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.

Emmy voters made me proud this year with their long overdue recognition of Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton as lead actor and actress for their work on Friday Night Lights. It only took four seasons.

Also of note is the ill-timed nomination for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Jay Leno's name is mysteriously absent from the nominees list.

Here's who gets to go to the big TV party later this summer:

Best Drama Series

Breaking Bad
Lost
Dexter
Mad Men
The Good Wife
True Blood

Best Comedy Series:

Modern Family
The Office
Glee
30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Nurse Jackie

Best Actor, Drama

Matthew Fox, Lost
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie, House

Best Actress, Drama

Glenn 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, Drama

Michael 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, Drama

Christine 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 Program

Antiques Roadshow
Dirty Jobs
Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
MythBusters
Undercover Boss

Outstanding Reality Competition Program

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

Outstanding Miniseries

The Pacific
Return to Canford

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series

The 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 Series

American Experience
American Masters
Deadliest Catch
Life
The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Outstanding Animated Program

Alien Earths
Disney Prep & Landing
The Ricky Gervais Show
The Simpsons
South Park

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Glee, "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 Series

Friday 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"

Okay guys, let's hear your reactions!


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Why the heck isn't Criminal Minds nominated....? Best damn show on air.
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frankly the emmys mean nothing to me anymore, its the same people every year and yes some of them deserve it but they are alot of underated shows out there that dont get the chance. I agree with someone who said that its long overdue for friday night lights, i always wondered why it wasnt nominated, and i join all those that lament on the missing of NCIS, criminal minds and supernatural. I hpe Glee and Lost loss everything (i am not that vindictive)
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Awesome!
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Glee has 19 nominations... that says a lot about the awards.
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Hugh Laurie deserves the Emmy award. He has the unique distinction, among all of the Drama Actor nominees, of having done work in drama that is amazing enough to be nominated by Emmy for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Award, for FIVE YEARS - 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

It's about getting the opportunity to do good work, but it is also about consistent excellence. This season's opener "Broken" won the Writers' Guild of America's Television Award for Episodic Drama, and Hugh was in front of the camera over 90% of the time in that episode. Even the best writing for the screen needs an exceptional actor to interpret it. HUGH LAURIE IS THAT ACTOR, AND IT'S ABOUT TIME.
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Hugh Laurie deserves the Emmy award. He has the unique distinction, among all of the Drama Actor nominees, of having done work in drama that is amazing enough to be nominated by Emmy for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Award, for FIVE YEARS - 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

It's about getting the opportunity to do good work, but it is also about consistent excellence. This season's opener "Broken" won the Writers' Guild of America's Television Award for Episodic Drama, and Hugh was in front of the camera over 90% of the time in that episode. Even the best writing for the screen needs an exceptional actor to interpret it. HUGH LAURIE IS THAT ACTOR, AND IT'S ABOUT TIME.
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I just hope it hasn't been so long that the voters have forgotten the AMAZING job Michael C. Hall did on Dexter this previous season! MCH is looong overdue for a win, and his performance last season screams Emmy award! :)
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Where is 'Criminal Minds'? On the missing list, obviously. That's a shame.
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Not one single nomination for NCIS? Criminal! It's the #! show!! The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson should have gotten a nod for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy series. He is consistently funny/serious/wacky/and naughty all in the same hour! His puppets should get one by themselves! Okay, I'm done.
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Same stuff different year. It is funny the number one show of the year NCIS

did not receive any nominations. I am glad Jim Parsons of Big Bang Theory

was nominated that is one funny show. Most of the shows I have never

watched and never will.
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Anyone seen Supernatural? Most underrated show ever.
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Shocker, I'm not sure why Deadliest Catch was not in the 'Reality' category. The only rationale may be that D.C. is filmed in the same style as documentaries-nature dictates the day to day happenings, rather than the controlled environments of the reality genre."
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Oh, and Survivor's Russell is probably manipulating everyone to get the show the nomination and win it deserves!
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survivor was the best 2 seasons with the 20th better than all those others, even amazing race. yay for coco!!!!!! take that, leno! But will NBC let Coco on air to get it? Imagine what he would make of the emmy on his 1st new show!

Lost deserves all the emmys this year. Kyle chandler can get one next year. Matthew fox in that finale deserved the oscar as well! (it was long enough to be a movie ;)

but where's the nomination for betty white on SNL???
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All right Team Coco!
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Wow, y'all are complaining about no Grey's anatomy and NCIS? Watch better shows. I hope Coco gets an Emmy. And I hope Modern Family smokes Glee.
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Wow, the Emmys this year SUCK. No NCIS? And I thought for sure they would get something; I mean that first episode of season 7 was AMAZING...
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the pacific? really? they want to bore the audience to death with the 10 second pacific presentation?
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Uh-Oh...I don't see Grey's anywhere. The beginning of the end....
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no Survivor nominations????// why? Its the heroes vs. villains, and they just forget it????how come......

