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The EW Emmy Ballot 2008

From Neil Patrick Harris to ”Mad Men,” we (and our readers) predict the actors, actresses, and shows that will take home the statue

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Predicting Emmy award winners is next to impossible (Spader over Gandolfini?), but that doesn’t mean we can’t endorse who we think deserves to win. And in the spirit of sharing, we asked EW.com readers to vote for their favorites as well. The envelope, please…

Outstanding Comedy
We were once again rocked by 30 Rock, the funniest show on TV

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Entourage
The Office EW.com readers’ pick
30 Rock EW staff pick
Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Drama
The simpler time of Mad Men proved to be dazzlingly complex

Mad Men EW staff pick
House Lost EW.com readers’ pick
Dexter
Boston Legal
Damages

Outstanding Actor, Drama
We can’t get Byrne’s probing shrink out of our heads

James Spader, Boston Legal
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Hugh Laurie, House EW.com readers’ pick
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment EW staff pick

Outstanding Actress, Drama
For us, Hunter hit all the dangerous, dark Grace notes

Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Glenn Close, Damages EW.com readers’ pick
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace EW staff pick

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama
Danson was chillingly charismatic

Michael Emerson, Lost EW.com readers’ pick
John Slattery, Mad Men
?eljko Ivanek, Damages
William Shatner, Boston Legal Ted Danson, Damages EW staff pick

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama
Wiest was subtle, but stupendous

Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy EW.com readers’ pick
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment EW staff pick
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters

Outstanding Actor, Comedy

We love Carell, but Baldwin found laughs everywhere
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock EW staff pick
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carell, The Office EW.com readers’ pick
Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies

Outstanding Actress, Comedy
Louis-Dreyfus’ deft wit deserves a third Emmy

America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine EW staff pick
Tina Fey, 30 Rock EW.com readers’ pick
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy

Brash and boorish, NPH nails it
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother EW staff and EW.com readers’ pick
Rainn Wilson, The Office
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Kevin Dillon, Entourage

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy

Poehler is today’s Gilda Radner
Jean Smart, Samantha Who?
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live EW staff and EW.com readers’ pick
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies

Outstanding Reality Competition
Race still wows with its casting and action

Project Runway EW.com readers’ pick
Dancing With the Stars
The Amazing Race EW staff pick
American Idol

Outstanding Reality Show Host
Seacrest makes leading a spectacle look easy

Heidi Klum, Project Runway EW.com readers’ pick
Howie Mandel, Deal or No Deal
Jeff Probst, Survivor
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol EW staff pick
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars

EW.com: Emmy Predictions Game
Want to try your luck at forecasting this year’s winners? Go to www.ew.com/emmys to enter your picks, then log on during the broadcast to see your running tally. Outscore EW’s Michael Ausiello, and you could take home a prize!

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