62nd Primetime Emmys Nominees and Reactions
"Glee" had its successful run in the first season and it shows in how many Emmys chance the musical series receives. In the announcement of the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmys nominees, "Glee" takes in as many as 19 nods including Best Comedy Series as well as Best Comedy Actor and Best Comedy Actress for Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele respectively.
"I'm tickled pink," creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy said. With the addition of Michele and Morrison, the nominations from the cast alone is totaling seven. "They got that we're about inclusiveness," Murphy commented. For the recognition, he thanked FOX for making it happen, saying "When I didn't think it was going to work, they did. They always trusted my vision."
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is particularly giving new comedy series their time to shine. "Modern Family" is also taking multiple nods. Five members of the show's cast earn either Supporting Actor or Actress nominations but unfortunately Ed O'Neill does not.
Speaking of the snub, nominated cast Ty Burrell said, "I'm so glad, [and] I just feel so lucky. [But] I have to say Ed O'Neill's omission from the Emmys voting is an opportunity to talk about him being the heart and soul of [Modern Family], which he is."
"30 Rock" is the one which will battle "Glee" and "Modern Family" in the Best Comedy Series. "This is great news. We're grateful and excited. Especially since today is the fifth anniversary of the day NBC forgot to cancel us," beaming Tina Fey expressed her joy.
Jon Hamm is benefiting from "30 Rock", earning a nod as a guest star, while he is also nominated as Best Actor for "Mad Men". "That's literally just Tina Fey's Emmy sauce rubbing off on me," Hamm joked. His main starring vehicle "Mad Men" is the most nominated drama this year, earning 17 nods including for Best Drama and Best Actress for January Jones.
But the one having the chance to get a triumphant night would be HBO's miniseries "The Pacific". It has outstanding 24 chances to win in such categories as Best Miniseries and Outstanding Cinematogrphy.
The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out on August 29 in a ceremony at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre and will be presented by comedian Jimmy Fallon. The partial list of the top nominations is available below while the full list can be downloaded at Emmys' official site.
- Outstanding Drama:
"The Good Wife"
- Outstanding Actress in a Drama:
Julianna Margulies -"The Good Wife"
Mariska Hargitay -"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
Glenn Close -"Damages"
Kyra Sedgwick -"The Closer"
January Jones -"Mad Men"
Connie Britton -"Friday Night Lights"
- Outstanding Actor in a Drama:
Jon Hamm -"Mad Men"
Kyle Chandler -"Friday Night Lights"
Bryan Cranston -"Breaking Bad"
Hugh Laurie -"House M.D."
Michael C. Hall -"Dexter"
Matthew Fox -"Lost"
- 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"
- 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"
Elisabeth Moss -"Mad Men"
- Outstanding Comedy:
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
- Outstanding Actress in a Comedy:
Lea Michele -"Glee"
Tina Fey -"30 Rock"
Toni Collette -"United States of Tara"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus -"The New Adventures of Old Christine"
Edie Falco -"Nurse Jackie"
Amy Poehler -"Parks and Recreation"
- 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"
- 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"
- 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"
- Outstanding Miniseries:
"Return to Cranford"
- Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie:
Ian McKellen -"The Prisoner"
Dennis Quaid -"The Special Relationship"
Jeff Bridges -"A Dog Year"
Al Pacino -"You Don't Know Jack"
Michael Sheen -"The Special Relationship"
- Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie:
Judi Dench -"Return to Cranford"
Hope Davis -"The Special Relationship"
Claire Danes -"Temple Grandin"
Joan Allen -"Georgia O'Keeffe"
Maggie Smith -"Capturing Mary"
- Outstanding Made for Television Movie:
"The Special Relationship"
"You Don't Know Jack"
- Outstanding Reality Show Host:
Ryan Seacrest -"American Idol"
Phil Keoghan -"The Amazing Race"
Tom Bergeron -"Dancing with the Stars"
Heidi Klum -"Project Runway"
Jeff Probst -"Survivor"
- Outstanding Reality Show Competition:
"The Amazing Race"
"Dancing with the Stars"
- Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series:
"The Colbert Report"
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
"Real Time With Bill Maher"
"Saturday Night Live"
"The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien"
- Outstanding Animated Program:
"Prep & Landing"
"The Ricky Gervais Show"
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