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TV Squad Live Blogging: the Emmy nominations

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 17th 2008 8:25AM

Emmy Award9:23: Here are all of the nominations. Leave your comments below as to what should have been nominated but wasn't and the nominations that make you roll you eyes and say, "give me a break..."

9:22: I have a feeling James Spader is going to lose this year.

9:20: Battlestar Galactica fans will be happy to see a nom in the writing category.

9:18: So...no nomination for The Wire? That's going to make fans throw their TV sets through their windows (though TV sets are harder to lift nowadays...maybe they'll just kick them in). Still not sure why Jon Cryer is "supporting" and Charlie Sheen is "lead" on Two and a Half Men.

9:15: So I lied. Instead of reposting up here I just went back to the entries below (oh, the wonder of the internet!) and put show titles in, made them italic, made everything easier to read.

9:04: OK, lets get all of these nomination categories cleaned up and reposted so you know what person goes with what show (not that you don't know that already...)

9:02: Writing, Drama: Battlestar Galactica ("Six of One"), Mad Men ("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"), Mad Men ("The Wheel"), Damages (Pilot), and The Wire ("30").

9:01: Writing, Comedy: The Office ("Dinner Party"), 30 Rock ("Cooter"), 30 Rock ("Rosemary's Baby"), Flight of the Conchords ("Yoko"), and Pushing Daisies ("Pie-Latte").

9:00: Music, Variety, or Comedy Series: Late Show with David Letterman, The Daily Show, The Colberso t Report, SNL, and Real Time with Bill Maher.

9:00: Here are some more noms they didn't announce on TV.

8:58: Best Supporting Actress, Drama: Candace Bergen (Boston Legal), Rachel Griffiths (Brothers & Sisters), Chandra Wilson (Grey's Anatomy), Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy), and Dianne Wiest (In Treatment). Awwww, no Christina Hendricks for Mad Men?

8:57: Best Supporting Actress, Comedy: Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies), Jean Smart (Samantha Who?), Amy Poehler (SNL), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men), and Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty).

8:55: Best Supporting Actor, Drama: William Shatner (Boston Legal), Ted Danson (Damages), John Slattery (Mad Men), Zeljko Ivanek (Damages), and Michael Emerson (Lost).

8:53: OK, here are the noms for Best Supporting Actor, Comedy: Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Kevin Dillon (Entourage), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men - why supporting? He's in the title of the show!), and Rainn Wilson (The Office).

8:47: Hmmm...they didn't announce the supporting cats, though they did say that both Chenoweth and Harris were nominated. By the way, I think Chenoweth was standing on 27 phonebooks when she announced the noms.

8:46: Best Comedy: 30 Rock, The Office, Entourage, Two and a Half Men, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

8:45: Best Actress, Comedy: Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Old Christine), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), and Mary Louise-Parker (Weeds).

8:44: Best Actor, Comedy: Steve Carell (The Office), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), and Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men).

8:43: Best Reality Competition: Amazing Race, Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Top Chef, and Project Runway.

8:42: Best Actor, Drama: Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), James Spader (Boston Legal), Hugh Laurie (House).

8:41: Best Actress, Drama: Glenn Close (Damages), Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters), Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: SVU), Holly Hunter (Saving Grace), and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer).

8:40: Best Drama: Boston Legal, Mad Men, Dexter, House, Lost, Damages.

8:33: Neil Patrick Harris and Kristen Chenoweth are going to announce the noms.

8:26: Ryan Seacrest just said that the nominations will be announced at 8:40, not 8:30. And I've learned never to doubt Ryan Seacrest.

8:25: I'm planning on doing this real live blog style. Instead of waiting until I type up all of the nominees in a category, I'm going to list the names as soon as they are announced. Then, at the end of the blog I'll repost each category by themselves with each nominee/show listed. Deal? Deal. (And yes, there will be typos.)

8:25: Just so you know: no, Jericho and Moonlight were not nominated for any major awards. Sorry.

8:24am: Good morning! Welcome to the TV Squad live blog for the Emmy nominations. Yes, they actually get up at 5:30 in the morning in L.A. to hear these. You'd think that in this day and age they could just e-mail them or something.

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Finally they noticed Dexter. Took only a move and cuts - but then again they managed to nominate Mad Men in it's first season. Seems kind of idiotic.

July 17 2008 at 9:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i'm glad that dexter got important nominations, and flight of the conchords too, hope they win.
Can't belive that the shield didn't get any love, or BSG a show that gave amaizing performances these year...

July 17 2008 at 3:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Kudos to Mad Men and Kyra Sedgwick!

July 17 2008 at 12:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm disappointed that legal shows get all the glory come Emmy time. I know sci-fi never gets any love in the big catagories. No Edward James Olmes for "BSG"? No Mary McDonell? "Mad Men" should sweep the major catagories. Since so many of the other shows were affected by the writer's strike this season, "Mad Men" clearly stood out with thier incredible full first season.

July 17 2008 at 12:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

what no Swingtown:)

July 17 2008 at 11:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Mad Men and 30 Rock will dominate. Bet on it.

I'm surprised to see Budweiser's Swear Jar nominated in the commercial category. Hasn't that been around for several years?

July 17 2008 at 11:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If they can't honor The Wire, one of the best shows ever, then why even bother? They're just the TV version of the Grammys--completely meaningless.

July 17 2008 at 10:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rick cokely

Wow, this list looks like the year before... and the year before. When will they ever learn that putting "House" up 20 years in a row isn't going to get them the ratings. People want to see Emmy nods for people that DESERVE them. At least the Soprano's is over so they don't dominate every category.

July 17 2008 at 10:40 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
The Pepto Pimp

I'm not sure if NPH deserves to win Best Supporting, but the nomination is much deserved. Is there a category for carrying a show? Like MVP in sports? That's the category NPH should win...

July 17 2008 at 10:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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