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The 2009 Primetime Emmys - Neil. Patrick. Harris.

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edited September 2009 in Debate and/or Discourse
The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards takes place tonight on CBS, at 8/7c.

I can't be the only one that cares about the Emmys, right? And I certainly can't be the only one that cares about them since Neil Patrick Harris is hosting.

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Tonight's Nominees:

Drama Series

* Big Love
* Breaking Bad
* Damages
* Dexter
* House
* Lost
* Mad Men

Comedy Series

* Entourage
* Family Guy
* Flight of the Conchords
* How I Met Your Mother
* The Office
* 30 Rock
* Weeds

Lead Actor, Comedy

* Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
* Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords
* Tony Shalhoub, Monk
* Steve Carell, The Office
* Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
* Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Lead Actor, Drama

* Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
* Michael C. Hall, Dexter
* Hugh Laurie, House
* Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
* Jon Hamm, Mad Men
* Simon Baker, The Mentalist

Lead Actress, Comedy

* Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
* Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
* Sarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman Program
* Tina Fey, 30 Rock
* Toni Collette, United States of Tara
* Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Lead Actress, Drama

* Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
* Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
* Glenn Close, Damages
* Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
* Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
* Holly Hunter, Saving Grace

Supporting Actor, Drama

* William Shatner, Boston Legal
* Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal
* Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
* William Hurt, Damages
* Michael Emerson, Lost
* John Slattery, Mad Men

Supporting Actress, Drama

* Rose Byrne, Damages
* Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
* Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy
* Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
* Hope Davis, In Treatment
* Cherry Jones, 24

Supporting Actor, Comedy

* Kevin Dillon, Entourage
* Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
* Rainn Wilson, The Office
* Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock
* Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock
* Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Supporting Actress, Comedy

* Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
* Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
* Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
* Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
* Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
* Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds

Actor, Miniseries or Movie

* Kevin Kline, Cyrano de Bergerac
* Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm
* Ian McKellen, King Lear
* Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
* Kiefer Sutherland, 24: Redemption
* Kenneth Branagh, Wallander: One Step Behind

Actress, Miniseries or Movie

* Chandra Wilson, Accidental Friendship
* Shirley MacLaine, Coco Chanel
* Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
* Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
* Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie

* Ken Howard, Grey Gardens
* Len Cariou, Into the Storm
* Bob Newhart, The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice
* Tom Courtenay, Little Dorrit
* Andy Serkis, Little Dorrit

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie

* Marcia Gay Harden, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
* Jeanne Tripplehorn, Grey Gardens
* Shohreh Aghdashloo, House of Saddam
* Janet McTeer, Into the Storm
* Cicely Tyson, Relative Stranger

Guest Actor, Comedy Series

* Beau Bridges, Desperate Housewives
* Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
* Steve Martin, 30 Rock
* Jon Hamm, 30 Rock
* Alan Alda, 30 Rock

Guest Actor, Drama Series

* Edward Asner, CSI: NY
* Ted Danson, Damages
* Jimmy Smits, Dexter
* Ernest Borgnine, ER
* Michael J. Fox, Rescue Me

Guest Actress, Comedy Series

* Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
* Gena Rowlands, Monk
* Betty White, My Name Is Earl
* Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
* Jennifer Aniston, 30 Rock
* Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

Guest Actress, Drama Series

* Sharon Lawrence, Grey's Anatomy
* Ellen Burstyn, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
* Brenda Blethyn, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
* Carol Burnett, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
* CCH Pounder, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Reality Program

* Antiques Roadshow
* Dirty Jobs
* Dog Whisperer
* Intervention
* Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
* MythBusters

Reality-Competition Program

* The Amazing Race
* American Idol
* Dancing With the Stars
* Project Runway
* Top Chef

Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

* Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
* Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
* Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
* Heidi Klum, Project Runway
* Jeff Probst, Survivor
* Padma Lakshmi & Tom Colicchio, Top Chef

Variety, Music or Comedy Series

* The Colbert Report
* The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
* Late Show With David Letterman
* Real Time With Bill Maher
* Saturday Night Live

Variety, Music or Comedy Special

* Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger
* Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut a Bitch
* Ricky Gervais: Out of England
* Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush

Voice-Over Performance

* Ron Rifkin, American Masters
* Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy
* Seth Green, Robot Chicken
* Hank Azaria, The Simpsons
* Harry Shearer, The Simpsons
* Dan Castellaneta, The Simpsons

Miniseries

* Generation Kill
* Little Dorrit

Made-for-TV Movie

* Coco Chanel
* Grey Gardens
* Into the Storm
* Prayers for Bobby
* Taking Chance

Animated Program (Less Than One Hour)

* American Dad
* Robot Chicken
* The Simpsons
* South Park

Animated Program (One Hour or More)

* Afro Samurai: Resurrection
* Destination Imagination

Writing for a Comedy Series

* Flight of the Conchords, "Prime Minister"
* 30 Rock, "Reunion"
* 30 Rock, "Apollo, Apollo"
* 30 Rock, "Mamma Mia"
* 30 Rock, "Kidney Now!"

