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Emmy Nominations Announced



nphThe Emmy nominations were announced this morning and there were some surprises including the nominations of Sarah Silverman for Lead Actress in a Comedy for her Comedy Central show and FotC’s Jermaine Clement for Lead Actor in a comedy. But most surprising was the nod to Family Guy for Outstanding Comedy, the first animated series to be nominated since the Flintstones in 1961.

There were also a few surprises about who wasn’t nominated. For the first time since the series began, there was no nomination for Entourage’s Jeremy Piven (maybe Sushigate wasn’t such a great idea after all) and the HBO hit True Blood didn’t get any love either.

It looks like the rest of the media world is simply giddy about the nomination of Jim Parsons for his performance in The Big Bang Theory but I personally don’t get it. I’m much more excited about Jermaine Clement’s nom, especially considering season two was most likely the final season of the brilliant Flight of the Conchords (which was also nominated for best comedy series).

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, airs Sept. 20 on CBS.

The the full list of nominees:

Drama Series

* Big Love
* Breaking Bad
* Damages
* Dexter
* House
* Lost
* Mad Men

Comedy Series

* Entourage
* Family Guy
* Flight of the Conchords
* How I Met Your Mother
* The Office
* 30 Rock
* Weeds

Lead Actor, Comedy

* Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
* Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords
* Tony Shalhoub, Monk
* Steve Carell, The Office
* Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
* Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Lead Actor, Drama

* Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
* Michael C. Hall, Dexter
* Hugh Laurie, House
* Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
* Jon Hamm, Mad Men
* Simon Baker, The Mentalist

Lead Actress, Comedy

* Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
* Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
* Sarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman Program
* Tina Fey, 30 Rock
* Toni Collette, United States of Tara
* Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Lead Actress, Drama

* Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
* Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
* Glenn Close, Damages
* Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
* Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
* Holly Hunter, Saving Grace

Supporting Actor, Drama

* William Shatner, Boston Legal
* Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal
* Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
* William Hurt, Damages
* Michael Emerson, Lost
* John Slattery, Mad Men

Supporting Actress, Drama

* Rose Byrne, Damages
* Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
* Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy
* Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
* Hope Davis, In Treatment
* Cherry Jones, 24

Supporting Actor, Comedy

* Kevin Dillon, Entourage
* Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
* Rainn Wilson, The Office
* Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock
* Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock
* Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Supporting Actress, Comedy

* Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
* Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
* Kristin Wiig, Saturday Night Live
* Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
* Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
* Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds

Actor, Miniseries or Movie

* Kevin Kline, Cyrano de Bergerac
* Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm
* Ian McKellen, King Lear
* Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
* Kiefer Sutherland, 24: Redemption
* Kenneth Branagh, Wallander: One Step Behind

Actress, Miniseries or Movie

* Chandra Wilson, Accidental Friendship
* Shirley MacLaine, Coco Chanel
* Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
* Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
* Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie

* Ken Howard, Grey Gardens
* Len Cariou, Into the Storm
* Bob Newhart, The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice
* Tom Courtenay, Little Dorrit
* Andy Serkis, Little Dorrit

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie

* Marcia Gay Harden, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
* Jeanne Tripplehorn, Grey Gardens
* Shohreh Aghdashloo, House of Saddam
* Janet McTeer, Into the Storm
* Cicely Tyson, Relative Stranger

Guest Actor, Comedy Series

* Beau Bridges, Desperate Housewives
* Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
* Steve Martin, 30 Rock
* Jon Hamm, 30 Rock
* Alan Alda, 30 Rock

Guest Actor, Drama Series

* Edward Asner, CSI: NY
* Ted Danson, Damages
* Jimmy Smits, Dexter
* Ernest Borgnine, ER
* Michael J. Fox, Rescue Me

Guest Actress, Comedy Series

* Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
* Gena Rowlands, Monk
* Betty White, My Name Is Earl
* Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
* Jennifer Aniston, 30 Rock
* Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

