Thursday, July 16, 2009

Emmy Nominations

Nominees in major categories for the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Drama Series: "Big Love," HBO; "Breaking Bad," AMC; "Damages," FX Networks; "Dexter," Showtime; "House," Fox; "Lost," ABC; "Mad Men," AMC.

Comedy Series: "Entourage," HBO; "Family Guy," Fox; "Flight of the Conchords," HBO; "How I Met Your Mother," CBS; "The Office," NBC; "30 Rock," NBC; "Weeds," Showtime.

Miniseries: "Generation Kill," HBO; "Little Dorrit" PBS.

Made-for-TV Movie: "Coco Chanel," Lifetime; "Grey Gardens," HBO; "Into the Storm," HBO; "Prayers for Bobby," Lifetime; "Taking Chance," HBO.

Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC; Michael C. Hall, "Dexter," Showtime; Hugh Laurie, "House," Fox; Gabriel Byrne, "In Treatment," HBO; Jon Hamm, "Mad Men," AMC; Simon Baker, "The Mentalist," CBS.

Actress, Drama Series: Sally Field, "Brothers & Sisters," ABC; Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer," TNT; Glenn Close, "Damages," FX Networks; Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC; Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men," AMC; Holly Hunter, "Saving Grace," TNT.

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: William Shatner, "Boston Legal," ABC; Christian Clemenson, "Boston Legal," ABC; Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad," AMC; William Hurt, "Damages," FX Networks; Michael Emerson, "Lost," ABC; John Slattery, "Mad Men," AMC.

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Rose Byrne, "Damages," FX Networks; Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Dianne Wiest, "In Treatment," HBO; Hope Davis, "In Treatment," HBO; Cherry Jones, "24," Fox.

Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS; Jemaine Clement, "Flight of the Conchords," HBO; Tony Shalhoub, "Monk," USA; Steve Carell, "The Office," NBC; Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC; Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men," CBS.

Actress, Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine," CBS; Christina Applegate, "Samantha Who?" ABC; Sarah Silverman, "The Sarah Silverman Program," Comedy Central; Tina Fey, "30 Rock," NBC; Toni Collette, "United States of Tara," Showtime; Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds," Showtime.

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Kevin Dillon, "Entourage," HBO; Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother," CBS; Rainn Wilson, "The Office," NBC; Tracy Morgan, "30 Rock," NBC; Jack McBrayer, "30 Rock," NBC; Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men," CBS.

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Kristin Chenoweth, "Pushing Daisies," ABC; Amy Poehler, "Saturday Night Live," NBC; Kristin Wiig, "Saturday Night Live," NBC; Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock," NBC; Vanessa Williams, "Ugly Betty," ABC; Elizabeth Perkins, "Weeds," Showtime.

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Kline, "Cyrano de Bergerac," PBS; Brendan Gleeson, "Into the Storm," HBO; Ian McKellen, "King Lear," PBS; Kevin Bacon, "Taking Chance," HBO; Kiefer Sutherland, "24: Redemption," Fox; Kenneth Branagh, "Wallander: One Step Behind," PBS.

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Chandra Wilson, "Accidental Friendship," Hallmark Channel; Shirley MacLaine, "Coco Chanel," Lifetime; Drew Barrymore, "Grey Gardens," HBO; Jessica Lange, "Grey Gardens," HBO; Sigourney Weaver, "Prayers for Bobby," Lifetime .

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Ken Howard, "Grey Gardens," HBO; Len Cariou, "Into the Storm," HBO; Bob Newhart, "The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice," TNT; Tom Courtenay, "Little Dorrit," PBS; Andy Serkis, "Little Dorrit," PBS.

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Marcia Gay Harden, "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler," CBS; Jeanne Tripplehorn, "Grey Gardens," HBO; Shohreh Aghdashloo, "House of Saddam," HBO; Janet McTeer, "Into the Storm," HBO; Cicely Tyson, "Relative Stranger," Hallmark Channel.


shakey said...

Very happy for Flight of the Conchords, and Kevin Dillon! Good for him!

Pookie said...

yay! noms for kyra s. AND kevin b. go them!

empyrios said...

Breaking Bad and it's cast should win for every category they received nominations.

it's such a phenomenal show and the acting is exceptional.

i've never been so completely engulfed by a show while watching it.

sunnyside1213 said...

Little Dorrit was wonderful.

Beensie said...

Boo...True Blood NOT nominated

Beensie said...

Boo...True Blood NOT nominated

Babs said...

Amen, Empyrios! Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul have THE BEST chemistry, and Breaking Bad has been a must-see at our house both seasons. And I DID NOT see the events of this year's finale coming. Whoa! Can't wait for season three.

farmgirl said...

true blood

(huddled in the corner)

CDAN Mod said...

nothing for 'the number one ladies' detective agency'?

empyrios said...


you're so right about the chemistry. amazing.

i didn't see the events of the finale coming either! there were a couple of times in the last part of the season i was downright shocked, mouth agape, uttering "nooooooo waaaaaaaaaay did that just happen", lol

so frickin' awesome ;)

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Robbed: Alex Skarsgard for Generation Kill, Christina Hendricks, Allison Pill, and John Mahoney.

So glad Heigl and Piven were snubbed, makes my day.

Hugh Laurie (who is always wonderful) aside, House wasn't very good this past season and took a nom from any one of several other deserving shows for Best Drama. Ditto Entourage in Comedy.

Thrilled for Jemaine and FOTC.

Go Mad Men!

Ms Cool said...

Just happy we won't have to see Heigl gush about herself.

MnGddess said...

Bryan Cranston can wait. Can SOMEONE give Hugh Laurie a freakin' Emmy already?

At least Robot Chicken was nominated. If you want a good laugh, watch the "tribute to Star Wars" episode. Funny as hell.

RocketQueen said...

Also glad Heigl snubbed.

That episode of House this year with the dead Amber revealing all his inner thoughts was just genius.

Hooray for Michael Emerson on Lost - he's AWESOME. Love to hate!

empyrios said...


tribute to Star Wars was brilliant.
did you see "He Man's Murder"? good stuff....

bonnjill said...

Is it weird that I'm excited for Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory? Most of these other nominations weren't that big of a surprise. Yay for Jim. He's hilarious on the show.

Paleo Dame said...

Heck NO it's not weird -- I was super excited for Jim Parsons as well. He is Amazing on that show.

Ice Angel said...

Wow! Who the hell from the cast and crew of True Blood ticked someone from the Emmy nomination committee off? Not a single nom for the best show on TV? No nom for Skaarsgard or LaFayette??? Total. Absolute. Joke.

Tony Shaloub rocks though! Go Monk! Has Psyche ever received a nom? I love that show too!

ardleighstreet said...

Good for Kevin Bacon Taking Chance was awesome! Watch it but have kleenex close by.
It put new light on how the people who died in war "come home".

Anonymous said...

go jemaine!!!! go tracy and jack!!!

oh man, i am really torn in some categories!

Unknown said...

What you said empyrios! Breaking Bad is the best show on television. I watch it with my mouth hanging open. I started with the second season and just recently watched the first. Oh my God.

I am such a huge fan of Vince Gilligan, the creator. He is awesome.

bionic bunny! said...

i think the problem with "house" was the sudden departure of kutner. that really put a wrench in the works and left everybody saying "wha...?"
other than that, i think it was up to it's usual standards.
but i'm biased, i find hugh quite yummy.


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