Writing for a Drama Series

* Lost, "The Incident"
* Mad Men, "A Night to Remember"
* Mad Men, "The Jet Set"
* Mad Men, "Meditations in an Emergency"


The full list can be found here.

Thoughts? Is it a completely forgone conclusion that 30 Rock and Mad Men will clean up? Any nice surprises in there, people you're secretly rooting for?

I would say it's a crime if Michael Emerson doesn't win on his third nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Also, Mad Men has three(!) of the four nominations for Best Writing...which would make it that much sweeter if "The Incident" came out on top in an upset.

I haven't seen Flight of the Conchords, but I'd also find it amusing if its sole nomination outdid 30 Rock's four nominations.

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I'm pulling for Battlestar to pick up some more little angel girl things.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    The only major category it's nominated for is Directing, Drama.

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  • lazegamerlazegamer Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I was tempted to do my picks, then I started scrolling to the bottom of the page to begin typing them up ... and the list just keeps going and going. Halfway through I took a break to get some lunch.

    Maybe I'll come back and do the ten most interesting categories after I take a nap.

    :^: for NPH though

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  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    The only one I remotely care about considering how many good shows are nominated is Bryan Cranston winning best lead actor in a drama series. Its absolutely ridiculous how good he is in Breaking Bad.

  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Let me save you some time:

    *30 Rock wins everything in comedy again.
    *Mad Men wins Best Drama.
    *Judas Frielander bashes Jon Hamm upside the head with a pair of golden nunchucks and claims Mad Men's Emmy for 30 Rock.
    *The 30 Rock cast goes back to their studio and has their annual celebratory trophy fight.
    *Hamm takes it out on Alan Alda, as both are attending the trophy fight for the guest-appearance nominations and Alda took that award.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Wait, isn't Dr. Horrible nominated for something

    Also, if NPH doesn't sing at least one DHSAB song I will cut a bitch

    Also also, the Emmys haven't happened yet right? cause in Iraq they got something for 'Creative Arts Emmys' and I was wondering what the fuck that was

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    The Creative Arts Emmys are kind of like those special category Oscars; they give them out a week beforehand.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    The Creative Arts Emmys are kind of like those special category Oscars; they give them out a week beforehand.

    Ah, I see

    As to my first question, am I right in assuming Dr. Horrible's nominated for something or horribly horribly wrong?

    Because I thought I saw something on AOTS about the Emmys getting more "hip" and that was one of the examples

  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Rent wrote: »
    Wait, isn't Dr. Horrible nominated for something

    Also, if NPH doesn't sing at least one DHSAB song I will cut a bitch

    Also also, the Emmys haven't happened yet right? cause in Iraq they got something for 'Creative Arts Emmys' and I was wondering what the fuck that was

    I'd be satisfied if he went across the stage with two strippers a la Harold and Kumar

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Rent wrote: »
    The Creative Arts Emmys are kind of like those special category Oscars; they give them out a week beforehand.

    Ah, I see

    As to my first question, am I right in assuming Dr. Horrible's nominated for something or horribly horribly wrong?

    Because I thought I saw something on AOTS about the Emmys getting more "hip" and that was one of the examples

    Special Class, Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs

    * Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy
    * Bruce Springsteen Super Bowl Halftime Show
    * The Daily Show: The Daily Show Correspondents on Jon Stewart
    * Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
    * 30 Rock's Kenneth the Web Page

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Robman wrote: »
    Rent wrote: »
    Wait, isn't Dr. Horrible nominated for something

    Also, if NPH doesn't sing at least one DHSAB song I will cut a bitch

    Also also, the Emmys haven't happened yet right? cause in Iraq they got something for 'Creative Arts Emmys' and I was wondering what the fuck that was

    I'd be satisfied if he went across the stage with two strippers a la Harold and Kumar

    How about both, hmmmmmmmmmmmm

    How do you guys feel about Family Guy getting the Best Comedy nod?

    Personally this season wasn't all that great, and in any case Family Guy owes everything to the Simpsons anyways, so if you're gonna throw animation a bone you should've thrown it to the series that made it all happen

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Family Guy has always been a horrible show, so I'm happy with it being in the Best Comedy nominations; now it's in a place where it will never, ever win.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Family Guy has always been a horrible show, so I'm happy with it being in the Best Comedy nominations; now it's in a place where it will never, ever win.

    Okay, that's hyperbole

    I don't understand why they don't just list 30 Rock five times in every category it's nominated; is anyone actually in doubt it will win? And is it even that great, I mean really

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    30 Rock has been consistently pretty great for three seasons now (the first couple episodes of season one dragged a bit). I can see why it wins a lot.

    I don't think I could ever make that choice between 30 Rock and The Office, so I'm happy for either.

    And no, that wasn't anything close to hyperbole. Hyperbole would be to say that watching Family Guy gives you and all your loved ones cancer. I'm letting it off easy.

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  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Pretty sure there will be a Dr. Horrible number tonight. It'll be worth watching just for that.