Guest Actress, Drama Series

* Sharon Lawrence, Grey’s Anatomy
* Ellen Burstyn, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
* Brenda Blethyn, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
* Carol Burnett, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
* CCH Pounder, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Reality Program

* Antiques Roadshow
* Dirty Jobs
* Dog Whisperer
* Intervention
* Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
* MythBusters

Reality-Competition Program

* The Amazing Race
* American Idol
* Dancing With the Stars
* Project Runway
* Top Chef

Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

* Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
* Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
* Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
* Heidi Klum, Project Runway
* Jeff Probst, Survivor
* Padma Lakshmi & Tom Colicchio, Top Chef

Variety, Music or Comedy Series

* The Colbert Report
* The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
* Late Show With David Letterman
* Real Time With Bill Maher
* Saturday Night Live

Variety, Music or Comedy Special

* Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger
* Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch
* Ricky Gervais: Out of England
* Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush

Voice-Over Performance

* Ron Rifkin, American Masters
* Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy
* Seth Green, Robot Chicken
* Hank Azaria, The Simpsons
* Harry Shearer, The Simpsons
* Dan Castellaneta, The Simpsons

Miniseries

* Generation Kill
* Little Dorrit

Made-for-TV Movie

* Coco Chanel
* Grey Gardens
* Into the Storm
* Prayers for Bobby
* Taking Chance

Animated Program (Less Than One Hour)

* American Dad
* Robot Chicken
* The Simpsons
* South Park

Animated Program (One Hour or More)

* Afro Samurai: Resurrection
* Destination Imagination

Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series

* The Big Bang Theory
* Hell’s Kitchen
* How I Met Your Mother
* The New Adventures of Old Christine
* Saturday Night Live

Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series

* Bones
* Heroes
* Mad Men
* Pushing Daisies
* True Blood
* The Tudors

Art Direction for Miniseries or Movie

* Generation Kill
* Grey Gardens
* Into the Storm
* Little Dorrit
* Taking Chance

Art Direction for Variety, Music or Nonfiction Programming

* 81st Annual Academy Awards
* American Idol
* A Colbert Christmas
* 51st Annual Grammy Awards
* 2008 MTV Video Music Awards

Casting for a Comedy

* Californication
* The Office
* 30 Rock
* United States of Tara
* Weeds

Casting for a Drama

* Damages
* Friday Night Lights
* Mad Men
* True Blood
* The Tudors

Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or Special

* Generation Kill
* Grey Gardens
* House of Saddam
* Into the Storm
* Little Dorrit

Choreography

* 81st Annual Academy Awards, “Musicals Are Back,” Rob Ashford
* Dancing With the Stars, “Jive/Great Balls of Fire,” Derek Hough & Julianne Hough
* So You Think You Can Dance, “Bleeding Love,” Tabitha D’umo & Napoleon D’umo
* So You Think You Can Dance, “Mercy,” Mia Michaels
* So You Think You Can Dance, “Adam and Eve,” Tyce Diorio
* So You Think You Can Dance, “A Los Amigos,” Dmitry Chaplin

Cinematography for Half-Hour Series

* According to Jim
* Californication
* Everybody Hates Chris
* 30 Rock
* Weeds

Cinematography for One-Hour Series

* Breaking Bad
* CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
* Life on Mars
* Man Men
* The Tudors

Cinematography for a Miniseries of Movie

* Generation Kill
* Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
* Grey Gardens
* Into the Storm
* Little Dorrit

Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming

* Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
* Deadliest Catch
* Expedition Africa
* This American Life
* Whale Wars

Cinematography for Reality Programming

* The Amazing Race
* Intervention
* Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment
* Survivor
* Top Chef

Commercial

* Amex/Platinum Card, “Airport Lounge”
* Hulu, “Alec in Huluwood”
* Nike, “Bottled Courage”
* Anheuser-Busch Budweiser, “Circus”
* Coca-Cola, “Heist”
* Anheuser-Busch Bud Light, “Magazine Buyer”
* Career Builder, “Tips”
* Sprint Nextel, “Wedding”

