For the first time, the folks over at The Emmys decided to let the fans in on the process and released the top 10 finalists in the Outstanding Comedy and Drama categories.
There's no voting or fan favorite or anything. They just want you to know who the heavy hitters were before the list gets narrowed down to five official nominees. It's kind of a neat idea.
Here are the lists. I took the liberty of highlighting my picks for you.
Outstanding Comedy Series Finalists
- Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Family Guy
- Flight of the Conchords
- The Office
- Pushing Daisies - Great new show but it's a little soon to compete with the big boys.
- 30 Rock
- Two And A Half Men - Why God Why?
- Ugly Betty
This drama list is loaded with good stuff. I don't envy the Academy at all.
Outstanding Drama Series Finalists
- Boston Legal
- Friday Night Lights
- Grey's Anatomy
- Mad Men
- The Wire
Guess, wonder, hypothesize, etc. All of the nominees will be announced on July 17.