Filene’s Basement Paris tomorrow morning!—and I’ve got two categories left to handicap: Best drama and comedy series. BTW, my Schmemmy picks were 50 percent accurate, so I guess you can say I’m on a bit of a roll this year.We’re in the homestretch! The 2010 Emmy Awards are this Sunday—my tux is scheduled to arrive from
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
The Good Wife
The Front-runner: Mad Men. AMC’s crown jewel will almost certainly score a third-consecutive win, unless…
The Dark Horse: … voters feel like spreading the love to sister series Breaking Bad, which is coming off of its strongest season yet.
The Most Egregious Snub: Friday Night Lights. Voters finally got around to recognizing Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton this year, so maybe the show will finally get its due in 2011? A boy can dream.
Other Notable Omissions: Damages, Sons of Anarchy, and Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Front-runner: Modern Family. In a duel between Glee and Modern Family, my gut tells me voters will side with the more “conventional” comedy.
The Dark Horse: 30 Rock. Was the season a little uneven? Sure. But technically, Tina Fey’s Emmy magnet only really needs six solid episodes to win, and the six she singled out were Rock-solid.
The Most Egregious Snub: Parks and Recreation. I guess I should be happy Emmy at least recognized Amy Poehler. Next year I won’t be so gracious.
Other Notable Omissions: Community, The Big Bang Theory, Cougar Town, Better Off Ted, Chuck, Party Down, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
More Emmy predix
Best guest actor/actress in drama/comedy
Best lead and supporting actress in comedy
Best lead and supporting actor in a comedy
Best lead and supporting actress in a drama
Best lead and supporting actor in a drama