For a full list of the TV nominees, check out our sister blog, Remote Access, or for film nominees, go to the SAG site. But here, in short, are the locals you’ll be rooting for:
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
ANGELINA JOLIE / Mariane Pearl Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Ã¢â‚¬Å“A Mighty HeartÃ¢â‚¬? (Paramount Vantage): Jolie grew up in Sneden’s Landing
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
AMERICAN GANGSTER (Universal Pictures): Denzel Washington is a Mount Vernon native and Russell Crowe lived in Nyack while filming the movie.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Kline / Jacques Ã¢â‚¬â€œ As You Like It (HBO): Kline lives (or at least used to live) in Garrison with Phoebe Cates.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn / Posey Benetto Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Mitch AlbomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s For One More Day (ABC): Burstyn lives in Nyack
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Glenn Close / Patty Hewes Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Damages (FX): Lives in Bedford
Edie Falco / Carmela Soprano Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The Sopranos (HBO): Attended SUNY Purchase
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin / Jack Donaghy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 30 Rock (NBC): Brother of Bedford’s Billy Baldwin and Upper Grandview’s Stephen
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Vanessa Williams / Wilhelmina Slater Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Ugly Betty (ABC): Grew up in Millwood, currently lives in Chappaqua
(Nominations ceremony photo with President Alan Rosenberg, left, and actors Jeanne Tripplehorn, center, and Terrence Howard on Thurs., Dec 20 — AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Late last week, Ted Mann and I made our picks for who, among our Lower Hudson Valley celebrities, would and should win Emmys. Now it’s time for our scorecard, granting a point for correct guesses as well as Lower Hudson Valley victories.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢SERIES (DRAMA): “The Sopranos” (parts filmed in LoHud; starred SnedenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Landing homeowner Lorraine Bracco, Purchase College grad Edie Falco and Mount Vernon- and Brewster-raised Michael Imperioli.)
Ted and I thought “The Sopranos” would and should win. And with Bracco also sharing in this victory, everyone gets a point. Ted 1, Chris 1, Lower Hudson Valley 1.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢SERIES (COMEDY): “30 Rock”
While both Ted and I wanted “30 Rock” to win, I thought “Ugly Betty” would take the trophy, while Ted picked “The Office” to claim it. Unlike “Entourage,” which stars Mamaroneck native Kevin Dillon and “Ugly Betty,” which stars Chappaqua resident Vanessa Williams, “30 Rock” has no obvious connection to the Lower Hudson Valley, but we’re all winners in another sense because “30 Rock” is a fantastic show. Let’s hope it’s not doomed with the “Arrested Development” Emmy curse. Ted 1, Chris 1, Lower Hudson Valley, 1.
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a little embarrassed to admit this, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been checking out RosieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s video blogs, which she records right before taping The View, and I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get enough of her quirky stylist Helene. Ok, so that’s not Helene with RosieÃ¢â‚¬â€itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Boy GeorgeÃ¢â‚¬â€but how could I resist posting a picture like that? You can see Helene here on Rosie’s personal flikr page (she’s the one in the middle) or check out WednesdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blog in which Helene, in her aviators and model-esque haircut, chows down on a gigantic drumstickÃ¢â‚¬â€for breakfast.
If The View were smart they’d snatch this lady up and put her on air. Everyone knows stylists hear the best gossip and according to Ro, HeleneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s worked with Edie Falco, Mariah Carey, Susan Sarandon, Liam Neeson, Jamie Lynn Sigler, and the freakinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Queen of Jordan.
Also: Just becuase you spent the last half hour going through all 388 of Rosie’s personal pictures doesn’t mean you’re sad, weird, or voyeuristic. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.
(AP Photo/Ed Bailey)
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure everyone is excited for the premiere next Sunday of the last nine episodes of The SopranosÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ final season! To get you in the mood, here are a few Lohud links to the show:
Jamie Lynn Sigler has a number of cousins who live in Scarsdale, which means youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re likely to see her around town every few weeks (at least, thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what the actress told me last year).
Lorraine Bracco lived in SnedenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Landing with her boyfriend, Harvey Keitel from 1989 up until last year. The two are trying to sell their $3.2 million townhouse, which they bought from Ellen Burstyn.
Edie FalcoÃ¢â‚¬â€honed her acting chops as a student at Purchase College with the likes of Wesley Snipes and Stanley Tucci.
Now you can enjoy the show even more!
(AP Photos/Stephen Chernin)