Tuesday, September 22, 2015


The Emmy Guessing Game™  is clearly important. Cookies are involved. Still it's not important enough to interrupt My Music Monday.

And let's face it, Mike has already calculated winners and losers, though he also needed Monday to double-check my results, as I did screw up once - for which he will not let me forget.

(update: he said he "trusted my work". Huzzah!)

Mike's choices are on top. Mine are below his. The winners / losers are fairly easily to figure out: - if his row is highlighted, he got the win, if mine is, then that's a win for me. If both lines are highlighted, we both got it. If neither are bolded, well, we both chose poorly.

Let's take a peek, shall we?

Drama series
Game of Thrones
Mad Men

Comedy series 

Actress in a drama 
Taraji P. Henson
Elizabeth Moss

Actor in a drama
Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm

Actress in a comedy 
Julie Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Actor in a comedy 
Jeffrey Tambor
Louis C.K. 

Actress in a limited series or movie 
Jessica Lange
Frances McDormand

Actor in a limited series or movie 
Timothy Hutton
Richard Jenkins

Variety talk series 
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Reality-competition program 
The Amazing Race
Project Runway

Variety sketch series
Inside Amy Schumer
Inside Amy Schumer

Supporting actor in a drama series 
Ben Mendelsohn
Alan Cumming

Supporting actress in a drama series 
Lena Headey
Christine Baranski

Writing for a drama series 
Matthew Weiner
Matthew Weiner

Directing for a drama series 
David Nutter
David Nutter

Supporting actor in a comedy series 
Tony Hale
Keegan-Michael Key

Supporting actress in a comedy series 
Julie Bowen
Niecy Nash

Writing for a comedy series 
Jill Soloway
Alec Berg

Directing for a comedy series 
Jill Soloway
Mike Judge

Supporting actor in a limited series or a movie 
Bill Murray
Bill Murray

Supporting actress in a limited series or a movie 
Kathy Bates
Regina King

Writing for a limited series, movie or a dramatic special 
John Ridley
Jane Anderson

Directing for a limited series, movie or a dramatic special 
Ryan Murphy
Lisa Cholodenko

Writing for a variety series 
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Directing for a variety series 
Amy Schumer and Ryan McFaul
Chuck O'Neil

Let it be known that I did indeed give him credit for picking "Julie" Louis Dreyfus. So I'm not all bad.

I will go on record (and notified Magic Mike XXX early on) saying that I missed including the category of Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special. In theory - and it's just a theory, of course - had Mike selected correctly (as if!) and I did not (as if!), we would have tied.......again.

But going by his guesses for the Limited stuff, he was picking American Horror Story almost in a straight (as IF!) ticket. I was picking Olive Kittridge in mine. I would have selected that and then won this thing by two. (and really - WHO bets against Frances Fucking McDormand?)

I mean, we both missed 29% of the categories. In a class, we'd have gotten a solid D+.

As it is, I won by one.  But like Bush v Gore in 2000, a victory is a victory.

If you're a long time reader, you will know that usually we tie in these things. This is upsetting for many reasons:

A. potential of no cookies.
B. that Mike and I are not so different. And that one just cuts him to the core and keeps him up at night. As it should.

Once Mike saw his win whittle away, the bet of cookies started to dry up more than his over-baking skills. The prize went from home made, to store bought Pepperidge Farms, down to Nutter Butter knock-offs from Dollar Tree.

No one likes a sore loser, Mike.  No one.

Especially me. And especially when cookies (with no nuts!) are concerned.

Song by: David Bowie

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One big package of the Dollar Store's Bargain Basket "cookies" on their way. They package was expired and "gently used" but I'm sure you will enjoy them. I bought a couple of extra packs to crumble up this winter and help me melt ice on the sidewalk.

It was an exciting competition -- and i congratulate you on your win. If the Emmy Academy would for ONCE not give a trophy to Frances McDormand, that would be awesome. Thanks in advance.