TV awards poll

Larry David vs. Kelsey Grammer vs. Sacha Baron Cohen. Cast your vote on our Emmy ballot -- embellished with the actors and shows we think should've been acknowledged.

By Salon Staff
Published September 13, 2004 5:02PM (EDT)

My Emmy vice
We enjoy superficial TV award ceremonies as much as anyone else; we just wish the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences would ask us, occasionally, who really deserves to win. This year, we want you to cast your choices on the Emmy ballot below by Thursday, 5 p.m. EST. We've thrown in a few choices (in red) that the Academy left off -- but that we thought were worthy of your consideration. Then on Friday, we'll announce your picks -- as well as our own.

Outstanding Comedy Series
Arrested Development * Fox
Curb Your Enthusiasm * HBO
Everybody Loves Raymond * CBS
Sex and the City * HBO
Will & Grace * NBC
The Office * BBC America
Reno 911 * Comedy Central
South Park * Comedy Central

Outstanding Drama Series
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation * CBS
Joan of Arcadia * CBS
The Sopranos * HBO
24 * Fox
The West Wing * NBC
The Shield * FX
Deadwood * HBO
The Wire * HBO

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm * HBO * Larry David as himself
8 Simple Rules * ABC * John Ritter as Paul Hennessy
Frasier * NBC * Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane
Friends * NBC * Matt LeBlanc as Joey Tribbiani
Monk * USA * Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk
Da Ali G Show * HBO * Sacha Baron Cohen as Bruno, Borat and Ali
The Office * BBC America * Ricky Gervais as David Brent

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Practice * ABC * James Spader as Alan Shore
The Sopranos * HBO * James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano
24 * Fox * Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
The West Wing * NBC * Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlet
Without a Trace * CBS * Anthony LaPaglia as Jack Malone
The Wire * HBO * Dominic West as Jimmy McNulty
Deadwood * HBO * Ian McShane as Al Swearengen

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries Or A Movie
And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself * HBO * Antonio Banderas as Pancho Villa
Angels in America * HBO * Al Pacino as Roy Cohn
The Reagans * Showtime * James Brolin as Ronald Reagan
Something the Lord Made * HBO * Alan Rickman as Alfred Blalock
Something the Lord Made * HBO * Mos Def as Vivien Thomas
Angels in America * HBO * Justin Kirk as Prior Walter

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Everybody Loves Raymond * CBS * Patricia Heaton as Debra Barone
Friends * NBC * Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Karen Green
Life With Bonnie * ABC * Bonnie Hunt as Bonnie Malloy
Malcolm in the Middle * Fox * Jane Kaczmarek as Lois
Sex and the City * HBO * Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Alias * ABC * Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow
Joan of Arcadia * CBS * Amber Tamblyn as Joan Girardi
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit * NBC * Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
The Sopranos * HBO * Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano
The West Wing * NBC * Allison Janney as C.J. Cregg
Deadwood * HBO * Molly Parker as Alma Garret
Karen Sisco * ABC * Carla Guigino as Karen Sisco

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Angels in America * HBO * Emma Thompson as Nurse Emily, Homeless Woman & the Angel
Angels In America * HBO * Meryl Streep as Hannah Pitt, the Rabbi, Ethel Rosenberg & Continental Principality
The Lion in Winter * Showtime * Glenn Close as Eleanor
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (Masterpiece Theatre) * PBS * Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison
The Reagans * Showtime * Judy Davis as Nancy Reagan

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Arrested Development * Fox * Jeffrey Tambor as George Bluth Sr.
Everybody Loves Raymond * CBS * Brad Garrett as Robert Barone
Everybody Loves Raymond * CBS * Peter Boyle as Frank Barone
Frasier * NBC * David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane
Will & Grace * NBC * Sean Hayes as Jack
The Office * BBC America * Mackenzie Crook as Gareth Keenan
Arrested Development * Fox * David Cross as Tobias Funke

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Alias * ABC * Victor Garber as Agent Jack Bristow
Deadwood * HBO * Brad Dourif as Doc Cochran
The Sopranos * HBO * Michael Imperioli as Christopher Moltisanti
The Sopranos * HBO * Steve Buscemi as Tony Blundetto
The West Wing * NBC * John Spencer as Leo McGarry
The Wire * HBO * Chris Bauer as Frank Sobotka

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Everybody Loves Raymond * CBS * Doris Roberts as Marie Barone
Sex and the City * HBO * Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones
Sex and the City * HBO * Kristin Davis as Charlotte York
Sex and the City * HBO * Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes
Will & Grace * NBC * Megan Mullally as Karen
Arrested Development * Fox * Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Deadwood * HBO * Robin Weigert as Calamity Jane
Judging Amy * CBS * Tyne Daly as Maxine Gray
The Sopranos * HBO * Drea de Matteo as Adriana La Cerva
The West Wing * NBC * Janel Moloney as Donna Moss
The West Wing * NBC * Stockard Channing as Dr. Abigail Bartlet
Deadwood * HBO * Paula Malcomson as Trixie
The Wire * HBO * Amy Ryan as Beatrice Russell

Outstanding Miniseries
American Family -- Journey of Dreams * PBS
Angels in America * HBO
Horatio Hornblower * A&E
Prime Suspect 6: The Last Witness (Masterpiece Theatre) * PBS
Traffic: The Miniseries * USA

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Chappelle's Show * Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart * Comedy Central
Late Night With Conan O'Brien * NBC
Late Show With David Letterman * CBS
Saturday Night Live * NBC
Da Ali G Show * HBO

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
A&E in Concert: Paul McCartney in Red Square * A&E
The 76th Annual Academy Awards * ABC
Chris Rock: Never Scared * HBO
Elaine Stritch: At Liberty * HBO
Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now * HBO
Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show * CBS

Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less than One Hour)
Futurama * The Sting * Fox
Samurai Jack * Cartoon Network
The Simpsons * Fox
South Park * Comedy Central
SpongeBob SquarePants * Nickelodeon
Aqua Teen Hunger Force * Cartoon Network

Outstanding Nonfiction Special
AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Heroes & Villains: America's Greatest Screen Characters * CBS
Born Rich * HBO
A Decade Under the Influence * IFC
The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's * PBS
Fred Rogers: America's Favorite Neighbor * PBS
Ram Dass: Fierce Grace * PBS

Outstanding Nonfiction Series
American Masters * PBS
Biography * A&E
Cold Case Files * A&E
Inside The Actors Studio * BRAVO
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues * PBS
Best Week Ever * VH1

Outstanding Reality Program
Colonial House * PBS
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition * ABC
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! * Showtime
Project Greenlight * HBO
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy * BRAVO
Paradise Hotel * Fox

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race * CBS
American Idol * Fox
The Apprentice * NBC
Last Comic Standing * NBC
Survivor * CBS
America's Next Top Model * UPN

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