2009 Primetime Emmy Nominations Released Today


The 2009 Primetime Emmy Nominations were released today, and, all in all, the line-up is pretty decent. (Besides the whole Charlie Sheen nomination; Denise Richards totally thought this was her year.) Between do-gooder serial killers, moms trying hard to make it in the weed business, angry men drinking at work, and John Krasinski staring deadpan into a camera, a nice variety of shows were chosen. You can anxiously await a fascinating mix of funny, serious, and Sarah Silverman trying hard not to make an AIDS joke.

There has been an online uproar; however, that True Blood was once again overlooked. Not too smart a decision on the Emmy’s side, just in case vamps do exist and are thespians along with bloodsuckers and Southerners. (That would make for great live television.) 30 Rock was given an astounding 22 nods, causing Liz Lemon to giggle nervously at the thought of wearing something other than sweatpants and whisper that she “wants to go to there.” Then Ari Gold and Don Draper hugged it out, arguing over matching outfits for the event. (“Brooks Brothers!” “No, Gucci!”)

Oustanding Comedy Series: “Entourage,” “Family Guy,” “Flight of the Conchords, “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Office,” “30 Rock,” “Weeds.”

Oustanding Drama Series:Big Love,” “Breaking Bad,” “Damages,” “Dexter,” “House,” “Lost,” “Mad Men.”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama:
“Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad;” Michael C. Hall, “Dexter;” Hugh Laurie. “House;” Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment;” John Hamm, “Mad Men;” Simon Baker, “The Mentalist.”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy: Jim Parsons, “Big Bang Theory;” Jermaine Clement, “The Flight of the Conchords;” Tony Shaloub, “Monk;” Steve Carell, “The Office;” Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock;” Charlie Sheen, “Two and Half Men.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama: Sally Field, “Brothers & Sisters;” Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer;” Glenn Close, “Damages;” Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU;” Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men;” Holly Hunter, “Saving Grace.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, “New Adventures of Old Christine;” Christina Applegate, “Samantha Who?” Sarah Silverman, “The Sarah Silverman Program;” Tina Fey, “30 Rock;” Toni Collette, “The United States of Tara;” Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds.”The Emmy’s will air September 20th and will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.