It is now time for the 2010 Primetime TV Kappy Awards! Huzzah! Huzzah! So heat up your TV dinner, grab the remote control, and kick back the recliner.
Last year, I started by listing all the shows we've watched to give you some basis by which we can justify giving these awards. The list this year is no shorter, let's just leave it at that. Typing them all in here would only depress me.
On to the awards...
- Best Dramatic Acting - Julianna Margulies, "Alicia Florrick," The Good Wife
- Best Comedic Acting - Heather Morris, "Brittany S. Pearce," Glee - Sure, she's a peripheral character, but the few bits that she gets, as well as the entire "Britney/Brittany" episode, allow her to shine. A ridiculously close second in this category are Rico Rodriguez as "Manny Delgado" and Eric Stonestreet as "Cameron Tucker" in Modern Family.
- Best Dramatic 1-2 Punch - Matthew Bomer and TIm DeKay, "Neal Caffrey and Peter Burke," White Collar
- Best Comedic 1-2 Punch - Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, "Howard Wolowitz and Raj Koothrappali," The Big Bang Theory
- Best Dramatic Ensemble - Blue Bloods
- Best Comedic Ensemble - Modern Family
- Best Male Comeback - Tom Selleck, "Frank Reagan," Blue Bloods
- Best Female Comeback - Betty White, "Elka Ostrovsky," Hot In Cleveland - It could be argued that she never was really gone considering how much acting she's been doing, but when it comes to TV, we really haven't seen much of what she's been in.
- Best One-Off Guest Role - Dolph Lundgren, "Marco," Chuck - I really wanted him to be a recurring guest, but that just ain't happenin'.
- Best Recurring Guest Role - (tie) Matt Damon, "Carol," 30 Rock and Mayim Bialik, "Amy Farrah Fowler," The Big Bang Theory
- Dark Alley Award - Archie Panjabi, "Kalinda Sharma," The Good Wife
I gotta say one thing, this year's acting awards are dominated by some great female roles.
- Best Drama - (tie) The Good Wife and White Collar
- Best Comedy - Modern Family
- Most Overstayed Welcome - 24 - and, thankfully, it's done
- Lost in Left Field - The Office - my God, it has sucked lately.
- Most Surprising Show (in a Good Way) - Blue Bloods - we really expected nothing of this show and were more than pleasantly surprised.
- Second Chancer - Glee - we tried watching this when it first started and didn't like it. But now we're all caught up and enjoying it... so long as the focus is not on Finn and Rachel.
- Best Network - USA - Not only do they have Burn Notice, Psych, Royal Pains and White Collar, but now we can add Covert Affairs to the list as well as high hopes for Fairly Legal.
- Worst Network - FOX - We watch one show on this network... ONE SHOW.