ABC’s first-season black comedy “Desperate Housewives,” NBC’s veteran comedy “Will & Grace” and two HBO telefilms were the top individual nomination-getters for the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced Thursday morning by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, Calif.
HBO again led all networks in nominations with 93 nods, down from last year’s eye-popping 124 nominations. CBS scored 59 nominations, bumping last year’s second-place nominee-getter NBC to third with its 54 nominations. ABC, which drew multiple nominations for such new entries as “Housewives” and “Lost,” captured 51 nominations, followed by Fox (49), PBS (23), Showtime (17) and A&E (10).
“Housewives” and “Will & Grace” each scored 15 nominations, leading the pack in series nominations. CBS’s “Everybody Loves Raymond,” which just completed its ninth and final season, took home 13 nominations, followed by the breakout drama hit “Lost,” which scored 12 nominations for its first season.
In the outstanding lead actress category, “Housewives” took three of the five nominations, with Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Golden Globe winner Teri Hatcher getting nods, along with past winners Jane Kaczmarek from “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Raymond’s” Patricia Heaton. Fellow “Housewives” actresses Eva Longoria and Nicolette Sheridan, however, were not nominated.
“Lost” was joined in the outstanding drama series category by HBO’s period Western “Deadwood” and dark family series “Six Feet Under,” Fox’s thriller “24” and perennial category nominee “The West Wing” from NBC.
“Housewives,” “Raymond” and “Will & Grace” all made the outstanding series category, along with last year’s winner “Arrested Development” and NBC’s quirky medical drama “Scrubs.”
In the outstanding reality-competition program category, two-time winner “The Amazing Race” from CBS made the cut, along with veterans “American Idol” from Fox, NBC’s “The Apprentice,” CBS’s “Survivor” and Bravo’s first-year surprise hit fashion series “Project Runway.”
HBO movies “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers” and “Warm Springs” each garnered 16 nominations.
CBS will broadcast the “57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards” Sept. 18 live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Some highlights of the nominations follow. The complete list of Primetime Emmy
Awards nominations can be found at www.emmys.tv/downloads.
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series