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SciFi's “Battlestar Galactica” got nominated for writing, but not best drama. ABC's “Lost” got nominated for best drama, but not writing. Michael Emerson got a nod for assaying Ben Linus, but Jeremy Davies and Ken Leung got no love for their freshman turns on "Lost." "Galactica" leads Mary McDonnell and Edward James Olmos were ignored again. HBO's "The Wire" was left off the best-drama list for the fifth and final time. "Wire" did pick up one nomination, for writing, while ABC's "Ugly Betty" scored two, for Vanessa Williams and America Ferrera. NBC's "Friday Night Lights" was shut out again. The first seasons of FX’s “Damages” and AMC's “Mad Men” both made the “best drama” list. ABC's "Pushing Daisies" didn't make the best comedies but Bryan Fuller got a nomination for writing its pilot, Barry Sonnenfeld got a nomination for directing it, and Lee Pace and Kristin Chenoweth both got acting nods. "Saturday Night Live" rejoins "Letterman," "Conan," "Maher," "Stewart" and "Colbert" in the late-night comedy sweepstakes, nominated for both series and writing. "MADtv," "Mencia" and "Leno" watch from the sidelines. Tina Fey picked up three more nominations this year: one for writing "30 Rock," one for acting in "30 Rock" and one for her appearance on the first (hilarious) post-strike SNL. "South Park" and "Family Guy" are up against each other in Animated Program (One Hour Or More) for "Imaginationland" and "Blue Harvest," respectively. COMEDY SERIES “30 Rock” (NBC) “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO) “Entourage” (HBO) “The Office” (NBC) “Two and a Half Men” (CBS) DRAMA SERIES “Boston Legal” (ABC) “Damages” (FX) “Dexter” (Showtime) “House” (Fox) “Lost” (ABC) “Mad Men” (AMC) VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES "The Colbert Report" - (Comedy Central) "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" - (Comedy Central) "Late Show With David Letterman" - (CBS) "Real Time With Bill Maher" - (HBO) "Saturday Night Live" - (NBC) MINISERIES "The Andromeda Strain" (A&E) "Cranford" (Masterpiece Theatre) "John Adams" (HBO) "Tin Man" (Sci Fi Channel) WRITING FOR A COMEDY James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie - "Flight Of The Conchords" ("Yoko") (HBO) Jack Burditt - "30 Rock" ("Rosemary’s Baby") (NBC) Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky - "The Office" ("Dinner Party") (NBC) Tina Fey - "30 Rock"("Cooter") (NBC) Bryan Fuller - "Pushing Daisies" ("Pie-Lette") (ABC) WRITING FOR A DRAMA Michael Angeli - "Battlestar Galactica" - ("Six Of One") (Sci Fi Channel) Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman - "Damages" ("Pilot") (FX Networks) Matthew Weiner - "Mad Men" ("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - Pilot) (AMC) Matthew Weiner, Robin Veith - "Mad Men" ("The Wheel") (AMC) David Simon, (teleplay), Ed Burns - "The Wire" ("30") (HBO) WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM "The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central) - Tom Purcell (head Writer), Stephen Colbert, Allison Silverman, Richard Dahm, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Eric Drysdale, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Laura Krafft, Frank Lesser, Glenn Eichler, Peter Grosz, Bryan Adams, Barry Julien "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central) - Steve Bodow (head Writer), Rory Albanese, Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Tim Carvell, J.R. Havlan, Scott Jacobson, David Javerbaum, Rob Kutner, Josh Lieb, Sam Means, John Oliver, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart "Late Night With Conan O’Brien" (NBC) - Mike Sweeney (head Writer), Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Dan Cronin, Kevin Dorff, Daniel J. Goor, Michael Gordon, Berkley Johnson, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O’Brien, Matt O’Brien, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg "Late Show With David Letterman"(CBS) - Eric Stangel (head Writer), Justin Stangel, (head Writer), Jim Mulholland, Michael Barrie, Steve Young, Tom Ruprecht, Lee Ellenberg, Matt Roberts, Jeremy Weiner, Joe Grossman, Bill Scheft, Bob Borden, Frank Sebastiano, David Letterman "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) - Seth Meyers (head Writer), Andrew Steele (head Writer), Paula Pell (head Writer), Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, James Downey, Charlie Grandy, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Jon Lutz, Lorne Michaels, Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, Robert Smigel, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker, Robert Carlock (additional sketch), Lauren Pomerantz (additional sketch) WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL Hugh Costello - "Bernard And Doris" (HBO) Kirk Ellis - "John Adams" ("Independence") (HBO) Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant - "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale" (HBO) Heidi Thomas - "Cranford" (Masterpiece Theatre) (PBS) Danny Strong - "Recount" (HBO) WRITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING Jeff Grogan - "Intervention" (A&E) David de Vries - "Life After People" (History Channel) Ira Glass - "This American Life" ("Escape") (Showtime) Geoffrey C. Ward - "The War" ("Pride Of Our Nation") (PBS) Mark Zwonitzer - "Walt Whitman" (American Experience) (PBS) ACTOR IN A COMEDY Alec Baldwin — “30 Rock” (NBC) Steve Carell — “The Office” (NBC) Lee Pace — “Pushing Daisies” (ABC) Charlie Sheen — “Two and a Half Men” (CBS) Tony Shalhoub — “Monk” (USA) ACTOR IN A DRAMA Gabriel Byrne — “In Treatment” (HBO) Bryan Cranston — “Breaking Bad” (AMC) Michael C. Hall — “Dexter” (Showtime) Jon Hamm — “Mad Men” (AMC) Hugh Laurie — “House” (Fox) James Spader — “Boston Legal” (ABC) ACTRESS IN A COMEDY Christina Applegate — “Samantha Who?”(ABC) America Ferrera — “Ugly Betty” (ABC) Tina Fey — “30 Rock” (NBC) Julia Louis-Dreyfus — “New Adventures of Old Christine” (CBS) Mary-Louise Parker — “Weeds” (Showtime) ACTRESS IN A DRAMA Glenn Close — “Damages” (FX) Sally Field — “Brothers & Sisters” (ABC) Mariska Hargitay — “Law and Order: SVU” (NBC) Holly Hunter — “Saving Grace” (TNT) Kyra Sedgwick — “The Closer” (TNT) REALITY HOST Tom Bergeron - "Dancing With the Stars" Heidi Klum - "Project Runway" Howie Mandel - "Deal or No Deal" Jeff Probst - "Survivor" Ryan Seacrest - "American Idol" MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE "Bernard And Doris" - (HBO) "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale" - (HBO) " "The Memory Keeper’s Daughter" - (Lifetime) "A Raisin In The Sun" - (ABC) "Recount" - (HBO) REALITY "Antiques Roadshow" - (PBS) "Dirty Jobs" - (Discovery Channel) "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" - (ABC) "Intervention" - (A&E) "Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List" - (Bravo) REALITY HOST Tom Bergeron - "Dancing With the Stars" Heidi Klum - "Project Runway" Howie Mandel - "Deal or No Deal" Jeff Probst - "Survivor" Ryan Seacrest - "American Idol" REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM "The Amazing Race" - (CBS) "American Idol" - (FOX) "Dancing With The Stars" - (ABC) "Project Runway" - (Bravo) "Top Chef" - (Bravo) ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE Ralph Fiennes - "Bernard And Doris" (HBO) Ricky Gervais - "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale" (HBO) Paul Giamatti - "John Adams" (HBO) Kevin Spacey - "Recount" (HBO) Tom Wilkinson - "Recount" (HBO) ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE Catherine Keener - "An American Crime" (Showtime) Susan Sarandon - "Bernard And Doris" (HBO) Dame Judi Dench - "Cranford" (Masterpiece Theatre) Laura Linney - "John Adams" (HBO ) Phylicia Rashad - "A Raisin In