Costumes for a Series

* Mad Men
* The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
* Pushing Daisies
* The Tudors
* Ugly Betty

Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special

* Grey Gardens
* House of Saddam
* Into the Storm
* The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice
* Little Dorrit

Directing, Comedy

* Entourage
* Flight of the Conchords
* The Office
* 30 Rock

Directing, Drama

* Battlestar Galactica
* Boston Legal
* Damages
* ER
* Mad Men

Directing for Variety, Music or Comedy Series

* American Idol
* The Colbert Report
* The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
* Late Show With David Letterman
* Real Time With Bill Maher
* Saturday Night Live

Directing for Variety, Music or Comedy Special

* 81st Annual Academy Awards
* Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
* Bruce Springsteen Super Bowl Halftime Show
* The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration
* Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome, America

Directing for Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special

* Generation Kill
* Grey Gardens
* Into the Storm
* Little Dorrit
* Taking Chance
* Wallander: One Step Behind

Directing for Nonfiction Programming

* The Amazing Race
* Project Runway
* Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
* This American Life
* Top Chef

Single-Camera Picture Editing, Drama Series

* Battlestar Galactica
* Breaking Bad
* Lost
* Mad Men
* 24

Picture Editing, Comedy Series

* How I Met Your Mother
* The Office
* 30 Rock

Single-Camera Picture Editing, Miniseries or Movie

* Generation Kill
* Grey Gardens
* Taking Chance
* 24: Redemption

Short Form Picture Editing

* 81st Annual Academy Awards
* The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
* Dancing With the Stars
* Stand Up to Cancer

Picture Editing for a Special

* AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty
* Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger
* A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All
* The Kennedy Center Honors
* Ricky Gervais: Out of England

Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming

* Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
* Deadliest Catch
* 102 Minutes That Changed America
* Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
* This American Life

Picture Editing for Reality Programming

* The Amazing Race
* Celebrity Apprentice
* Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
* Penn & Teller: Bulls–t!
* Project Runway
* Top Chef

Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series

* Desperate Housewives
* Mad Men
* Pushing Daisies
* Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union
* The Tudors

Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special

* Dancing With the Stars
* MADtv
* Saturday Night Live
* Two and a Half Men

Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie

* Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
* Grey Gardens
* House of Saddam
* Into the Storm
* Little Dorrit

Creative Achievement in Interactive Media, Nonfiction

* Top Chef
* The Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Digital Experience
* The Saturday Night Live Digital Experience

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media, Fiction

* The Dharma Initiative, ABC.com
* The Office Digital Experience, NBC.com
* The 30 Rock Digital Experience, NBC.com

Outstanding Lighting Direction for Variety, Music or Comedy Programming

* 81st Annual Academy Awards
* American Idol
* Dancing With the Stars
* Jimmy Kimmel Live
* Late Show With David Letterman
* Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Main Title Design

* Lie to Me
* Taking Chance
* True Blood
* United States Of Tara

Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series

* Grey’s Anatomy
* Little Britain USA
* Mad Men
* Nip/Tuck
* Pushing Daisies

Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic)

* Dancing With the Stars
* MADtv
* Saturday Night Live
* So You Think You Can Dance

Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic)

* The Courageous Heart Of Irena Sendler
* Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
* Grey Gardens
* Maneater

Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special

* CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
* Grey Gardens
* Grey’s Anatomy
* Little Britain USA
* Nip/Tuck
* Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union

Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

* Castle
* Ghost Whisperer
* Legend Of The Seeker
* The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
* The Simpsons
* 24

Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)

* Grey Gardens
* Into the Storm
* Little Dorrit
* Loving Leah
* Taking Chance
* 24: Redemption

Music Direction

* Christmas in Washington
* Dancing With the Stars
* The 51st Annual Grammy Awards
* The Kennedy Center Honors
* Streisand: The Concert

Original Music And Lyrics

* 81st Annual Academy, “Hugh Jackman Opening Number”
* A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All, “Much Worse Things”
* The 2008 ESPYs, “I Love Sports”
* Flight of the Conchords, “Unnatural Love”
* A Muppets Christmas: Letters To Santa, “I Wish I Could Be Santa Claus”
* Saturday Night Live, “Motherlover”

