Hugh Laurie and Jane Lynch
Before the curtain rises on the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, we have a lot of questions. Will Breaking Bad finally get the recognition it deserves? Is this Hugh Laurie's year? Will 30 Rock four-peat? Will Glee or Modern Family sweep? Check out the list of nominees and then see if our predictions line up with your picks. If they don't, be sure to tell us all about it in the comments section below.
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Mickey's Pick: Sure, people felt conflicted about the ending of Lost, but it can't be an accident that the academy changed its own rules to allow for the two-and-a-half-hour series finale to be submitted. We're guessing that episode's emotional tone will move enough Emmy voters to reward the show for six innovative seasons. (Only Season 1 received academy attention, when it won this award in 2005.)
Joyce's Pick: Coming off arguably its strongest season yet, Breaking Bad delivered ...
Jimmy Fallon's primary goal when he hosts the Emmy Awards on August 29: "I want to keep it moving," he tells TV Guide Magazine. "I've been to so many Emmy parties, and sometimes you sit there and go, 'Come on!'" Here are Fallon's tips for a great show...
What does Chris Harrison do on the day he'll talk to the biggest stars in television? Relax.
"I'm pretty chill. I try not to get out of my normal routine and make it seem bigger than it is," Harrison tells TVGuide.com about his Emmy Awards prep. "When you make it a big deal, you get nervous and that's when people freak themselves out."
Jon Hamm, Julianna Margulies
Most years, the best we can hope for from an Emmy night is a few new winners and a few (arguably, as always) correct winners. This year, the probability for fresh blood at the winners' podium is especially high, given what a terrific season it was for freshman series. (The same will not be said for the batch of new shows about to premiere over the next month.) What follows aren't exactly predictions, because that game can be such an unhappy crapshoot, given the capricious nature of Emmy voters, who tend to vote for what they've always voted for, year after year — until they suddenly don't. (For a list of nominees, and a chance to play along, click here)
This is my take on how I'd like to see things go in the major categories, with some handicapping on why some are more likely to win than others...
What a week I have in front of me!
Before I hit the gym today — because you know I have to get my fitness on in order to get my tux on and be red carpet-ready this weekend — we have our first script read-through for TV Guide Network.
The sassy Tanika Ray, the consummate Chris Harrison and I will be going over our scripts and talking about the general way things will happen during this Sunday's Emmys pre-show, the potential clips — plus...
When Chris Harrison hosts TV Guide Network's red-carpet show before the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, one thing he'll be prepared for is fashion talk. "You can't shy away, fashion's important, that's what a lot of people want to see," he told TVGuide.com. Harrison also discusses his preparations, what shows he's rooting for, and why he wants Jim Parsons and Sofia Vergara to win.