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Emmy predix: Best drama and comedy series

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ausiello-emmy-predixImage Credit: Mike Yarish/AMC; Carin Baer/Fox; Bob D’Amico/ABC; Mario Perez/ABCWe’re in the homestretch! The 2010 Emmy Awards are this Sunday—my tux is scheduled to arrive from Filene’s Basement Paris tomorrow morning!—and I’ve got two categories left to handicap: Best drama and comedy series. BTW, my Schmemmy picks were 50 percent accurate, so I guess you can say I’m on a bit of a roll this year.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Breaking Bad

Dexter

The Good Wife

Lost

Mad Men

True Blood

The Front-runner: Mad Men. AMC’s crown jewel will almost certainly score a third-consecutive win, unless…

The Dark Horse: … voters feel like spreading the love to sister series Breaking Bad, which is coming off of its strongest season yet.

The Most Egregious Snub: Friday Night Lights. Voters finally got around to recognizing Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton this year, so maybe the show will finally get its due in 2011? A boy can dream.

Other Notable Omissions: Damages, Sons of Anarchy, and Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

30 Rock

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Glee

Modern Family

Nurse Jackie

The Office

The Front-runner: Modern Family. In a duel between Glee and Modern Family, my gut tells me voters will side with the more “conventional” comedy.

The Dark Horse: 30 Rock. Was the season a little uneven? Sure. But technically, Tina Fey’s Emmy magnet only really needs six solid episodes to win, and the six she singled out were Rock-solid.

The Most Egregious Snub: Parks and Recreation. I guess I should be happy Emmy at least recognized Amy Poehler. Next year I won’t be so gracious.

Other Notable Omissions: Community, The Big Bang Theory, Cougar Town, Better Off Ted, Chuck, Party Down, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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