Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Dream Ballot for the 2013 Emmys

There is no perfect awards show. Every year it seems the Emmy drive me nuts more than anyone else thanks to their insane voting techniques, networks bias, miniseries mislabeling and their belief that CBS comedies are funny. Anywho, the Emmy nominations are about to come out and just like every year I assume their picks will annoy me to no end.

So for no reason whatsoever, here is my dream Emmy Ballot for this year. Keep in mind that I am still very behind on Rectify, The Good Wife and Parenthood. I would include some acting picks for Broadchurch but that doesn't premiere in the US for another two months. I would include a miniseries category but I haven't seen that many so it would just be filled to the brim with Top of the Lake and Behind the Candelabra nominations.

Leading Male in a Drama
Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad
Hugh Dancy in Hannibal
Jon Hamm in Mad Men
Timothy Olyphant in Justified
Matthew Rhys in The Americans
Ben Whishaw in The Hour

Leading Actress in a Drama
Claire Danes in Homeland
Romola Garai in The Hour
Tatiana Masiany in Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss in Mad Men
Keri Russell in The Americans
Robin Wright in House of Cards

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Jonathan Banks in Breaking Bad
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones
Noah Emmerich in The Americans
Mads Mikkelsen in Hannibal
John Noble in Fringe

Supporting Actress in a Drama
Anna Gunn in Breaking Bad
Christina Hendricks in Mad Men
Lucia Micarelli in Treme
Margo Martindale in The Americans
Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey
Maisie Williams in Game of Thrones

Leading Actor in a Comedy
Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock
Jason Bateman in Arrested Development
Louis C.K. in Louie
Nathan Fielder in Nathan For You
Chris O’Dowd in Family Tree
Matt Smith in Doctor Who

Leading Actress in a Comedy
Lena Dunham in Girls
Tina Fey in 30 Rock
Sutton Foster in Bunheads
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep
Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation
June Diane Raphael in Burning Love

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Will Arnett in Arrested Development
Charlie Day in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Adam Driver in Girls
Jason Gann in Wilfred
Nick Offerman in Parks and Recreation
Timothy Simons in Veep

Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Jenna Coleman in Doctor Who
Elisha Cuthbert in Happy Endings
Jessica Hynes in Twenty Twelve
Karen Gillan in Doctor Who
Alia Shawkat in Arrested Development
Julia Goldani Telles in Bunheads

Best Drama
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
The Hour
Mad Men
Spartacus: War of the Damned

Best Comedy
30 Rock
Arrested Development
Bob’s Burgers
Parks and Recreation

Are there major shows that I'm missing? Anything I still need to check out?