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After the Emmys, OUR Winners Are TVWW Reader Nathan and (Ahem) ME...
August 31, 2010  | By David Bianculli

After tabulating our TV WORTH WATCHING predictions from both our readers and our writers, two people correctly guessed four out of the six major categories and emerged with bragging rights. One was TVWW reader Nathan. The other was (and don't you forget it, you other 14 writers on this site) yours truly...


Among readers, Nathan got twice as many categories right as any other reader, correctly predicting Outstanding Comedy (ABC's Modern Family), Actor in a Drama Series (Bryan Cranston for AMC's Breaking Bad), Actor in a Comedy Series (Jim Parsons for CBS's The Big Bang Theory) and Actress in a Comedy Series (Edie Falco for Showtime's Nurse Jackie).

Good for you, Nathan! I'll be contacting you to get your address, for eventual receipt of the still-unknown TVWW tacky TV prize. Thanks for everyone who read, and wrote. It took a lot of work, I know.

As for our roster of writers here at TVWW, opinions were all over the place -- just as they are on every other topic. The general consensus was that AMC's Mad Men would win Outstanding Drama, as it did, and Falco got a lot of correct predictive votes, but otherwise, there was no clear trend emerging from our writers.

Not a single one of us saw TNT's The Closer star Kyra Sedgwick coming as the winner for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. (And we shouldn't have. No disrespect, but why not Connie Britton, Glenn Close or Julianna Margulies?)

Four of us, including myself, saw Modern Family coming, but only Bill Brioux and I guessed Cranston would pull off his three-peat, and only Theresa Corigliano and I had enough faith in Jim Parsons to predict his upset over Alec Baldwin of NBC's 30 Rock.

For the record: I correctly predicted Mad Men, Modern Family, Cranston and Parsons. Diane Werts got 2.5 categories correct (but only by gutlessly splitting her Comedy Actress vote), and those managing two correct predictions in the major categories -- the same as the New York Times, by the way -- were Mark Bianculli (good going, son), Bill Brioux, Theresa Corigliano, Ed Martin and Alan Pergament. The others either got one right or, perhaps the biggest winners of all, didn't play.

Had anyone else won but myself, I would be bestowing upon the winner the right to gloat for an entire year, and lord it over his or her fellow TVWW contributors. But as the founder and editor of this website, I must demand of myself a higher, more mature standard.

Nyah, nyah!

Thanks for trying, losers!

How does my dust taste???

Who's the boss? Who's the boss? Who's the boss?...




Tom Brinkmoeller said:

Dear Gloat-meister:

In my best Sheldon Cooper voice:

I fail to see where melding one's mind with those who have Television Academy voting rights is something to brag about. I would think just the opposite values set would be something worthy of putting on display for all the lemmings of television world to marvel at and envy. Why, if for a moment I believed that my mind operated the same way as Mark Burnett's, I'm sure I would retreat to the nearest desert island and deprive myself of all outside stimuli until the neurons in my brain got serious about life again.


Got-em-wrong Tom

Comment posted on August 31, 2010 10:24 AM

Chris C said:

Nice Tom! Let's not let Bianculli's head get too big between the site redesign and winning the prediction.

I think the real winner is having enough good TV out there that some smart, insightful writers have a lot of trouble picking who should win these sorts of awards!

Comment posted on August 31, 2010 12:00 PM

Neil said:

Hey, I went zero for six in my predictions, but I'll proudly stand over in the darkest, dustiest corner of the Losers' Lounge with Brinkmoeller. Double Bazinga!

Comment posted on August 31, 2010 1:07 PM

Nathan said:

I don't need the tacky prize! The bragging rights are plenty for me. . .

Comment posted on August 31, 2010 2:26 PM

Ed Martin Live from the Losers' Lounge said:

In my best Jesse Pinkman voice:

If you take into account the "should" wins along with the "will" wins you might see things differently. Bitch.

[In a perfect world, I "should." But "will" I? Hah. Not with THIS outcome. But don't feel bad. Every player leaves the Losers' Lounge with a copy of our home game... -- David B.]

Comment posted on August 31, 2010 3:16 PM
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