Primetime Emmy Nominations: ‘Glee’ Leads Pack, Followed by ‘Mad Men,’ ’30 Rock’ and ‘Modern Family’; Also, Conan Gets Nominated, Leno Does Not

Jul 8, 2010  •  Post A Comment

NOTE: For a COMPLETE LIST of NOMINEES, please click here.

The 2010 Primetime Emmy Nominations were announced this morning, and the critically-acclaimed musical sensation ‘Glee’ lead the pack of regular series with 19 nominations, followed by "Mad Men" with 17 nominations, "30 Rock" with 15 nominations, and "Modern Family," with 14 nominations.

One of the most talked about nominations will be Conan O’Brien’s version of “The Tonight Show” on NBC, which was nominated in the best variety, music or comedy series category, while Jay Leno’s version of the show was not nominated.

Also, it was O’Brien’s new bosses at TBS that ran a trade-ad campaign for O’Brien’s nomination, not NBC.

Most nominations overall went to HBO’s ambitious miniseries "The Pacific," with 24.

"Glee" and "Modern Family"–both from Twentieth Television–were new this season (though ‘Glee’ had had a sneak preview) and were popular successes as well for their respective networks, Fox and ABC.

Nominated for best comedy are: "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Glee,"  "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office"  and "30 Rock."

On the best drama side, the nominees are: "Breaking Bad," "Dexter," "Lost," "Mad Men," "The Good Wife" and "True Blood." 

The nominees for lead actor in a drama are: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”; Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”; Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights”; Hugh Laurie, “House”; Matthew Fox, “Lost”; and Jon Hamm, “Mad Men.”

Lead actress nominees in a drama are: Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”; Glenn Close, “Damages”;
Connie Britton, “Friday Night Lights”; Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”; Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”; and January Jones, “Mad Men.”

The nominess for lead actress in a comedy are: Lea Michele, "Glee"; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “The New Adventures of Old Christine”; Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”; Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”; and Toni Colette, “The United States of Tara.”

Lead actor nominees in a comedy are: Jim Parsons,”Big Bang Theory”; Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”; Matthew Morrison, “Glee”; Tony Shalhoub, “Monk”; Steve Carell, “The Office”: and Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock."

And what is clearly icing on the cake for what’s been a story-book year for Betty White, she nabbed a nomination for hosting "Saturday Night Live."

Here’s how all the networks did in getting nominations:

HBO – 101
ABC – 63
CBS – 57
NBC – 48
FOX – 47
AMC – 26
Showtime – 23
A&E – 2
IFC – 2
ABC.com/lost – 1
LateNightWithJimmyFallon.com – 1
Lifetime – 11
Animal Planet – 2
BET – 1
NBC.com – 2
Bravo – 6
NGC – 1
Bravo.com – 1
Nickelodeon – 2
Cartoon Network – 7
PBS – 32
Cartoonnetwork.com – 1
Showtime.com – 1
Comedy Central – 8
StarWarsUncut.com – 1
DirecTV – 4
Sundance Channel – 2
Discovery Channel – 14
Syfy – 6
Disney Channel – 5
TCM – 1
thedailyshow.com – 1
TNT – 3
Fox.com – 1
Travel Channel – 1
FX Networks – 9
USA – 4

NOTE: For a COMPLETE LIST of NOMINEES, please click here.


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