2007 Emmy awards – my betting picks

I have checked my local bookies do not take bets on Emmys.

Tsss shame on them!

But I will pick my favorites regardless and we can compare on Monday how many of my hunches were spot on and how many were just bad indigestion.

Outstanding comedy series:


The Office

30 Rock

2 and a Half men

Ugly Betty

I loved the British version of The Office (Ricky Gervais is in a league of his own, you cannot top a Brit). And even though I’d like for Ugly Betty to win, I don’t think this will be the category – it was funny but not THAT funny. My money would be on 2 and a Half Men. Don’t look at me I don’t understand it either!

Outstanding drama series:

Grey’s anatomy



Boston Legal


This has got to be the trickiest of categories, although I do feel Heroes will win flat-out. I mean everybody loves Heroes. Grey’s was meh this year. People are still talking about the ending of Sopranos or should I say the lack of an ending. House was second only to American idol, which is a mean feat and as far as Boston Legal goes well they have Captain Kirk hello! As I said tricky. But my money is on Heroes.

Outstanding actor in a comedy series:

Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock

Ricky Gervais in Extras

Steve Carrell in The Office

Tony Shalhoub in Monk

Charlie Sheen in 2 and a Half men

I’m going with Ricky Gervais, I mean if we are speaking of quality comedy you can’t top him.

Outstanding actress in a comedy series

America Ferrera in Ugly Betty

Tina Frey in 30 Rock

Felicity Huffman in Desperate Housewives

Julia Louis Dreyfus in The New Adventures of Old Christine

Mary Louis Parker in Weeds

Each of these actresses and each of these series appeals to a different type of audience. However I have a hunch it might be Ugly Betty, sorry America Ferrera.

Outstanding actor in a drama series

James Gandolfini in Sopranos

Kiefer Sutherland in 24

Hugh Laurie in House

Denis Leary in Rescue Me

James Spader in Boston Legal

My money in on Hugh Laurie. I’m well aware I am biased, however this has got to be the toughest category. 24 lost its appeal, Rescue Me is brilliant, but somehow I think they will give it Gandolfini, Sopranos is an institution in its own. But as I said I’m biased so Hugh Laurie it is.

Outstanding actress in a drama series

Patricia Arquette in Medium

Minnie Driver in The Riches

Edie Falco in Sopranos

Sally Field in Brothers and Sisters

Mariska Hargitay in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

Kyra Sedgwick in Closer

Even though these are all great actresses as there are no more Sopranos I think this one will go to Edie Falco.

So there you go. Now we only have to wait till tomorrow.