Air Waves
by Laura Nachman
Philadelphia Metro

September 8, 2005


Here are my thoughts about some of the major nominations for the “Primetime Emmys” which will be handed out September 18.


Drama Series

The West Wing
Six Feet Under


Though “Six Feet Under” had an awesome series finale, it doesn’t make up for the show’s slippage the last two seasons.  “The West Wing” is also past its prime.  The FX dramas “Rescue Me, “ “The Shield,” and “Nip/Tuck” all deserve to be nominated.  Plus, why aren’t the “CSI’s” snubbed?  I hope “Lost,” which lived in the shadow of fellow ABC rookie smash “Desperate Housewives” gets the win.


Comedy Series

Arrested Development
Desperate Housewives
Everybody Loves Raymond
Will & Grace


Will & Grace???  This nomination is four years late.  National phenomenon “Desperate Housewives” deserves all the hype and press.  I can’t wait for the new season. “Raymond” could get a going away win - just no “Welcome to Mooseport II.” 


Variety, Music, or Comedy Series

Da Ali G Show
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Late Night with Conan O’Brien
Late Show with David Letterman
Real Time with Bill Maher


Though “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” easily leads the late night ratings race, at least David Letterman can say he was nominated for an Emmy.  I’m glad that Bill Maher, who got jobbed by ABC, was redeemed with his HBO show.  Current media darling Jon Stewart will probably win.


Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race
American Idol
The Apprentice
Project Runway


It’s hard to think of supermodel Heidi Klum as an “underdog,” but the Bravo show is the only non-network nominee.  “The Apprentice” is already old, “American Idol” already has too much success, so I’d like to see late blooming “The Amazing Race” win this race.