Thursday, July 17, 2008

Emmy Nominees

Outstanding Drama Series

Boston Legal
Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Office
30 Rock
Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

James Spader, Boston Legal
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Laurie, House
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carell, The Office
Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Charlie Sheen, Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Ralph Fiennes, Bernard and Doris
Ricky Gervais, Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
Paul Giamatti, John Adams
Kevin Spacey, Recount
Tom Wilkinson, Recount

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Catherine Keener, An American Crime
Susan Sarandon, Bernard And Doris
Judi Dench, Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre)
Laura Linney, John Adams
Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin in the Sun

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

William Shatner, Boston Legal
Ted Danson, Damages
Zeljko Ivanek, Damages
Michael Emerson, Lost
John Slattery, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Rainn Wilson, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Jean Smart, Samantha Who?
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

David Morse, John Adams
Stephen Dillane, John Adams
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams
Denis Leary, Recount
Bob Balaban, Recount

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Eileen Atkins, Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre)
Ashley Jensen, Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
Alfre Woodard, Pictures of Hollis Woods (Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation)
Audra McDonald, A Raisin in the Sun
Laura Dern, Recount

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Stanely Tucci, ER
Glynn Turman, In Treatment
Robin Williams, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Oliver Platt, Nip/Tuck
Charles Durning, Rescue Me

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Shelley Berman, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Rip Torn, 30 Rock
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Steve Buscemi, 30 Rock
Tim Conway, 30 Rock

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Polly Bergen, Desperate Housewives
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Sarah Silverman, Monk
Carrie Fisher, 30 Rock
Edie Falco, 30 Rock
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Ellen Burstyn, Big Love
Dihann Carroll, Grey’s Anatomy
Cynthia Nixon, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Anjelica Huston, Medium
Sharon Gless, Nip/Tuck

Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

Jon Stewart, host; 80th Annual Academy Awards
Stephen Colbert, host; The Colbert Report
David Letterman, host; Late Show With David Letterman
Don Rickles, performer; Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
Tina Fey, host; Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow
Dirty Jobs
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

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

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Howie Mandel, Deal Or No Deal
Heidi Klum, Project Runway
Jeff Probst, Survivor

Outstanding Miniseries

The Andromeda Strain
Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre)
John Adams
Tin Man

Outstanding Made for Television Movie

Bernard And Doris
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
A Raisin In The Sun

Outstanding 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

Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour)

Creature Comforts America
King of the Hill
Robot Chicken
The Simpsons
SpongeBob SquarePants

Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour Or More)

Blue Harvest (Family Guy)
Imaginationland (South Park)
Justice League: The New Frontier


captivagrl said...

"I'm f**king Matt Damon" was nominated for Outstanding Music and Lyrics! (and 2 music editing awards) At least they have a sense of humor, who would have thought?

Amy said...

well dick in a box won a couple of years ago. I absolutely LOVE that it was included though. I did LOL when I saw it... Kimmel's response wasn't bad either!

captivagrl said...

nice to see Bryan Cranston get a nomination. We love Breaking Bad.

littleoleme said...

Yeah for Robot Chicken and Mad Men!

jax said...

king of the hill? wtf watches that shit still? and Family Guy gets nadda? BS.

Stephen said...

23 nominations for "John Adams"? Just because it's on HBO doesn't mean it's good. Some of the stiffest acting I have seen in a long time.

And The Wire isn't better than Boston Legal?

Judi said...

Congrats and best of luck to Howie.

Mooshki said...

C'mon 30 Rock!!! (fingers crossed)

Michael Emerson better win. He is brilliant as Ben.


Ugh, Robin Williams got a nom? He wasn't too bad in the role, but still...

Ryan Seacrest? Really? Can't Nigel pull some strings and switch his name out for Cat Deeley?

Creature Comforts - pure love. Ditto for Imaginationland.

Mooshki said...

Uh oh, Jax, I guess we're not soul sisters. I hate, hate, hate Family Guy. Did I mention that I hate it?

CarolMR said...

I hope Holly Hunter wins for SAVING GRACE. She is incredible!

mngddess said...

Who do I have to threaten so Hugh Laurie wins an Emmy? That last episode had me BAWLING, not crying, mind you.

And who the hell watches Boston Legal? No one I know.

And Family Guy is piss funny. Though they have to get off the "sister is ugly" insults, which are old and tired, and get back to Stewie trying to kill his mom, which is hilarious.

Moose said...

Would someone please explain the love for something as infantile and idiotic as "Two and A Half Men". Are all the voters ex-hookers that have been the beneficiary of Charlie's largese over the years?

The only thing that redeems this from the wastebin is knowing that someone else loves Kristen Chenoweth and Michael Emerson nearly as much as I do.

Caroline said...

Stephen Dillane as Thomas Jefferson in John Adams. Mmm mmm mmm.

God I'm a dork.

laurelgray said...

@mngddess: I cried at the last episode of House, too. I love House and I hope that episode signals a return to better material. Can someone please explain to me why Chase and Cameron (and even Foreman) are still characters on the show?

I am really disappointed that Mia Wasikowska from "In Treatment" (she plays Sophie, the 16-year-old gymnast) did not get nominated. She was amazing to watch.

Whoever wrote that the acting in John Adams was stiff - ditto. It was like watching paint dry.

The Wire received no nominations? Wow.

trashtalker said...

Still nothing for Mary McDonnell? Uncool.

Do you think P. Doody's freshly waxed balls are in a bunch since he didn't get nominated for "A Raisin in the Sun"?

I like that "30 Rock" got so many guest nods.

Joanna said...

Plus 1 for each: Recognizing Dexter, Dirty Jobs, Intervention, Mad Men, Breaking Bad (I may have lost interest, but the acting is incredible), Pushing Daisies, etc.

Minus 1000 for yet again wasting time on Boston Legal and Two and Half Men (sorry Jon Cryer, I still love you) while YET AGAIN ignoring Friday Night Lights and Battlestar Galactica. Seriously people, seriously. Good thing I never had faith in the Emmys in the first place.

nancer said...

i'd really love to know who 'the wire' pissed off. there's no excuse for this show being completely ignored year after year, especially now after a nail biting final season.
it just makes no sense to me. i think this was the best series ever on TV and if you haven't seen it, rent it. better, BUY it. it's great, in the true meaning of the word.


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