Wednesday, June 5, 2013

2013 Dream Emmy Ballot: Misc. Edition...

With the traditional television season safely in the rear view mirror, awards buzz has already begun. Just next week the members of BTJA will present their third annual Critics Choice TV Awards, while "For Your Consideration" Emmy packages have been mailed out to academy members and industry professionals for weeks now. What better time to pop up with My Five Cents and Emmy Dream Ballot*, then?

The official nominees won't be announced until July 18, so perhaps this will give voting members time to take another (or in many cases, first) look at these names for honoring.

Now, you may have noticed from my drama wishlist that a few long-time favorites were MIA. Don't worry, I didn't forget about them! But their projects fall under the "Miniseries or Movie" categories, which is included in the next block up to explore.

"Miscellaneous Emmy categories" are the ones I never used to care about at all-- from miniseries, to reality TV. In all honesty, I still don't care much about some of them, but the fact that some have grown on me simply because of the talent they have attracted, not to mention the way traditional television has begun to embrace shorter-term series (in what I hope to be a long-term trend!), is a big step up.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
  • Ellen Burstyn, Political Animals
  • Holly Hunter, Top of the Lake 
  • Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Lily Rabe, American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Jessica Walter, Netflix's Arrested Development
  • Alfred Woodard, Steel Magnolia

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
  • Gabriel Basso, The Big C: hereafter
  • John Benjamin Hickey, The Big C: hereafter
  • Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
  • Evan Peters, American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Zachary Quinto, American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Netflix's Arrested Development

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
  • Gillian Anderson, The Fall
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Laura Linney, The Big C: hereafter 
  • Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
  • Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
  • Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie 
  • Billy Campbell, Killing Lincoln
  • Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
  • Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra 
  • Jamie Dornan, The Fall
  • Toby Jones, The Girl
  • Al Pacino, Phil Spector
  • Dominic West, The Hour

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie 
  • American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
  • Arrested Development (Netflix)
  • Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
  • The Big C: hereafter (Showtime)
  • The Fall (BBC/Netflix)
  • Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)

Outstanding Variety Series
  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
  • Kroll Show (Comedy Central)
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) 
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Reality 
  • Boston's Finest (TNT)
  • House Hunters (HGTV)
  • Shark Tank (ABC)
  • Tabatha Takes Over (Bravo)
  • Undercover Boss (CBS)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • The Biggest Loser (NBC)
  • Face Off (Syfy)
  • Masterchef (FOX)
  • RuPaul's Drag Race (LOGO)  
  • So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
  • Splash (ABC)

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program 
  • Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
  • Tabatha Coffey, Tabatha Takes Over
  • Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
  • Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race 
  • Gordon Ramsay, Hell's Kitchen/Masterchef
  • RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race

* Dream Ballots are strictly wishful thinking and based on personal preference, not calculated odds or predictions.

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, live from Los Angeles on September 15th 2013. 

Who would YOU vote for??

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