More EMMY Semifinalists Revealed

Tom O’Neil’s LA Times Blog The Envelope continues its tradition of scooping the Emmy committee by revealing the Top semifinalists in numerous acting categories for this years awards. As per usual, this TV Addict’s picks [or hopes] for Top 5 are highlighted in orange.

Christina Applegate, “Samantha Who?” (“The Restraining Order”)
Marcia Cross, “Desperate Housewives” (“Now You Know”)
America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty” (“Odor in the Court”)
Tina Fey, “30 Rock” (“Sandwich Day”)
Anna Friel, “Pushing Daisies” (“Bitter Sweets”)
Felicity Huffman, “Desperate Housewives” (“Now I Know, Don’t Be Scared”)
Eva Longoria Parker, “Desperate Housewives” (“In Buddy’s Eyes”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “New Adventures of Old Christine” (“One and a Half Men”)
Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds” (“Bill Sussman”)
Sarah Silverman, “The Sarah Silverman Program” (“Bored of the Rings”)

Naveen Andrews, “Lost” (“The Economist”)
Bruce Dern, “Big Love” (“Good Guys and Bad Guys”)
Christian Clemenson, “Boston Legal” (“Roe vs. Wade, The Musical”)
Ted Danson, “Damages” (“Jesus, Mary and Joe Cocker”)
Michael Emerson, “Lost” (“The Shape of Things to Come”)
Zeljko Ivanek, “Damages” (“I Hate These People”)
T.R. Knight, “Grey’s Anatomy” (“Freedom, Parts 1 & 2”)
William Shatner, “Boston Legal” (“Mad About You”)
John Slattery, “Mad Men” ( “Long Weekend”)
Blair Underwood, “In Treatment” (“Alex: Week 6”)
Jake Weber, “Medium” (“Wicked Game, Part 1”)

Jane Alexander, “Tell Me You Love Me” (Episode 10)
Candice Bergen, “Boston Legal” (“The Mighty Rogues”)
Rose Byrne, “Damages” (“Because I Know Patty”)
Jill Clayburgh, “Dirty Sexy Money” (“The Watch”)
Sharon Gless, “Burn Notice” (“Identity”)
Rachel Griffiths, “Brothers and Sisters” (“Domestic Issues”)
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men” (“Babylon”)
S. Epatha Merkerson, “Law and Order” (“Bottomless”)
Sandra Oh, “Grey’s Anatomy” (“The Becoming”)
Dianne Wiest, “In Treatment” (“Paul and Gina: Week ?”)
Chandra Wilson, “Grey’s Anatomy” (“Lay Your Hands on Me”)

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  • iago

    no yunjin kim? hunf.

  • And by the way, I wanted to add that if William Shatner wins AGAIN, the Emmys are dead to me.

  • Glad to see that you think Sarah Silverman deserves a nod too.

  • I agree with all of your choices, with exception of Sandra Oh. I think she definitely deserves a nomination.

  • Tim G.

    No Yunjin Kim, Elizabeth Mitchell or Henry Ian Cusick.

    Stupid Emmy voters.

  • Christina

    Why, oh why do the Emmys keep on rejecting BSG?! Just because it happens to take place in space and have robots doesn’t automatically mean it sucks!

  • Mark

    All I really cared about was that Michael Emerson got on the ballot again. Upset Henry Ian Cusick didn’t get on.

    Bring on the top 10 Lead Drama Actor/Actress Categories, Academy!

  • I’ll agree that Yunjin Kim and Elizabeth Mitchell from Lost should not have been snubbed again. As for BSG actors, particularly Olmos and McDonnell, they should be considered in the Lead categories not Supporting. So, maybe there’s still hope.

    I’m very glad to see Michael Emerson from Lost and Christian Clemenson from Boston Legal on the list, and I’m okay with Naveen Andrews too. This may not be a popular opinion, but I’m also glad to see William Shatner on the list again. I might even be okay with him winning, although I think Emerson or Clemenson deserve it more. As for T.R. Knight, I’m growing very tired of his character — his mannerisms, his speech patterns, his storyline, etc. So, I’m afraid I’m not very objective as to the pure quality of his performance.

    As for the women, I’m also glad to see Candice Bergen’s nod. That was a powerful episode for her, so she’s my personal pick. If a convincing American accent is considered as part of the performance, Rachel Griffiths ought to be a strong contender. Her acting is great enough as it is, but you’d never know she is actually Australian. Chandra Wilson is, of course, always strong too, even though I don’t like much of the material she’s given to work with (sometimes bad dialogue; always great delivery). But, I will always be confused as to how Sandra Oh keeps making this list. She’s good enough, but she never blows me away.

  • Josh Emerson

    My top picks of the semifinalists…
    Comedy Actress: Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Sarah Silverman
    Supporting Drama Actor: I honestly don’t care. I suppose Michael Emerson deserves to make the Top 5.
    Supporting Drama Actress: Rachel Griffiths, Chandra Wilson

  • Emily Schwarz

    I want sharon Gless to win!

  • Laura

    Sharon Gless to win WOOP WOOP!!!

  • william wilson

    sharon gless deserves to win: she takes whatever role she is given, and she steals the scene and makes it her own. go, girl!

  • Digital Dori

    My vote goes to Sharon Gless!!

  • L.F.

    Emmy Winner
    Michael Emerson,
    Henry lan Cusick,
    Alan Dale
    Byron Chung
    Elizabeth Mitchell