Emmy Recap 2011

So that wasn’t that bad, was it? Other than a really weak opening number, especially compared with last year’s “Born to Run” tribute, this was a pretty decent awards show. Much better than this year’s Oscars. It helped that host Jane Lynch was game for just about anything, including several gay jokes that were actually—gasp—funny. There were a few surprises, both pleasant (Friday Night Lights netting two statues) and not (Jim Parsons again? And a stable Charlie Sheen? Lame!). Here’s a quick recap. Of the 24 categories I predicted, I’ll give myself one point for a correct guess and a half-point for ones I guessed as “could win.”

√ BEST DRAMA SERIES – Mad Men (1)
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Kyle Chandler (0)
√ BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES – Julianna Marguiles (1)
√ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Peter Dinklage (½)
√ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Margo Martindale (1)
BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Paul McCrane (0)
BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES – Loretta DeVine (0)
BEST WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES – Jason Katims (0)
√ BEST COMEDY SERIES – Modern Family (1)
√ BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Jim Parsons (½)
√ BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Melissa McCarthy (½)
√ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Ty Burrell (½)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Julie Bowen (0)
√ BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Justin Timberlake (1)
√ BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Gwyneth Paltrow (1)
√ BEST WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES – Steven Levitan and Jeffrey Richman (1)
√ BEST VARIETY/MUSIC/COMEDY SERIES – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1)
√ BEST WRITING FOR A VARIETY/MUSIC/COMEDY SERIES – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1)
√ BEST VARIETY/MUSIC/COMEDY SPECIAL – The Kennedy Center Honors (1)
√ BEST WRITING FOR A VARIETY/MUSIC/COMEDY SPECIAL – 64th Annual Tony Awards (1)
BEST ANIMATED PROGRAM – Futurama (0)
BEST REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM – The Amazing Race (0)
√ BEST REALITY PROGRAM – Deadliest Catch (1)
√ BEST HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM – Jeff Probst (1)

Generous Total: 15 pts
Actual Total: 8 pts

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