The top 10 comedy series finalists are...
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Flight of the Conchords
Two and a Half Men
The top 10 drama series finalists are...
Friday Night Lights
Will LOST make the final list of nominees? Of course, I'm biased. It will and it should! But will it win? Doubt it.
I would love to see LOST win Outstanding Drama Series this year - not only because Season 4 was just so darn awesome, but also because it's the best darn thing on TV. (That, of course, is arguable and subjective - but whatever!)
Experience has taught me to expect the worst (as in, LOST won't even be nominated) but hope for the best (LOST will win an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series). I'll just have to wait for the official nominations to be announced on Thursday, 17 July 2008 at 05:40.
Anyway, whatever happens to LOST's Emmy prospects, it's great that the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films recognized LOST's brilliance by honouring it as the 34th Annual Saturn Awards Best Network Television Series. It bested Heroes, Pushing Daisies, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Journeyman, and Supernatural. Booyah!
Not only that: Matthew Fox won the Best Actor in a Television Series award, Michael Emerson won the Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series, and Elizabeth Mitchell shared the Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series award with Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). The LOST actors could have swept (well, almost) the TV acting awards if Evangeline Lilly beat Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer) for the Best Actress in a Television Series trophy.
Lastly, Cloverfield - written by Drew Goddard and produced by J. J. Abrams & Bryan Burk - won the Best Science Fiction Film award.
The nominations will be announced on 17 July 2008 at 05:40, while the awards will be handed out on 21 September 2008 at 8/7 central on ABC.