Kathy Griffin facing Emmys "nemesis" Ryan Seacrest

Tue Aug 3, 2010 3:25am EDT
 
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By Matthew Belloni

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Kathy Griffin, a two-time Emmy winner for her reality show "My Life on the D List," will vie for a third award on August 29. The comedian discusses her prospects.

YOU'VE GOT NEW COMPETITION IN YOUR CATEGORY THIS YEAR WITH "UNDERCOVER BOSS" AND "JAMIE OLIVER'S FOOD REVOLUTION." AFRAID?

Griffin: I'm going to try and not get emotional, because I am personally pitted against my nemesis, ("Food Revolution" producer) Ryan Seacrest.

SO IF "REVOLUTION" WINS, ARE YOU GOING TO PULL A KANYE?

Griffin: I don't know. If you get the media too excited about something funny I might do if I lose, they actually want me to lose. But I have a photo on my iPhone that I had a friend take of me after I lost to "Intervention" last year, and let me tell you something, it ain't funny.

LET'S GET YOUR PICKS FOR THE CATEGORIES YOU CAN'T POSSIBLY WIN. BEST DRAMA SERIES?

Griffin: I'm going to purposely not pick "Mad Men" because I love to make fun of Jon Hamm. Plus, he's in a fantasy football league with my tour manager and I just think that's ridiculous. So I'm going to go with "Lost" and here's why: J.J. Abrams was my student when I was teaching at the Groundlings as one of my day jobs. And l feel like "Lost" took a lot of crap because they had good episodes and episodes that maybe weren't as good, but ultimately I thought it was a very compelling show.

WILL "MODERN FAMILY" OR "30 ROCK" BEAT "GLEE" IN THE COMEDY SERIES CATEGORY?   Continued...