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TV Gal Opens Up the Voting


Obviously, I have no fraking clue.

See, I think I know you, but I have no idea. Reading through your nominations is a crash course in what you are thinking. It's the remote control, not the eyes, that are the window into your soul.

Sure, I knew you wanted me to start watching "Battlestar Galactica" and "Supernatural." And because of your weekly attendance at "The Class" support group, I knew that like me, you had an unnatural devotion to the show. But I had no idea you so intensely disliked Kate on "Lost." Your, shall we say, strong feelings about Lana Lang on "Smallville" was also quite surprising. Lana, honey, if I were you, I'd leave Smallville and never come back. And, seriously, based on your feedback, "Grey's Anatomy" better improve next season or you all will abandon the show in droves.

To make the awards interesting and fair, only one show could be nominated per category. I only made one exception to this rule. Due to the positively overwhelming response to "Worst Plot or Storyline," I did allow two nominations from "Grey's Anatomy" in that category.

Remember with the Amy Awards, you pick the categories, you pick the nominees and now it's time for you to pick the winners. Here, in alphabetical order by show, are your nominations for the 2007 Amy Awards:

1. I was Born at Night but Not Last Night Award (Worst Plot or Storyline)
a. The entire season of "24"
b. Lorelai marries Christopher on "Gilmore Girls"
c. Meredith almost dies on "Grey's Anatomy"
d. Izzie loves George on "Grey's Anatomy"
e. Dr. House relentlessly pursued by Detective Tritter (David Morse) on "House"

2. I Really Shouldn't Be Doing This (Best Guilty Pleasure)
a. "American Idol"
b. "America's Next Top Model"
c. "The Class"
d. "Dancing with the Stars"
e. "Dirt"

3. Excuse Me, I'd Like My Emotional Investment Back (Most Beloved Canceled Show)
a. "The Class"
b. "Drive"
c. "The Nine"
d. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"
e. "Veronica Mars"

4. Kleenex Made a Fortune (Best Tearjerker)
a. Justin leaves for Iraq on "Brothers & Sisters"
b. Christina's breakdown in the season finale of "Grey's Anatomy"
c. Charlie's death on "Lost"
d. Sam's death on "Supernatural"
e. Santos dies on "Ugly Betty"

5. I Was Dead For A Couple Of Minutes (Most Shocking Moment)
a. Cylons revealed on "Battlestar Galactica"
b. Peter and Nathan save the world on "Heroes"
c. The flash forward reveal on "Lost"
d. Ryan gets Jan's job on "The Office"
e. Alex is alive and Alexis on "Ugly Betty"

6. Character You Most Wish You Could Magically Be Rather Than Being Boring Old You (Best Character)
a. Jack on "24"
b. Hiro on "Heroes"
c. Barney on "How I Met Your Mother"
d. Jim on "The Office"
e. Veronica on "Veronica Mars"

7. If Only Amy Would Talk More About This Show (Best Show TV Gal Never Talks About)
a. "Battlestar Galactica"
b. "Bones"
c. "Dexter"
d. "Jericho"
e. "Supernatural"

8. You Should Be On Every Week (Best Guest Star)
a. Elizabeth Reaser as "Jane Doe/Ava/Rebecca" on "Grey's Anatomy"
b. Christopher Eccleston on "Heroes"
c. Jim Beaver on "Supernatural"
d. Jeffery Dean Morgan on either "Grey's Anatomy" or "Supernatural"
e. Paul Rudd on "Veronica Mars"

9. Sorry Addison, but THIS Character Deserves a Spin-Off (Character Most Deserving of a Spin-Off)
a. Kenneth the Page on "30 Rock"
b. Barney on "How I Met Your Mother"
c. Paris on "Gilmore Girls"
d. Logan on "Veronica Mars"
e. Marc and Amanda on "Ugly Betty"

10. You Had Me at Hello (Best New Show)
a. "Brothers & Sisters"
b. "Friday Night Lights"
c. "Heroes"
d. "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"
e. "Ugly Betty"

11. You Can Say That Again (Best Quote)
a. "Nuts." Jake on "Jericho"
b. "Save the cheerleader. Save the World." NBC and several characters on "Heroes"
c. "I'm fine. My nose is just overflowing with awesome and I had to get some of it out." Barney on "How I Met Your Mother."
d. "We have to go back Kate." Jack to Kate on "Lost"
e. "Jim, I called off my wedding because of you. And now we're not even friends. And things are just, like, weird between us and that sucks. And I miss you. You were my best friend before you went to Stamford. I really miss you. I shouldn't have been with Roy and there were a lot of reasons to call off my wedding. But the truth is, I didn't care about any of those reasons until I met you." Pam on "The Office."

12. How Come It's Not YOU That's Dead? (Worst Character)
a. Jenna on "30 Rock"
b. Tony Gates on "ER"
c. Meredith Grey on "Grey's Anatomy"
d. Kate on "Lost"
e. Lana Lang on "Smallville"

Now get out there and vote. You have until Friday, June 22 at 5 p.m. ET to vote. I'll be back next week with my regularly scheduled column and with your winners and perhaps a few excerpts from acceptance speeches. Don't forget to tune into the return of "The Closer" Monday at 9 p.m. on TNT and you have to let me know what you think of Treat Williams new show "Heartland" (Monday at 10 p.m. on TNT). Have a question, seen a familiar face or want to nominate a quote of the week. Write me at amytvgal@zap2it.com. And don't forget to vote in the 2007 Amy Awards.

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