When the Emmy nominations were announced earlier this summer, Lost
fans came away bitter and angry for the second straight year. The show had been snubbed again in most of the major categories. Remember, Lost
won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series in its first season, a category in which it hasn't been nominated since. This year, the show was nominated for writing, directing, editing, sound editing and twice in the supporting actor category. With the 2007 Emmys coming up on Sunday, I figured it be worth it to take a look at Lost's
chances of taking home a statue or two.
Before we analyze the individual categories, I want to make it clear that this is not what I want to happen, but what I believe will happen. If it were up to me, I'd give Lost
every Emmy in every drama category and The Office
every comedy category and call it a day.
Outstanding Directing For a Drama Series - Jack Bender, "Through The Looking Glass"
There are seven nominated episodes in this category, one each for Lost, The Sopranos, Heroes, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Battlestar Galactica, Boston Legal,
and Friday Night Lights
. Quite a line-up there. I think everyone is anticipating a Sopranos
send-off love fest on Sunday, so they're the front-runner. However, Lost
might be next in line and poised for an upset. Unlikely, but fans can hope.
Outstanding Writing For a Drama Series - "Through The Looking Glass"
This probably would be Lost's
best bet for an Emmy if it weren't for The Sopranos
is going up against three episodes of The Sopranos
and one episode of Battlestar Galactica
could still win this if the voters split their votes for The Sopranos,
but I'm willing to bet that HBO has made it clear to voters which episode they want to win. “Through the Looking Glass”, the Lost
finale, should win, however. It was, without question, the best hour of television of last season. But, what do I know?
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Michael Emerson as Ben AND Terry O'Quinn as Locke
It was a glorious surprise that Emerson was nominated for his work as the enigma that is Ben Linus, and in a perfect world he would walk away with the Emmy. Terry O'Quinn is always spectacular as well. But, things probably won't go Lost's way here either. The two Losties are up against Michael Imperioli
from The Sopranos, Masi Oka
from Heroes, T.R. Knight from Grey's Anatomy and William Shatner
from Boston Legal. This is Shatner's category, I think, unless The Sopranos' love extends to Imperioli. Also, the Lost votes will probably be split.
There you have it. I hate to say it, but there's a good possibility that Lost
gets shut out of the Emmys this year.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Image Courtesy of ABC)