Awards Analysis and Preview: Emmys 2012 and 2013

Last night Jimmy Kimmel hosted the annual Emmy ceremony. The Primetime Emmy Awards honor the best television shows out there. So let’s have a look at all the winners and nominees, talk a bit about what’s to come.

Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – MY PICK
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Girls (HBO)
Modern Family (ABC) – WINNER
30 Rock
Veep

Comedy Actor
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Larry David as Himself, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Don Cheadle as Mary Kaan, House of Lies
Louis C.K. as Louie, Louie – MY PICK
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, 30 Rock
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, Two and a Half Men – WINNER

Comedy Actress
Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, Girls
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn, Mike and Molly
Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day, New Girl – MY PICK
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep – WINNER

Supporting Comedy Actor
Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Prtichett, Modern Family
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker, Modern Family – WINNER/ MY PICK
Max Greenfield as Schmidt, New Girl
Bill Hader as various characters, Saturday Night Live

Supporting Comedy Actress
Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy, Modern Family – WINNER
Sofia Vergara as Gloria-Delgado Pritchett, Modern Family
Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig as various characters, Saturday Night Live – MY PICK

Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC) – MY PICK
Downtown Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime) – WINNER
Mad Men (AMC)

Drama Actress
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes, Damages
Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley, Downtown Abbey
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife
Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn, Harry’s Law
Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, Homeland – WINNER/MY PICK
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson, Mad Men

Drama Actor
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Breaking Bad – MY PICK
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, Dexter
Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham, Downtown Abbey
Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody, Homeland – WINNER
Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad Men

Supporting Drama Actress
Anna Gunn as Skyler White, Breaking Bad – MY PICK
Maggie Smith as Violet, Downtown Abbey – WINNER
Joanne Froggatt as Anna, Downtown Abbey
Archie Panajabi as Kalinda Sharma, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks as Joan Hollowya, Mad Men

Supporting Drama Actor
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad – WINNER
Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo Fring, Breaking Bad – MY PICK
Brendan Coyle as John Bates, Downtown Abbey
Jim Carter as Mr. Carson, Downtown Abbey
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris as Lane Pryce, Mad Men

MiniSeries or TV Movie
American Horror Story (FX)
Game Change (HBO) – WINNER/ MY PICK
Hatfields & McCoys (History)
Hemingway & Gelhorn (HBO)
Luther (BBC America)
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia (PBS)

Lead Actress in a MiniSeries or TV Movie
Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, Game Change – WINNER/ MY PICK
Nicole Kidman as Martha Gelhorn, Hemingway & Gelhorn
Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone, Missing
Emma Thompson as She, The Song of Lunch

Lead Actor in a MiniSeries or TV Movie
Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt, Game Change – MY PICK
Kevin Costner as Devil Anse Hatfield, Hatfields & McCoys – WINNER
Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway & Gelhorn
Idris Elba as John Luther, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Supporting Actress in a MiniSeries or TV Movie
Frances Conroy as Moira, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon, American Horror Story – WINNER/MY PICK
Sarah Paulson as Nicole Wallace, Game Change
Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis as Jill Tankard, Page Eight

Supporting Actor in a MiniSeries or TV Movie
Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey, American Horror Story
Ed Harris as John McCain, Game Change
Tom Berenger as Jim Vance, Hatfields & McCoys – WINNER/MY PICK
David Straithairn as John Dos Passos, Hemingway & Gelhorn
Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Variety Series
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) – WINNER/MY PICK
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (ABC)
Mythbusters (Discovery) – MY PICK
Shark Tank (ABC)
Undercover Boss (CBS) – WINNER
Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC)

For More EMMYS 2012 Nominees/Winners Visit: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/emmys/la-et-st-emmy-nominations-2012-list-20120718,0,521498.htmlstory

Various television journalists predicted a sweep from Breaking Bad myself included, but it was really Showtime’s new hit show Homeland that took home a wave of awards. Showtimes first win in the category of Drama Series.

As far as next year is concerned a lot of the nominated shows are coming to sad ends, including Breaking Bad and Mad Men has rumored to end soon along with 30 Rock.

We have a solid group of new shows coming out this Fall, usually half will get cancelled, but hopefully we will see something remarkable. If not it be nice to see Game of Thrones or comedies like Community get more well-deserved attention in 2013.

Sadly, I believe 2013 Emmy’s will look relatively the same, we will see if Homeland can continue to hold its own. Along with the rest of the regularly nominated series. Stay tuned to The Media 10 for Emmy predictions soon…

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