62nd Primetime Emmy Nominations

By: STAFF Email
By: STAFF Email

The Primetime Emmy nominations for best television comedy series have been announced in Los Angeles by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

"Glee," the spunky TV musical comedy about high school misfits and the teachers who shepherd them, was a top Emmy nominee Thursday with 19 bids, including for best comedy series and stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele.

The leading nominee was the gritty, unsparing World War II drama, "The Pacific," with 24 nominations.

Conan O'Brien is gone from "The Tonight Show" but his short tenure as host is not forgotten: The late-night show with him at the helm nabbed a nomination as best variety, music or comedy series, while resurrected Jay Leno was snubbed in the category.

Here's the list of nominees in major categories for the 2010 Emmy Awards announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

Drama Series: "Breaking Bad," AMC; "Dexter," Showtime; "The Good Wife," CBS; "Lost," ABC; "True Blood," HBO; "Mad Men," AMC.

Comedy Series: "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO; "Glee," Fox; "Modern Family," ABC; "The Office," NBC; "Nurse Jackie," Showtime; "30 Rock," NBC.

Miniseries: "The Pacific," HBO; "Return to Cranford (Masterpiece)," PBS.

Made-for-TV Movie: "Endgame (Masterpiece)," PBS; "Georgia O'Keeffe," Lifetime; "Moonshot," History; "The Special Relationship," HBO; "Temple Grandin," HBO; "You Don't Know Jack," HBO.

Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC; Michael C. Hall, "Dexter," Showtime; Kyle Chandler, "Friday Night Lights," DirecTV; Hugh Laurie, "House," Fox; Matthew Fox, "Lost," ABC; Jon Hamm, "Mad Men," AMC.

Actress, Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer," TNT; Glenn Close, "Damages," FX; Connie Britton, "Friday Night Lights," DirecTV; Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife," CBS; Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC; January Jones, "Mad Men," AMC.

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad," AMC; Martin Short, "Damages," FX; Terry O'Quinn, "Lost," ABC; Michael Emerson, "Lost," ABC; John Slattery, "Mad Men," AMC; Andre Braugher, "Men of a Certain Age," TNT.

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Sharon Gless, "Burn Notice," USA; Rose Byrne, "Damages," FX; Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife," CBS; Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife," CBS; Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men," AMC; Elisabeth Moss," Mad Men," AMC.

Actor, Comedy Series: Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS; Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO; Matthew Morrison, "Glee," Fox; Tony Shalhoub, "Monk," USA; Steve Carell, "The Office," NBC; Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC.

Actress, Comedy Series: Lea Michele, "Glee," Fox; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine," CBS; Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime; Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation," NBC; Tina Fey, "30 Rock," NBC; Toni Collette, "United States of Tara," Showtime.

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Chris Colfer, "Glee," Fox; Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother," CBS; Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family," ABC; Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family," ABC; Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"; ABC; Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men, CBS.

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jane Lynch, "Glee," Fox; Julie Bowen, "Modern Family," ABC; Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family," ABC; Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live," NBC; Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock," NBC; Holland Taylor, "Two and a Half Men," CBS.

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Jeff Bridges, "A Dog Year," HBO; Ian McKellen, "The Prisoner," AMC; Michael Sheen, "The Special Relationship," HBO; Dennis Quaid, "The Special Relationship," HBO; Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack," HBO.

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, "Capturing Mary," HBO; Joan Allen, "Georgia O'Keefe," Lifetime; Judi Dench, "Return to Cranford (Masterpiece)," PBS; Hope Davis, "The Special Relationship," HBO; Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin," HBO.

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Gambon, "Emma (Masterpiece)," PBS; Patrick Stewart, "Hamlet (Great Performances)," PBS; Jonathan Pryce, "Return to Cranford (Masterpiece)," PBS; David Straithairn, "Temple Grandin," HBO; John Goodman, "You Don't Know Jack," HBO.

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kathy Bates, "Alice," Syfy; Julia Ormond, "Temple Grandin," HBO; Catherine O'Hara, "Temple Grandin," HBO; Brenda Vaccaro, "You Don't Know Jack," HBO; Susan Sarandon, "You Don't Know Jack," HBO.


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