Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday morning (8:30 am/ET, check your local listings). Here are our 11th-hour picks. There are many familiar faces on the list (Charlie Sheen, Tina Fey, etc.), but with just enough new blood (Jim Parsons and, er, True Blood) to keep things interesting.
Now that we've had our say, who are you rooting for? Tell us after the jump.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences isn't done shaking up the Emmy format: Two weeks after expanding the nomination fields from five to six in certain categories, the Academy is considering a complete overhaul of the award ceremony, Variety reports.
The first order of business for the Academy's Board of Governors will be to ...
This year, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will add a sixth nominee to the 10 major Emmy categories, including best comedy and drama series, according to Variety. The lead and supporting actor and actress categories in both drama and comedy will also include a sixth nominee.
"We're trying to increase our inclusiveness," said Academy chairman and CEO John Shaffner, who noted an increase in "bubbling under" contenders in recent years. Some of the series left out ...
Question: ABC's presentation of the 2008 Emmys was one of the poorest presentations in a long time. All the networks should learn from this. Forget reality show hosts and leave it to funny people like Ellen, Conan and Stewart. I find it ironic that Ryan Seacrest felt honored that reality hosts were finally accepted by the Emmys and their television peers, while their peers showed their displeasure with the Emmys host. The highlights definitely were Ricky Gervais, Don Rickles, Conan O'Brien, Tina Fey and all the comedians that have made the show fun.
Answer: The comics were my favorite part of the show as well. Maybe next year, if they decide a host is even necessary, they'll go back to some actual talent. Reality TV has earned its place at the Emmy table, but on a night when shows like Mad Men, 30 Rock, John Adams and 60 years of Emmy history are being celebrated, they did not deserve to be center stage.
Here's a sampling of other gripes: From Nancy: "Since when is Howie Mandel's show
Question: I appreciate the effort to keep the Emmys under three hours, and there was plenty worth fast-forwarding through, but I feel like my reward for sitting through the "we have nothing prepared" bit at the beginning of the show should have been enjoying a little banter between Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth when they come out to present. Several times throughout the evening, we got treated to stars that looked just a little disappointed as they announced that their presentation had been cut short for time purposes and so all they really had to do was read the nominees and announce the winners. Now, I might feel differently if I was watching the whole thing in real time, but it would just have been nice to give Neil or Kiefer Sutherland the same chance that Ricky Gervais had to actually make this an enjoyable broadcast. Anyway, that's my piece.
Answer: Time management was a disaster, thanks to the bloat of the five reality-show hosts. The reason Neil Patrick Harris an ...