Glee, Lost Top Emmy Nominations
The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced its nominations today, and there were the usual standards, the shocking surprises, and the snooty snubs. The big stories this year revolve around two comedy n00bs dominating the field, as Modern Family and Glee broke into the genre like the Kool-Aid Man, oh yeahhhhhh!
Both shows were nominated for Best Comedy, Outstanding Writing (both for their pilots), and had a slew of cast members nominated for acting achievements. Because the entire Modern Family cast opted to submit their names as supporting, those two fields were crowded with the show's actors, five in total. Glee landed four acting nominations.
On the drama side, Lost was adequately represented for its final season, tallying five nominations in the major categories—including Best Drama. Mad Men did its usual awards dance, netting eight nominations in the major categories.
Here's who gets to go to the big TV party later this summer:
Best Drama SeriesBreaking Bad
The Good Wife
Best Comedy Series:Modern Family
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Best Actor, DramaMatthew Fox, Lost
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie, House
Best Actress, DramaGlenn Close, Damages
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
January Jones, Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Best Actor, Comedy:Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Best Actress, Comedy:Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Lea Michele, Glee
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Best Supporting Actor, DramaMichael Emerson, Lost
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Terry O'Quinn, Lost
John Slattery, Mad Men
Martin Short, Damages
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
Best Supporting Actress, DramaChristine Baranski, The Good Wife
Rose Byrne, Damages
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sharon Gless, Burn Notice
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Best Supporting Actor, Comedy:Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Chris Colfer, Glee
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy:Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Outstanding Reality ProgramAntiques Roadshow
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
Outstanding Reality Competition ProgramThe Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Outstanding MiniseriesThe Pacific
Return to Canford
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesThe Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien
Outstanding Nonfiction SeriesAmerican Experience
The National Parks: America's Best Idea
Outstanding Animated ProgramAlien Earths
Disney Prep & Landing
The Ricky Gervais Show
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesGlee, "Pilot"
Modern Family, "Pilot"
The Office, "Niagara"
30 Rock, "Anna Howard Shaw Day"
30 Rock, "Lee Marvin Vs. Derek Jeter"
Outstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesFriday Night Lights, "The Son"
The Good Wife, "Pilot"
Lost, "The End"
Mad Men, "Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency"
Mad Men, "Shut the Door. Have a Seat"
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