Joel McHale (Community) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) will be announcing the names of this year’s Emmy nominations Thursday live at 8:40 a.m. ET. Here’s who we think will get the 2010 nods.
Breaking Bad: As Walt became fully ensconced in an immoral underworld, a newly sober Jesse’s partnership had deadly consequences.
Damages: A Bernie Madoff-inspired story line introduces us to a parade of ethically dubious family members, whose methods implicate Patty Hewes and Co.
Dexter: A tense tete-a-tete with serial killer Trinity ended in the shocking death of Dexter’s wife Rita.
The Good Wife: The dumb-struck wife of a politician embroiled in a sex scandal got out of bed and went to work. The result is a great legal procedural… with an intriguing love triangle.
House: Dr. House’s stint in rehab didn’t stick, but perhaps the love of a good woman will.
Mad Men: Don Draper’s fake identity was revealed, leading to new professional challenges and a quickie divorce.
Dark Horse: Lost: The academy changed its rules so that the two-and-a-half-hour finale was eligible for consideration. Will the voters be less conflicted than the audience?
Best Supporting Actress
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife: Diane Lockhart is a post-feminist attorney who exchanges male posturing to show a woman with foibles and romantic tangles and the lessons of her mistakes.
Rose Byrne, Damages: Ellen left Patty’s tutelage to work at the DA’s office, but then you never really leave Patty, right? Her double-crosses were fun to watch.
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men: When Peggy got promoted and moved into the city, Moss presented a more confident young woman, who moved effortlessly from boardroom to bedroom.
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy: Cristina spent the season torn between a fulfilling relationship with Owen and a fulfilling career as a surgeon. That she never really chose is what made it exciting to watch.
Chloe Sevigny, Big Love: After regaining the trust of her sister-wives, Nicki went undercover in Bill’s opponent’s office. The season ended with her tearful admission of her infertility.
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy: Her jittery performance in the gunman-in-the-hospital finale merits her a spot here.
Dark Horse: Lisa Edelstein, House: Without Cuddy, we’d probably cheer on House’s downward spiral. Her admonishing, though patient, support blossomed this season.
Simon Baker, The Mentalist: Baker’s solid season ended with a flirtation with fellow psychic Kristina Frye and an ominous run-in with Jane’s big white whale, the Red John killer.
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad: The two-time defending champion erased any sense of sympathy for meth-maker Walt, as he betrayed both his wife and his partner.
Michael C. Hall, Dexter: Finding a murderous twin in Trinity, Dexter located a new emotion: admiration, which quickly bled into rage and sorrow when his idol turned into his tormentor.
Jon Hamm, Mad Men: In a season of reckoning, Don Draper revealed his painful secret, split from his wife, lost a mentor and his job. Hamm handled it all coolly.
Hugh Laurie, House: In a season bookended by exemplary episodes, Dr. House descended into addiction again, only emerging with the love of a good woman.
Kiefer Sutherland, 24: Jack Bauer’s long nightmarish day ends as it began, with the lone wolf on a mission to prove he knows what others don’t.
Dark Horse: Timothy Olyphant, Justified: Author Elmore Leonard approves of Olyphant’s quiet characterization of his U.S. marshal — who are we to argue?
Dziennikarze TVGuide opublikowali swoje prognozy związane z nominacjami do nagród Emmy, które zostaną ogłoszone już jutro. Oczywiście w ich zestawieniu nie mogło zabraknąć House’a. Dziennikarze przewidują, że nominowani zostaną:
Lisa Edelstein została określona mianem czarnego konia swojej kategorii. Oprócz niej „nominowane” są także Christine Baranski, Elisabeth Moss, Sandra Oh, Chloe Sevigny, Chandra Wilson.
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