Also where is 24?
No Smallville?
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I hope Dexter, Glee and the Good wife will walk away with an emmy
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Hoping for Dexter & Michael C. Hall or Huge Laurie.. Got to admit I'll be sad if Glee wins anything :L
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As much as I loved the final series of LOST and enjoyed following the show through all of its seasons I really hope that Kyle Chandler pips Matthew Fox to the Best Actor award. It's wonderful that Friday Night Lights is getting some [long overdue] recognition and Kyle Chandler's performances have been great from the outset, although he really impressed me in season 4- a well deserved nomination!
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kyle chandler is truly great !1
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Dexter, Breaking Bad, Curb your enthusiasm..... Best shows of the year without question.
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how on earth can project runway and dancing with the stars be nominated for an emmy while SURVIVOR wasn't??? i think this is very ridiculous.....

also no nominations for NCIS and CRIMINAL MINDS???



I hope Jane Lynch and Neil Patrick Harris win for their best supporting actor and actress in a Comedy...they are the only deserving nominees!!!
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Looks like Best Actress in a Comedy will be this year's hot race. But please, someone tell me...what's the difference between a Reality Program and a Nonfiction Series? I ask because Deadliest Catch is nominated for the latter but not the former.
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LOST is deserving of each and every nomination! Breaking Bad will really give them a run for their money though, but fingers crossed considering LOST may never get another chance to be recognized again.



I like True Blood but I don\'t think it deserves to be in that category...



Lastly, where is Community and Survivor? They were the surprise epics for me this year.
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I am glad Lost got in there I think they deserve it but they forgot Josh Holloway. Also where is NCIS.
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I am STOKED about Glee! Especially Chris Colfer's nomination and the writing nomination for the pilot. Feel like they could've included Mae Whitman in the Modern Family list. Numb3rs got completely snubbed, as did Heroes (Only Zachary Quinto deserves a nomination) and Law and Order. I thought my favorite recently cancelled shows would get some credit in the Eleventh Hour, but I guess I was wrong! And I hope to god that Hugh Laurie wins instead of that guy from Breaking Bad again.
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yay glee! hope it wins bunches!!!!
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Who the hell classes Nurse Jackie as a "comedy"???????

Sure, there is humour in it but it sure ain't a comedy.
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Lost is nominated??!! No 24??!! No Kiefer Sutherland??!! WTF is wrong with them, I am definitly not watching Emmy's this year.
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Kyra Sedgwick for Best Actress in a Drama!! This time... GIVE HER THE EMMY!
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I'm glad to see that Burn Notice is finally getting some recognition; too bad they wouldn't at least recognize Gabrielle Anwar as well. And yay for all the nominations to both Glee and The Good Wife! I soooo want Kyra Sedgwick to win Best Actress in a Drama Series, but at the same time I want Julianna to win.
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no john noble is an egregious omission. let's hope they rectify that next year.
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Breaking Bad and Bryan Cranston!!! No offense to Matthew Fox, but he's contending with House, Dexter...and Mad Men...serious competition.
If there's any consolation, I think Lost deserves the best writing. This year's Emmy is a real fight, the nominations/nominees have some serious contenders in each of their own categories.
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I'm just surprised that after 20 seasons SURVIVOR wasn't even nominated. They used to win every year, but now the genre isn't so NEW, and there are tons of shows to choose from, so much so, that they even have TWO reality categories!
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why is it 24 is not nominated? just asking
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One- what's the difference between "reality program" and "non-fiction series"? Second- Woo-hoo! Finally some love for FNL!
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I miss NCIS on this list!
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I'm glad about all the nominations for "Lost", the series deserves it. I miss aother shows I like on the list but that happens year after year. But again, why is Rose Byrne nominated again???? At least, Sharon Gless is a nominee aain.
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Where is NCIS they should at least take some emmys, like the best drama series
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Donde esta Community? I don't even care about the rest of the nominations after seeing that! I'm so furious! How can it not have a nomination for the writing?! I mean, in my opinion you could even do away with the nominations and just give them the award! Who did they upset for this to happen? It's just stupid, stupid, stupid! Stuff the Emmys!
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It seems like they could use a whole new set of categories in the realm of sci-fi and fantasy. It just seems silly to have something like True Blood up against something like The Good Wife. Or Lost up against Mad Men. I mean, how can you even compare things that different? There are too many shows to choose from. Of course, I would be completely fine with them dropping the reality categories all together. Or just dropping the reality shows from the lineup all together. Except, strangely, I do love Top Chef. Hmmm.
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Terrible, not only did they snub Fringe, but they didn't even have John Noble for best supporting actor for a drama? BS.
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no Chandra Wilson???
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this year I'm voting for True blood, glee and Neil Patrick Harris! this year theres very good competition but i thing fringe should be in the list unlike lost that shouldn't be there at all!
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Comedy without Community is a joke. Why would anyone take the Emmy's seriously after that?
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The Good Wife! Both, Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi should win! ;D
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