Friday, July 17, 2009

Contractually Obligated Will/Should post nomination entry

2009 Cable Ace Award Nominations

Note that this year there are six nominees because otherwise there would be no network shows nominated.

Best Drama
'Big Love' (C)
Breaking Bad' (C)
'Damages' (C)
'Dexter' (C)
'Mad Men' (C)

Will - Breaking Bad
Should - House

Best Series, Comedy
'30 Rock'
'Entourage' (C)
Family Guy'
'Flight Of The Conchords' (C)
'How I Met Your Mother'
'The Office'
'Weeds' (C)

I just have to say Entourage? For real? I like this show, I have Netflixed every episode available and I find this to be an odd choice. Flight of the Concords? Really? A cartoon? Sloppy.

Will - How I Met your Mother
Should - 30 Rock

Best Actor, Drama
Bryan Cranston - 'Breaking Bad' (C)
Michael C. Hall - 'Dexter' (C)
Hugh Laurie - 'House'
Gabriel Byrne - 'In Treatment' (C)
Jon Hamm - 'Mad Men' (C)
Simon Baker - 'The Mentalist'

Will - Simon Baker - New!  shiny!
Should - Hugh Laurie

Best Actor, Comedy
Alec Baldwin - '30 Rock'
Tony Shalhoub - 'Monk' (C)
Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory'
Steve Carell - 'The Office'
Charlie Sheen - 'Two And A Half Men'
Jemaine Clement - Flight Of The Conchords' (C)

Will - Tony Shaluob
Should - Alec Baldwin

Best Actress, Drama
Sally Field - 'Brothers & Sisters'
Glenn Close - Damages' (C)
Mariska Hargitay - Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'
Holly Hunter- 'Saving Grace' (C)
Kyra Sedgwick - 'The Closer' (C)
Elisabeth Moss - 'Mad Men' (C)

Is this a repeat of the Best Supporting Actress from the Oscars in the early eighties? I mean, Yay women over twenty! But, you know they don't deserve awards for moving to TV.

Will - Mariska Hargitay
Should - Elizabeth Moss

Best Actress, Comedy
Tina Fey - '30 Rock'
Christina Applegate - 'Samantha Who?'
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - 'The New Adventures Of Old Christine'
Sarah Silverman - 'The Sarah Silverman Program' (C)
Mary-Louise Parker -'Weeds' (C)
Toni Collette - 'United States Of Tara' (C)
Should - Tina Fey
Will - Toni Collette

Best Supporting Actor, Drama Series
William Shatner - 'Boston Legal'
Christian Clemenson - 'Boston Legal'
Aaron Paul - 'Breaking Bad' (C)
Michael Emerson - 'Lost'
John Slattery - Mad Men' (C)
William Hurt - 'Damages' (C)

Oh dear Gawd! Shatner? AGAIN! Anyone from Boston Legal! Give me a break!

Will - Shatner
Should - William Hurt

Best Supporting Actress, Drama Series
Rose Byrne - 'Damages' (C)
Hope Davis - 'In Treatment' (C)
Chandra Wilson -'Grey's Anatomy'
Sandra Oh - Grey's Anatomy'
Dianne Wiest -'In Treatment' (C)
Cherry Jones - 24'

No Opinion.

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy Series
Kevin Dillon - 'Entourage' (C)
Tracy Morgan - '30 Rock'
Neil Patrick Harris - 'How I Met Your Mother'
Rainn Wilson - 'The Office'
Jon Cryer - 'Two And A Half Men'
Jack McBrayer - '30 Rock'

I follow Rainn Wilson on Twitter but I'm a big 30 Rock fan, I don't feel Cryer (Republican!) and I don't need more Tracy Morgan.

Should - Kevin Dillon OR Jack McBrayer
Will - Neal Patrick Harris

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy Series
Kristin Chenoweth - 'Pushing Daisies'
Kristin Wiig - Saturday Night Live'
Amy Poehler - 'Saturday Night Live'
Jane Krakowski - 30 Rock'
Vanessa Williams -'Ugly Betty'
Elizabeth Perkins - 'Weeds' (C)

Okay, so many I like. Through out Weeds and Ugly Betty... I loved Pushing Daisies but I am thrilled with the SNL nominations and would be happy to see either win, and again, Big 30 Rock fan but I don't need to see more Jane Krakowski...

Should - Kristin Chenoweth
Will -Amy Poehler

Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series
'Late Show With David Letterman'
'Real Time With Bill Maher' (C)
Saturday Night Live'
'The Colbert Report' (C)
'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' (C)

Damn. I like all of these. I don't watch them as much as I should but...

Should - Saturday Night Live
Will - The Colbert Report

Clearly, cable needs to work on their sitcoms. They are howewver, kicking network ass with serious, high quality dramas about conflicted men and women over forty who curse a lot while naked and doing drugs.

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