The Sun" (ABC) SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY Jon Cryer - "Two and a Half Men" (CBS) Kevin Dillon - "Entourage" (HBO) Neil Patrick Harris - "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS) Jeremy Piven - "Entourage" (HBO) Rainn Wilson - "The Office" (NBC) SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA Ted Danson - "Damages" (FX) Michael Emerson - "Lost" (ABC) Zeljko Ivanek - "Damages" (FX) William Shatner - "Boston Legal" (ABC) John Slattery - "Mad Men" (AMC) SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE David Morse - "John Adams" (HBO) Stephen Dillane - "John Adams" (HBO) Tom Wilkinson - "John Adams" (HBO) Denis Leary - "Recount" (HBO) Bob Balaban - "Recount" (HBO) SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY Kristin Chenoweth - "Pushing Daisies" (ABC) Amy Poehler - "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) Jean Smart - "Samantha Who?" (ABC) Holland Taylor - "Two and a Half Men" (CBS) Vanessa Williams - "Ugly Betty" (ABC) SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA Candice Bergen - "Boston Legal" (ABC) Rachel Griffiths - "Brothers and Sisters" (ABC) Sandra Oh - "Grey’s Anatomy" (ABC) Dianne Wiest - "In Treatment" (HBO) Chandra Wilson - "Grey’s Anatomy" (ABC) SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE Eileen Atkins - "Cranford" (Masterpiece Theatre) Ashley Jensen - "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale" (HBO) Alfre Woodard - "Pictures Of Hollis Woods" (CBS) Audra McDonald - "A Raisin In The Sun" (ABC) Laura Dern - "Recount" (HBO) GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY Shelley Berman - "Curb Your Enthusiasm" - (HBO) Rip Torn - "30 Rock" - (NBC) Will Arnett - "30 Rock" - (NBC) Steve Buscemi - "30 Rock" - (NBC) Tim Conway - "30 Rock" - (NBC) GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA Stanley Tucci - "ER" -(NBC) Glynn Turman - "In Treatment" - (HBO) Robin Williams - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" - (NBC) Robert Morse - "Mad Men" - (AMC) Oliver Platt - "Nip/Tuck" - (FX) Charles Durning - "Rescue Me" - (FX) GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY Polly Bergen - "Desperate Housewives" (ABC) Kathryn Joosten - "Desperate Housewives" (ABC) Sarah Silverman - "Monk" (USA) Carrie Fisher - "30 Rock" (NBC) Edie Falco - "30 Rock" (NBC) Elaine Stritch - "30 Rock" (NBC) GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA Ellen Burstyn - "Big Love" (HBO) Diahann Carroll - "Grey’s Anatomy" (ABC) Cynthia Nixon - "Law & Order: Special Victims" (NBC) Anjelica Huston - "Medium" (NBC) Sharon Gless - "Nip/Tuck" (FX) INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM Jon Stewart - "80th Annual Academy Awards" (ABC) Stephen Colbert - "The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central) David Letterman - "Late Show With David Letterman" (CBS) Don Rickles - "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project" (HBO) Tina Fey - "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY Dan Attias - "Entourage" ("No Cannes Do") (HBO) James Bobin - "Flight Of The Conchords" ("Sally Returns") (HBO) Michael Engler - "30 Rock" ("Rosemary’s Baby") (NBC) Paul Feig - "The Office" ("Goodbye, Toby") (NBC) Paul Lieberstein - "The Office" ("Money") (NBC) Barry Sonnenfeld - "Pushing Daisies" ("Pie-Lette") (ABC) DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA Allen Coulter - "Damages" ("Pilot") (FX) Vince Gilligan - "Breaking Bad" ("Pilot") (AMC) Arlene Sanford - "Boston Legal" ("The Mighty Rogues") (ABC) Alan Taylor - "Mad Men" ("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes") (AMC) Greg Yaitanes - "House" ("House’s Head") (Fox) DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM Louis J. Horvitz - "80th Annual Academy Awards" (ABC) Jim Hoskinson - "The Colbert Report" (#4051) (Comedy Central) Don Roy King - "Saturday Night Live" (Host: Tina Fey) (NBC) Lonny Price - "Company" (Great Performances) (PBS) Chuck O’Neil - "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (#13050) (Comedy Central) DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL Bob Balaban - "Bernard And Doris" (HBO) Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant - "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale" (HBO) Tom Hooper - "John Adams" (HBO) Mikael Salomon - "The Company" (TNT) Jay Roach - "Recount" (HBO) DIRECTING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING Ken Burns, Lynn Novick - "The War" ("Pride of Our Nation") (PBS) Bertram van Munster - "The Amazing Race" ("Honestly, They Have Witch Powers Or Something") (CBS) Tricia Regan - "Autism: The Musical" (HBO) Tony Sacco - "Project Runway" ("En Garde") (Bravo) Christopher Wilcha, Adam Beckman - "This American Life" ("Escape") (Showtime) ANIMATED PROGRAM (less than one hour) "Creature Comforts America" - ("Don’t Choke To Death, Please") (CBS) "King Of The Hill" - ("Death Picks Cotton") (Fox) "Robot Chicken" - ("Robot Chicken: Star Wars") (Cartoon Network) "The Simpsons" - ("Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind") (Fox) "SpongeBob SquarePants" - ("Inmates of Summer / Two Faces of Squidward") (Nickelodeon) ANIMATED PROGRAM (one hour or more) "Family Guy" - ("Blue Harvest") (Fox) "Justice League: The New Frontier" - (Warner Bros. on demand) "South Park" - ("Imaginationland") (Comedy Central) VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL "Bill Maher: The Decider" - (HBO) "George Carlin: It’s Bad For Ya!" - (HBO) "James Taylor: One Man Band (Great Performances)" - (PBS) "Kathy Griffin: Straight To Hell" - (Bravo) "The Kennedy Center Honors" - (CBS) "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project" - (HBO) SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM - NOT-EXCLUSIVELY-MADE-FOR-TELEVISION VARIETY, MUSIC, COMEDY EVENT PROGRAMS "Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago" (Great Performances) - (PBS) SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM – CLASSICAL MUSIC/DANCE PROGRAMS "New York City Opera: Madama Butterfly" (Live From Lincoln Center) - (PBS) SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM - SHORT-FORMAT LIVE-ACTION ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMS "Battlestar Galactica: Razor Featurette #4" - (Sci Fi "Friday Night Lights: Spotlight On Austin" - ( "Lost: Missing Pieces" - ( "Sarah Silverman Program Nugget" - ( "30 Rock: Kenneth The Web Page" - ( SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM - SHORT-FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAMS "Camp Lazlo" ("Lazlo’s First Crush") (Cartoon Network) "Chowder" - ("Burple Nurples") (Cartoon Network) SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM - SHORT-FORMAT NONFICTION PROGRAMS "Deadliest Catch: The Real Dutch" ( "Great Moments From The Campaign Trail" (History ChannelVOD) "Jay Leno’s Garage" ( SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM - AWARDS PROGRAMS "80th Annual Academy Awards" (ABC) "The 61st Annual Tony Awards" (CBS) CHILDREN'S PROGRAM "Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show" - (HBO) "Hannah Montana" - (Disney Channel) "High School Musical 2" - (Disney Channel) "Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: The Untouchable Kids Of India" - (Nickelodeon) "The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody" - (Disney Channel) NONFICTION SPECIAL "AFI’s 100 Years...100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition" - (CBS) "Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq" - (HBO) "Autism: The Musical" - (HBO) "Pioneers Of Television - Late Night: Johnny, Jack, Steve, And Merv" - (PBS) NONFICTION SERIES "American Masters" - (PBS) "Biography" - (Biography Channel) "Deadliest Catch" - (Discovery Channel) "Inside The Actors Studio" - (Bravo) "This American Life" - (Showtime)

