2009 Emmy Nominations

Source: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, September 20, 2009. Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”) will have hosting duties. In my opinion there were some surprise snubs. Notably missing from the nominees were America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty”), Katherine Heigl (“Grey’s Anatomy”), and Anna Paquin who won a Golden Globe for her performance in “True Blood” this year.

Kudos to “Chuck” for receiving one nomination for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for “Chuck versus The First Date” and an extra special thumbs up to “Legend of the Seeker” for receiving its first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) for its series premiere: “Prophecy”. I also hope that this is the year that either Chandra Wilson or Sandra Oh will win an Emmy for their work on “Grey’s Anatomy”.


Here are some of the nomination highlights:

Outstanding Comedy Series:

  • 30 Rock
  • Entourage
  • Family Guy
  • Flight Of The Conchords
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Office
  • Weeds

Outstanding Drama Series:

  • Big Love
  • Breaking Bad
  • Dexter
  • House
  • Lost
  • Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series:

  • 30 Rock · NBC · Alec Baldwin, as Jack Donaghy
  • Flight Of The Conchords · HBO · Jemaine Clement, as Jemaine
  • Monk · USA · Tony Shalhoub, as Adrian Monk
  • The Big Bang Theory · CBS · Jim Parsons, as Sheldon Cooper
  • The Office · NBC · Steve Carell, as Michael Scott
  • Two And A Half Men · CBS · Charlie Sheen, as Charlie Harper

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series:

  • Breaking Bad · AMC · Bryan Cranston, as Walter White
  • Dexter · Showtime · Michael C. Hall, as Dexter Morgan
  • House · FOX · Hugh Laurie, as Dr. Gregory House
  • In Treatment · HBO · Gabriel Byrne, as Paul
  • Mad Men · AMC · Jon Hamm, as Don Draper
  • The Mentalist · CBS · Simon Baker, as Patrick Jane

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series:

  • 30 Rock · NBC · Tina Fey, as Liz Lemon
  • Samantha Who? · ABC · Christina Applegate, as Samantha Newly
  • The New Adventures Of Old Christine · CBS · Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Christine
  • The Sarah Silverman Program · Comedy Central · Sarah Silverman, as Sarah Silverman
  • United States Of Tara · Showtime · Toni Collette, as Tara Gregson
  • Weeds · Showtime · Mary-Louise Parker, as Nancy Botwin

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series:

  • Brothers & Sisters · ABC · Sally Field, as Nora Walker
  • Damages · FX Networks · Glenn Close, as Patty Hewes
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit · NBC · Mariska Hargitay, as Detective Olivia Benson
  • Mad Men · AMC · Elisabeth Moss, as Peggy Olson
  • Saving Grace · TNT · Holly Hunter, as Grace Hanadarko
  • The Closer · TNT · Kyra Sedgwick, as Brenda Leigh Johnson

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series:

  • 30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
    Tracy Morgan, as Tracy Jordan
  • 30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
    Jack McBrayer, as Kenneth Parcell
  • Entourage • HBO • Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
    Kevin Dillon, as Johnny Drama
  • How I Met Your Mother • CBS • 20th Century Fox Television
    Neil Patrick Harris, as Barney Stinson
  • The Office • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios
    Rainn Wilson, as Dwight Schrute
  • Two And A Half Men • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television
    Jon Cryer, as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series:

  • Boston Legal · ABC · A David E. Kelley Production in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television William Shatner, as Denny Crane
  • Boston Legal · ABC · A David E. Kelley Production in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television Christian Clemenson, as Jerry Espenson
  • Breaking Bad · AMC · High Bridge, Gran Via Productions, Sony Pictures Television Aaron Paul, as Jesse Pinkman
  • Damages · FX Networks · FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television William Hurt, as Daniel Purcell
  • Lost · ABC · Grass Skirt Productions and ABC Studios Michael Emerson, as Ben Linus
  • Mad Men · AMC · Lionsgate Television John Slattery, as Roger Sterling
    Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series:

  • 30 Rock · NBC · Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios Jane Krakowski, as Jenna Maroney
  • Pushing Daisies · ABC · Living Dead Guy Productions, The Jinks/Cohen Company in association with Warner Bros. Television Kristin Chenoweth, as Olive Snook
  • Saturday Night Live · NBC · SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video Amy Poehler, as Various Characters
  • Saturday Night Live · NBC · SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video Kristin Wiig, as Various Characters
  • Ugly Betty · ABC · ABC Studios Vanessa Williams, as Wilhelmina Slater
  • Weeds · Showtime · Showtime Presents in association with Lionsgate Television and Tilted Productions, Inc. Elizabeth Perkins, as Celia Hodes
    Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series:

  • 24 · FOX · Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television in association with Teakwood Lane Productions Cherry Jones, as President Allison Taylor
  • Damages · FX Networks · FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television Rose Byrne, as Ellen Parsons
  • Grey’s Anatomy · ABC · ABC Studios Sandra Oh, as Dr. Christina Yang
  • Grey’s Anatomy · ABC · ABC Studios Chandra Wilson, as Dr. Miranda Bailey
  • In Treatment · HBO · Leverage, Closest To The Hole Productions and Sheleg in association with HBO Entertainment Dianne Wiest, as Gina
  • In Treatment · HBO · Leverage, Closest To The Hole Productions and Sheleg in association with HBO Entertainment Hope Davis, as Mia

For the full list of Emmy nominations, visit the Primetime Emmy Awards official website.

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