BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Frances Conroy as Moira O'Hara in "AMERICAN HORROR STORY" Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon in "AMERICAN HORROR STORY" Sarah Paulson as Nicole Wallace in "GAME CHANGE" Lara Pulver as Irene Adler in "SHERLOCK: A SCANDAL IN BALGRAVIA" Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy in "HATFIELDS & MCCOYS"
Now for the ladies to be rewarded, this award in the past has gone to legends such as Vanessa Redgrave and Gena Rowlands. The winning actress this year has two previous nominations in the lead miniseries/tv movie category but this will be her first win. That actress is Jessica Lange who played the devious and evil Constance in FX's American Horror Story (Still confuses me how this could be a miniseries airing 12 episodes but oh well thius is were she is placed so this is where she'll win). Lange over the course of 12 episodes played this character so well that to me it felt like she was playing Blance Du Bois (my favourite character of all time.) Her standout monologue came in the finale where in front of the mirror she is telling her hair stylist about how she always wanted to be a moviestar and that really was just so delicious proving Lange has still got it.
PREVIOUS WINNERS: 2000: Vanessa Redgrave as Edith Tree in "IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK 2" 2001: Tammy Blanchard as Young Judy Garland in "LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND: ME AND MY SHADOWS" 2002: Stockard Channing as Judy Shepard in "THE MATTHEW SHEPARD STORY" 2003: Gena Rowlands as Virginia Miller in "HYSTERICAL BLINDNESS" 2004: Mary Louise Parker as Harper Pitt in "ANGELS IN AMERICA" 2005: Charlize Theron as Britt Ekland in "THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS" 2006: Kelly Macdonald as Gina in "THE GIRL IN THE CAFE" 2007: Anna Paquin as Elaine Goodale in "BURY MY HEART ON WOUNDED KNEE" 2008: Laura Dern as Katherine Harris in "RECOUNT" 2009: Shoreh Agdashloo as Sajida Hussein in "HOUSE OF SADDAM" 2010: Susan Sarandon as Janet Good in "YOU DON'T KNOW JACK" 2011: Dame Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham in "DOWNTON ABBEY"
BEST CASTING FOR A SERIES, MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Jennifer Euston for Girls Mark Saks for The Good Wife Judy Henderson for Homeland Carrie Audino & Laura Schiff for Mad Men Ross Meyerson & Julie Tucker for Nurse Jackie
Casting directors are the most vital part of a TV show when it comes to picking the actors for the parts then will play on the show. This years winning cast director has scores her first nomination this year winning the category. The winning show is Homeland, Judy (casting director) picked the perfect actors for this first season of the Showtime series, especially in her choice of Danes as the bipolar CIA worker (nominated) also she made another good decision choosing male leads such as Mandy Patinkin and Damian Lewis because the three of them all have some really good chemistry together. Also unlike a lot of shows this show did not do stunt castin by choosing big actors to fill out guest starring roles. Like always the two words use to describe her intrigging choices are perfect and great.
PREVIOUS WINNERS: 2000: Sheila Jaffe & Georgianne Walken for The Sopranos 2001: Tracy Lilienfield for Will & Grace 2002: Libby Goldstein & Junie Lowry-Johnson for Six Feet Under 2003: Sheila Jaffe & Georgianne Walken for The West Wing 2004: Ellen Lewis & Juliet Taylor for Angels in America 2005: Scott Genkinger and Junie Lowry-Johnson for Desperate Housewives 2006: John Brace & Linda Lowy for Grey's Anatomy 2007: Linda Lowy, John Brace & Beth Sepko for Friday Night Lights 2008: Kim Miscia, Beth Bowling, Laura Schiff & Carrie Audino for Mad Men 2009: Junie Lowry Johnson & Libby Goldstein for True Blood 2010: Robert J. Ulrich, Eric Dawson & Jim Carnahan for Glee 2011: Mark Saks for The Good Wife
OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES/SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: Zooey Deschanel for ("Host: Zooey Deschanel"), Saturday Night Live Kathy Griffin for (Episode: Michelle Collins, Meredith Morris, and Greg Howell), Kathy Melissa McCarthy for ("Host: Melissa McCarthy"), Satuday Night Live Maya Rudolph for ("Host: Maya Rudolph"), Saturday Night Live Kristen Wiig for ("Host: Mick Jagger"), Saturday Night Live
This category unlike most of the awards I hand out was not an original award when I started naming my best in TV winners. This is the fifth year I have handed out this award because unlike the emmys I do not combine variety performers in the comedy category. The winner this year for the third year in a row is women from Saturday Night Live. That women is Kristen Wiig who has been nominated three times previous every other time coming close to winning but this year with the material she got especially in her final episode was enough to win. Kristen has won in one of my award presentations it was only for last years film year that she won for writing the original screenplay of bridesmaids. This last episode had most of her greatest scripts but her best moment occured at the end of the episode where a high school graduation ceremony was actually a ceremony to send off Wiig into her triving new film career.
