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2006 Emmy Predictions

by Rachel Cericola, TV Fodder Editor

As the stars put their finishing touches on their Emmy outfits, predictions have begun to pop up. I've actually won the office Oscar pool siding with the folks at Entertainment Weekly, but this time I am going out on a limb and using my brain. This strategy may blow up in my face, but let's get on with the guesses…

Lead Actor, Comedy
carell-office The Nominees Are...
  • Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
  • Kevin James, "The King of Queens"
  • Steve Carell, "The Office"
  • Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men"
  • Tony Shalhoub, "Monk"

And the Winner Should Be...

With six movies coming to a theater near you, one would think Steve Carell is getting a bit overexposed. I see quite the opposite. An interesting actor gets interesting roles (although I am a bit nervous to see how "Get Smart" will turn out). Michael Scott is one of those roles -- and Carell plays it perfectly.



Lead Actress, Comedy
dmessing The Nominees Are...
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
  • Stockard Channing, "Out of Practice"
  • Debra Messing, "Will & Grace"
  • Lisa Kudrow, "The Comeback"
  • Jane Kaczmarek, "Malcolm in the Middle"

And the Winner Should Be...

Considering that she is the only one whose series wasn't cancelled this year, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss should be the one that takes home the prize. However, sentiment will rule over all and you can expect Debra Messing to reminisce at the podium on Sunday night.



Supporting Actor, Comedy
piven-entourage The Nominees Are...
  • Sean Hayes, "Will & Grace"
  • Will Arnett, "Arrested Development"
  • Jeremy Piven, "Entourage"
  • Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"
  • Bryan Cranston, "Malcolm in the Middle"

And the Winner Should Be...

Despite my undying love for all things "Arrested Development," I have to hug it out for Jeremy Piven. He is one of the actors carrying the hit HBO show, which was further evidenced by the "Vegas Baby, Vegas" episode. After all, who would take their manager along on a buddy weekend? These guys, because Piven delivers the goods, as well as quote-worthy lines, in every episode.



Supporting Actress, Comedy
pressly-earl The Nominees Are...
  • Megan Mullally, "Will & Grace"
  • Jaime Pressly, "My Name is Earl"
  • Cheryl Hines, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
  • Elizabeth Perkins, "Weeds"
  • Alfre Woodard, "Desperate Housewives"

And the Winner Should Be...

I am not entirely sure if Jaime Pressly is just showing us part of her own persona or if she's actually one of the best actresses on TV. Either way, she was born to play this role -- and deserves the prize to go with it.



Comedy Series
the-office The Nominees Are...
  • "Two and a Half Men"
  • "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
  • "Scrubs"
  • "The Office"
  • "Arrested Development"

And the Winner Should Be...

As much as I would love to see "Arrested Development" take the category and give the finger to Fox, "The Office" has actually done something I never thought I'd see again in my lifetime: Made NBC's Thursday a "must see" again.



Lead Actor, Drama
sutherland-24 The Nominees Are...
  • Denis Leary, "Rescue Me"
  • Kiefer Sutherland, "24"
  • Martin Sheen, "The West Wing"
  • Peter Krause, "Six Feet Under"
  • Christopher Meloni, "Law & Order: SVU"

And the Winner Should Be...

Two of these characters will never grace our small screens again (except maybe in syndication), making it a tough category to predict. However, expect Kiefer Sutherland's buzz-worthy Jack Bauer to win it.



Lead Actress, Drama
ksedgwick The Nominees Are...
  • Allison Janney, "The West Wing"
  • Geena Davis, "Commander in Chief"
  • Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
  • Frances Conroy, "Six Feet Under"
  • Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

And the Winner Should Be...

Allison Janney has always been an Emmy favorite, but Mrs. Kevin Bacon is acting up a storm on TV, keeping up with her indie career, and making TNT seem like a hip place to spend your weeknights.



Supporting Actor, Drama
platt-huff The Nominees Are...
  • Gregory Itzin, "24"
  • Michael Imperioli, "The Sopranos"
  • William Shatner, "Boston Legal"
  • Oliver Platt, "Huff"
  • Alan Alda, "The West Wing"

And the Winner Should Be...

The fact that Captain Kirk won this thing last year tells me that I really know nothing about this category. However, I am rooting for Oliver Platt -- but only because he might be the only chance to honor the clever and now-cancelled "Huff."



Supporting Actress, Drama
smart-24 The Nominees Are...
  • Candice Bergen, "Boston Legal"
  • Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Jean Smart, "24"
  • Blythe Danner, "Huff"
  • Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy"

And the Winner Should Be...

There's definitely a lot of stiff competition here, but former "Designing Women" regular Jean Smart fits the first lady role to a tee.



Drama Series
24-emmy The Nominees Are...
  • "24"
  • "Grey's Anatomy"
  • "House"
  • "The Sopranos"
  • "The West Wing"

And the Winner Should Be...

I am still wondering why last year's winner -- "Lost" -- got snubbed (and not just in this category). That said, I just can't get on the "Grey's Anatomy" bandwagon. And while "The West Wing" pulled out the stops and the tears for its big finale, "24" will still be the one to take it.

