“30 Rock,” “Mad Men” Get More Emmy Love


It looks like “30 Rock” will clean up again at this year’s Emmy Awards. Tina Fey‘s beloved sitcom, which won outstanding comedy series last year, snagged 22 Emmy nominations today. In the drama department, the ’60s flashback masterpiece “Mad Men” raked in 16 nominations, including a nod for the second consecutive year for its lead actor Jon Hamm. Considering that Hamm also guest stars on “30 Rock,” he and Tina Fey have a shot at ruling this year’s show, to be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris (also a nominee) and broadcast live on Sept. 20 from L.A.’s Nokia Theatre. Other highlights …

  • Farrah Fawcett, who never won an Emmy, may win one posthumously for “Farrah’s Story,” her documentary chronicling her battle against cancer. (Expect tears when the award is accepted on her behalf.)
  • “Big Love” was nominated for outstanding drama series, but its actors weren’t nominated for anything. (Does that make sense?)
  • “Gossip Girl” was snubbed. (Appalling, xoxo)
  • “Family Guy” was nominated for best comedy series, making it the only animated show since “The Flintstones” to land in that category. (Woot!)
  • Jemaine Clement of “Flight of the Conchords” is up for lead actor in a comedy. (Hipsters rejoice.)
  • Sarah Silverman was nominated for lead actress in a comedy series for the “Sarah Silverman Program” on Comedy Central. (We think her show sucks. Are we the only ones?)
  • Highly-rated “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ was snubbed from the reality competition category. (Shock! Not really.)
  • “ER” and “Desperate Housewives” didn’t receive any nominations in any major categories. (Where do old shows go to die?)
  • “True Blood” was shut out of all major categories even though its star Anna Paquin won a Golden Globe earlier this year. (Dear TV Academy, quit being so snobby.)
  • “Grey Gardens” stars Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange are both up for lead actress in a miniseries or movie.
  • “Breaking Bad” and “Dexter” scored nominations for outstanding drama series and for its lead actors. (Duh.)
  • Once again, HBO dominated with 99 Emmy Award nominations. Showtime got 29 and NBC led the major networks with 67. After the jump, read a list of the nominees in major categories for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Outstanding Drama Series
Mad Men
Breaking Bad
Big Love

Outstanding Comedy Series
Family Guy
30 Rock
How I Met Your Mother
The Office
Flight of the Conchords

Lead Actor in a Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Hugh Laurie, House
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Simon Baker, The Mentalist

Lead Actress in a Drama
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Glenn Close, Damages
Sally Field, Brothers and Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace

Lead Actor in a Comedy
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords

Lead Actress in a Comedy
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Sarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman Program
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?

Best Reality Competition
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Show With David Letterman
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
William Shatner, Boston Legal
Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
William Hurt, Damages
Michael Emerson, Lost
John Slattery, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Rose Byrne, Damages
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
Hope Davis, In Treatment
Cherry Jones, 24

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Rainn Wilson, The Office
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock
Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Kristin Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds

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