The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday, September 20th at 8/7c on Fox. As usual, there are a few people missing from the list of nominees, but none-the-less, I am still excited to see who takes home a statuette this year.
1. Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
Not only does she play multiple characters in each episode, sometimes four versions of herself in one scene, but she does each so well that you often forget they are all the same actor. If she does not win, then the only other acceptable recipient is Taraji.
2. Emma Thompson – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center)
To be honest, I have not actually seen this performance. However, I do love Sweeney Todd and I love Emma Thomspon, so how could it have been bad? Plus, Thompson is hilarious and is sure to give a great speech if she wins.
3. William H. Macy – Shameless
I have said it before and I am sure that I will say it many more times, but Shameless is one of the most under-rated shows on TV and Macy’s performance as Frank is always fantastic. I know he will probably never win, but I cross my fingers for him every year.
4. Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie
She is proof that women are funny, not just at any age, but at every age.
Last Wednesday, April 23rd, was Administrative Professionals Day. In the spirit of recognizing all the hardworking office support staffs out there (myself included), I made a list of my favorite TV assistants.
1. White House Staffers Donna Moss, Margaret Hooper and Dolores Landingham – The West Wing played by Janel Moloney, NiCole Robinson and Kathryn Joosten, I could not decide which was the best of the three so I included them all. They each had their own quirks and strengths, but were always loyal and always did their jobs well. I could have posted many great clips of each of them, but I think this is my favorite:
2. Donna Paulsen – Suits played by Sarah Rafferty, she is perceptive and witty and always knows what is going on with everyone at Pearson Specter. She has been with Harvey since he was at the D.A.’s office and pretty much runs his life. She also always has the best lines.
3. Karen Walker – Will & Grace played by Megan Mullally, she did not need to work because her husband was a millionaire and she never really did anything, but she used her job to get away from her family and she had lots of social connections for Grace. She also enjoyed pointing out all of Grace’s flaws.
4. Elaine Vassal – Ally McBeal played by Jane Krakowski, she was overtly sexual and the inventor of the face bra, among other things, and while her relationship with Ally was initially combative, they eventually became friends.