Mr. TV Handicaps the Emmys: Final Countdown

Here goes, folks, Mr. TV’s predictions for Outstanding Comedy and Drama. The winners will all be unveiled at The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m.
Outstanding Comedy Series
The Nominees:
Entourage (HBO)
Family Guy (Fox)
Flight of the Conchords (HBO)
How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
The Office (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)
Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Who Should Win: The Office
Who Will Win: 30 Rock
With 22 nominations, 30 Rock leads the pack this year, which is all the more reason to believe it will snag its second consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Personally speaking, however, I do think that Entourage and The Office had better seasons creatively.  But Emmy loves 30 Rock, and there is no way of stopping it. Since it is always fun to root for an upset, keep a small eye on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, which was praised to the hilt.  Any forget about Family Guy, How I Met Your Mother and Two and a Half Men. Any chance they have of winning is slim.

Outstanding Drama Series
The Nominees:
Big Love (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Dexter (Showtime)
House (Fox)
Lost (ABC)
Mad Men (AMC)
Who Should Win: Lost
Who Will Win: Mad Men
Don’t shoot the messenger, please, but I just do not get all the hoopla about Mad Men. Good, yes, but worthy of the constant critical accolades? I just don’t think so. Regardless, if you are a gambling man (or woman), place your dollars on Mad Men, which is poised for its second straight victory as Outstanding Drama Series. Although AMC’s Breaking Bad could pull an upset, I would not count on that happening, or any other show winning. And that’s too bad for Lost, which continued to keep viewers on the edge of their seats with a completely new twist in the storytelling. Who knows what is awaiting viewers in the upcoming final season?