The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will take place live on Sunday at 8 p.m. on FOX. The event is hosted by Jane Lynch, so it should be pretty entertaining.
As I mentioned in today's column, here are my predictions for the major categories. I'm not even going pretend to be unbiased here — these are the people/shows I like the most!
I'll list all the nominees with my choice in bold italics .
Feel free to disagree (or agree, even!) in the comments below.
Outstanding Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Mad Men
Lead Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire; Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights; Michael C. Hall, Dexter; John Hamm, Mad Men; Hugh Laurie, House; Timothy Olyphant, Justified
Lead Actress, Drama: Kathy Bates, Harry's Law; Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights; Mireille Enos, The Killing; Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU; Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife; Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Supporting Actress, Drama: Kelly McDonald, Boardwalk Empire; Christina Hendricks, Mad Men ; Michelle Forbes, The Killing; Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife; Margo Martindale, Justified; Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Supporting Actor, Drama: John Slattery, Mad Men; Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age; Walton Goggins, Justified; Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones; Josh Charles, The Good Wife; Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Outstanding Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory, Glee, Modern Family, The Office, Parks & Recreation, 30 Rock
Lead Actress, Comedy: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Tina Fey, 30 Rock ; Laura Linney, The Big C; Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly; Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope; Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Lead Actor, Comedy: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock; Louis CK, Louie; Steve Carell, The Office; Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory; Matt LeBlanc, Episodes; Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Jane Lynch, Glee; Betty White, Hot in Cleveland; Julie Bowen, Modern Family; Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live; Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock; Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men; Chris Colfer, Glee ; Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family; Ed O'Neill, Modern Family; Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family; Ty Burrell, Modern Family
MINI-SERIES, MOVIE, REALITY TV ETC.
Outstanding Reality Competition Program: So You Think You Can Dance, The Amazing Race, Project Runway, American Idol , Dancing With the Stars, Top Chef
Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program: Jeff Probst, Survivor; Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance; Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race ; Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars; Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, Conan, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show
Outstanding Mini-series or Movie: Mildred Pierce, Downtown Abbey, The Kennedys, Cinema Verite, Too Big to Fail, The Pillars of the Earth
Lead Actress, Mini-series or Movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce; Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey; Diane Lane, Cinema Verite; Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story; Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs
Lead Actor, Mini-series or Movie: Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys; Barry Pepper, The Kennedys; Edgar Ramirez, Carlos; William Hurt, Too Big To Fail; Idris Elba, Luther ; Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Supporting Actor, Mini-series or Movie: Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce; Bryan F. O'Byrne, Mildred Pierce; Tom Wilkinson, The Kennedys; Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail; James Woods, Too Big to Fail
Supporting Actress, Mini-series or Movie: Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce; Melissa Leo, Mildred Pierce; Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce; Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey; Eileen Atkins, Upstairs Downstairs
Children's Program: A Child's Garden of Poetry, HBO; Degrassi, My Body Is a Cage, Part 2, TeenNick; iCarly, iGot a Hot Room, Nickelodeon ; Victorious, Freak The Freak Out, Nickelodeon; Wizards of Waverly Place, Wizards Vs. Angels, Disney Channel