  • RobmanRobman Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    The only nod they need would be Nathan Fillion walking onstage and snagging the mic from NPH, and saying "I'm really happy for you Niel, but the hammer is my penis."

  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Family Guy has always been a horrible show, so I'm happy with it being in the Best Comedy nominations; now it's in a place where it will never, ever win.


    I didn't know NPH voiced a character

    Ba-Zing!
    Spoiler:

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Emmy intel: Sunday's show will be 'Horrible'

    But in a good way! Sources confirm to me exclusively that host Neil Patrick Harris will headline a Dr. Horrible-themed production number about midway through Sunday’s ceremony. Score!

    If I didn’t know better, I’d say this year’s Emmys are going to be… I know it’s been done to death but I just can’t resist… this year’s Emmys are going to be… this is the last time I’ll ever do this… this year’s Emmys are going to be… legen — wait for it — dary!

    Source

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood Speak No Evil. Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I will puke up my guts if Family Guy wins anything meaningful.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic I've Done Worse Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Damn, this means I might actually watch....an awards show. Eww.

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Goddammit the Emmy's dropped the ball so hard on nominations.

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Elaborate?

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  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    NPH is pretty much the only reason I'd watch this - he is awesome

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  • Kipling217Kipling217 Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Kalkino wrote: »
    NPH is pretty much the only reason I'd watch this - he is awesome

    Yeah, he is on my list of guys I would go gay over.

    Other guys? Nathan Fillion.
    Spoiler:

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy Also known as Dohaeris Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2009
    Will there be a way to stream this live on the interwebs?

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  • KalkinoKalkino Buttons Londres Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Kipling217 wrote: »
    Kalkino wrote: »
    NPH is pretty much the only reason I'd watch this - he is awesome

    Yeah, he is on my list of guys I would go gay over.

    Other guys? Nathan Fillion.
    Spoiler:

    Its important to have a list. I've also added Jesus, should there be a second coming

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    Will there be a way to stream this live on the interwebs?

    Aside from the usual suspects (justin.tv), I can't seem to find any live streams.

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  • TonyTheLeperTonyTheLeper Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    The actual emmy's I couldn't care less about. NPH on the other hand, I will sit and waste my night and watch what he is going to do for this show. I have absolute 100% faith he will be hilarious when he is on stage. The actual awards I couldn't care less, they aren't going to convince me to start watching new shows or something. I have my regular list of tv I download and watch and i'm happy with that.

    So tonight is going to be a casual night of weed and NPH and we will see how it goes. .....I wouldn't mind seeing breaking bad pick up a few awards tho and HIMYM.

  • ilmmadilmmad Registered User
    edited September 2009
    Kipling217 wrote: »
    Kalkino wrote: »
    NPH is pretty much the only reason I'd watch this - he is awesome

    Yeah, he is on my list of guys I would go gay over.

    Other guys? Nathan Fillion.
    Spoiler:

    So I had no idea NPH is gay until yesterday.

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    ilmmad wrote: »
    So I had no idea NPH is gay until yesterday.

    Delightful.

    Seriously J not only are you a monumentally umpleasant person when you start uttering the nonsense that passes for philosophy in your mind (shame on whatever institution you graduated in, and shame on your tutors for creating such a monster), but your sense of humor, such as it is, is awful.
  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    NPH!

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  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    So we're getting genre-by-genre. Interesting.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Wow. The first one of a night is actually a surprise, and a pleasant one.

    I thought Jane Krakowski had that for sure.

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  • GoslingGosling Looking Up Soccer In Mongolia Right Now, Probably Watertown, WIRegistered User regular
    edited September 2009
    JON HAMM: "And the Emmy goes to..."
    ME: "Jane Krakowski."
    JON HAMM: "Kristin Chenowith."
    ME: "Wait, what the hell?"

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  • AthenorAthenor Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    I loved the little glasses gag, once I figured out what was going on. The first one was very WTF, but still.

    Then to see Vanessa Williams be a spoilsport and mouth "no" into the camera.. I was like "Fuck you, bitch, have some fun."

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Athenor wrote: »
    I loved the little glasses gag, once I figured out what was going on. The first one was very WTF, but still.

    Then to see Vanessa Williams be a spoilsport and mouth "no" into the camera.. I was like "Fuck you, bitch, have some fun."

    Have you never seen Ugly Betty? It fits well with her character.

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  • AthenorAthenor Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    Athenor wrote: »
    I loved the little glasses gag, once I figured out what was going on. The first one was very WTF, but still.

    Then to see Vanessa Williams be a spoilsport and mouth "no" into the camera.. I was like "Fuck you, bitch, have some fun."

    Have you never seen Ugly Betty? It fits well with her character.

    Can't say I can remember the last time I watched a primetime network TV show.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Don't fuck with a witch Time to go VROOM!Registered User regular
    edited September 2009
    You're missing a lot of good television then!

    You're also not even going to have a frame of reference for most of these shows that you're watching an award show for.

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