With the Emmy nominations only about a month away, I decided to make a little wish list for my current favorite shows. I put wishlist in bold because this is exactly what it is, I don't expect all of these things to happen, but I can promise you I will bitch when they don't.
I'm also only going to use the shows I watch religiously. Creating a full on prediction list would be pretty hard considering I don't watch every show out there. So I will post each show, and what Emmys I think they deserve. I'll be leaving out most technical Emmys besides Make Up since it applies to a few of the shows I watch.
Best Drama Series. Sure Mad Men has won the past four years in a row, but I think now is the time for Breaking bad to shine. Season 4 was a roller coaster ride to put it lightly.
Best Actor in a Drama Series: The only reason Kyle Chandler won last year was because Bryan Cranston wasn't eligible. I'm ready to jump back on the Cranston bandwagon. He blows me away in every episode. How the Golden Globes and the SAGs have failed to award his greatness is beyond me. They must not watch.
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Aaron Paul once again gives a brilliant performance as the conflicted Jesse. Jesse and Walt spent a good amount of the season apart, when they were together they were electric, and I've never wanted two characters to just hug it out so badly.
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Giancarlo Esposito is one of the best villains I've seen on TV for years, and there's no doubt he will go down in history as being one of the most memorable. As Gus, he was cool, calm, collected, and a seemingly outstanding citizen. But underneath, he was a cold blooded killer.
Best Make Up: Anyone who's seen season four knows what episode I'm referring too. No spoilers here.
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nelsan Ellis. Lafayette has always been one of my favorite characters, but this season he had a lot on his place. Not only did Ellis have to play Lafayette, he had to play Lafayette possessed by Mavis and Lafayette possessed by Marnie. He shows so much range this season and still had some of the best lines on the show. He really deserves a nomination.
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Anna Paquin continues to impress as Sookie. I think her work is wonderful, especially since Sookie spends most of her time on an emotional roller coaster.
Best Drama Series: I know most people probably view this as just a guilty pleasure show, and believe me it is. But I honestly think it has one of the best casts out there. Sure, they tend to add a few too many characters to the mix, but the core cast is wonderful and I always enjoy the show. I can't say that I've watched an episode of True Blood that didn't have any progression in the story.
Best make up. I don't know if Eric pulling out some guys heart would count as make up for visual effects, but it was awesome.
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones can be really confusing. There's a ton of characters and at times it's really hard to follow if you haven't read the books, but once you catch on it's worth every bit. I was one of those people who thought it was slow and hard to follow, my views have changed.
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage. He deserved his Emmy last year, even though I said at the time it was because Aaron Paul wasn't eligible. Still, Dinklage is fantastic and is probably the only likable Lannister on the entire show.
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jack Gleeson. Hear me out, when has a TV villain been so universally hated since King Joffrey? Gleeson is obviously doing his job well if more people loathe him every week. Some villains you can relate too, and actually root for. Not Joffrey. I wonder if people secretly consider punching Gleeson in the face when they see him out and about.
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Maisie Williams. I know, another young nominee, but as Arya Stark, she's one of the best characters on the show. Her scenes are never boring.
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Lena Headey. For the Blackwater episode alone. What a crazy bitch.
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Pitt. Pitt is insanely underrated. What they did to his character at the end of the season was beyond stupid in my opinion. I'd be less pissed off if he got nominated for it.
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Kelly MacDonald. Not much to stay her, she's just great.
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Steve Buscemi continues to prove all those people who didn't think he could be the star wrong.
The Big Bang Theory
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Jim Parsons is the sun on the BBT universe. While some episodes suffer from being too "Shelton-centric", he's still the most talented actor on the show by a long shot. No offence to Johnny Galecki, they just don't give Leonard anything to do.
Best Comedy Series: I know there's a lot of haters out there, I'm note sure why. I've always loved the show, even if some episodes seem far too short. I just hope they drop the stupid "Raj can't talk in front of women unless he's drunk" schtick.
The Walking Dead