Five Good Choices

My top five “Well at least that happened” nominations for the Emmys.

1. “Bob’s Burgers grabs an animated Series nomination. One of the funniest shows on television. With “the Simpsons” and “Futurama” both about to end, we need this show.
2.  Lily Tomlin gets a voice over nomination for something called “An Apology To Elephants” on HBO. I have no idea what this is, but I would be okay with dumping truck load of Emmys in her front yard so whatever she is nominated for, give her the emmy.
3.  Anthony Bourdain’s new CNN show “Parts Unknown” gets 4 nominations, plus Bourdain gets a fifth nomination for his part on ABC’s “The Taste.” While I have not seen much of “The Taste” or “Parts Unknown,” Bourdain has been creating phenomenal television for more than a decade and deserves far more praise than he receives.
4. Alan Menken could be the 12th person to complete the E.G.O.T. challenge. A Disney Legend, Menken has helped define great modern Disney films and while I do not watch (or even like) “The Middle” (which is what he is nominated for). I say let him win.
5. Mel Brooks gets nominated for his HBO special “Mel Brooks Strikes Back.”
It’s good to be the king, and he is the king.


My Emmy Nominations.

2013 Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Drama Series



“Mad Men”

“Orange is the New Black”



Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody for “Homeland”

Hugh Dancy as Will Graham for “Hannibal”

Jon Hamm as Don Draper for “Mad Men”

Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop for “Fringe”

Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood for “House of Cards”

Peter Krause as Adam Bravermen for “Parenthood”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham for “Fringe”

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison for “Homeland”

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson for “Mad Men”

Lauren Graham as Sarah Braverman for “Parenthood”

Mireille Enos as Sarah Linden “The Killing”

Taylor Shilling as Piper Chapman for “Orange is the New Black”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Dax Shepard as Crosby Braverman for “Parenthood”

Jason Biggs as Larry Bloom for “Orange is the new Black”

John Noble as Walter Bishop for “Fringe”

Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter for “Hannibal”

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister for “Game of Thrones”

Vincent Kartheiser as Pete Campbell for “Mad Men”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris for “Mad Men”

Jessica Paré as Megan Draper for “Mad Men”

Khandi Alexander as LaDonna Batiste-Williams for “Treme

Kiernan Shipka as Sally Draper for “Mad Men”

Monica Potter as Christina Braverman for “Parenthood”

Michelle Hurst as Miss Claudette Pelage for “Orange is The New Black”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Anthony Anderson as Derek Watson for “Treme”

David Krumholtz as Dr. Jack Habib for “The Newsroom”

Eddie Izzard as Dr. Abel Gideon for “Hannibal”

Eugene Lipinski as December for “Fringe”

Ray Romano as Hank Rizzoli for “Parenthood”

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell for “Game of Thrones

Ellen Muth as Georgia Madchen for “Hannibal”

Georgina Haig as Etta Bishop for “Fringe”

Linda Cardellini as Sylvia Rosen for “Mad Men”

Tina Lifford as Rene Trussell for “Parenthood”

Outstanding Comedy Series

“Arrested Development”

“Don’t Trust The B in Apartment 23”

“Family Tree”




Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Chris O’Dowd as Tom Chadwick for “Family Tree”

Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth for “Arrested Development”

Jeremy Sisto as George Altman for “Suburgatory”

Louie C.K as Louis C.K. For “Louie

Mathew Perry as Ryan King for “Go on”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Courtney Cox as Jules Cobb for “Cougar Town”

Dreama Walker as June Colburn for “Don’t Trust The B in Apartment 23”

Jane Levy as Tessa Altman for Suburgatory

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Myer for “Veep”

Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath for “Girls”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Adam Driver as Adam Sackler for “Girls”

James Van Der Beek as James Van Der Beek for “Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23

Michael Cera as George Michael Bluth for “Arrested Development”

Tom Bennett as Pete Stupples for “Family Tree”

Tony Hale as Gary Walsh for “Veep”

Will Arnett as Gob Bluth for “Arrested Development”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Allison Williams as Marnie Michaels for “Girls”

Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer for “Veep”

Busy Philipps as Laurie Keller for “Cougar Town”

Krysten Ritter as Chloe for “Don’t Trust the B in apartment 23”

Jessica Walter as Lucile Bluth for “Arrested Development”

Nina Conti as Bea Chadwick and Monkey for “Family Tree”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Ben Stiller as Tony Wonder for “Arrested Development”

David Lynch as Jack Dall for “Louie”

Ed Begley Jr. as Al Chadwick for “Family Tree”

Gary Cole as Kent Davison for “Veep”

Michael McKean as Keith Chadwick for “Family Tree”

Terry Crews as Herbert Love for “Arrested Development”

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Allison Janney as Janet Ryland for “Veep”

Amy Seimetz as Ally Keele for Family Tree

Kristen Wig as Young Lucile Bluth for “Arrested Development”

Nicole Sullivan as Lynn Mettler for “Cougar Town”

Parker Posey as Liz for “Louie”

Outstanding Animated Series


“Bob’s Burgers”


“Legend of Korra”

“The Simpsons”

Special Awards

Outstanding Short Format Program

“Childrens Hospital”

Outstanding Made for Television Movie

“Behind The Candelabra”

Robert Altman Ensemble Cast Award

“Orange is The New Black”