Original Main Title Theme Music

* Great Performances
* The Mole
* Sons of Anarchy
* Storymakers
* United States of Tara

Special Class, Short-Format Animated Programs

* Disney’s Phineas and Herb
* SpongeBob SquarePants

Special Class Programs

* 81st Annual Academy Awards
* Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
* Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein
* George Carlin: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
* The 62nd Annual Tony Awards

Special Class, Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs

* Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy
* Bruce Springsteen Super Bowl Halftime Show
* The Daily Show: The Daily Show Correspondents on Jon Stewart
* Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
* 30 Rock’s Kenneth the Web Page

Special Class, Short-Format Nonfiction Programs

* Jay Leno’s Garage
* Writer’s Draft

Children’s Program

* Hannah Montana
* iCarly
* Wizards of Waverly Place

Children’s Nonfiction Program

* Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver
* Nick News With Linda Ellerbee Coming Home: When Parents Return From War

Nonfiction Special

* The Alzheimer’s Project: Momentum in Science
* Farrah’s Story
* Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist
* 102 Minutes That Changed America
* Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Nonfiction Series

* American Experience
* American Masters
* Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
* Biography
* Deadliest Catch
* This American Life

Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking

* The Memory Loss Tapes
* Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery

Writing for Nonfiction Programming

* American Experience, The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer
* American Masters, Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About
* Make ‘Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America
* Penn & Teller: Bulls–t!
* Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Sound Editing for a Series

* Battlestar Galactica
* CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
* Smallville
* Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
* 24

Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

* The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
* Generation Kill
* Into the Storm
* The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice
* Taking Chance
* 24: Redemption

Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)

* The Amazing Race
* American Masters, Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts
* China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
* 102 Minutes That Changed America
* Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)

* Battlestar Galactica
* Boston Legal
* House
* Lost
* 24

Sound Mixing for Miniseries or a Movie

* Generation Kill
* Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
* Grey Gardens
* Taking Chance
* 24: Redemption

Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation

* Entourage
* Flight of the Conchords
* The Office
* Scrubs
* 30 Rock
* Weeds

Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special

* 81st Annual Academy Awards
* American Idol
* Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
* Bruce Springsteen Super Bowl Halftime Show
* Dancing With the Stars

Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming

* The Amazing Race
* American Idol
* Deadliest Catch
* 102 Minutes That Changed America
* Survivor

Special Visual Effects for a Series

* Battlestar Galactica
* Fringe
* Ghost Whisperer
* Heroes
* Sanctuary

Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

* Generation Kill
* Into the Storm

Stunt Coordination

* Burn Notice
* Chuck
* Criminal Minds
* My Name Is Earl
* 24

Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series

* American Idol
* Dancing With the Stars
* Jimmy Kimmel Live
* Late Show With David Letterman
* Saturday Night Live

Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

* 81st Annual Academy Awards
* Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
* Bruce Springsteen Super Bowl Halftime Show
* The 51st Annual Grammy Awards
* The 62nd Annual Tony Awards

Writing for a Comedy Series

* Flight of the Conchords, “Prime Minister”
* 30 Rock, “Reunion”
* 30 Rock, “Apollo, Apollo”
* 30 Rock, “Mamma Mia”
* 30 Rock, “Kidney Now!”

Writing for a Drama Series

* Lost, “The Incident”
* Mad Men, “A Night to Remember”
* Mad Men, “The Jet Set”
* Mad Men, “Meditations in an Emergency”

Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series

* The Colbert Report
* The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
* Late Night With Conan O’Brien
* Late Show With David Letterman
* Saturday Night Live

Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special

* 81st Annual Academy Awards
* Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger
* Louis C.K.: Chewed Up
* Ricky Gervais: Out of England
* Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America: A Final Night With George W. Bush

Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

* Generation Kill
* Grey Gardens
* Into the Storm
* Little Dorrit
* Taking Chance

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