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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!


They’re Here… My Big Bold 2012 Emmy WINNER Predictions…

September 18, 2012

Sunday night is TV’s biggest night as the Emmy Awards are announced on ABC in a ceremony hosted by a nominee himself, the hilarious Jimmy Kimmel… If history is any indication, Mad Men and Modern Family will repeat as the Drama and Comedy winners. However, I have a feeling we are in for a shakeup this year, especially on the Drama side. It’s the most competitive year in ages with four drama series all boasting a strong shot to win while we should see some new comedy acting winners as well… With that said, take a look at my big bold Emmy winner predictions below and watch the big show Sunday night!


My Big Bold 2012 Emmy Award Winner Predictions~

Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Mad Men
Will win: Downton Abbey
Should win: Breaking Bad
~ spoiler: Homeland
* this category is fierce. I feel like Mad Men will finally lose the crown, but I won’t be surprised if it grabs one more victory. However, Abbey appeals to all demos of the voting group and should prevail over the classic but violent and dark Bad. If those three all split the vote, the very deserving Homeland or the big winner from the Creative Arts ceremony, Game of Thrones, could pull an upset.

Comedy Series:
30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Girls Louie, Modern Family, Veep
Will & Should win: Modern Family
~ spoiler: The Big Bang Theory
* where on Earth is Parks and Recreation in this lineup??!!

Lead Actor Drama:
Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Steven Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Will & Should win: Bryan Cranston (you just can’t deny him)
~spoiler: Damian Lewis

Lead Actress Drama:
Kathy Bates (Harry’s Law), Glenn Close (Damages), Clare Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockrey (Downton Abbey), Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife), Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Will & Should win: Clare Danes (this is the night’s most obvious winner. She has it by a mile)
~ spoiler: if I have to pick one… Juliana Marguiles

Lead Actor Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Louie C.K. (Louie), Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Will win: Jim Parsons
Should win: Garrett Dillahaunt (Raising Hope) or Adam Scott (Parks and Rec), but they weren’t nominated, blergh!
~spoiler: Jon Cryer (don’t underestimate this guy and he has a funny tape)

Lead Actress Comedy:
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Julia Louis Dreyfuss (Veep), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)
Will win: Julia Louis Dreyfuss (and a very deserving winner at that)
Should win: Amy Poehler (it was her best season yet. She was hilarious and heartwarming but Dreyfuss may just slide by her in the tightest race of the night)
~spoiler: Zooey Deschanel

Supporting Actor Drama Series:
Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Jared Harris (Mad Men), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Will & Should win: Giancarlo Esposito
~spoiler: Peter Dinklage

Supporting Actress Drama:
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Archie Penjabi (The Good Wife), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)
Will win: Maggie Smith
Should win: Anna Gunn
~ spoiler: Christina Hendricks

Supporting Actor Comedy:
Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Ed O’Neil (Modern Family), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Will & Should win: Max Greenfield (and he will likely split the Modern Family vote)
~spoiler: Ed O’Neil (he seems like the Modern Family choice this year even though Jesse Tyler Ferguson had the strongest season)

Supporting Actress Comedy:
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Merritt Weaver (Nurse Jackie), Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
Will win: Sofia Vergara
Should win: Kristen Wiig
~spoiler: Kristen Wiig or Julie Bowen
* this one should be close with any of them having a shot at the win except for the delightful Weaver or the dearly departed Joosten whose nomination is the prize.

Reality Competition Series:
The Amazing Race, Dancing with the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef, The Voice
Will win: The Amazing Race
Should win: So You Think You Can Dance
~spoiler: Top Chef

Reality Competition Host:
Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Phil Koeghan (The Amazing Race), Ryan Seacrest (American Idol), Betty White (Off Your Rockers)
Will & Should win: Cat Deeley
~spoiler: Ryan Seacreset

Made for TV Movie/Miniseries:
American Horror Story, Game Change, The Hatfields & the McCoys, Hemingway & Gelhorn, Luther, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Will & Should win: Game Change
~ spoiler: American Horror Story

