OK!'s Emmy Preview


Sep. 16 2007, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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Award season is back in full swing starting Sunday with the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and OK! is here to prepare you for television’s biggest night. Here’s what you need to know and what you should look forward to on Sunday. Make sure to check back at for our final predictions and analyses of the big races!

WHAT: 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007 on FOX at 8 p.m.

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Host: The show will be hosted by the man who’s taking everyone’s jobs, . Tune in to see how the 32-year-old stacks up against past hosts — not to mention, comedians — , and . Can Seacrest bring the funny and viewers? FOX sure seems to think so.

Presenters: Expect awkward banter between the past, present and future of television. Nominees and past winners who will hand out some gold include , , , , , and more. Stars promoting their new shows include , , and .

Performers: There will be a Family Guy cast performance paying homage to animation and a number by the Jersey Boys in tribute to The Sopranos, but the most important performance of the night would have to be ’s duet with . The two will sing “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” and that couldn’t be more applicable to the former Mouseketeer.

Nominees: Familiarize yourself with the big categories below and make your own predictions while we finalize ours.

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Drama Series

Boston Legal

Grey's Anatomy



The Sopranos

Drama Actor

James Gandolfini, The Sopranos

Denis Leary, Rescue Me

Hugh Laurie, House

James Spader, Boston Legal

Kiefer Sutherland, 24

Drama Actress

Patricia Arquette, Medium

Minnie Driver, The Riches

Edie Falco, The Sopranos

Sally Field, Brothers and Sisters

Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU

Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Drama Supporting Actor

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Michael Emerson, Lost

Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos

TR Knight, Grey's Anatomy

Masi Oka, Heroes

Terry O'Quinn, Lost

William Shatner, Boston Legal

Drama Supporting Actress

Lorraine Bracco, The Sopranos

Rachel Griffiths, Brothers and Sisters

Katherine Heigl, Grey's Anatomy

Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy

Aida Turturro, The Sopranos

Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy

Comedy Series


The Office

Two and a Half Men

Ryan Seacrest
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30 Rock

Ugly Betty

Comedy Actor

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Steve Carell, The Office

Ricky Gervais, Extras

Tony Shalhoub, Monk

Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Comedy Actress

America Ferrera, Ugly Betty

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine

Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Comedy Supporting Actor

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Kevin Dillon, Entourage

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Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother

Jeremy Piven, Entourage

Rainn Wilson, The Office

Comedy Supporting Actress

Conchata Ferrell, Two and a Half Men

Jenna Fischer, The Office

Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds

Jaime Pressly, My Name is Earl

Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men

Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

American Idol

Dancing With The Stars

Project Runway

The Amazing Race

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Top Chef

Things to keep in mind:

- This is the last year the Emmys can award The Sopranos. How generous will they be?

- Three Grey’s Anatomy women are up for Supporting Actress, which could potentially cause a vote split.

- Breakout Ugly Betty star America Ferrera could sweep all three big awards (Globe, SAG and Emmy) this season should she win.

- Will The Amazing Race five-peat (yes, five!) in Outstanding Reality-Competition Program? The show has never lost since the category was created in 2003, which also means American Idol has never won. Can Ryan bring be its good luck charm?

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- The intricate voting process — voting for the winners (and nominees) isn’t easy as 1-2-3. People don’t just check off their favorite shows and stars/Hollywood buddies (at least they shouldn't), but rather, they’re supposed to watch the nominees’ episode submissions before deciding. Actors and shows must submit episodes (one per actor, six per show) that they believe exemplify their best work of the season. Sometimes they hit the nail on the head, sometimes they don’t, but don’t be surprised if people you don’t like or never thought would triumph make their way to the stage — their tapes could’ve just been amazing (read: Emmy-baity).

By Joyce Eng


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