In fact, I didn't even watch the show on Sunday night. I Tivoed through it in fits and starts over the course of the day yesterday. Conan was funny. Greg Garcia's speech rocked. Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert are love. Otherwise, meh.
Anyway, instead of trying make predictions about nominees that put me to sleep, I decided create a Television Academy of One. That's right, what follows is a list of what the nominations would look like if it was all up to me.
The Sus Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presents the 2006 Emmy nominees (winners indicated by a ***):
Arrested Development ***
My Name Is Earl
Actor in a Comedy Series
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development ***
Zach Braff, Scrubs
Steve Carell, The Office
Jason Lee, My Name Is Earl
Tyler James Williams, Everybody Hates Chris
Actress in a Comedy Series
Jenna Fischer, The Office
Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls
Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives
Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds ***
(It's important to note here that my Television Academy would have given Lauren Graham and Jane Kaczmarek their Emmys already.)
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Will Arnett, Arrested Development
Michael Cera, Arrested Development ***
Justin Kirk, Weeds
John Krasinski, The Office
Ethan Suplee, My Name Is Earl
(This category is soooooo hard to narrow down. If I had unlimited space it would also include Rainn Wilson and B.J. Novak from The Office, John C. McGinley from Scrubs, and Kevin Nealon from Weeds.)
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Angela Kinsey, The Office
Jaime Pressley, My Name Is Earl ***
Jessica Walter, Arrested Development
Nadine Velazquez, My Name Is Earl
Liza Weil, Gilmore Girls
Directing in a Comedy Series
Zach Braff for Scrubs, "My Way Home"
John Fortenberry for Arrested Development, "Development Arrested" ***
Marc Buckland and Ken Whittingham for My Name is Earl, "Barn Burner"
Greg Daniels for The Office, "Drug Testing"
Paul Feig for The Office, "Office Olympics"
Writing in a Comedy Series
Jim Vallely and Richard Day for Arrested Development, "S.O.B.s" ***
Neil Goldman and Garrett Donavan for Scrubs, "My Way Home"
Hilary Winston for My Name Is Earl, "Y2K"
Mindy Kaling for The Office, "The Injury"
Rolin Jones for Weeds, "The Punishment Light"
Battlestar Galactica ***
Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Laurie, House ***
Edward James Olmos, Battlestar Galactica
T.R. Knight, Grey's Anatomy
Bradley Whitford, The West Wing
Enrico Colantoni, Veronica Mars
Actress in a Drama Series
Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars ***
Allison Janney, The West Wing
Mary McDonnell, Battlestar Galactica
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
Katherine Heigl, Grey's Anatomy
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
James Callis, Battlestar Galactica ***
Jason Dohring, Veronica Mars
Aaron Douglas, Battlestar Galactica
Omar Epps, House
Isaiah Washington, Grey's Anatomy
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy
Tricia Helfer, Battlestar Galactica ***
Tina Majorino, Veronica Mars
Lisa Edelstein, House
Chloe Sevigny, Big Love
Directing in a Drama Series
Michael Rymer for Battlestar Galactica, "Lay Down Your Burdens" Parts 1 & 2
Jeff Woolnough for Battlestar Galactica, "Downloaded" ***
Peter Horton for Grey's Anatomy "It's the End of the World (As We Know It) Parts 1 & 2
David Shore for House, "No Reason"
Martha Mitchell for Veronica Mars, "I Am God"
Writing in a Drama Series:
David Weddle and Bradley Thompson for Battlestar Galactica, "Downloaded" ***
Ronald D. Moore and David Eick for Battlestar Galactica, "Home" Parts 1 & 2
Russel Friend, Garrett Lerner, David Shore for House, "Euphoria" Part 2
Shonda Rimes for Grey's Antomy, "Thanks for the Memories"
John Enbom for Veronica Mars, "The Rapes of Graff"
Variety, Musical, or Comedy Series:
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart ***
The Colbert Report
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Reality Competition Program:
Honestly? I can't be bothered to care about any of them much. So whatever. Insert your own favorite shows here.
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends ***