Emmy Nominees (and Gut Reactions)


Here are your major-category Emmy nominees for the 2009-2010 TV season:

Outstanding Drama
  • Lost
  • Breaking Bad
  • Dexter
  • Mad Men
  • True Blood
  • The Good Wife
(We'll talk snubs later, but I'm just glad Lost is included here.  I don't really care what else is in this category.)
Outstanding Actress in a Drama
  • Julianna Marguiles (The Good Wife)
  • Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU)
  • Glenn Close (Damages)
  • Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
  • January Jones (Mad Men)
  • Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
(I'm really happy about inclusion of Connie Britton here.  She deserves the nod.  January Jones should've been disqualified from consideration after her horrendous Saturday Night Live turn.)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama
  • Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
  • Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
  • Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
  • Hugh Laurie (House)
  • Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
  • Matthew Fox (Lost)
(Matthew Fox! Matthew Fox! Matthew Fox! Actually, this is a super strong list.  Man, the guys have meatier TV roles than the ladies.)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
  • John Slattery (Mad Men)
  • Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
  • Martin Short (Damages)
  • Terry O'Quinn (Lost)
  • Michael Emerson (Lost)
  • Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age)
(I'm really not sure what John Slattery did on the last season of Mad Men to earn a spot here, but whatever.  I adore the Silver Fox.  I've got a lot of snubs rolling around in my head right now, but that's for later.)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
  • Sharon Gless (Burn Notice)
  • Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
  • Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
  • Rose Byrne (Damages)
  • Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)
  • Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men)
(Wow. No one from Grey's Anatomy. Finally.)
Outstanding Comedy
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Nurse Jackie
  • 30 Rock
  • The Office
(Ugh. Glee. How I despise thee. And The Office was really sub-par this year.  Glad to see no Entourage though.  That was a nice surprise.)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
  • Matthew Morrison (Glee)
  • Steve Carell (The Office)
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
(Emmys, stop trying to make Tony Shalhoub happen.  I'm hoping Jim Parsons obliterates the competition. Rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock, Emmy!)
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
  • Lea Michele (Glee)
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock)
  • Toni Collette (The United States of Tara)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine)
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
(Yay for Amy Poehler!  I'm so glad to see Parks & Rec get SOME love.  It deserves much, much more.  I'm also glad to see Julia Louis-Deyfus nominated for the underrated and erstwhile Old Christine.)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
  • Chris Colfer (Glee)
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
  • Jon Cryer (Two and A Half Men)
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
(OK. I LOVE Neil Patrick Harris on Mother, but it's time to spread the wealth a little bit.  That show deserves more recognition, as do the rest of its cast members.  And Jon Cryer?  Again?  Hmm...no.)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
  • Jane Lynch (Glee)
  • Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
  • Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
  • Holland Taylor (Two and A Half Men)
(I am super happy to see Jane Krakowski here.  She deserves the recognition.  Early Prediction: This category is probably Jane Lynch's to lose, but I could see Sofia Vergara sneak in with a win.)

What do you think about the Emmy nods this year?

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  • Matthew Fox should win Best Actor. Breaking Bad needs to win Best Drama. I'm doing a write-in vote for Best Comedy: Parks and Recreation, but since that wasn't nominated, I'm going to go with Modern Family. And Claire Danes and Temple Grandin all the way! One more thing: FU Tony Shalhoub. Stop being nominated.

  • In reply to Hammer:

    Tony Shalhoub is the worst. After Jon Cryer.

  • In reply to Hammer:

    First of all, is Glee really even a comedy? I will need to be convinced of this.

    I'm with John on Matthew Fox. Best Drama is going to be Good Wife, and Julliana Marguiles is going to pick up best actress to boot. I hope that Sofia Vergara wins female supp,but mostly because I love the show. I'm not sure her acting is supurb. On the other hand, Eric Stonestreet makes the show, and should win. Aside from Glee, I'm on board for any of the nominees for best lead actress comedy, but partial to Tina Fey, who I think is one of the funniest females on the planet.

    Supporting actor interests me less, but either Quinn or Emerson would be a good choice. They were really really good.

  • In reply to Ashby:

    Glee is ACTUALLY crap, but that's just my opinion.

    I am definitely rooting for Matthew Fox this year, but I won't be surprised if they give the award to Bryan Cranston again. Emmy has a hard time not doing the exact same thing it did last year.

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