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  • July 17, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST



    OR second.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    I Could Never Get into Curb Your Enthusiasm


    And I never have watch Entourage. Damn children with the homework and the house repairs.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    30 rock is the best ..

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

  • July 17, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Galactica gets shafted

    by Hawaiian Organ Donor

    Again. The Emmys have become the same joke as the Oscars.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST

    The Wire

    by ForkTongue

    Gets almost completely ignored again. Ouch! I know the last season wasn't it's strongest but it still blows Damages and most of those others away. Hopefully it will get recognized for it's writing.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Where is Rose Byrne?

    by Regina V. Dudley

    No, really, where is she?

  • July 17, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Fuck Curb Your Enthusiasm; fuck Larry David, too.

    by Pennsy

    At least we know which guy has more incriminating photos of Emmy voters than David E. Kelley. How the fuck does this toad and his piece of shit show keep getting rubber-stamped by the Emmys? Total fucking bullshit, this.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Outside for all the noms for 2 1/2 Men

    by skimn

    and the continued love for Boston Legal, which crowds out The Shield and The Wire...not too many complaints. Glad to see Byran Cranston get nominated. I think it's Jon Hamms year, but it would be great to see Bryan win for best drama actor after all those years being passed up for Malcolm.<p>Oh and best miniseries..Andromeda Strain???!!! Ex-fuck me??

  • July 17, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Sandra Oh

    by Regina V. Dudley

    Yet another inexplicable entry in the long list of "Stuff White People Like"...

  • July 17, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    Michael Emerson better win

    by decypher44

    Michael Emerson is frakking amazing on LOST. He definitely deserves the win.

  • July 17, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    Good to see the MAD MEN love.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    While I'm glad to see a nomination for BSG, I can understand why they didn't receive more. And yes, it pains me to say that.

  • July 17, 2008, 11 a.m. CST

    Amy Poehler

    by The Alienist

    I don't understand...why is she nominated under Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy and NOT Individual Variety Show Performance....?

  • July 17, 2008, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Two and Half Men

    by Judge Briggs

    Are you fucking serious? Wire never gets love... WTF?

  • July 17, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Regina V Dudley

    by The Alienist

    White Black or Yellow....Sandra Oh is AMAZING on Grey's Anatomy.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Oh, and an Emmy to Best Reality Host???

    by skimn

    Pardon me?? Tom "I Really Should Be Hosting a Morning Talk Show In Cinncinati" Bergeron up for an Emmy??

