2004-2005 Emmy Award nominations announced

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences released its list of nominees for the 57th Annual Emmy Awards today, July 14, and ABC should be happy. Its freshman hit Desperate Housewives was up for a whopping 15 nominations, equaling NBC stalwart Will & Grace for the most noms of any broadcast network show. HBO's made-for-cable movies The Life and Death of Peter Sellers and Warm Springs received more nominations, with 16 each.

Desperate Housewives was nominated as Outstanding Comedy Series, and Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, and Felicity Huffman were each nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. The show also received a nomination for Outstanding Direction in a Comedy Series, among others.

Accompanying Desperate Housewives in the comedy category are Will & Grace, Arrested Development, Scrubs, and HBO's Entourage.

ABC's fantasy hit Lost was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, along with Fox's 24, NBC's The West Wing, and HBO's Six Feet Under and Deadwood. Surprisingly, CBS's CSI didn't receive a nomination in this category. Fox's House and ABC's Grey's Anatomy are other favorites that didn't get nominated here.

In the running for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series are Jason Bateman for Arrested Development, Ray Romano for Everybody Loves Raymond, Tony Shalhoub for Monk, Zach Braff for Scrubs, and "Will" of Will & Grace, Eric McCormack.

The field of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series includes Patricia Heaton for Everybody Loves Raymond, Jane Kaczmarek for Malcolm in the Middle, and the three Desperate Housewives, Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, and Felicity Huffman.

Drama kings up for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series include Boston Legal's James Spader, Hugh Laurie for House, Hank Azaria for Huff, Kiefer Sutherland for 24, and Ian McShane for Deadwood. McShane's absence from the list last year was a sore spot for many people.

Nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series are Jennifer Garner for Alias, Mariska Hargitay for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Patricia Arquette for Medium, Glenn Close for The Shield, and Frances Conroy for Six Feet Under.

The academy managed to find some Outstanding Reality-Competition programs and nominated The Apprentice, Survivor, American Idol, Project Runway, and The Amazing Race. The producers of these shows will be placed on a deserted aircraft carrier in the middle of the Indian Ocean, given one week's supply of water, and forced to fight to the death to earn their Emmy.

A category that should spark some "animated" debate is Outstanding Animated Program, where perennial room dividers The Simpsons and Family Guy duke it out with Samurai Jack, South Park, and SpongeBob SquarePants.

Breaking down the nominations by network, Fox received a total of 49 nominations, ABC garnered 51, NBC squeaked out 54, CBS notched 59, and per usual, HBO was the leader of the pack with 93. HBO received the lion's share despite the fact that two of its heavyweights were missing, The Sopranos and Sex and the City.

Check out the Emmys on CBS, September 18. For a full list of nominees, go to The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences website.

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jennifer garner has got it in the bag for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She's definantly the most outstanding. she kicks ass and shes gorgeous.
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I am totally surprised that Nicolette Sheridan was not nominated. Maybe someday her hard efforts will come through.
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I see no Justice League or Teen Titans in the animation category. Take out Sponge Bob! How could a kid's show get in over Justice League?
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i waz hoping summerland wud get nominated for drama but o well
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YAY, ... whatever
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Suprise, Suprise

Ely
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Although I am not surprised, I'm disappointed that the Academy was unable to see past its bias against science fiction and not recognize that Battlestar Galactica featured some of the best writing, directing, and acting on television this past year...
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I wish LOST would've gotten A LOT more nominations!!!!
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well, not surpringly, galactica, rescue me, od some other quality showws didn't make it through.

it seems to me again that the nomination are all competing for the nicest non-disturbing sunday afternoon tivoed show to watch with tea and biscuits.

thank god soe Good shows made it ( the shield, deadwood, medium ) but i guess the result won't be surprising, as alwyas.
let's bet for the most advertised ones -__-
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no "galactica" ?
no "rescue me" ?
only one nomination for "the shield" ?
no "veronica mars" ?


the simpsons, alias, 24, everybody loves raymond, south park nominated ? again ?

Well, this is really representing the shows for 40-50 y/o people that only have time for not so disturbing entertainment taped or tivoed for a quite nice sunday afternoon, with tea and little biscuits !
WTF, really !?!

thank GOD some shield, deadwood, medium and scrubs made it through !
lets wait for the not so surprising results ! -___-
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what about NCIS!!!!
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great..
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What about "The Inside"?
It's one of the best and darkest tv shows to come out.
Plus, Rachel Nichols is HOT!!!!!!!!!
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Yeah!!! Family Guy finally will have a shot to get it's dues! The nominations for best reality series were expected, I just hope that this year one show won't sweep the whole awards, cuz that'd be boring. I really want to see what everyone wears. Isn't that what all these award shows are about anyway?
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Really good to see Mariska got nominated and Geoffrey Rush, just wait to see how the Aussie media takes a hold of this one...but hey at least he's not actually a Kiwi raised in Australia!!
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If James Spader not get the Emmy for Leading actor in a Drama Series I will eat my underwear!
It would be a shame to not give him the award after his outstanding(!!!!!) preformance as Alan Shore.
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Do you want to know the real reason why Shohreh Aghdashloo wasn't nominated?

Because nobody can say (or spell) her damn name! Go ahead, try it sometime. Now pretend you have to say it in front of 40 million people. No thank you.

And what about Veronica Mars? I think it's because the people that vote for the Emmys are all more than 9 years old, so obviously, they've never seen it. They're not missing much anyway. Like, grow up, girlfriends!