PREVIOUS WINNERS: 2008: Tracey Ullman, Tracey Ullman's State of Union 2009: Hugh Jackman, 81st Academy Awards 2010: Betty White for ("Host: Betty White"), Saturday Night Live 2011: Nasim Padrad for ("Host: Miley Cyrus"), Saturday Night Live
Animation can sometimes be the funniest thing on tv but it other cases it could be the most beautiful looking show on the silver screen. The winning show this year is the prequel show to an other show that won my animated program a few years, the winning show is the prequel to Avatar: Last Airbender, i think that just like Avatar the prequel has some beautiful images maybe even more amazing with some of the best fight scenes I've ever seen because the creators of this show took the time to conslut with karate instructers to make it look more realistic. The winning episode was the final which had some beautiful fight scene ut the best visua lwas the meeting of Aang and Katara just showing how animation does not just have to be funny.
PREVIOUS WINNERS: 2000: Family Guy ("The King is Dead") 2001: Family Guy ("Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington") 2002: The Simpsons ("She of Little Faith") 2003: The Simpsons ("Three Gays of the Condo") 2004: South Park ("South Park is Gay") 2005: Star Wars: Clone Wars ("Chapter 25") 2006: The Simpsons ("The Seemingly Never-Ending Story") 2007: Avatar: The Last Airbender ("The Awakening") 2008: Family Guy ("Peter's Daughter") 2009: Family Guy ("I Dream of Jesus") 2010: The Simpsons ("Once Upon A Time In Springfield") 2011: The Simpsons ("Angry Dad: The Movie")
OUTSTANDING VOICEOVER PERFORMANCE: Cate Blanchett as Penelope for ("Mr. and Mrs. Smith") in "FAMILY GUY" Bryan Cranston as Commander Tony Drake for ("Space Race Part 1") in "ARCHER" Jeremy Irons as Bar Rag for ("Moe Goes From Rags to Riches") in "THE SIMPSONS" Jane Lynch as Roz for ("Replaceable You") in "THE SIMPSONS" Megan Mullally as Gayle for ("Dr. Yap") in "BOB'S BURGERS"
Voiceover was not one of original awards and I have only given 3 previous voiceover awards making this the foruth year, this award is not just for animation because voiceovers on live action shows are just as good. The winning person who provided the voice talents is receving her first nomination for TV work but she has many for her film work and two wins. That person is Cate Blanchett who played the just as evil Penelope to Family Guy's Stewie in the episode Mr. and Mrs. Stewie. In the episode she got to deliciously play evil because in my opnion stewie is pretty evil but we all now that behind a strong man their is always a stronger women and that is the point that Penelope gets too evil for Stewie that he has to fight her which with these two characters sounding the way they do for being little babies.
PREVIOUS WINNERS: 2009: Dan Castellanta for ("Father Knows Best"), The Simpsons 2010: Anne Hathaway for ("Once Upon A Time In Springfield"), The Simpsons 2011: Christopher Plummer for Moguls and Moviestars
Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummell for ("Dance Withe Somebody") in "GLEE" Max Greenfield as Schmidt for ("Control") in "NEW GIRL" Jake Johnson as Nick for ("Fancyman: Part 2") in "NEW GIRL" Danny Pudi as Abed Nadir for ("Virtual Systems Analysis") in "COMMUNITY" Jim Rash as Dean Paelton for ("Doumentary Filmaking: Redux") in "COMMUNITY" Damon Wayans Jr. as Brad Williams for ("The St. Valentine's Day Maxssacre") in "HAPPY ENDINGS"
Another acting award. This years nominees include 5 of the nominees being newbies to the catgory and the other nominee is the onl;y returning one who has also won this category just last year. The winning actor this year is a first time nominee in any category of TV. That actor is one of the New Girl actors who when his show started was not the main star because as everyone knows it was the Zoey show at first but as the year went on he became much funnier even being the breakout star of the show. In his winning episode he gets to be the "women" of the relationship because he feels like his girlfriend has all the control in the relationship and thats where all the fuinny starts at the same time the character still has some heart and thats why he wins. To describe this character I must say he is over-confident and special.
PREVIOUS WINNERS: 2000: Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland for ("Homo for the Holidays") in "WILL & GRACE" 2001: Robert Downey Jr. as Larry Paul for ("Sex, Lies and Second Thoughts") in "ALLY MCBEAL" 2002: Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland for ("A Chorus Lie") in "WILL & GRACE" 2003: Brad Garret Robert Barone for ("Robert's Wedding") in "EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND" 2004: Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland for ("Me & Mr. Jones") in "WILL & GRACE" 2005: Peter Boyle as Frank Barone for ("Boy's Therapy") in "EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND" 2006: Will Arnett as George 'Gob' Bluth II for ("Making a Stand") in "ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT" 2007: Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold for ("Manic Monday") in "ENTOURAGE" 2008: Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrutefor ("Lanuch Party") in "THE OFFICE" 2009: Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinsin for ("Do I Know You?") in "HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER" 2010: Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy for ("The Bicycle Thief") in "MODERN FAMIY" 2011: Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel for ("Duets") in "GLEE"
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler for ("The Isolation Permutation") in "THE BIG BANG THEORY" Eliza Coupe as Jane Kerkovich-Williams for ("You Snooze, You Bruise") in "HAPPY ENDINGS" Elisha Cuthbert as Alex Kerkovich for ("Spooky Endings") in "HAPPY ENDINGS" Gillian Jacobs as Britta Jacobs for ("Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts") in "COMMUNITY" Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney for ("Murphy Brown Lied To Us") in "30 ROCK" Casey Wilson as Penny Hartz for ("The Kerkovich Way") in "HAPPY ENDINGS"