  • July 17, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Two and a Half Men...

    by The Alienist


  • July 17, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Curb Your Enthusiasm...

    by The Alienist


  • July 17, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST


    by Pennsy

    Get the f outta there and give your nomination to Mary McDonnell, who actually deserves it.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:04 a.m. CST


    by The Alienist


  • July 17, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Cranston got in this time BECAUSE of his Malcolm work...

    by Pennsy

  • July 17, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Are they making up catagories now?

    by eric haislar

    GUEST ACTOR & REALITY HOST? really? Really?

  • July 17, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    The Reality Emmys are a joke

    by ForkTongue

    Kathy Griffin.....that's reality? C'mon now. Captain Phil of the Cornelia Marie deserves an Emmy more than her.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST


    by The Alienist

    Holly Hunter is fucking fearless on "Saving Grace". I would have gladly given up Mariska for Mary McDonnell however.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Memo to Kristen Bell; if you want an Emmy nomination,,,

    by Pennsy

    Be a guest star on 30 Rock. 80% of the guest actor and half 50% of the actress nominees?

  • July 17, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST


    by The Alienist

    What were Andromeda and Tim Man up against....? Cause those are two of the shittiest, undeserved nominations I've seen in years...

  • July 17, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Have you noticed "On Demand" making the list?

    by Larry of Arabia

    Justice League: The New Frontier. That's a major thing. Now movies premiered On Demand are Emmy eligible. Is that the first time this has happened?

  • July 17, 2008, 11:11 a.m. CST

    And their failure is complete

    by waggy

    This was their final chance to recognize the greatest artistic accomplishment in the history of the medium and they yet again chose not to. The Emmys have now secured their place in the history books as an insignificant joke of an "award".

  • July 17, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Bryan Cranston

    by aversiontherapy2

    Great nomination, easily one of the best performances on tv last season. Overall the picks aren't bad.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Hunter is a hack. She got in on her name recognition

    by Pennsy


  • July 17, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Six nominations for BSG...

    by Pennsy

    is 12 too few.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Fuck you Pennsy

    by BackRiverCatfish

    This past season was the funniest season of Curb yet and dare I say funnier than The Office this season. Where the fuck is Leons nom?

  • July 17, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Boston Legal Gets A Nom For Best Drama. The Wire Doesn't.

    by El Fuego

    That flushing sound you hear is the last of my respect or interest in the Emmys going down the tubes.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    andromeda strain sucked monkey balls

    by nowimnthing

    That has to be a joke. A decent book and an ok if different movie version somehow turned into this steaming pile of horseshit miniseries. The detcontamination was just an excuse to see Drew Carey's girlfriend's side boob all soaped up. A poor man's Jimmy Smits can't emote and little Ricky Schroeder's iconic line, "If you don't ask, I won't tell" failed to bring any life into this train wreck from which I will never get my 4 hours of life back.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST


    by The Alienist'm guessing you're a mid-50's actress who DOESN'T look like she's still 35...

  • July 17, 2008, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Boston Legal? Really?

    by Jordo

    If Boston Legal picks up any major awards again I am going to shit a brick.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Piven? Supporting?

    by larry sellers homework

    Dillon is good, but no Piven, no show.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:35 a.m. CST

    God forbid an Emmy goes to a show...

    by Frat Boy

    with a large African American cast. I mean, the fact that "The Wire" was ignored again is absolutely disgusting. I have yet to recommend that show to anyone who came back and said they didn't like it. It has solidified its legacy as one of the greatest shows ever on TV despite its lack of Emmy awards.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    This TWOP'er sums up things nicely...

    by Pennsy

    "Why actors/actresses in cookie cutter procedurals continue to get recognition and the exceedingly original, dynamic BSG (and its cast) continue to get ignored, I'll never understand."

  • July 17, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Also, I'm a Boston Legal fan...

    by Frat Boy

    But it does not deserve half of the awards it consistently gets nominated for.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    A Best Drama nom to Boston Legal but not BSG or Wire?

    by newc0253

    Boston Legal?<p> at its outset a funny show but it's followed the same decline as all David E Kelley shows past their first season. it should be circling the drain now, not picking up Emmy nods.<p> BSG, Pushing Daisies and the Wire all deserve more props than this. Pleased that Mad Man has got the recognition it deserves. Damages & Flight of the Conchords too.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    "Award" and "Ryan Seacrest".

    by jimmay

    Three words that should never, ever, be in the same sentence without "will never, ever deserve" between them.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST

    African-American noms

    by skimn

    how can Lee Pace be nominated for Daisies and not Chi McBride? They had great timing as a comedy team.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    BL gets on our shit lists because David E. Kelley is an

    by Pennsy

    Emmy award whore. A craven opportunist, he'll switch his show between comedy and drama series eligibility just so he can get the most nominations and awards he can.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:51 a.m. CST

    Re:David Kelly

    by skimn

    ...and he gets to fuck Michelle Pfeiffer..

  • July 17, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    I pray that Holly Hunter doesn't win Drama Actress

    by jimmay

    If she does, TNT will have all the ammunition they need to continue insisting that it's "the show that everyone's talking about" even though no one, in fact, gives a flaming bag of crap.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Yay Ryan Seacrest

    by The Alienist

    For the American Idol haters, what he does on that show isn't easy and he does it with aplomb.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Nothing for Californiacation?


    The funniest, smartest new show with tits & Duchovny gets nothing?

  • July 17, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST


    by andtheflesh

    I don't understand how this got nominated for anything. The entire fucking show was a mess. I couldn't stand watching 10 minutes of the damned thing.

  • July 17, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by Grand Moff Toht

    Glad to see him up there again... "Denny Crane"

  • July 17, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST


    by viewdrix

    Jorma Taccone as a writer for SNL? AKA. one-third of The Lonely Island/the Digital Short team, and Kevin from Hot Rod?

