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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

2012 Emmy Predictions: Best Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

And the nominees are:

- Alec Baldwin (Jack Donaghy) in 30 Rock
- Louis C.K. (Louie) in Louie
- Don Cheadle (Marty Kaan) in House of Lies
- Jon Cryer (Alan Harper) in Two And A Half Men
- Larry David (Larry David) in Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper) in The Big Bang Theory


Another "we hate Charlie Sheen and feel sorry to anyone he hurt" nomination for Jon Cryer. I'm sure there is nothing different than Cryer did in whatever season Two And A Half Men is on versus any other series... Although the same can be said for Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock but the difference between Cryer and Baldwin is that a) Baldwin is a legit movie star b) 30 Rock is far superior than Two And A Half Men and c) Baldwin's character was always better than Cryer's. Yeah, I like Baldwin a lot... I stopped watching Louie after Season One because I assumed the show would be funny. But it's not meant to be funny nor is it meant to have a cohesive story line. I've seen bits and pieces from Season 2 of Louie and truthfully Louie C.K. deserves every nomination just for this scene with himself and Dane Cook... I've said it before, I'll say it again, and I'll say it now: I really dislike the character of Sheldon Cooper (and also female Sheldon Cooper). I dislike how his autism negatively affects his friends (especially Leonard) and I dislike that the show has centered more on him than on Penny and Leonard. I completely understand that Sheldon tested so well and that all of America is in love with Sheldon so the show has shifted to what American wants but I can't stand it and don't like it. Truthfully, my anger should probably be directed at Chuck Lorre and not at Jim Parsons because I bet its hard to play that character. But that being said, I don't like the character... Don't watch Curb but I'm sure Larry David is very good. Although I did see his amazing Emmy selected episode. ... I also don't watch House of Lies but let's face it, neither do you or anyone you know.

If I Had An Emmy Vote:

- Alec Baldwin (Jack Donaghy) in 30 Rock
- Joel McHale (Jeff Winger) in Community
- Adam Scott (Ben Wyatt) in Parks and Recreation
- Rob Lowe (Chris Traeger) in Parks and Recreation
- Johnny Galecki (Leonard Hofstadter) in The Big Bang Theory
- Louis C.K. (Louie) in Louie


To go along with the Parks and Rec theme of these posts my major snub is Adam Scott. Despite the fact that he doesn't consider himself funny and claims he doesn't know comedy and despite the fact that he often plays the straight man, he IS funny and he IS great on Parks and Rec. Some of the funniest and sweetest moments happened because of Adam Scott.


Who Will Win: Jim Parsons
Who Should Win (Nominated): Alec Baldwin
Who Should Win (Not Nominated): Adam Scott or Joel McHale

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