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. (EST) on NBC.


Posted by Rachel Cericola on August 27, 2006 10:06 AM
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I would like to give my predictions

Drama Series

"24"
"Grey’s Anatomy"
"House"
"The Sopranos"
"The West Wing"

1 show deserves this award and hopefully they will walk away with it and that is House but they wont it will be Greys anatomy or the west wing for sentiment reasons

Comedy Series

Two and a Half Men"
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
"Scrubs"
"The Office"
"Arrested Development"

well snub of this night was Will and Grace but hopefully they will win Lead actress,Supporting Actor, and supporting actress but if i have to predict THE OFFICE will take the trophy.

Lead Actor-Comedy

Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Kevin James, "The King of Queens"
Steve Carell, "The Office"
Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men"
Tony Shalhoub, "Monk"

I for oen and sick and tired of the old weirdos getting nominated just for being weird. I would have to say i do like 3 out of the possible 5 and i think Charlie Sheen will win but i honestly think Kevin James deserves to win. He is a consumate comedian

Lead Actress-Comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
Stockard Channing, "Out of Practice"
Debra Messing, "Will & Grace"
Lisa Kudrow, "The Comeback"
Jane Kaczmarek, "Malcolm in the Middle"

I love all these Ladies, but i think 2 of them deserve the award but 1 of the 2 will get it and they are Stockard Channing or Debra Messing. Its a toss up will they go with the seasoned pro or with the actress with her show that is cancelled after years of a HIT run. If i was a betting man id probably go with Messing.

Lead Actor-Drama

Denis Leary, "Rescue Me"
Kiefer Sutherland, "24"
Martin Sheen, "The West Wing"
Peter Krause, "Six Feet Under"
Christopher Meloni, "Law & Order: SVU"

This is a case of we know whos gonna win but we wish he wouldnt. I really honestly love Chris Melonis work on SVU and think he deserves it but voters are gonna vote on Sutherland.

Lead Actress-Drama

Allison Janney, "The West Wing"
Geena Davis, "Commander in Chief"
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
Frances Conroy, "Six Feet Under"
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

I love 4 out of the 5
and the one i dont love will probably win. I honestly think 2 of the woman desrve this award, I for sentiment and the other for PURE UNDENYING TALENT. Mariska Hargitay deserves this award 100% for how she carries SVU 100%. She is the person who really deserves this but also Sedgwick deserves it too for what she does for TNT. But if i was a betting man id probably go on **CRYING** cause i dont want it to happen but it will Geena Davis, commander in chief

Supporting Actor-Comedy

Sean Hayes, "Will & Grace"
Will Arnett, "Arrested Development"
Jeremy Piven, "Entourage"
Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"
Bryan Cranston, "Malcolm in the Middle"

This could turn out good for two FABULOUS AND WONDERFUL actors. 1 is someone with a new show Jeremy Piven, a great actor with a lot of pure talent.Or Sean Hayes, who along with Megan Mullaly carried will and grace in which they should have called it Jack and Karen but regardless even with sentiment it will probably be Jeremy Piven. If sentiment is delivered on this nite Hayes will walk away with the trophy.

Supporting Actress-Comedy

Megan Mullally, "Will & Grace"
Jaime Pressly, "My Name is Earl"
Cheryl Hines, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Elizabeth Perkins, "Weeds"
Alfre Woodard, "Desperate Housewives"

Once again there is 1 person i dont want to win it and they are going to and there is 1 person who deserves it. deserving it is 100% one actress that is Megan Mullaly but like every other year she will not win. But if the gods are alined she will win IM PRAYING. but i have a feeling Horrible actress Jaime Presley is going to walk away with the trophy

Supporting Actor-Drama

Gregory Itzin, "24"
Michael Imperioli, "The Sopranos"
William Shatner, "Boston Legal"
Oliver Platt, "Huff"
Alan Alda, "The West Wing"

1 name WILLIAM SHATNER. Deserves it and is probably going to get it

Supporting Actress-Drama

Candice Bergen, "Boston Legal"
Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy"
Jean Smart, "24"
Blythe Danner, "Huff"
Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy"
And the Winner Should Be...
SANDRA OH and SHe probably will be
Sandra is amazing on this show and i am hoping she takes this trophy along side her golden globe.

Those are my wonderful predictions and i hope they come true

-- Posted by: sean at August 26, 2006 10:36 PM

Sean, your predictions are terrible. And the majority of them will definitely not happen.

I do agree House SHOULD win. But it's either going to be Grey's Anatomy or 24.

Geena is not going to win. No one cares. Ditto to Allison, the awards-hog. Yes, you are right, it should be either of the two female cops, Mariska and/or Kyra. Mariska should win and is overdue, Kyra probably will win (and should too, for that matter, but Frances really deserves to go out with a bang.

Kiefer or Denis are going to win this, hands down. Martin may take a sentimental slice of the cake, but all in all, this seems to be Kiefer's year.