  • July 17, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Damn right I don't watch Boston Legal any more

    by newc0253

    why?<p> because it follows the same David E Kelley formula as Single Female Lawyer. A great first season, followed by the same old tired schtick over and over and over: take main character, cast of funny supporting characters with various clever tics, cut between storylines dealing with topical issues featuring pathos and whimsy, but sum it all up with a little bit of passionate and or serious writing that makes us all love the noble business of the law, yawn, retch.<p> Yes, Spader's a great actor. Yes, Denny Crane is a funny character. But, no, it's neither great nor funny to see them perform the same dog & pony trick week after week after fucking week.<p> As most other posters have already pointed out, it makes a mockery of awards to nominate mediocre shows like Boston Legal and Grey's Anatomy and sideline truly excellent television like the Wire or BSG.<p> The only thing Boston Legal deserves at this stage is a quick death.<p>

  • July 17, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Emerson, FTW.

    by Fawst

    There's no chance he doesn't take it.<br><br>I'm really torn between Dexter and House as to who takes best actor, though. I think the edge goes to Laurie.

  • July 17, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST

    WTF: The Wire

    by HoboCode

    I'm happy that Lost and Mad Men are up for best drama but what is this continued snubbing of the Wire. I mean it may very well be the best show ever made! Sheesh!

  • July 17, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Mencia was robbed!!!

    by wash

    Of his brain, talent, original jokes, likability, authentic ethnic heritage, etc. Many, many years ago.

  • July 17, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Picking Lost over The Wire is clown shoes

    by wash

    And I like Lost, but that shit just pisses me off.

  • July 17, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar


  • July 17, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Picking the best 5 or 6

    by skimn

    of anything of the year is going to leave out a multitude of favorites. By nominating Damages and Mad Men their first year out, and some of the other noms, Concords and Breaking Bad for example, show that the Emmys are on the right track, and got more right than wrong.<p>Sure, the year after year exclusion of The Wire is unexcusable, maybe The Sopranos took away some votes for that program. And cult classics like X Files and Buffy never really got their due, much like Galactica nowadays. Hey its all a glorified popularity contest anyway...

  • July 17, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Boston Legal?

    by claytron5000

    Are you shitting me? It seems like there must be a list of names every year that are placed as nominees because of favors and the rest are based on whatever intern actually watched the submissions. I'm sorry, I really like Mad Men but to give it two writing nods? The show is great because of the actors and photography. Meanwhile BSG has to wait until its final season to get any nods. The show won a fucking Peabody already! And exactly how is Emerson a supporting actor?

  • July 17, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST

    wtf! The Wire not nominated?

    by chiefpapa

    for best drama....again? Hands down the best television show ever. EVER. Omar: "Emmys gots to go!"

  • July 17, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Thank God there's a consensus on the miniseries nods...

    by Abin Sur

    Like all you guys, I thought Andromeda and Tin Man were almost beyond even being watchable. The only reason I even watched PART of Tin Man was for Kathleen Robertson's cleavage.

  • July 17, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    The best cop show ever is Twin Peaks

    by Hercules

    word to your mother

  • July 17, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST


    by -guyinthebackrow

    Actually, you're thinking of HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET.

  • July 17, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Word to your father.

    by -guyinthebackrow

    Yo. Yo. Yo.

  • July 17, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Herc FTW!

    by decypher44

    I'll let my mom know. All of the sudden I'm having the urge for a damn fine cup of coffee and a slice of pie.

  • July 17, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Best cop show ever

    by skimn

    One Adam 12 ... One Adam 12 ... see the woman.<p>Had to throw that in...

  • July 17, 2008, 1:04 p.m. CST

    accordingtojimrulz, I do watch Boston Legal

    by jim

    have watched every episode since the first one. For 2 seasons it was one of my favourite shows. I was baffled how it got nominations in the Drama category as, to me, it was the funniest show on televsion. Meanwhile Desperate Housewives was somehow classified a comedy. Although I have heard that DH is a satire. I guess no one bothered to tell the actors, writers, directors, or ABC's marketing dept. But I digress.<p>Boston Legal has become tired. It has not grown from its first season. The only difference between seasons (even during seasons) is the shuffling of cast members. It makes it difficult to care about new regular characters when they may be gone in 8 episodes.<p>The best part of the show is Alan & Denny. But that too has pretty much run its course. I said before the show has not grown and it is most evident in these two characters. There are no repercussions for their actions. There is talk, but nothing comes of it. Whatever they go though they never seem to learn anything and are the same characters week after week, season after season. <p>You referred to the Supreme Court episode as an example of how good the show can be. It was that episode that made me begin to question if I would tune in again next season. Alan is told not to stray from the case as the Justices have little patience for grandstanding. What does he do? He goes off on a tangent about how impartial the Justices are. Whether they are or not is irrelevant. He jeopardizes his case, and the life of the man he is defending, so he (rather Kelly, or whoever wrote it) can get up on his soapbox and say "shame on you". There was nothing "fair" or "balanced" about it. It was a one-sided argument.<p>The show was good in its first 2 seasons. It has since become a parody of itself. The eccentricities of the characters have gone from being unique and fresh to different for the sake of being different. Quirks over quality. <p>The show, after four seasons, is no longer unique. The same can be said of the characters. Everyone seems content to simply maintain the status quo.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    Are you high? The writing on Mad Men is superb.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST


    by KneelBeforeZod

    How could JB Smoove be ignored by the Emmy people? He should definitely be up for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series...

  • July 17, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Boston Legal Lost House! Dexter Damages Mad Men!

    by rockgolf

    Now those are two series I'd like to see!

  • July 17, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Honestly I hate it when people play the race card

    by MaverickRipper

    But how the fuck does The Wire get ignored YET again? Season 4 is probably the best Drama TV has ever seen, and while Season 5 was probably one of the weaker seasons, it's still worlds better then some shit FX managed to churn out. Really I can't come up with a logical explanation how this show managed to get zero emmy nods for best drama other then the fact that its either to real or sheds light on problems that make the committee uncomfortable. Oh, and Curb is hilarious. I find Entourage entertaining, but it's not even on the same level of Curb or The Office in terms of making you laugh out loud.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Edward James Olmos!!!! WTF?

    by bigbaldpapa

    How the hell can that man get ignored. His Adama is probably the best dramatic performance on television!