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I am disappointed that Gilmore Girls wasn't in for drama or Lauren Graham for best actress. Also Veronica Mars, shouldn't they have a category for best new show? That would definitely get it!
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I think the Academy has been overlooking Gilmore Girls for too long and that everybody love raymond should not even be in the race since it has left the air.
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This is so unfair. They totally snubbed the entire WB network. Are they stupid or what? The WB has great dramas - Everwood, Smallville, Jack & Bobby, 7th Heaven.

And what about the comedies? How can they possibly ignore Gilmore Girls and Reba?

And Will & Grace gets so many noms? This show is getting old now please!!!
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Great to see an underrated show like Scrubs nominated. Now if we can only get channel 7 to play it at better times in Australia....
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what about gilmore!!!! its one of the best shows on tv and veronica mars!!! and nip/tuk that's really unfear
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They should be called the Academy of twits & idiots. For 5 years now they have ignored one of the best comedy shows on TV. "Gilmore Girls". And no one nominated this year ranks up there with "Lauren Graham".
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The great forgotten was Matthew Fox (Lost) and Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives).
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As long as Deadwood is nominated, I'm satisfied.
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I clearly miss Jorge Garcia, Mary Lynn Rajksub and Vincent D'Onofrio on the List. But I could live without Teri Hatcher. I've seen her in Lois & Clark as well as "Tomorrow never dies", she's such a terrible actress. She almost ruins Desperate Housewives. But for god's sake they have Felicity Huffman, she's doing great job on the show. She should be nominated in the Drama category, while her fellowwomen belong into the comedy category.
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Glad to see that even after 7 seasons, "Will & Grace" is still being commended. Most viewers are so negative about the show anymore, but the people behind the Emmys obviously still see the show's worth.

Also glad to see "Scrubs" getting some recognition.
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The West Wing?? You gotta be kidding me. TWW was my favourite show a couple of years ago, now it's even painful to watch.

Go Deadwood! If Ian goes home empty-handed I'm gonna kill someone.
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im glad arrested develpoment was nominated and the simpsons(of course) also family guy is awesome
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So disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!! where's the nomination for Lauren Graham and Gilmore Girls?? And why no CSI, Veronica Mars? And the 3 girls from Housewise definetly dont deserve the nods!! And why Matthew Fox was not nominated? What the hell the academy of tv is watching? very very disappointed!!
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YAY!!! i'm so happy Hugh Laurie got nominated! Hope he wins!
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House really should have gotten nominated for best drama
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omg the emmys **** anyway they know nothing about good shows i think only 35% of the shows they nominated are actually good YOU GUYS ****
grrr
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Poor Eva, She's the only one not nominated LOL
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I'm glad to see Scrubs on the list but why no Veronica Mars? Kristen Bell is one of the best actresses I've seen for a long time and I can't believe they watched the scene when Veronica confronts Duncan in "A Trip to the Dentist" and not think she deserves an emmy! And what about Sarah Chalke on Scrubs who also does an excellent job of making you care!
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i think its a shame veronica mars missed out... and i also think family guy shouldnt really be up for an emmy... while i absolutly love it to death, its only had 8 episodes since its been back, and they havent all been the best.

glad scrubs and arrested development got nominations... hope they win some and pump out a few more seasons each.

i dont think all the desperate housewife chicks should get nominated for best female in a comedy... they arent really that funny, but i cant say who else i would nominate
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No Matthew Fox for LOST? No CSI? Boo hoo :(
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When someone is nominated and the show keeps going they never leave. Jane Kazmereck should be gone by now. I will not watch the emmy's because the one actress everyone was saying deserved to recognized for the first time wasn't. Good for Scrubs, that show is cool. VERONICA MARS amazed me from the first time i watched it. Kristen Bell better get a nod next year!!!!!!!!
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I'm so pissed off Lauren Graham of gilmore girls didn't get nominated for lead actress she deserves it more than anyone and not only that but the show didn't get any nod's and its the best show on television. Overall very few nominees that I agree with at all. At least I don't have watch the emmys this year. That's five hours I wont have to waste.I'll be watching my DVD's of Gilmore Girls instead.
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I have to appreciate that they're finally given [b]Scrubs[/b] the recognition that it so strongly deserves.
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It's a shame Kristen Bell didnt get a nomination! She rocks.
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I HATE THOSE PEOPLE!!!!! veronica Mars is the best new show on TV. Kristen Bell is worshiped by critics and gets nothing.
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No Eva, NO Lauren Graham :(. The emmy's r pretty pedicatable. The west wing and will & grace are past their prime. Glad to see Scrubs represented with a series and lead actor nod.
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Alan Alda certainly deserves his nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. I like his West Wing character.
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Shohreh Aghdashloo should have been nominated.
It is also time for Kiefer Sutherland to win. I hope that Lost and 24 win as many awards as possible.
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Yes! SVU has to win!
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I'm not suprised that hbo got 93 awards because they got the best movies.
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Typical. The nominees were mostly predictable. Shows like Desperate Housewives and Lost were sure bets. Although it's good to see some gems like Scrubs and Arrested Development get some nods. But what of MANY of the other shows in Tv land? I am very disappointed that CSI has been left out this year, and I am especially upset that rookie Veronica Mars did not get a single nod.
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What Happend to Smallville?
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Go Lost and Desperate Housewives
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