Lead Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys), Benedict Cumberpatch (Sherlock), Idris Elba (Luther), Woody Harrelson (Game Change), Clive Owen (Hemingway & Gelhorn), Bill Paxton (Hatfields & McCoys)
Will & Should win: Woody Harrelson
~ spoiler: Bill Paxton

Lead Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Connie Britton (American Horror Story), Ashley Judd (Missing), Nicole Kidman (Hemingway & Gelhorn), Julianne Moore (Game Change), Emma Thompson (The Song of Lunch)
Will & Should win: Julianne Moore
~ spoiler: Nicole Kidman

Supporting Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Tom Berenger (Hatfields & McCoys), Martin Freeman (Sherlock), Ed Harris (Game Change), Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), David Strathairn (Hemingway & Gelhorn)
Will win: Ed Harris
Should win: Denis O’Hare
~spoiler: Tom Berenger

Supporting Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Judy Davis (Page Eight), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), Sarah Paulson (Game Change), Mare Winningham (Hatfields & McCoys)
Will win: Jessica Lange (she pretty much has it in the bag)
Should win: Sarah Paulson

And there you have it… my big bold Emmy winner predictions… Do you agree? Am I crazy? Let me know and watch the big show on Sunday night.

Watch George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Bomer and More perform the Marriage Equality play “8” live tomorrow night

March 3, 2012

Tomorrow night YouTube may have its busiest day ever as the stars have aligned for a one time only incredible live performance of the play 8. This new play written by Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black (Milk) discusses the landmark Prop 8 trial regarding gay marriage in California. Emmy winner Rob Reiner (All in the Family) will be directing a who’s who of Hollywood’s best and hottest actors who are all donating their time to bring awareness to this very important cause. Among the big names performing in this wonderful staged reading are Oscar winner George Clooney, Oscar nominees Brad Pitt and John C. Reilly, Emmy winners Yeardley Smith, Christine Lahti and Jane Lynch, Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer, Tony nominee Rory O’Malley (The Book of Mormon), Emmy nominees Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Kevin Bacon, Martin Sheen and Matthew Morrison plus Jamie Lee Curtis, James Pickens Jr. and one of the hottest men on Earth, the newly out star of White Collar, Matt Bomer, . They all agree marriage equality is a must have right for everyone. For more on this incredible one time only performance, head to the American Federation for Equal Rights website here.

Here are the details for tomorrow night’s show live from Los Angeles and broadcast on youtube.

About “8”
Uncover the truth about marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. George Clooney, Martin Sheen and Jane Lynch join an all-star cast for a one-night-only benefit reading of “8,” the new play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) that chronicles the landmark federal trial of California’s Prop. 8 using the actual court transcripts and first-hand interviews.
Watch the L.A. Premiere LIVE
Saturday, March 3
Pre-Show: 7:30 p.m. PT
Curtain: 7:45 p.m. PT

And here’s Rob Reiner telling you all about the show. Enjoy it, tune in and help support Equal Rights and Marriage Equality. I sure will be!

Rob Reiner on 8

My SYTYCD Quick Wrap 7/13/11

July 14, 2011

Last night on the newly Emmy nominated So You Think You Can Dance with Emmy nominated host Cat Deeley, the top 12 dancers really had to step it up with two routines in the hopes of making the top ten and going on tour. Three couples look like strong bets to move forward, but three others will invariably have to dance for their lives. So just who’s in danger and who’s on the hot tamale tour train? Take a look at my rankings below.

