Your Emmy ballot

Vote for TV’s best — and worst — on our modified ballot, where the nominees vie against those who deserved to win, and those who really don’t.


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E staffSalon's A
September 12, 2005 7:23pm (UTC)

This year's Emmy choices weren't all that terrible. After all, they finally nominated "Deadwood" and "Six Feet Under" (which wasn't eligible last year) for best drama, and Ian McShane of "Deadwood" finally got recognized for his scene-stealing brilliance. In other words, they took a lot of our suggestions from last year.

But then there are those desperate housewives, three of them. Felicity Huffman is certainly worthy, but ... Teri Hatcher? Oh, how we dearly wish "The Comeback" was eligible this year (it began after the Emmy deadline) so that Valerie Cherish (er, Lisa Kudrow) could be taking this award home to display in her brand-new yoga room.

We all have our own opinions on these things, and we'd like to know yours. So consider carefully, and cast your choices on the Emmy ballot below by Thursday, 5 p.m. EDT. The choices in red are the ones that the Academy left off -- some of whom deserved to win, and others who earned only our scorn. But we'll leave that decision up to you.

Then on Friday, we'll announce your picks (at 5 p.m., PDT) -- and ours!

Outstanding Comedy Series
Arrested Development * Fox
Desperate Housewives * ABC
Everybody Loves Raymond * CBS
Scrubs * NBC
Will & Grace * NBC
South Park * Comedy Central
Reno 911 * Comedy Central
Curb Your Enthusiasm * HBO
Two and a Half Men * CBS

Outstanding Drama Series
Deadwood * HBO
Lost * ABC
Six Feet Under * HBO
24 * Fox
The West Wing * NBC
Veronica Mars * UPN
The Wire * HBO
The Shield * FX
Battlestar Galactica * SciFi

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Arrested Development * Fox * Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth
Everybody Loves Raymond * CBS * Ray Romano as Ray Barone
Scrubs * NBC * Zach Braff as J.D. Dorian
Will & Grace * NBC * Eric McCormack as Will Truman
Monk * USA * Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk
Da Ali G Show * HBO * Sacha Baron Cohen as Bruno, Borat and Ali
That '70s Show * Fox * Topher Grace as Eric Foreman
Curb Your Enthusiasm * HBO * Larry David as himself
Two and a Half Men * CBS * Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Boston Legal * ABC * James Spader as Alan Shore
Deadwood * HBO * Ian McShane as Al Swearengen
House * Fox * Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House
Huff * NBC * Hank Azaria as Craig Huffstodt
24 * Fox * Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
Six Feet Under * HBO * Peter Krause as Nate Fisher
The Shield * HBO * Michael Chiklis as Detective Vic Mackey
Law & Order: Criminal Intent * NBC * Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Robert Goren
The Wire * HBO * Dominic West as Jimmy McNulty

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Everybody Loves Raymond * CBS * Patricia Heaton as Debra Barone
Malcolm in the Middle * Fox * Jane Kaczmarek as Lois
Desperate Housewives * ABC * Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo
Desperate Housewives * ABC * Marcia Cross as Bree Van De Camp
Desperate Housewives * ABC * Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer
Desperate Housewives * ABC * Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis
Will & Grace * NBC * Debra Messing as Grace Adler
Curb Your Enthusiasm * HBO * Cheryl Hines as Cheryl David
Fat Actress * Showtime * Kirstie Alley as Kirstie Alley

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Alias * ABC * Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit * NBC * Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson
Six Feet Under * HBO * Frances Conroy as Ruth Fisher
The Shield * FX * Glenn Close as Capt. Monica Rawling
Medium * NBC * Patricia Arquette as Allison Dubois
Deadwood * HBO * Molly Parker as Alma Garret
Battlestar Galactica * SciFi * Mary McDonnell as President Laura Roslin
Six Feet Under * HBO * Lauren Ambrose as Claire Fisher
Veronica Mars * UPN * Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars

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
Entourage * HBO * Jeremy Piven as Ari
Will & Grace * NBC * Sean Hayes as Jack
Arrested Development * Fox * David Cross as Tobias Funke
Arrested Development * Fox * Will Arnett as Gob Bluth
Malcolm in the Middle * Fox * Bryan Cranston as Hal

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Boston Legal * ABC * William Shatner as Denny Crane
Huff * Showtime * Oliver Platt as Russell Tupper
Lost * ABC * Naveen Andrews as Sayid Jarrah
Lost * ABC * Terry O'Quinn as John Locke
The West Wing * NBC * Alan Alda as Sen. Arnold Vinick
Six Feet Under * HBO * Michael C. Hall as David Fisher
Veronica Mars * UPN * Enrico Colantoni as Keith Mars
The Wire * HBO * Idris Elba as Russell "Stringer" Bell

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Everybody Loves Raymond * CBS * Doris Roberts as Marie Barone
Arrested Development * Fox * Jessica Walter as Lucille Bluth
Two and a Half Men * CBS * Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper
Two and a Half Men * CBS * Conchata Ferrell as Berta
Will & Grace * NBC * Megan Mullally as Karen
Arrested Development * Fox * Portia de Rossi as Lindsay Funke
Joey * NBC * Jennifer Coolidge as Bobbie
Scrubs * NBC * Sarah Chalke as Elliot Reid

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Grey's Anatomy * ABC * Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang
Huff * Showtime * Blythe Danner as Izzy Huffstodt
Judging Amy * CBS * Tyne Daly as Maxine Gray
The Shield * FX * CCH Pounder as Detective Claudette Wyms
The West Wing * NBC * Stockard Channing as Dr. Abigail Bartlet
Six Feet Under * HBO * Rachel Griffiths as Brenda Fisher
Deadwood * HBO * Paula Malcomson as Trixie
Battlestar Galactica * SciFi * Katee Sackhoff as Lt. Kara Thrace ("Starbuck")

Outstanding Miniseries
Elvis * CBS
Empire Falls * HBO
The 4400 * USA
The Lost Prince (Masterpiece Theatre) * PBS
Revelations * NBC

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Da Ali G Show * HBO
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart * Comedy Central
Late Night With Conan O'Brien * NBC
Late Show With David Letterman * CBS
Real Time With Bill Maher * HBO
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno * NBC
The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson * NBC

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
"Drawn Together" * Comedy Central
Aqua Teen Hunger Force * Cartoon Network

Outstanding Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow * PBS
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition * ABC
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! * Showtime
Project Greenlight * HBO
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy * Bravo
Real World: Philadelphia * MTV
Newlyweds * MTV
Super Sweet Sixteen * MTV

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race * CBS
American Idol * Fox
The Apprentice * NBC
Project Runway * Bravo
Survivor * CBS
America's Next Top Model * UPN
Dancing With the Stars * ABC
The Swan * Fox

Worst show on television
The Swan * Fox
24 * Fox
Britney and Kevin: Chaotic * UPN
The Simple Life 3: Interns * Fox
Laguna Beach * MTV
Two and a Half Men * CBS
Carnivale * HBO
Yes, Dear * CBS
7th Heaven * WB


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