Our 2010 Emmy Nomination Predictions

With less than twenty-four hours until the 2010 Emmy nominations are announced (which by the way, we’ll be live blogging bright and early starting at 8:30AM est tomorrow) — we at theTVaddict.com, against our better judgement, have decided to go out on a limb and put our picks for tomorrow’s lucky nominees on the record. See for yourself, who we don’t necessarily hope will be nominated (Michael Urie FTW!), but rather think will be nominated (Tony Shalhoub, sad face emoticon), after the jump.


Best Actress in a Drama Series
Glenn Close, DAMAGES
Julianna Margulies, THE GOOD WIFE
Mariska Hargitay, LAW & ORDER: SVU
January Jones, MAD MEN
Katey Sagal, SONS OF ANARCHY
Kyra Sedgwick, THE CLOSER
The Dark Horse: Jeanne Tripplehorn, BIG LOVE

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, BREAKING BAD
Michael C. Hall, DEXTER
Jon Hamm, MAD MEN
Hugh Laurie, HOUSE, M.D.
Timothy Olyphant, JUSTIFIED
Ray Romano, MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE
The Dark Horse: Matthew Fox, LOST

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Toni Collette, UNITED STATES OF TARA
Courteney Cox, COUGAR TOWN
Edie Falco, NURSE JACKIE
Tina Fey, 30 ROCK
Mary-Louise Parker, WEEDS
Amy Poehler, PARKS AND RECREATION
The Dark Horse: Lea Michele, GLEE

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 ROCK
Steve Carell, THE OFFICE
Larry David, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
David Duchovny, CALIFORNICATION
Jim Parsons, THE BIG BANG THEORY
Tony Shalhoub, MONK
The Dark Horse: Joel McHale, COMMUNITY

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski, THE GOOD WIFE
Rose Byrne, DAMAGES
Christina Hendricks, MAD MEN
Elisabeth Moss, MAD MEN
Chloe Sevigny, BIG LOVE
Chandra Wilson, GREY’S ANATOMY
The Dark Horse: Archie Panjabi, THE GOOD WIFE

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Terry O’Quinn, LOST
Michael Emerson, LOST
Chris Noth, THE GOOD WIFE
Aaron Paul, BREAKING BAD
John Slattery, MAD MEN
Martin Short, DAMAGES
The Dark Horse: John Noble, FRINGE

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, MODERN FAMILY
Jane Lynch, GLEE
Cheryl Hines, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
Jane Krakowski, 30 ROCK
Sofia Vergara, MODERN FAMILY
Vanessa Williams, UGLY BETTY
The Dark Horse: Kristen Wiig, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, MODERN FAMILY
Chris Colfer, GLEE
Jon Cryer, TWO AND A HALF MEN
Tracy Morgan, 30 ROCK
Neil Patrick Harris, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Eric Stonestreet, MODERN FAMILY
The Dark Horse: Chevy Chase, COMMUNITY

Best Drama Series
BREAKING BAD
DEXTER
LOST
MAD MEN
SONS OF ANARCHY
THE GOOD WIFE
The Dark Horse: DAMAGES

Best Comedy Series
30 ROCK
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
GLEE
MODERN FAMILY
PARKS AND RECREATION
THE BIG BANG THEORY
The Dark Horse: COMMUNITY

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  • Your list looks good, although personally I think it's a bad thing ('crime' might be a stretch) that John Noble isn't a lock in the Supporting Actor category. And I do hope The Good Wife gets as much Emmy nomination love as you've given it.

  • Nick

    For the love of….. If Shaloub is nominated ONE more time, there's trouble, man. Geez, how many years does Monk have to be OFF the air before the Academy stops fawning over this guy??

    Ditto anyone associated with 2-1/2 Men.

    Oh, and if Matthew Fox doesn't win for Best Actor (simply for the final segment of Lost, alone)….then the Emmys might as well just close up shop. They're irrelevant.

  • joshemerson

    I have to disagree with Nick. I'm rooting for Michael C. Hall to finally get the Best Actor award. He has done four fantastic seasons on Dexter with the most recent being the best of all.

    As much as people like to talk about the decreasing quality of shows like The Office and Entourage, I have a feeling one or both will end up nominated, probably pushing out more deserving shows like Parks and Rec, Community, Party Down, and maybe even The Big Bang Theory. I wouldn't count out a Family Guy repeat nom either.

  • I will admit, despite compiling a list of who 'will' be nominated, I may have let my hopes and dreams cloud the “best comedy' category. PARKS AND REC may be a long shot, but I figured voters may recognize that THE OFFICE didn't have its strongest season, and their is overlap on both show's creative teams. As for ENTOURAGE, my bet is Jeremy Piven's “Sushi-Gate” will knock himself and the show out of contention. Personal problems is also why Charlie Sheen wasn't included this year.

  • Mayhoff

    Zach Gilford is been excellent this season on FNL. I think he might be a dark horse.

  • Ernestbashirov

    Umm wait. Where's John Lithgow?
    That was the best supporting performance in years and he's not even here? This just lost all of its credibility.

  • Abby

    Great list, though I'd put Danny Pudi in the Dark Horse for Supporting Actor instead of Chevy Chase (both Community)

  • forg

    He submitted in the Guest Actor category

  • forg

    Lithgow is up for Guest Actor

  • forg

    Good list over all but I think Sandra Oh is almost a lock for a nod, she has been nominated ever since the first season and she is still consistently good

  • If this were a dream Emmy ballot, yes Danny Pudi would be up there… BUT…. since I was forced to think with my head I feel there's a good chance voters will reward Chevy Chase for a career revitalizing turn. Think: William Shatner in BOSTON LEGAL!

  • lilsi

    What is a dark horse?

  • A “dark horse” is a longshot