  • July 17, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    I didn't say Mad Men wasn't good.

    by claytron5000

    I was just saying that the show is so riveting because performances. I'm not saying the writing is good just not worthy of two separate nods. If you don't have John Hamm delivering those lines or Christina Hendricks popping out of her dress, the show isn't the same thing. That's all.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    BOSTON LEGAL deserves the nom for Shatner alone

    by SpyGuy

    But when you throw in James Spader and Christian Clemenson, the nomination is even more deserving. And look on the bright side, this upcoming season is BL's last, so you won't need to bitch about it in 2010. <p>Oh, and the only people that care about THE WIRE are AICN Talkbackers and the people that make the show. Yeah, I went there.</p>

  • July 17, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    "The best cop show ever is Twin Peaks."

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    HA! Well played, Herc. Well played indeed.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Christina Hendricks...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius


  • July 17, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST

    The only people that care about Boston Legal

    by MaverickRipper

    I seriously lol at anyone who thinks Boston Legal is a better DRAMA then The Wire. But unfortunately the Wire seems to be to realistic and dramatic for the Emmy committee and thus it works against the show. Not like Ed Burns or David Simon's really give a shit anyway. But I guess it all ultimately comes down to what you consider a "drama." It seems like the emmy committee thing its the same old recycled shit with a new coat of paint.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Call anything you want the best cop show

    by elab49

    Although, personally, I've never thought of Twin Peaks as that. Still - doesn't change the fact The Wire is the best show period. And how shocking - even Emmys didn't have the sense of humour to give 'Lost' a writing nom.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Emmys = Meaningless

    by Screwbini

    So "Boston Legal", a show that at best used to be occasionally amusing, is more deserving of an Emmy nomination than "The Wire"? What possible measure of quality could lead one to that result? Answer - NONE!!! (And by the way, that goes for all of the other shows nominated for best drama - none of them rise to the level of excellence that The Wire achieved, even in its weakest season.) The Emmys suck!

  • July 17, 2008, 1:44 p.m. CST


    by Executor

    Finally the academy did something right.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Speaking of Twin Peaks Ray Wise

    by holidill

    Was robbed for best supporting actor for Reaper. His devil is funny, evil, and occasionally threatening. When they started focusing more on him in the later eps the show picked up. Can't wait to see what he pulls out again for season 2.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    Obvious choice for Best Reality Competition Program:

    by reise reise

    NINJA WARRIOR! That show is fucking awesome.

  • July 17, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Boston Legal vs. The Wire.

    by Executor

    The Wire was the best show on TV. Period. But I can see why it wasn't nominated. Watching a single episode (as the Academy does) or even a few episodes doesn't give you the scope and breadth of it's brilliance, which you really need to see the entire season (or really, the show from S1) in order to appreciate. It's like reading the middle couple of chapters from a could see that the writing is good, but may not get what all the fuss is about. (Which is also why I think the brilliant FNL suffers in the noms also...although Kyle Chandler being overlooked is a crime.)<p>That said, I'm also a huge fan of Boston Legal. As accordingtojimrulz and others have stated, its writing is amazing, Spader, Shatner, and Clemenson are top notch, and it is one of the few shows (Wire and BSG are the only other ones that come to mind) that address any sort of social or political commentary. Sure, the characters haven't changed. Sure, there is no overarching plot or mystery to make it a serial like Lost or BSG. But watching any one episode, there is a quality of writing and acting, along with amusing and relevant exploration of socio-polital themes, that is unsurpassed by any "stand-alone" weekly show.<p>

  • July 17, 2008, 2 p.m. CST

    Ray Wise WAS robbed

    by skimn

    Damn, I forgot about Reaper. His nom should have been a shoo-in.

  • July 17, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    And Tony Shaloub's OCD schtick

    by skimn

    gets nominated again?? I think even he's getting suprised. Granted, he plays Monk as second nature by now, but how many in a row??

  • July 17, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Snubbing The Wire defies credibility.

    by rosasaks

  • July 17, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    I don't like playing the race card, but...

    by Pennsy

    can you find any other rational explanation of why The Wire got hosed all these years? Especially today, in its final chance at Emmy drama series glory?

  • July 17, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    What's with all the Boston Legal love on here?

    by Pennsy

    I think that salmonella outbreak is spreading to AICN. ;)

  • July 17, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Heavy sigh...

    by toshiro-solo

    It's nothing new, and it's been noted here many times, but - the lack of attention paid to The Wire really and truly does show the Emmys as short sighted. I know that judging artistic merit is inherently subjective, but - I just don't see how you can look at The Wire as a cohesive body of work and not recognize that it's a unique and important achievement in the medium of television. Anyone have any ideas about WHY it never gets the Emmy love even though it does get the critical respect it deserves? Does it require too much investment? Is it just not "showy" enough? I don't get it... Loved that show SO much.

  • July 17, 2008, 2:19 p.m. CST

    A lot of good stuff, but some definite oversights...

    by DanielKurland

    I don't see how Two and a Half Men can be up for Best Comedy and How I Met Your Mother is not. Glad to see Breaking Bad and The Wire at least get SOME recognition, and hopefully Breaking Bad will get more next year. I wish Silverman was up for Best Actress, and Venture Bros. goes without saying. Also, South Park better win because Imaginationland is leagues above Blue Harvest.

  • July 17, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I have to say that i thought Brian Williams did a better job....

    by ampersand110

    hosting SNL then Tina Fey, he was the best of the whole season. Or was that last season?

  • July 17, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Prediction: Lowest-rated Emmys ever.

    by Pennsy

    I mean, is anybody going to care that Tony fucking Shalhoub is up for his 6th or 7th consecutive Emmy?