Jean is snatching this baby up deservedly. Sandra will get it next year. Jean is perhaps the most talked-about and buzzed-about nominee of the year. She's amazing as well.

Gregory is taking this. Screw William, the Shat will not be hitting the fan this year. That arrogant Emmy-seeker will not trump the likes of Gregory. He doesn't deserve it, at least.

Arrested Development deserves it again, but so does The Office and Scrubs--I'm going with Arrested Development though, for sentimental reasons.

Stockard and Debra? You mean the two that don't even belong amongst their fellow nominees? Yeah, they wouldn't have been nominated without the rule change. Julia and Lisa are both great, and the latter is likely to walk away with it, but Jane has waited long enough and is overdue. Plus, she submitted a fantastic eppy. This is her due.

No questions about this, my friend: Steve is the winner. Charlie and, especially, Kevin have no chance in hell. Steve is clearly the favorite in the most painfully-obvious category.

Enough with the Will & Grace overlove. Megan should not be winning this and quite likely won't--someone NEW will be taking this, probably, either Elizabeth or, more likely, Jaime. She is magnificent and well-liked.

Seriously, Will & Grace was a great sitcom that faded ever since that jackass Leo was introduced into the picture. It ended on a whimper and that's why it deservedly was snubbed in so many other places. "The Finale" was terrible...and Sean Hayes will not be beating Jeremy or Bryan.

There, enough said. Now let's see how wrong we all are when all the out-of-left-field nominees come up to the stage to claim their prize.

-- Posted by: Anonymous at August 27, 2006 8:13 AM

I'm only goin to give my predictions for the Drama/Comedy Series. I don't care anythihng about supporting roles.

Drama Series:
Either House or Grey's Anatomy

Comedy Series:
The Office

Lead Actor - Comedy:
Steve Carrell

Lead Actress - Comedy:
Debra Messing or Lisa Kudrow

Lead Actor - Drama
Christiopher Meloni or Kiefer Sutherland. I'm tired of Kiefer. Christopher Meloni's work (in theater on tv etc) is speechless. He deserves to win. I'm pulling for him.

Lead Actress - Drama
Mariska Hargitay or Geena Davis or Allison Janney. I'm secretly hoping it is Mariska Hargitay. She's overdue. This past season on SVU was amazing. She was the glue to that show this season, which proves true the last ew episodes of the season. I was never a big SVU fan until this season. I'm coming back for more all b/c of her performance and because of Christopher Meloni. I'll be tuning in for season 8 on Sept 19th at 10/9 central on NBC.

Other categories I don't care about!

-- Posted by: Kelsey at August 27, 2006 12:42 PM

My Predictions go a little something like this:

Comedy Series:
Yes "The Office" is a great comedy, but has anybody watched "two and a half Men" at all? It's Hysterical. I do believe Office will win but it shoudld go to "Men"

Actor comedy:
Steve Carell does deserve it, but lets not leave out Charlie or Kevin.The Emmys tend to surprise us as we've seen over the past years. Steve takes it

Actress Comedy:
I for one thought "The Comeback" deserved to be cancelled and was shocked when Lisa Kudrow was nominated. Its a toss up category this year with no housewives to run it. I say Julia Louis Dreyfuss takes it home and breaks the Seinfeld curse.

Drama Series:
Nothing to be said here. 24 takes it.

Actor Drama:
Definetly between Kiefer and Denis. Both give amazing perfomrances, but Kiefer edeges the competition out.

Actress Drama:
Its down to either Mariska or Kyra. Honestly, this one should go to Mariska, but Kyra is gonna be the favorite going into it.

Reality Competition:
High time Survivor took home this award. We desfinetly will not see Amazing Race win again. I would love to see dancing with the stars win, which it could,but i am rooting for survivor.

Supporting Actor Comedy:
I absolutely 100% think Jon Cryer deserves this one. Hes hilarious in his role and does not get enough praise. But Sean Hayes will take the statue home.

Supporting Actor Drama:
Gregory Itzin is phenomenal in 24 and deserves this rightfully so. I think he'll be taking some hardware home.

Supporting Actress Comedy:
If Jamie Pressely gets this one, i will turn the awards off right then and there. She does not deserve to even be invited to the show. Megan will do just like Sean and take home another emmy for Will and Grace

Supporting Actress Drama:
Jean Smart deserves this but everyone knows they'll give it to that mousy sandra oh. Is anyone else sick of her yet? Jean should get it.

Individual Perfromance:
Here is a tricky one. Shoudl go to 3 people, Colbet, Letterman, or Jackman. After Jackman's win last year in this category, he should get another. Hes the perfect host of the Tony's but a sentimental favorite is Letterman. Watch out for Colbert. Jackman gets it.

-- Posted by: Anonymous at August 27, 2006 4:10 PM

Im looking at all these pics and they were ALL horrible. Someone calling Janney "the awards hog," as though she was the won who CHOSE to award herself.. the emmy voters gave them to her. Come on, if you wanna make predicts base them on objective analysis; the above predictions are probably the worst I've ever seen and I will not be going back to this site.

-- Posted by: matt at March 25, 2009 11:38 AM

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