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?
Griffin: I refuse to answer on the grounds that it could turn the Gay Army against me. All those shows are so gay-friendly, and you know my joke about the gays: When they turn on you, it’s ugly.
HOW ABOUT THE MOST COMPETITIVE CATEGORY, HAIRSTYLING ON A SINGLE-CAM SERIES? THE NOMINEES ARE “MAD MEN,” “CASTLE,” “THE TUDORS,” “TRACEY ULLMAN: STATE OF THE UNION” AND FOR “GLEE.”
Griffin: It’s definitely a hard choice between “Mad Men” and “The Tudors,” but I’ve made fun of Jon Hamm enough, so I’ll say “Mad Men.” The “Tudors” people don’t even fly out — so f—- them.
BESIDES WINNING, WHAT’S THE ONE THING YOU’D LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN ON EMMY NIGHT?
Griffin: I would like to see the final presenter be newly released Lindsay Lohan in a nice Zac Posen mini, some (Christian) Louboutin heels, and showing off the SCRAM bracelet.