  • July 17, 2008, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Ray Wise and Kyle MacLachlan were both robbed...

    by DanielKurland

    for Twin Peaks. Characters like that come along once in a lifetime. Also glad to see the My Name is Earl love is wearing off. Also, the latest episode of Weeds deserves Emmys for like four different things.

  • July 17, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Michael Emerson

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    If he does not win, they need to stop handing the awards out period.

  • July 17, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Mini-Series noms. set up for "John Adams" to win

    by MGTHEDJ

    Gang, they nominated "Andromeda Strain" and "Tin-Man" as cannon fodder for John Adams. The odds a few weeks ago were good it would win, but now it's a lock.<p>I knew David E. Kelley would get his show nominated, thus shutting out The Wire. The guy has too many friends in high places in Hollywood. Hope this is his last year nominated. After he butchered "Life on Mars" he needs to sit on the sidelines for a year or 2. Maybe then BSG can sneak in.-----later-----m

  • July 17, 2008, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Boston Legal over BSG and The Wire?

    by Imagikafan

    What a fucking joke.

  • July 17, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Emerson's delivery of 'you're mine!' gets him the award!

    by performingmonkey

    Also, his face when Alex is killed. Alan Dale should have a nom for best guest for his cool scene in that episode. They should get extra marks because that scene was shot in London due to Dale doing Spamalot in the West End at the time. Emerson and the crew flew over there. GALACTICA!!! Give them some awards!!!!!!!!

  • July 17, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Christina Hendricks deserves two awards.

    by fiester

    You know what I mean...rawr.

  • July 17, 2008, 3:10 p.m. CST

    CYE was awesome this year. Why all the hate?

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    If Ben Linus doesn't win this year, it will be a travesty. And overall, the emmy's again are freakin' retarded. What can ya do. I bet they don't give it to him those arrogant pricks.

  • July 17, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    I'll take Sunny in Philly over any of the comedy noms

    by 2for2true

    Still the funniest fucking show on television, second only to Venture Brothers.

  • July 17, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Too bad about the Galactica snubs.

    by The7Returns

    Giamatti should win hands down.<p> An American Crime sucked, Keener was trying to be the chick from Monster. The real life Gertrude Baniszewski was a witch. Ellen Page's role was reduced to a footnote, and it seemed like the filmakers had a hard on for the criminals.

  • July 17, 2008, 3:26 p.m. CST

    John Adams a winner as well.

    by The7Returns

    Based on the inept competition. Since the last of BSG aint till next year, maybe it'll get it's due then.

  • July 17, 2008, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one who has even seen

    by skimn

    and liked 10 Items Or Less on TBS??? Its like a gentler, kinder Always Sunny, but its also damned funny. And like Curb, it is mostly improvved.

  • July 17, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST

    no wire = no credibility

    by johnnyangelheart

  • July 17, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    None dare call it racism

    by johnnyangelheart

    But seriously, why else is The Wire always skipped over? Too many black faces?

  • July 17, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Tin Man...

    by Azlam Orlandu

    ...was such a piece of shit.

  • July 17, 2008, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Boston Legal is just horrible.

    by Rev. Slappy

    And not even really a drama anymore. It's stunning that piece of shit is nominated for anything? James Spader over Kyle Chandler. Fucking ridiculous.

  • July 17, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST


    by futureboymaddog

    Is someone fucking with me? They're giving an award for being either a total idiot (Seacrest), a total has-been (Mandel), or a total cunt (Klum)? This is why I never ever watch the Emmys. Because they're filled with absolutely stupid shit like this. No nods for RESCUE ME except for Charles Durning?

  • July 17, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Bryan Cranston should win for Breaking Bad

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    I say this as a fan of LOST and BSG. You really have to check out Breaking Bad, if you haven't already, to know why Cranston most deserves the Best Actor award. I'm disappointed that Breaking Bad was not nominated for Best Drama.

  • July 17, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST

    NO WIRE?!! Go to hell, Emmys...

    by drakeavenue

    Seriously, this show, these awards can not be taken seriously! How the hell does an awards committee overlook something that's widely considered the best thing on tv in the past five years. You guys are a joke.

  • July 17, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Vote for Rickles, ya hockey puck!

    by I. Ratzkywatzky

    Don Rickles was nominated for an Emmy. I think my calendar must be wrong. Is it 1978? I love the Rickles, Mad Men, 30 Rock, and Cranford nominations. I also agree that The Venture Bros. is better than any comedy or animated program on the list (or any other show currently on television).

  • July 17, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Boston Legal and Two and a Half Men

    by zooch

    are the two most overrated pieces of shit tv shows in television history. Let's hope LOST and Michael Emmerson win! Look for John Adams to sweep every nominated catagory. Also give an emmy to Laura Dern for Recount. Mary McDonall got robbed. Also P.Diddy got nominated!

  • July 17, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    The Best cop show ever was

    by Mr_X

    T J Hooker i think you 'll find. shatner, locklear and Adrian Zmed. respect the shat!

  • July 17, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST


    by Pennsy

    The number of actresses up for Emmys that are under 30 years old - America Ferrara (Ugly Betty). And if she hadn't won last year, would she have even made it this time? <p> Reverse ageism, anyone?

  • July 17, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST

    *Stunned that Tin Man got outdid BSG, nod-wise*

    by Pennsy

    9 to 6. Alice through the fucking looking glass, this.

  • July 17, 2008, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Breaking Bad really shouldn't be in drama series

    by Pennsy

    as much as limited series; it was on for only 7 episodes. Cranston, I say again, got the nomination because of his work on Malcolm in the Middle and for no other reason. Too many usual suspects get a free pass as it is...

  • July 17, 2008, 6:50 p.m. CST

    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS and IN TREATMENT were the two best dramas

    by SmokeFilledTavern

    but HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET was the greatest series ever. I think HOUSE is the worst series on the drama list. I haven't seen much of DAMAGES yet, but MAD MEN is outstanding and should win out of that lot. THE WIRE should have won everything two seasons ago. BOSTON LEGAL has terrific writing and two of the best characters in contemporary television, and although it shouldn't deserves most of the nods/wins its garnered. I just think that FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS was the most overlooked show. Kyle Chandler impresses me far more than Hugh Laurie.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Lost best drama??! Yaaa

    by BurgerKing

    Is this the first time it's been nominated in this category since season 1?? So awesome

  • July 17, 2008, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Breaking Bad is a great drama..

    by DanielKurland

    It's the definition of seriousness and dramatic. No other show this year made me sadder and feel more compassion for real characters. Glad to see In Treatment got some nominations, but I would have loved to have seen Josh Charles get one.

