Is Yours A TV EMMY Favorite?
“Game Of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” “Justified,” and “The Big Bang Theory” would do well at this weekend’s Emmy Awards, if the public had a say in the voting. In a series of TVGuide.com polls, “Game Of Thrones” is a strong favorite to take Outstanding Drama Series, while Peter Dinklage is a favorite for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Dinklage, who portrays Tyrion Lannister in the HBO series, ranks second in the category behind Andre Braugher of “Men of a Certain Age.” “The Good Wife” star Julianna Margulies is the public’s pick for Lead Actress in a Drama, while “Good Wife’s” Archie Panjabi is neck-and-neck with “Justified’s” Margo Martindale for the Supporting Actress in a Drama nod. “Justified” star Timothy Olyphant leads the way in the Lead Actor in a Drama category.
“The Big Bang Theory” is getting the edge over “Modern Family” for Outstanding Comedy Series, and Jim Parsons is taking a close second to Steve Carrell for “The Office” for Lead Actor in a Comedy. Betty White is the people’s choice for Supporting Actress in a Comedy for “Hot In Cleveland,” and viewers would give Amy Poehler the Lead Actress in a Comedy Emmy for “Parks and Recreation.” “Glee’s” Chris Colfer is the overwhelming favorite for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. In the field of six nominees, Colfer received 52-percent of the vote. “Modern Family’s” Ed O’Neill is coming in a distant second place at 17-percent. The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air live coast to coast from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Fox starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.