The Fifth Annual Andy TV Awards – Drama Series Acting

I just learned something interesting: The Andy Awards are an actual thing. Apparently, they’re given to honour the best in international advertising. Oops. Ah well, if you’ve come to this blog in search of information on the actual Andy Awards, as opposed to a lazily-named post series on some dude’s blog, I’m afraid you’re in the wrong place. But feel free to stick around, and read up on who I think should have been nominated and who should win awards for the best dramatic performances on television in the 2009-10 season. (And while you’re at it, go back and look at my picks for the best guest stars and comedy performances).

As a reminder, I don’t watch House, Damages, The Closer, or Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and gave up on Treme, so you won’t see any nominees from those shows. I did, however, watch 12 different dramas from whom I drew these nominees, which is pretty solid (and for those of you scoring at home, yes, I watch a whole lot of TV).
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The Fourth Annual Andy TV Awards – Best Leading Actor

For the preamble, including an explanation on what exactly the Andy TV Awards are, go here. Shows that received Emmy nominations in these two categories that I don’t watch, and thus had no chance of getting nominations here include House, Two and a Half Men, Monk, The Mentalist, or all of the second season of The Big Bang Theory.
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Breaking Bad marathon

Coming off of star Bryan Cranston’s surprise Emmy win for Best Leading Actor in a Dramatic Series, AMC will be showing a Breaking Bad marathon on Wednesday (that’s October 1st for those without calendars handy), airing all 7 episodes of season one starting at 6 pm.

So if you’re like me and missed it the first time around (or first few times around with AMC’s rerun schedule), this is a great chance to check out one of the most acclaimed new series of 2008. I already have my PVR set to record the whole thing, so you probably should too.