SYTYCD Performance Rankings 7/13/11~
1. Marko & Melanie (Contemporary): ok, when aren’t these two at the top of the list? … Um, they’re not, because they’re always awesome, especially with this amazing number choreographed by Dee Caspary. It was simply brilliant and goose bump inducing.
2. Jordan & Tadd (Contemporary): in this fantastic piece by newly Emmy nominated Travis Wall, Jordan & Tadd gave their best performance to date. Jordan really showed her tremendous strength, technique and fire here while Tadd rose to her level oustide of his genre. Outstanding.
3. Marko & Melanie (Tango): here they are again with their sizzling and sexy tango choreographed by a moonlighting Dancing with the Stars expert Louis Van Amstel. It was intricate, difficult and executed wondrously. This couple is unstoppable just like Sonya said.
4. Clarice & Jess (Lyrical Hip Hop): with this number (and then later in the jive), I finally saw what viewers and the judges have seen in Clarice for weeks. She really sparked for me with true emotion and a great honest performance here. And Jess is continuing to surprise too as I believed him throughout this number and he’s growing less affected with each week. Well done.
5. Sasha & Alexander (Jazz): while these two have the chemistry of a potato and a soda, they sure can dance. This number was utterly delightful and showcased their tremendous ability.
6. Caitlyn & Mithcell (Jazz): Um, sexy as hell Ms. Caitlyn! … And Mitchell was pretty darn good too… Hello, we also saw another cool side of Travis’s choreography as well. Nice number.
7. Jess & Clarice (Jive): with arguably the most joyous number of the evening, the little duo that could delivered an immensely entertaining number despite a few little technical issues. Still it was really really good.
8. Sasha & Alexander (Paso Doble): I’m not sure that I agree with the judges about Alexander holding his own against Sasha in this one. I felt like she kinda slayed him here. It was a fierce and powerful number, but one that was a bit forgettable as the night wore on. And seriously, I feel like these two can’t stand each other. I bet they’ll be thrilled to get new partners if they make it through to next week.
~ and now for the not so good dances of the night…
9. Ryan & Ricky (Cha Cha): these poor kids can’t get a break as they’re bound to be in the bottom 3 again after this middling number. While Ricky kinda killed it, Ryan was awkward and uncomfortable and there’s no chemistry between these two either.
10. Jordan & Tadd (Broadway): Is it me or was this number just a bit slow and uninspired. While I love Spencer Liff and his choreography, this one fell below the mark and Jordan & Tadd didn’t seem engaged or committed.
11. Caitlyn & Mitchell (Hip Hop): apparently this number had something to do with freeing abducted Ugandan children, but all I got was that it was pretty bad. The emotion was lost and the two were not in sync or connected at all in the piece. It’s unfortunate because I love them.
12. Ryan & Ricky (Broadway): this dance could’ve been great in the hands of Jess & Clairce who would’ve nailed the style and nuances. Instead it was sloppy, boring, muted and a big miss. Sorry.

Bottom 3 Couples: Caitlyn & Mitchell, Jordan & Tadd, Ryan & Ricky
Going Home: Ryan & Ricky

So, it looks like Ryan and Ricky will be dancing for their lives for the final time on tonight’s results show. But will they prove me wrong and survive? And will Sasha & Alexander make a surprise appearance in the doomed dancer den? We shall see… Now, before I go, I have to applaud guest judge and another Emmy nominee this morning, Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), who was not only insightful but hilarious and an unabashed fan of the show. Great job (you too Sonya!)… And congrats to the whole show, Cat, and the Emmy nominated choreographers from last season (Travis, Mia Michaels, Stacy Tookey, Mandy Moore and NappyTabs)! Good luck to you all!

It Gets Better with the Stars of Modern Family

October 11, 2010

Today is National Coming Out Day and it’s a day to celebrate “difference” and be true to who you are. It’s also important to remember that life can be hard for LGBT youths, but things do get better. Don’t let bullying get you down. Celebrate and embrace yourself today and everyday! And here’s a special message on the topic from Emmy nominated out actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his Emmy winning costar Eric Stonestreet of Modern Family.

“Modern Family”‘s Jesse Tyler Ferguson Fights Back!

August 18, 2010

Check it out… Emmy nominated star of Modern Family Jesse Tyler Ferguson has some choice (and funny) words on the battle for equality in California. And for more info on the cause, head to

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Fights Back

Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson takes on Lady Gaga!

June 8, 2010

Check out former Broadway star (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and current Modern Family star the hilarious Jesse Tyler Ferguson covering Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” with Kenny Mellman. Loves it!