Yoohoo. It’s your favorite blogger who is always disappearing. I’m kind of like Judy Winslow on Family Matters. One minute I’m there, and then the next minute I’m gone!
Actually, I’m more like Dylan McKay when he left Beverly Hills, 90210 and then came back because the world needed his sideburns.
You might not need my sideburns, world, but you DO need my Emmy predictions. So lucky you, I have returned from the dormant! Call me Mount DVR Files, because I am about to SPEW major pop culture lava! The Emmys are just a few days away and we have LOTS of categories to cover. Ready?
Our first award is Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie.
- Timothy Hutton as Russ, American Crime
- Ricky Gervais as Derek, Derek Special
- Adrien Brody as Harry Houdini, Houdini
- David Oyelolo as Peter Snowden, Nightingale
- Richard Jenkins as Henry Kitteridge, Olive Kitteridge
- Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall
Well, what do you know? I’ve seen ONE of the shows nominated, Olive Kitteridge! And what do you know, it’s one of the best things I watched on TV all year! It’s the rare occasion when the movie is better than the book (for all you non-literary freaks, the HBO miniseries was based on the book of the same name by author Elizabeth Strout.).
I’m sure Timothy, Ricky, Adrien, David, and Mark were all great in their roles, but Richard Jenkins is one of my favorite TV dads of all time, even when he’s dead. His role in Olive Kitteridge is no exception.
Who I Want to Win: Richard Jenkins
Who Will Win: Richard Jenkins