Emmy Nominations Revealed: 30 Rock and Mad Men May Be the Only Shows on TV


The nominations for the 61st annual Emmy Awards were announced this morning at 5:35 am (why did I wake up that early?).


Doogie Howser, MD will host the awards show on September 20, on CBS. Neil Patrick Harris is also nominated for his role on How I Met Your Mother (how convenient…)



Also, Justin Timberlake was nominated for an Emmy!



Another fun fact- no less than 3 different writers were nominated with the last name of Weiner. That made me laugh. Sorry, I’m 12.


The complete (i.e. LONG) list of Primetime Emmy nominations are after the jump. 

* Outstanding Comedy Series


Family Guy

Flight of the Conchords

How I Met Your Mother

The Office

30 Rock


* Outstanding Drama Series

Big Love

Breaking Bad





Mad Men


* Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Late Show with David Letterman

Real Time With Bil Maher

Saturday Night Live


*Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special

Chris Rock- Kill The Messenger

Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch

The Kennedy Center Honors

Ricky Gervais: Out of England

Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America. A Final Evening with George W. Bush


* Outstanding Miniseries

Generation Kill

Little Dorrit

* Directing for a Comedy Series

Entrourage- “Tree Trippers”, Julian Farino

Flight of the Conchords- “The Tough Brets”, James Bobin

The Office-“Stress Relief”, Jeff Blitz

30 Rock-“Apollo, Apollo”, Millicent Shelton

30 Rock- “Reunion”, Beth McCarthy

30 Rock- “Generalissimo”, Todd Holland

* Directing for a Drama Series

Battlestar Galatica- “Daybreak (Part 2)”, Michael Rymer

Boston Legal- “Made in China/Last Call”, Bill D’Elia

Damages- “Trust Me”, Todd Kessler

ER- “And In The End”, Rod Holcomb

Mad Men- “The Jet Set”, Phil Abraham


* Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series

American Idol- “Show 833 (The Final Three), Bruce Gowers

The Colbert Report- “4159”, Jim Hoskinson

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart- “13107”, Chuck O’Neil

Late Show with David Letterman- “Episode 2932”, Jerry Foley

Real Time with Bill Maher- “705”, Hal Grant

Saturday Night Live- “Host: Justin Timberlake”, Don Roy King


*Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program

81st Annual Academy Awards, Roger Goodman

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Bucky Gunts

Bruce Springsteen Super Bowl Halftime Show, Don Mischer

The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration, Glenn Weiss

Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush, Marty Callner


* Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Generation Kill- Bomb in The Garden, Susanna White

Grey Gardens, Michael Sucsy

Into The Storm, Thaddeus O’Sullivan

Little Dorrit, Part 1, Dearbhla Walsh

Taking Chance, Ross Katz

Wallander: One Step Behind, Phillip Martin


*Directing for Nonfiction Programming

The Amazing Race-“Don’t Let a Cheese Hit Me”, Bertram van Munter

Project Runway- “Finale (Part 1), Paul Starkman

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, Marina Zenovich

The American Life-“John Smith”, Christopher Wilcha and Adam Beckman

Top Chef- “The Last Supper”, Steve Hrynewicz


* Writing in a Comedy Series

Flight of the Conchords- “Prime Minister”. James Bobin, Jermaine Clement, and Bret McKenzie

30 Rock- “Reunion”, Matt Hubbard

30 Rock- “Apollo, Apollo”, Robert Carlock

30 Rock- “Mamma Mia”, Ron Weiner

30 Rock- “Kidney Now!”, Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock


*Writing in a Drama Series

Lost- “The Incident”, Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof

Mad Men- “A Night to Remember”, Robin Veith and Matthew Weiner

Mad Men- “Six Month Leave”, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, and Matthew Weiner

Mad Men- “The Jet Set”, Matthew Weiner

Mad Men- “Meditations in An Emergency”, Kater Gordon and Matthew Weiner


*Writing in a Variety, Music or Comedy Program

The Colbert Report- Stephen Colbert, Allison Silverman, Richard Dahm, Michael Brumm, Rob Dubbin, Opus Moreschi, Peter Gwinn, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Tom Purcell, Glenn Eichler, Peter Groscz, Barry Julien, Meredith Scardino

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart- Steve Bodow, Jon Stewart, David Javerbaum, Josh Lieb, Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Jason Ross, Tim Carvell, John Oliver, Sam Means, Rob Kutner, J.R. Havlan, Rich Blomquist, Wyatt Cenac, Elliot Kalan, Rachel Axler

Late Night with Conan O’Brien- Mike Sweeney, Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Dan Cronin, Kevin Dorff, Andres du Bouchet, Michael Gordon, Berkley Johson, Brian Kiley, Todd Levin, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O’Brien, Matt O’Brien, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg

Late Show with David Letterman- Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel, Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, Steve Young, Tom Ruprecht, Lee Ellenberg, Matt Roberts, Jeremy Weiner, Joe Grossman, Bill Sceft, Bob Borden, Frank Sebastiano, David Letterman

Saturday Night Live- Seth Meyers, Doug Abeles, James Anderson, Alex Baze, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, John Lutz, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Simon Rich, Marika Sawyer, Akiva Schaffer, John Solomon, Emily Spivey, Kent Sublette, Jorma Taccone, Bryan Tucker

*Writing for a Variety, Music of Comedy Special

81st Annual Academy Awards- Jon Macks, Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon, John Hoffman, Phil Alden Robinson, Bruce Vilanch, Don Harmon, Rob Schrab, Ben Schwartz, Joel Stein

Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger- Chris Rock

Louis C.K.: Chewed Up- Louis C.K.

