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July 8th, 2010 under Emmys

Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO
Glee • FOX •
Nurse Jackie • Showtime
The Office • NBC •
30 Rock • NBC •

Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad • AMC •
Dexter • Showtime •
The Good Wife • CBS •
Lost • ABC •
Mad Men • AMC •
True Blood • HBO

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Matthew Morrison (Glee)
Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
Steve Carell (The Office)
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
Hugh Laurie (House)
Matthew Fox (Lost)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lea Michele (Glee)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Old Christine)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Toni Collette (United States of Tara)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
Glenn Close (Damages)
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU)
January Jones (Mad Men)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Chris Colfer (Glee)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Martin Short (Damages)
Terry O’Quinn (Lost)
Michael Emerson (Lost)
John Slattery (Mad Men)
Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Sharon Gless (Burn Notice)
Rose Byrne (Damages)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)

Outstanding Miniseries
The Pacific • HBO
Return To Cranford (Masterpiece) • PBS •

Outstanding Made For Television Movie
Endgame (Masterpiece) • PBS •
Georgia O’Keeffe • Lifetime •
Moonshot • HISTORY •
The Special Relationship • HBO •
Temple Grandin • HBO •
You Don’t Know Jack • HBO •

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Jeff Bridges as Jon Katz (A Dog Year/HBO)
Ian McKellen as Two (The Prisoner/AMC)
Michael Sheen as Tony Blair (The Special Relationship/HBO)
Dennis Quaid as Bill Clinton (The Special Relationship/HBO)
Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian (You Don’t Know Jack/HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Maggie Smith as Mary Gilbert (Capturing Mary/HBO)
Joan Allen as Georgia O’Keeffe (Georgia O’Keefe/Lifetime)
Dame Judi Dench as Miss Matty (Return to Cranford/PBS)
Hope Davis as Hillary Clinton (The Special Relationship/HBO)
Claire Danes as Temple Grandin (Temple Grandin/HBO)

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report • Comedy Central •
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central •
Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO •
Saturday Night Live • NBC •
The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien • NBC

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
Bill Maher “…But I’m Not Wrong” • HBO •
Hope For Haiti Now • • Tenth Planet Productions and MTV
The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS •
Robin Williams: Weapons Of Self Destruction • HBO
The 25th Anniversary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Concert • HBO
Wanda Sykes: I’m a Be Me • HBO •

Outstanding Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow • PBS •
Dirty Jobs • Discovery Channel •
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution • ABC
Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List • Bravo
MythBusters • Discovery Channel •
Undercover Boss • CBS •

Outstanding Reality – Competition Program
The Amazing Race • CBS •
American Idol • FOX •
Dancing With The Stars • ABC
Project Runway • Lifetime •
Top Chef • Bravo •

To see the rest of the list that includes much deserved noms for Mike O’Malley for Glee and Betty White for Saturday Night Live go to Variety!

I think this was a great year for the Emmys because they were not as elitist as year’s past and nominated shows that people watch and like. Yes their favorites still got in there, but so did other shows like Glee, Modern Family, Friday Night Lights and True Blood. Way to go!
Congrats to the Modern Family cast (except for poor Ed O’Neill and Rico Rodriguez) who got well deserved nominations, too bad the Academy didn’t think the show was worthy of one. Also dissed in that category was The Big Bang Theory, but Jim Parsons received his second nom. Also nominated from CBS Monday comedies were Neil Patrick Harris for How I Met Your Mother and Jon Cryer and Holland Taylor for Two and Half Men and I don’t think any of them were really deserving this year. Not that I don’t love them, but both comedies were not as good this year as they were in season’s past. At least Charlie Sheen and the actress who played his ex-fiancee’ on the show did not get noms. Glee of course got several noms and Lea Michele is the new America Ferrera…if you know what I mean. Congrats to Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch and Mike O’Malley on their noms for Glee. Now when it comes to the Showtime noms for Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara, I know the shows are 30 minutes long but does that really mean they are comedies?
Now when it comes to the drama category, I have to admit I don’t watch most of the noms. Although I am happy for Michael C Hall for Dexter, Kyle Chadler for Friday Night Lights, Andre Braugher for Men of a Certain Age, Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn for Lost and the show for getting the nom.
Now it will be interesting to see will the Emmys stick with their favs or will they branch out for the newer and better shows? Let’s hope they change things up.

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