Picks and Pans Review: My Picks for
The awards show airs Jan. 15 on NBC with Grey's Anatomy and Weeds up for most TV-category trophies (four each) and Helen Mirren competing against herself. She'll win for the last Prime Suspect over the HBO movie Elizabeth I.
UGLY BETTY (Best comedy) An hour-long comedy might be at a disadvantage up against a half-hour sitcom like NBC's slicingly sharp Office, but this ABC hit about the fashion-publishing world has unexpectedly sweet, fresh humor.
MICHAEL C. HALL (Actor, drama, Dexter) Don't you love a boyish psychopath? But it'll be tough going up against 24's Kiefer Sutherland.
ELLEN POMPEO (Actress, drama, Grey's Anatomy) Okay, my reason is basically sentimental: Even when she smiles, her eyes crinkle with sadness.
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS (actress, comedy, The New Adventures of Old Christine) She already got the Emmy. Let the comeback continue.
ALEC BALDWIN (Actor, comedy, 30 Rock) Funnier than fellow NBC nominees Zach Braff, Jason Lee or Steve Carell? Lots.
HEROES (Best drama) How many of the fall's new dramas are still on the air? This sci-fi fantasy stirred up intense buzz. But so did that other doomsday hit, 24.
HEROES' HAYDEN PANETTIERE.