2008 Emmy Nominations


The 2008 Emmy nominations were announced today. The HBO miniseries John Adams received the most nods with a total of 23 nominations. AMC’s Mad Men and NBC’s 30 Rock, my personal favorite shows, received the most nominations for a drama (16) and a comedy (17), respectively.

Mad Men, along with FX’s Damages made history, becoming the first two basic cable shows ever to be up for best series, both doing so after just their first season.

I’m disappointed that The Wire was nominated for only one (ONE!) award. But I take comfort in the fact that that horrible excuse for a medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy, was “snubbed” as well.

Meanwhile, Two and a Half Men continues perplex viewers by receiving nominations.

Here are the nominees:

Best Comedy

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Entourage
The Office
30 Rock
Two and a Half Men

Best Drama

Boston Legal
Damages
Dexter
House
Lost
Mad Men

Best Actress, Comedy

Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Best Actor, Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy

Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Jean Smart, Samantha Who?
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

Best Supporting Actor, Comedy

Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Rainn Wilson, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Best Actress, Drama

Glenn Close, Damages
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Actor, Drama

Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
James Spader, Boston Legal

Best Supporting Actress, Drama

Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment

Best Supporting Actor, Drama

William Shatner, Boston Legal
Ted Danson, Damages
Zeljko Ivanek, Damages
Michael Emerson, Lost
John Slattery, Mad Men

Click here for the complete list of nominees.

3 thoughts on “2008 Emmy Nominations”

  1. Grey’s Anatomy deserved to be snubbed. I used to watch it religiously but I got sick of the childish back and forth-ness of it. I hope Dexter wins best drama!

  2. Words cannot describe how much I hate Grey’s Anatomy. Between that and Private Practice, I think Shonda Rhimes has created some of the most pathetic female on television…
    Never actually saw Dexter but my money’s on Mad Men to win Best Drama

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