  • July 17, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Breaking Bad is still on the air...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    It was renewed for a second season. So what exactly do you mean by it being a "limited series"?

  • July 17, 2008, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Its first season was only 7 episodes. To me, that's

    by Pennsy

    a third of a regular season. Therefore, it should have been in the limited series category, maybe.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    No Galactica, No Wire.....

    by bigbaldpapa

    These tools who run the nominations need to be unseated.

  • July 18, 2008, 2:21 a.m. CST

    BSG did not get shafted

    by evil twin

    It shafted itself with meandering drivel between the odd excellent episode.

  • July 18, 2008, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Glad To See The Love For Mad Men, But . . .

    by JohnDrake

    I'm a little surprised by which actors got nominated from Mad Men. I mean, John Hamm I get - he's the best thing on television right now. But the best supporting nod should have gone to Vincent Kartheiser, who is absolutely brilliant as Pete Campbell. Likewise, January Jones should have received a best actress nod for her role as Betty Draper - she really has the toughest role on the program, and she's handled it amazingly well. Hendricks has been great as Joan and I love her, but the best supporting actress nod should really have gone to Maggie Siff, who brought so much life to the character of Rachel Menken. As others have already noted, Galactica gets shafted once again, not receiving a best series nom (even a weak season beats most series), and the lack of a nomination for Mary McDonnell is criminal (especially when Mariska Hargitay and Kyra Sedgwick are being nominated for far less challenging work - and Holly Hunter for "Saving Grace"? Please!).

  • July 18, 2008, 5:29 a.m. CST


    by RaveX

    how hard can it be to actually watch almost any random episode of bsg and nominate michael hogan?!?

  • July 18, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    BSG Nominations

    by Abdul_Alhazred

    Hey, at least they keep getting nominated for Visual Effects. And I think editing this time around, as well. They'll be in the running next year to as the news shows won't air until after January 2009. Maybe everyone will get their due then, we shall see.

  • July 18, 2008, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Best cop show?

    by nobletoast13

    Police Squad (in colour!) hands down. Twin Peaks takes the silver.

  • July 18, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    HERC!!!! What the fuck????

    by The Alienist

    Its been a whole day and no one has noticed. Christina Hendricks and TR Knight were NOT nominated. I don't know why they're up there under Supporting Actor/Actress Drama. I'm even more perplexed while they're STILL up there. Check the Academy's List. NO TR KNIGHT. NO CHRISTINA HENDRICKS. As much as I would have liked to have seen them both there.

  • July 18, 2008, 1:45 p.m. CST

    the emmys are racist

    by bacci40

    its the only reason i can find for the wire getting basically nothing...well fuck them...worthless pos that they are...alan moore says the wire is the best show ever on tv...thats good enuf for me

  • July 18, 2008, 3:40 p.m. CST

    They need to make a show like Cylon Apartment

    by cpt. tim

    to fill the gap between mid season breaks of BSG

  • July 18, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    The "Reality Host" noms are listed twice.

    by jimmay

    And so I'll make my obligatory plug for Aintitcool to hire a proofreader/editor, like me!

  • July 18, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    The Wire may have been robbed,

    by PumpyMcAss

    but it's nice to see a million and a half nods aimed Mad Men's way. Maybe it'll help us hold onto that one before it axed prematurely like too many of my favorite shows (Deadwood, Arrested Development, the Apatow stuff).

  • July 19, 2008, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Why the Wire was snubbed.

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

  • July 19, 2008, 5:02 a.m. CST

    Why the Wire was snubbed.

    by billypilgrimisunstuck

    sorry for the doublepost. For any awards show, the voting system will ALWAYS be flawed. Not because of the method that is implemented, but because the voters will ALWAYS be 50+ geezers that miss Cheers and Rosanne. That's the simple nature of it. But ok, I lied it has to do something with the voting system. The nominees are determined by a 50/50 combo between popular vote and a special screening for judges. The popular vote will obviously weigh heavily on the fan favorites (which is why Grey's Anatomy was favored to push out Lost, despite it's HORRIBLE response in the special judge panel). The special judge panel is supposed to be there to weigh the "quality" of the show, and here's the tricky part, each show gets to pick ONE episode to present. Anybody know why Lost was snubbed in the past two years? Two non self contained story lines (Man of Science, Man of Faith in season 2; Through The Looking Glass in season 3). This season, Lost chose The Constant (a largely self contained story with an emotionally resonant catharsis as the payoff), and low and behold, Lost made it back again. The Wire, despite being one of the BEST shows on TV, did not make it cause it chose the season finale, which is largely not self contained. The voting process needs to be changed so this "special panel" can view the WHOLE DAMN SEASON. Sit down for two weeks, get some snacks, and watch the whole damn show before you go off saying what is the best and what isnt.

  • July 19, 2008, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Yet again, the Emmy are revealed as a total sham

    by password.swordfish

    Maybe that's too far. I'm thrilled for Mad Men, Lost was stellar this year, and 30 Rock is definitely the best comedy on TV. But no The Wire noms (apart from a single writing nod) = a complete joke. Apart from the snub for best drama, is there anyone out there as engaging or dynamic as Micheal Williams or Andre Royos? Fuck the Emmys right in their ear. Luckily for me, I don't give a shit if awards care about my shows, but it would have been nice for the writers/actors/creators to finally get their obscenely overdue recognition. Bah. Also Billy, I totally agree with you about the extrememly flawed voting process, but I still think any individual episode of the Wire stands heads above derivative shit like Boston Legal. It kind of scares me that the people voting can't see that.

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