Logo

HBO Leads In Primetime Emmy Nominations; Politically Incorrect ‘Family Guy’s’ Nomination for Best Comedy Series Showcases a Number of Surprises

Jul 16, 2009  •  Post A Comment

HBO once again lead in total Primetime Emmy nominations that were announced today, with 99, NBC was next with 67, followed by ABC (55), CBS (49), Fox (42), Showtime (29) and PBS (26).

First-time nominees in drama series programs included "Big Love" and "Breaking Bad."

First-time nominees in comedy series programs included "Family Guy," "Flight of the Conchords," and "How I Met Your Mother."

The nomination of the edgy, often politically incorrect hit "Family Guy"–an animated show at that–as Outstanding Comedy Series, is probably the biggest surprise of the day.

Newcomers (not nominated last year) in the drama series performer categories include (lead) Simon Baker in "The Mentalist"; (supports) Elizabeth Moss in "Mad Men," Christian Clemenson in "Boston Legal," Aaron Paul in "Breaking Bad," William Hurt in "Damages," Rose Byrne in "Damages," Hope Davis in "In Treatment" and Cherry Jones in "24."

Newcomers (not nominated last year) in the comedy series categories included (leads) Jim Parsons in "The Big Bang Theory," Jemaine Clement in "Flight of the Conchords," Toni Collette in "United States of Tara," and Sarah Silverman in "The Sarah Silverman Program"; (supports) Tracy Morgan in "30 Rock," Jack McBrayer in "30 Rock," Kristin Wiig in "Saturday Night Live," Jane Krakowski in "30 Rock," and Elizabeth Perkins in "Weeds."

Leaders by program are "30 Rock" and "Mad Men." "30 Rock nailed down a precedent-setting 30 nominations–the most ever by a comedy series. Last year’s Outstanding Drama Series, "Mad Men" again led the way in the drama category with 19 nominations.

Below please find nominees for some of the major categories. For a list of nominees by selected CATEGORY, please click here.  For the entire list of nominees (including the Creative Arts nominees), please click here.

Outstanding Drama Series

Big Love • HBO • Anima Sola Productions and Playtone in association with HBO Entertainment

Breaking Bad • AMC • High Bridge, Gran Via Productions, Sony Pictures Television

Damages • FX Networks • FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television

Dexter • Showtime • Showtime Presents in association with John Goldwyn Productions,
The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions

House • FOX • Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z
Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions

Lost • ABC • Grass Skirt Productions and ABC Studios

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

Entourage • HBO • Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with
HBO Entertainment

Family Guy • FOX • Fox Television Animation

Flight Of The Conchords • HBO • Dakota Pictures and Comedy Arts in association with HBO Entertainment

How I Met Your Mother • CBS • 20th Century Fox Television

The Office • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal
Media Studios

Weeds • Showtime • Showtime Presents in association with Lionsgate Television and
Tilted Productions, Inc.

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

The New Adventures Of Old Christine • CBS • Kari’s Logo Here in association with
Warner Bros. Television
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine

Samantha Who? • ABC • ABC Studios
Christina Applegate as Samantha Newly

The Sarah Silverman Program • Comedy Central • Central Productions/Eleven Eleven
O’Clock Productions/Oil Factory Inc.
Sarah Silverman as Sarah Silverman

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal
Media Studios
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

United States Of Tara • Showtime • Showtime presents in association with DreamWorks Television
Toni Collette as Tara Gregson

Weeds • Showtime • Showtime Presents in association with Lionsgate Television and
Tilted Productions, Inc.
Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Brothers & Sisters • ABC • ABC Studios
Sally Field as Nora Walker

The Closer • TNT • The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Bros.
Television
Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson

Damages • FX Networks • FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit • NBC • Wolf Films in association with Universal
Media Studios
Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Saving Grace • TNT • Fox Television
Holly Hunter as Grace Hanadarko

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner
Bros. Television
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

Flight Of The Conchords • HBO • Dakota Pictures and Comedy Arts in association with HBO Entertainment
Jemaine Clement as Jemaine

Monk • USA • Universal Cable Productions in association with Mandeville Films and ABC Studios
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk

The Office • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios
Steve Carell as Michael Scott

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal
Media Studios
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

Two And A Half Men • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television
Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC • High Bridge, Gran Via Productions, Sony Pictures Television
Bryan Cranston as Walter White

Dexter • Showtime • Showtime Presents in association with John Goldwyn Productions,
The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

House • FOX • Universal M
edia Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z
Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House

In Treatment • HBO • Leverage, Closest To The Hole Productions and Sheleg in association with HBO Entertainment
Gabriel Byrne as Paul

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television
Jon Hamm as Don Draper

The Mentalist • CBS • Warner Bros. Television
Simon Baker as Patrick Jane

—Tom Gilbert and Chuck Ross

10 Comments

  1. MediaCurves.com just conducted a study asking 500 Americans about who they wanted to win this year’s 61st Emmy awards, based on the recently revealed nominations. The results found that that Fox’s, ‘House’ is the viewers’ favorite to win the Emmy for the best drama series. The results also found that viewers’ favorites in the reality show category include Fox’s ‘American Idol’ and ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ More in depth results can be seen at: http://www.mediacurves.com/Entertainment/J7522-Emmy-Nominations/Index.cfm
    Thanks,
    Ben

  2. I cant believe the NHL is going to risk losing one of the best players in his prime to the nHL

  3. great list. Please also post an updated list if you have.

  4. To view the details of the Diploma CET 2010 Results click the given link. Karnataka Diploma Results will be accessible online. Department of Higher Secondary Education (DHSE) Kerala DHSE Say Results 2010 are announced on 9th July, 2010 at Evening. The Education Common Entrance Test (EdCET 2010) result is announced on 3rd July, 2010 at 9:30 AM. The EDCET 2010 was conducted on 13th June, 2010 by Osmania University.

  5. Nice!! Great Ifo. Great People. Great Blog. Thank you for all the great sharing that is being done here.

  6. High quality info here! Keep up the great work. I love the feelings being expressed.

  7. I love the expression. Everyone needs to express there own opinion and feel free to hear others. Keep it up 🙂

  8. Great blog!! You should start many more. I love all the info provided. I will stay tuned 🙂

  9. Thanks for the amazing post. I will be taking advantage of the great information on this blog. I will be coming back!

Leave a Reply to Buy Links Cancel Reply

Email (will not be published)