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September 22, 2012

Emmy Awards 2012: Predicting TV's big winners


Outstanding actor, comedy

The nominees : Alec Baldwin (”30 Rock”); Louis C.K. (”Louie,” FX); Don Cheadle (”House of Lies,” Showtime); Jon Cryer (”Two and a Half Men,” CBS); Larry David (”Curb Your Enthusiasm”); Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory”).

The lowdown : I’m over Baldwin, and the voters should be, too. Parsons? Still hilarious, but he’s won before. So I’m crossing my fingers that Emmy finds it in her heart to cuddle up with C.K., a loveable schlub who not only stars in his edgily masterful show, but also writes and directs it. Such hard work deserves to be rewarded - and I believe it will be.

And the Emmy should also go to:

Outstanding supporting actress, drama : Maggie Smith (”Downton Abbey”)

Outstanding supporting actor, drama: Giancarlo Esposito (”Breaking Bad”)

Outstanding supporting actress, comedy : Mayim Bialik (”The Big Bang Theory”)

Outstanding supporting actor, comedy : Max Greenfield (”New Girl”)

Outstanding miniseries or movie: “Game Change” (HBO)

Outstanding reality show : “So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)

Reach Chuck Barney at cbarney@bayareanewsgroup.com

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