Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Emmy comedy acting lists

We discussed just a few short days ago the new process for the Emmys. Now, a source leaked to goldderby.com the identities of the lead actors and actresses that made the final cut in the comedy field.

If it's a hoax, it's a good one, which takes into consideration people's tendencies to just fill out their ballots with any old thing when they get down to the nitty gritty.

Forthwith. . .

Comedy Lead Actor:
Jason Bateman -- Arrested Development (Fox)
Zach Braff -- Scrubs (NBC)
Steve Carell -- The Office (NBC)
Kevin Connelly -- Entourage (HBO)
Larry David -- Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Ricky Gervais -- Extras (HBO)
Omar Gooding -- Barbershop (Showtime)
Fred Goss -- Sons & Daughters (ABC)
Adrian Grenier -- Entourage (HBO)
Kevin James -- King of Queens (CBS)
Jason Lee -- My Name Is Earl (NBC)
Bernie Mac -- The Bernie Mac Show (Fox)
Eric McCormack -- Will & Grace (NBC)
Tony Shalhoub -- Monk (USA)
Charlie Sheen -- Two-and-a-Half Men (CBS)

Comedy Lead Actress:
Tichina Arnold -- Everybody Hates Chris (UPN)
Stockard Channing -- Out of Practice (CBS)
Marcia Cross -- Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Jenna Elfman -- Courting Alex (CBS)
Lauren Graham -- Gilmore Girls (The WB)
Teri Hatcher -- Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Felicity Huffman -- Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Jane Kaczmarek -- Malcolm in the Middle (Fox)
Lisa Kudrow -- The Comeback (HBO)
Eva Longoria -- Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus -- The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
Reba McEntire -- Reba (The WB)
Debra Messing -- Will & Grace (NBC)
Mary-Louise Parker -- Weeds (Showtime)
Leah Remini -- King of Queens (CBS)

Two things become immediately apparent.

1.) There REALLY aren't a lot of lead roles for women in comedies on TV (though I think dramas may be even worse).

2.) This new Emmy system just lays bare how little people in television actually WATCH television and/or networks other than the big four plus HBO. Aside from the Omar Gooding mention. That one's out of NOWHERE.

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