Luckily we have websites like salon.com that do articles like the following:
Hey, Emmy voters! Don't forget ...
On the eve of the announcement of this year's Emmy nominees, we offer last-minute suggestions for best actors, shows, writing and more.
Of the shows that I’ve seen, I totally agree with their choices, and am particularly delighted to see Tracy Morgan and Flight of the Conchords on the list, as well as Ed Westwick (!) for Gossip Girl:
It isn't that "Gossip Girl's" Ed Westwick is a particularly subtle or insightful actor. What he's got going for him is pure charisma -- and star-quality glamour, especially of the male variety, can be pretty rare on prime-time television. As spoiled, depraved Chuck Bass, Westwick oozes entitlement and machismo, but his full lips and David Bowie cheekbones also suggest a sort of androgynous, feline quality that he plays up to highlight the character's manipulative petulance...
And if I were the one to give out the gongs (I SHOULD BE), these would be my choices:
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series: Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Uh DUH. As if I would have given this to anyone else.
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ditto here. Tracey Jordon is fantastic but no one is funnier than Alec.
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Second choice: Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock.
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Jeremy Piven, Entourage and Justin Kirk, Weeds
Sorry, they are both geniuses and I refuse to choose between them.
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series: January Jones, Mad Men
I would give all the actresses in Mad Men an Emmy if I could, because they are all extraordinary. It was tricky for me to choose between Jones (Betty Draper) and Elisabeth Moss (Peggy Olson), but in the end Jones won by a nose because of her remarkable scene with the psychiatrist in the final episode of season one. Special mention must also go to Mary McDonnell and Connie Britton.
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series: Jon Hamm, Mad Men (Don Draper)
Like Heather Havrilesky I can’t think of another performance by an actor with as much depth and subtlety as Hamm’s, and I say that without even remotely fancying Don Draper.
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Callie Thorne, Rescue Me
I haven’t seen the last few seasons of Rescue Me, but I have no doubt she is still delivering the goods so I’m happy to vote blindly for her.
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: Andre Royo, The Wire (Bubbles)
Because his performance, particularly this last season, was nothing short of astounding.
Outstanding Comedy Series: 30 Rock
Outstanding Drama Series: The Wire
Followed closely by Mad Men.
Now you guys tell me who you'd vote for if you ruled the world. :)