show’s star Kathy Bates who also grabbed a nod for her guest turn on Two and A Half Men)

I’m also very pleased in general with the nominations for Homeland, Breaking Bad, Modern Family, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Game Change, Dot Marie Jones, Game of Thrones and all the actors from The Good Wife.

Now the bad…

~ Girls getting nods for series and star Lena Dunham. While I appreciate that Dunham is not your usual tv star, I despise this self-satisfied horribly unfunny show and its unlikable characters
~ The Voice got a nod over American Idol? That’s a tragedy!
~ Jon Cryer, Don Cheadle and Larry David all got nods over Parks & Recreation’s fantastic Adam Scott? That’s not right!
~ Boardwalk Empire‘s nods, ugh… They should rename it BOREDwalk Empire

And now the shocking snubs….

~ Where the hell is Parks and Recreation in Comedy Series and double, where the hell is Nick Offerman in Supporting Actor Comedy
~ So many Glee snubs, but the biggest were for Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch and guest star Matt Bomer... I guess the industry is no longer singing their tune…
~ Where in the world is The Good Wife for Drama Series?!!!
~ Former nominees left out in the cold: John Slattery (Mad Men), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Betty White (Hot in Cleveland), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Laura Linney (The Big C), Mirielle Enos (The Killing), Michelle Forbes (The Killing) and Hugh Laurie (House) who will sadly never have won for his iconic character.

There are tons more omissions that are upsetting like Lena Heady (Game of Thrones), John Noble and Anna Torv (Fringe), the rest of the cast of The Killing and the show for that matter, Happy Endings and its stars Casey Wilson and Damon Wayans Jr, everyone on GCB, Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Matthew Perry and Carrie Preston‘s guest work on The Good Wife, Megan Hilty (Smash), Jeff Perry and Kerry Washinton (Scandal), RuPaul and RuPaul’s Drag Race and on and on…. I’m sure I’ve missed a bunch, but my head is spinning as it is… For more on Emmy’s snubs, multiple nominees (Poehler, Dunham, Bates, Michael J. Fox and more), statistics and interesting facts, head to Deadline Hollywood here and let me know who your thoughts on the nominations below.

The Emmys: Which Funny Leading Actresses deserve a nod?

March 23, 2010

 This is the first in a series of posts I will be doing on this year’s Emmy Award nominations. As most of you know, I’m a huge Awards show obsessive and I love to handicap each of the contenders. The first column will focus on the funny ladies vying to grab that golden girl, the Emmy Award. I’ll break  their chances down by category, then list my favorites and my predictions. Take a look and let me know your thoughts and predictions in the comments below. 

The locks for a nomination: 

Toni Collette: She won the triple crown of awards with the Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG trophies over the past year for her work as a woman struggling with multiple personalities on Showtime’s United States of Tara. Remember, she’s also a previous Oscar nominee for The Sixth Sense and the Emmys love a “slumming” movie star! 


Edie Falco: A Golden Globe & SAG nominee for this role, Falco looks to contend for her first lead Comedy Emmy (after winning 3 times in Drama for The Sopranos). She’s my favorite to win for her fantastic and subtle work on Nurse Jackie.  


Tina Fey: this multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award winner can’t be counted out for her continuing hilarious work on arguably the funniest show on television. 30 Rock. (However I bet Modern Family has something to say about that). If she doesn’t get a nom, it would be a “lizaster”! 

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The likely contenders:

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss: this former Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award winner defines consistency with her outrageous “go for broke” work on The New Adventures of Old Christine


Lea Michelle:  she belts out   like nobody’s business on Broadway and on my favorite new show of the 2009-2010 season, the brilliant Glee. She grabbed a Golden Globe nod for her role and she could be the latest Emmy ingenue to break through. 


Courtney Cox-Arquette: she has been riding the high of a big comeback with Cougar Town and she recently grabbed Globe and SAG award noms. Hopefully Emmy will follow suit, and, did you know, she was tragically the only member of the Friends cast to never receive an Emmy nom! 


Amy Poehler: In its second season Parks and Recreation has become appointment TV and often outshines the show it’s most compared to, The Office. Poehler anchors the show’s shenanigans perfectly. A previous Emmy nominee for SNL, I think she’ll be back in the running for this year’s most improved show. 


Mary Louise Parker: she’s been nominated for the Emmy for every season of Weeds so far, but has yet to take home the award. She does have a Golden Globe for the role though and a Globe, SAG and Emmy award for her work in the brilliant Angels in America miniseries. 


The outside shot: 

America Fererra: she won the Emmy for the first season of Ugly Betty and was nomm’d for season 2. However, despite having won the Globe and SAG awards as well, Fererra didn’t grab a nod last year. I hope she returns to the race for this final wonderful and critically acclaimed season of Betty


Felicity Huffman: a surprise Emmy winner for the first season of Desperate Housewives and a former Oscar nominee (Transamerica), Huffman handles the intricacies of drama and comedy her show requires with ease and grace. Her storyline dealing with the loss of one of her unborn twins could put her back in the running again this year. 


Eva Longoria Parker: For some reason poor Longoria can’t get any respect. She’s the only original Desperate Housewives star to not grab an Emmy nomination. It’s a shame too because she has consistently been the funniest one on the show for the past few years. Perhaps, voters will forget the sexpot image and reward her talent for once. 


Long Shots: 

Marcia Cross: A two-time Emmy nominee for her role as Bree on Desperate Housewives, the incomparable Cross does uptight repression like nobody’s business. Criminally, she has never won any of the big three awards for this role despite nominations for all of them. Perhaps she will end that streak this year? Hell, if voters remember her pulling off that wig as Kimberly on Melrose Place, they’d know they shouldn’t mess with Marcia Cross! 


Brooke Elliott: another former Broadway baby livens up Lifetime’ s cruelly underappreciated wonder Drop Dead Diva with equal doses hilarity and heart. If ever there was a deserving dark horse nominee, it is definitely Elliott. 


Their names are on the ballot, but not gonna happen: 

Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Jenna Elfman (Accidentally on Purpose), Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives)

Here’s how I’d rank them if I got to pick the nominees: 

1. Edie Falco 

2. Lea Michelle 

3. Toni Collette 

4. Tina Fey 

5. Courtney Cox-Arquette 

6. Amy Poehler 

7. Julia Louis Dreyfuss 

8. America Ferrera 

9. Brooke Elliott 

10. Eva Longoria Parker 

And here are my CURRENT OFFICIAL Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominee Predictions: 

Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Courtney Cox Arquette (Cougar Town), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Lea Michelle (Glee), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation