Posted on Thu Jul 16, 2009 09:55 AM PDT
The nominees for the 2009 Emmys were announced this morning, and while we were shocked about a few of the choices, for the most part, we were absolutely delighted that some of our fav shows got the recognition they deserve.
Mad Men earned a whopping 16 nominations, including Outstanding Drama series, which pits it against Big Love, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Damages, House and Lost. As much as we love Mad Men and our fav serial killer Dexter, we'd kinda like to see AMC's Breaking Bad walk away with this one. The show also snagged 4 other noms, including Outstanding Lead Actor (Bryan Cranston) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (newcomer Aaron Paul).
Tina Fey's 30 Rock received a record-breaking 22 nominations, the most of any TV series in history, including Outstanding Comedy series. Other noms in the category include Family Guy, Weeds, Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, How I Met Your Mother and The Office. Family Guy was the first animated show to score a nod in the category since The Flintstones in 1961. Way to go, Seth & company!
Drew Barrymore was nominated best actress for her role in HBO's Grey Gardens, which earned a total of 17 nominations, tying it for the most Emmy nominations ever for a TV movie. This is Drew's first Emmy nomination, and she will be up against co-star Jessica Lange for the award. Justin Timberlake was nominated for guest actor for Saturday Night Live, as was Jennifer Aniston for her guest role on 30 Rock. Farrah Fawcett, who never won an acting Emmy, was nominated for her role in helping produce Farrah's Story in the Outstanding Nonfiction Special category.
So who got snubbed? While Sandra Oh and Chandra Wilson were nominated for their roles on Grey's Anatomy, Katherine Heigl, Ellen Pompeo, TR Knight and Patrick Dempsey were left off the list, as were the stars of HBO's Big Love. While HBO has found tremendous success with True Blood, it only earned three overall Emmy nods, and it was ignored in the acting, writing and directing categories.
Neil Patrick Harris will host the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air on September 20 on CBS. We'll be watching!
Click here to see the complete list of nominees!
Can't wait to see who snags the award for Best Drama Series! Those are like, all of our favorite shows in one category...it's gonna be tough!!!
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