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My heart is racing after reading the 60th Primetime Emmy® Awards’ shortlist. The list below are the top ten vote-getters for outstanding drama series and outstanding comedy series, as voted on by the entire Television Academy. And I can’t help but be proud as my bets are in the top list! As you can see below, almost 50% – 70% of my bets are on the list! Wonder how many of mine will turn up in the best female and best male actors and actresses. ^^,

The next step of the process will be the Blue Ribbon Panel screenings, which will be conducted throughout this weekend of June 28-29. I can feel the anxiety already in the respective stations hoping (and trying) to get their shows on that list. The results of those panels, who will watch and judge the work of each finalist, represent 50 percent of the vote. Both results will be averaged together to come up with our five nominees in each category.

Those nominees will be announced by the Television Academy at 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, July 17.
The panel participants have been confirmed and the panels are currently closed.

Top 10 Comedy Series Finalists(italicized are my bets)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (link)
Family Guy (link)
Flight of the Conchords
The Office (link)
Pushing Daisies (link)
30 Rock
Two and a Half Men
Ugly Betty (link)
Weeds (link)

Top 10 Drama Series Finalists(italicized are my bets)

Boston Legal
Dexter (link)
Friday Night Lights (link)
Grey’s Anatomy (link)
House (link)
Mad Men
The Tudors
The Wire (link)