Thanks to Alan Sepinwall for pointing me to the Top 10 semi-finalists for the Best Comedy and Best Drama Emmys. It's good to know ahead of time that good shows like Battlestar Galactica and Big Love will definitely be getting crowded out by Boston Legal and other such crap.
Anyway, here they are:
TOP 10 COMEDY SERIES FINALISTS
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Flight of the Conchords
Two and a Half Men
TOP 10 DRAMA SERIES FINALISTS
Friday Night Lights
So I suppose the best-case scenario would look like this:
BEST DRAMA: Friday Night Lights, Lost, Mad Men, Damages, and, before you all start screaming at me, The Wire.
BEST COMEDY: 30 Rock, The Office, Pushing Daisies, Ugly Betty, and Flight of the Conchords.
Of course, the more realistic predictions would be:
BEST DRAMA: House, Boston Legal, Mad Men, Damages, and let's be optimistic and say Lost.
BEST COMEDY: Two and a Half Men, 30 Rock, The Office, Pushing Daisies, and Entourage.
...And I'm already getting depressed. Of course, I'd advise the Wire fans to get their bitching out of the way ahead of time, because it's totally getting snubbed again. We all know this.
By the by, I'll be posting my own Emmy ballot at some point in the next two weeks. Expect it to look nothing like the eventual Emmy lists.