Thursday, June 7, 2007

USA Today: Who Should Get Emmy Nominations?

It's not easy being Emmy voters. Their pick-the-nominee ballots arrive this week and their options are staggering — particularly in the best-drama category.

You could easily name a dozen shows that are deserving, but only five shows can make the cut. So, as someone who actually watches TV, as opposed to reading DVD boxes and for-your-consideration ads, I offer this handy sample ballot. Emmy voters are free, indeed encouraged, to copy.


Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)

Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy)

Chandra Wilson (Grey's Anatomy)

Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost)

Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters)


Grey's Anatomy (ABC) Despite its missteps (George & Izzie? No), this romantic comedy in scrubs-disguise remains one of TV's most entertaining.

Friday Night Lights (NBC) This distinctive series uses football as a window into small-town life, captured in sight and sound with a truth that few shows match.

Lost (ABC) Forget fall's falters. A strong spring, capped by a brilliant finale, secured this gorgeously audacious show's position among TV's best.

Rescue Me (FX) Each season Rescue takes more risks, courts more controversy and delivers asurer blend of sex, laughs and tragedy.

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