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Primetime Emmy Nominations 2010

Submitted by on July 8, 2010 – 2:13 pm 10 Comments

No, I didn’t wake up at the crack of dawn to hear the Emmy nominations. I just went to a bunch of websites to look up the nominations. In case you haven’t seen them and care, the partial list below is from EW.com. The ceremonies will be held on August 29, hosted by Jimmy Fallon and airing live on NBC.

A few things I’m excited about:

  • Jon Hamm getting two noms, for lead of Mad Men and guest star on 30 Rock. I like him much more as a comedic actor so I’m rooting for him for 30 Rock. Besides, Hugh Laurie should get his criminally overdue Emmy for lead dramatic actor in House.
  • Archie Panjabi getting nominated for supporting dramatic actress for The Good Wife. I don’t love this show, find Julianna Margulies’s character rather cold, but Panjabi is electric and steals every scene she’s in.
  • JANE LYNCH!! I’m also happy for Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen but really, they should just practice their game face for when the presenter calls out Lynch’s name instead of theirs as the winner in the supporting comedic actress category.
  • Mike O’Malley for guest actor on Glee as Kurt’s dad. Sure, O’Malley’s role is extremely well-written, but O’Malley really knocks it out of the park as one of the most loving, compassionate, coolest TV dads EVER.
  • Speaking of Kurt, I’m so happy to see Chris Colfer get a nomination. He does the pain cover-up really well.
  • Betty White for hosting Saturday Night Live. Other than her deserving it, I want her to win so we can hear the sure-to-be hilarious speech she’d give.
  • Elizabeth Mitchell finally getting a nomination for Lost but as guest actress. It’s as if Emmy voters didn’t realize how good she was until she wasn’t a regular anymore.
  • Tina Fey’s reaction to her nominations: “This seems like an appropriate time for me to announce to NBC that I will not be renewing my contract,” the seven-time Emmy winner joked in a statement, “with my gym.” On a short-lived serious note, Fey says that the cast and crew are “grateful” for their fourth straight nomination, adding that today is “the fifth anniversary of the day NBC forgot to cancel us.”

For other nominees’ reactions, click here.

What do you think of the nominations? Think Jimmy Fallon will make a good host? Do you even care about any of this?

DRAMA
OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Lost
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Mad Men
True Blood
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 GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Beau Bridges (The Closer)
Ted Danson (Damages)
John Lithgow (Dexter)
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
Dylan Baker (The Good Wife)
Robert Morse (Mad Men)
Gregory Itzin (24)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Mary Kay Place (Big Love)
Sissy Spacek (Big Love)
Shirley Jones (The Cleaner)
Lily Tomlin (Damages)
Ann-Margret (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost)

COMEDY
OUTSTANDING COMEDY
Glee
Modern Family
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Nurse Jackie
30 Rock
The Office

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)

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 GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Mike O’Malley (Glee)
Neil Patrick Harris (Glee)
Fred Willard (Modern Family)
Eli Wallach (Nurse Jackie)
Jon Hamm (30 Rock)
Will Arnett (30 Rock)

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory)
Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives)
Kristin Chenoweth (Glee)
Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live)
Betty White (Saturday Night Live)
Elaine Stritch (30 Rock)
Jane Lynch (Two and a Half Men)

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY
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


10 Comments »

  • Poncho says:

    I’m also psyched about Friday Night Lights finally getting some love. While I’m not quite a fan of that series, Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler have been what made the few eps I saw take shape. And I’m so happy they finally got recognition.

    As for Glee, yes I’m extatic. I was only expecting noms for Lynch and Chenoweth, but then Chris Colfer and Mike O’Malley got squeezed in the list as well.

    I hope Elizabeth Mitchell wins the Emmy, as a backslap to former nominee voters. I cannot believe they overlooked her in former seasons (specially in “The Incident”!).

    Jim Parsons’s second nom. Hell yeah! But I’m kind’a sad Courtney Cox got snubbed.

    Anyway, I think this one is a pretty good list of nominees. Let’s see who the winners turn out to be.

  • jenn says:

    Eh. Don’t care too much, but I love Jon Hamm and Mad Men, in general. I’m pumped about Kurt’s dad from Glee, too, because I really love that story line. Other than that, there are just so many darn award shows and so many people spending so much darn money, I get annoyed. It’s great to be recognized for stuff, but these days it just seems to expand exponentially all the time. They get paid so much as it is.

    Do I sound bitter? Ok, maybe that’s just broke-ass me talking. I’ll shut up now. Um, and I LOVE chick from Modern Family. What’s her name? Gloria. Hilarious. And dang. If I could have her body, I would never complain about anything again. Ok, probably a lie. But still. I’d complain less.

    • Pop Culture Nerd says:

      Sofia Vergara (Gloria) was nominated! She’s great. You don’t see many comediennes looking like THAT. I want her hair.

      About your broke-assness, I’m right there with you, sister. At least you own a house.

  • Yeti9000 says:

    OMG, you just said EVERYTHING I think about this year’s nominees…now, I have to blog about it too and try and forget how perfectly you said everything! Damn you, PCN! 🙂

  • I’m thinking what Yeti9000 said, but happily, I’m not blogging about it so don’t have to try and write something fresh. 🙂

    Happy to see plenty of nods for Modern Family, as I personally love it a lot ~ makes me laugh out loud often, and I think I even slapped my thigh once.

    Archie Panjabi is captivating on screen in that part ~ her character adds a nice smoulder to the mix!

    • Pop Culture Nerd says:

      Smolder’s the perfect word to describe Panjabi.

      Have you ever watched Cougar Town? I really enjoy Modern Family but Cougar makes me laugh even more. It might have something to do with the fact the humor is often inappropriate and more, um, adult.

  • Bailey says:

    Missing from nominations:
    Courteney Cox (COUGAR TOWN)
    Jeremy Piven (ENTOURAGE)
    Ty Pennington (EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION)
    Chandra Wilson (GREY’S ANATOMY)
    BROTHERS & SISTERS
    Jan Hooks (30 ROCK)
    Amy Poehler (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE)

    • Pop Culture Nerd says:

      Hooray! Another Cougar Town fan! Must say I’m tired of Piven. He acts exactly the same in every role, always kinda jerky. I think Chandra Wilson indicates too much. As in, I’m going for “angry” now. Or, here’s my “I’m-verbally-kicking-your-ass” speech. I feel like she’s always going for a big Emmy moment.

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