Film and TV

Emmy, Please? Who Should Win on Sunday (Should Being the Operative Word)

We're not going to get the picks right, necessarily, but we've clocked serious hours watching the tube, so we feel like we've got insight into what "the people" want in their Emmy-winners. You know, "the people." The couch people. The people who have cut their lifespans with a remote control. Us.

So here we're breaking down the categories and our hopes for who wins starting at 7 p.m. this Sunday during the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (on Fox). Read on after the jump, don your fancy-but-not-too-uppity-formalwear and cross your fingers.

Outstanding Drama Series: Friday Night Lights Other nominees: Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Mad Men Mad Men has certainly been the past favorite with three wins, but will that mean that it's a little tired? We considered Game of Thrones (Dinklage! Dinklage! Dinklage!) for this, or a possible tie, but overall, the swan song of FNL made us go for the field goal.

Outstanding Comedy Series: Parks and Recreation Other nominees: Big Bang Theory, Glee, Modern Family, The Office, 30 Rock We'd love any of these to win -- except Glee. [Editor's note: I'm using the "we" here, but let it be known that many of my colleagues disagree with me on this. And no, I'm not afraid of them.] Sure, there are plenty of great things about that show, but enough already with the Gleekdom.

Outstanding Actress in a Drama: Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men Other nominees: Kathy Bates, Harry's Law; Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights; Mirreille Enos, The Killing; Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU; Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Maybe Moss is an "easy" pick, but her character showed a great deal of change while maintaining that Peggy vulnerability last season. Enos could creep up and we wouldn't mind, but those are the only two we're really rooting for in this category.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama: Christina Hendricks, Mad Men Other nominees: Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire; Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife; Christine Baranski, The Good Wife; Margo Martindale, Justified; Michelle Forbes, The Killing The Good Wife could give Mad Men a rather punny run for its money, and MacDonald and Forbes are more than impressive in Boardwalk and the Killing, respectively, but Hendricks just flat-out deserves this for that last season.

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