61st Emmy Awards: nominations next week

emmyNext week we’ll be hearing the nominees for the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

Broadly coinciding with the start of the US ‘Fall Season,’ the event will once again be telecast live to air in Australia on pay television at 10am Monday September 21st on Arena. Actor Neil Patrick Harris is set to host.

Arena has exclusive rights to the live presentation. It’s too early to know if there will be a highlights package later on Free to Air (or what coverage it might get on TV Burp for that matter).

So let the tipping begin. Who deserves to make the cut this year?


  1. I’ve actually held 2 emmy awards at a guys place he got in the last 2 years when I was in the USA recently.. they are really heavy .. Tip: get to the gym if your up for an award! …saves the embarasement of having to bring a wheelbarrow onto the stage! … no wait .. you can take someone built with you .. better still!

  2. 30 rock will dominate all the comedy awards… i also expect glenn close and sally field to be nominated and one of them will win the best actress drama award. katherine heigle and rachel griffiths will also be in best supporting actress..id like to see rachel take it out but if not i expect katherine to win!!

  3. I’d like to see Toni Collette take out Best Lead Actress in a Comedy for United States of Tara. She’s sensational in it and she doesn’t only carry the series, she plays 4 completely different characters and makes it believable.

    Anna Paquin deserves Best Lead Actress in a Drama for her role as Sookie Stackhouse in True Blood. She performs amazingly and creates a character that really resonates with audiences.

    Rutina Wesley, who plays Tara in True Blood also deserves recognition for her outstanding performance throughout the series first season.

    Hugh Laurie deserves recognition for his role as House – he’s been robbed too many times.

    30 Rock will dominate nominations again and should win Best Comedy.

    Mad Men will be a hot contender for Best Drama but Boston Legal could snag that gong because this is the last year the show will be eligible for nomination.

    James Spader is an Emmy favorite and could take out Lead Actor in a Drama again, with Shatner a hot contender for Supporting actor.

    Katherine Heigl will be red hot for Supporting actress in a drama given her performance as a cancer-diagnosed Izzie Stevens in Grey’s Anatomy.

  4. i remember a few years back when all the major overseas award show’s where replayed on fta in prime time after airing live on foxtel, now the fta either dont air them at all(except the oscars) or in a poor time-slot like 11.30pm or in the case of the avma’s a sat afternoon although i have foxtel so it don’t really affect me im sure there are many people who might like to see them. i even remember one year where a primetime replay of the emmys were airing on both arena and ten at the same time.

  5. James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, John Larroquette and Tara Summers and Boston Legal for acting and drama (or comedy) and David E. Kelly for writing Betty White guest in a drama/comedy…

    i expect good things for Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and 30 Rock in the comedy groups-would love to see Tracy Morgan, Jan Krakowski and Jack McBrayer get some love!

    i’m sure we’ll see Steve Carell (as we should!) would love to see Rainn Wilson, Ed Helms, Leslie David Baker, Phyllis Smith, Brian Baumgartner and Amy Ryan all get a nod for there work on the office.

    most of the cast of Lost should be up there, but probably wont be.

    Nicollette Sheridan should be nominated for her final season on Desperate Housewives- Felicity Huffman and Marcia Cross again delivered great performances…

    others like Sally Field, Rachel Griffiths, Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Katey Sagal, Neil Patrick Harris, Zach Braff, Hugh Laurie, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Piven, Sandra Oh, Chandra Wilson and Survivor: Micronesia should and probably will all get a nomination…

    with Neil Patrick Harris Hosting at least it’s going to be a great night…

  6. Oh no!! First the Golden Globes now the Emmys. Fingers crossed that Channel 10 shows us a highlights package. 10 has shown it the last few years and they won’t have the Arias so maybe they will show it.

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