Emmy Watch 06: Lead Actor in a Drama

In anticipation of the 2006 Emmy awards, theTVaddict crew will be predicting our Emmy Winners. Check beck regularly, as new categories will be posted throughout the coming weeks. Agree with our picks? disagree completely? think we take TV a little too seriously! Post your comments below.

Nominees (L to R): Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), Denis Leary (Rescue Me), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU), Martin Sheen (The West Wing), Kiefer Sutherland (24)

theTVaddict Predicts:

Who I Think Will Win: Denis Leary
Denis Leary’s passion and respect for New York Firefighters has kept RESCUE ME compelling and must-watch for four seasons.

Who I HOPE Will Win: Denis Leary
His acceptance speach will no doubt keep the network censors on ‘High Alert’.

Who Was Snubbed: Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos plays televisions most compelling captain. When will Emmy voters learn to appreciate shows that take place in space? BATTLESTAR GALACTICA is so much more then a space opera.

Amrie Predicts:

Who I Think Will Win: Martin Sheen
He’s never won for this role, and what better way to go with a bang?

Who I HOPE Will Win: Denis Leary
If you had asked me this question before Rescue Me Season 2, I never would have said him (I would have picked my Kiefer or Chris Meloni), but Season 2 of RM killed me, and he played his twisted character with surprising strength, humility, anger, etc. I hope he continues the shock, and steals this one away!

Who Was Snubbed: Hugh Laurie/Edward James Olmos
Hugh Laurie or EJO, my current hero (Edward James Olmos). Hugh Laurie is so crass, and angry, but so multi-dimensional as Gregory House, that you can’t help but love him. And EJO’s Adama? Absolutely deserving of recognition!

Jenny Predicts:

Who I Think Will Win: Martin Sheen
Being that it was it’s last season, the Emmys are notorious for putting series enders at the top.

Who I HOPE Will Win: Christopher Meloni
His character on SVU had an outstanding season. We saw him go through so many issues and emotions that it’s his time.

Who Was Snubbed: Hugh Laurie
His portrayal of Gregory House is much like Christopher Meloni’s. Dealing with his drug addiction and his leg brought a new dimension to the character and the season finale was one of his best works ever.

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  • Kimberly Jones

    To whom it concerns,
    Re: Ryan Seacreast interview on the red carpet

    Just wanted to comment on Ryan’s shallow “interview” with the shinning and stunning Leah Remini of The King of Queens, he obviously is desperately trying to win some kind of votes and is drowning because all he could focus on was her friendship with the “TomKat”. He totally missed out on a great interview with a fabulous women and her talent. I was thrilled to see her on the red carpet and was interested in the interview. I thought it would be of her and the show shes in. I instead, felt totally disappointed and dismayed that all Ryan could think about was himself and getting a slip of some kind from Leah about Tom Cruises’s baby. I think everyone is tired of it, when we see her picture, sure it will be interesting, but we don’t all live and die to see that picture or hear some horrid story. I just think he was very disrespectful to Leah Remini and owes her an apology. She shinned, he didn’t!

  • Hugh Laurie is incredible. He deserves every award he receives…..