Ricky Gervais: Out of England- Ricky Gervais

Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome Amerca. A Final Night with George W. Bush- Will Ferrell


*Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Generation Kill- “A Bomb in the Garden”, David Simon

Grey Gardens- Michael Sucsy and Patricia Rozema

Into the Storm- Hugh Whitemore

Little Dorrit- Andrew Davies

Taking Chance-  Michael Strobl and Ross Katz


* Outstanding Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow

Dirty Jobs

Dog Whisperer


Kathy Griffin: My Life on The D-List



* Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

Amazing Race

American Idol

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

Top Chef


* Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race, Phil Keoghan

American Idol, Ryan Seacrest

Dancing With The Stars, Tom Bergeron

Project Runway, Heidi Klum

Survivor, Jeff Probst

Top Chef, Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio


* Outstanding Made For Television Movie

Coco Chanel

Grey Gardens

Into the Storm

Prayers for Bobby

Taking Chance

(this whole category should just be called the Lifetime Award, who cares about these other films?)

* Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

The Big Band Theory, Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

Flight of the Conchords, Jermaine Clement as Jermaine

Monk, Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk

The Office, Steve Carrell as Michael Scott

30 Rock, Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper


* Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston as Walter White

Dexter, Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

House, Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House

In Treatment, Gabriel Byrne as Paul

Mad Men, Jon Hamm as Don Draper

The Mentalist, Simon Baker as Patrick Jane


* Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Cyrano de Bergerac (Great Performances), Kevin Kline as Cyrano de Bergerac

Into the Storm, Brendan Gleeson as Winston Churchill

King Lear (Great Performances), Sir Ian McKellen as King Lear

Taking Chance, Kevin Bacon as LtCol Mike Strobl

24: Redemption, Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer

Wallander: One Step Behind, Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander


*Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

The New Adventures of Old Christine, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine

Samantha Who?, Christina Applegate as Samantha Newly

The Sarah Silverman Program, Sarah Silverman as Sarah Silverman

30 Rock, Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

United States of Tara, Toni Collette as Tara Gregson

Weeds, Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin


*Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Brothers & Sisters, Sally Field as Nora Walker

The Closer, Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson

Damages, Glenn Close as Petty Hewes

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson

Mad Men, Elizabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

Saving Grace, Holly Hunter as Grance Hanadarko


* Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Accidental Friendship, Chandra Wilson as Yvonne

Coco Chanel, Shirley MacLaine as Coco Chanel

Grey Gardens, Drew Barrymore as Little Edie

Grey Gardens, Jessica Lange as Big Edie

Prayers for Bobby, Sigourney Weaver as Mary Griffith


*Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Entourage, Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama

How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson

The Office, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute

30 Rock, Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan

30 Rock, Jack McBrayer as Kenneth Parcell

Two and  A Half Men, Jon Cryer as Alan Harper


* Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Boston Legal, William Shatner as Denny Crane

Boston Legal, Christina Clemenson as Jerry Espenson

Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman

Damages, William Hurt as Daniel Purcell

Lost, Michael Emerson as Ben Linus

Mad Men, John Slattery as Roger Sterling


* Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Grey Gardens, Ken Howard as Phelan Beale

Into the Storm, Len Cariou as Franklin D. Roosevelt

The LIbrarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice, Bob Newhart as Judson

LIttle Dorrit, Tom Courtenay as Mr. Dorrit

Little Dorrit, Andy Serkis as Rigaud


*Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Pushing Daisies, Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook

Saturday Night Live, Amy Poehler as Various Characters

Saturday Night Live, Kristin Wiig as Various Characters

30 Rock, Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney

Ugly Betty, Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater

Weeds, Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes


*Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Damages, Rose Byrna

Grey’s Anatomy, Sanra Oh as Dr. Christina Yang

Grey’s Anatomy, Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey

In Treatment, Dianne Wiest as Gina

In Treatment, Hope Davis as Mia

24, Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor


* Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, Marcia Gay Harden as Janina

Grey Gardens, Jeanne Tripplehorn as Jackie O.

House of Saddam, Shohreh Aghdashloo as Sajida

Into the Storm, Janet McTeer as Clementine Churchill

Relative Stranger, Cicely Tyson as Pearl


*Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Desperate Housewives, Beau Bridges as Eli Boggs

Saturday Night Life, Justin Timberlake as Various Characters

30 Rock, Steve Martin as Gavin Volure

30 Rock, Jon Hamm as Dr. Drew Baird

30 Rock, Alan Alda as Milton Greene


* Guest Actor in a Drama Series

CSI: NY, Edward Asner as Abraham Klein

Damages, Ted Danson as Arthur Frobisher

Dexter, Jimmy Smits as Miguel Prado

ER, Ernest Borgnine as Paul Manning

Rescue Me, Michael J. Fox as Dwight


* Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory, Christine Baranski as Beverly Hofstadter

Monk, Gena Rowlands as Marge

My Name is Earl, Betty White as Crazy Witch Lady

Saturday Night Life, Tina Fey as Sarah Palin

30 Rock, Jennifer Aniston as Claire

30 Rock, Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy


* Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Grey’s Anatomy, Sharon Lawrence as Robbie Stevens

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Ellen Burstyn as Bernadette Stabler

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Brenda Blethyn as Linnie Malcom/Caroline Cantwell

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Carol Burnett as Bridget “Birdie” Sulloway

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, CCH Pounder as Mrs. Curtin


* Outstanding Special Class Program

81st Annual Academy Awards

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2008: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein

George Carlin: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize

The 62nd Annual Tony Awards

(what no Emmy Award for the Emmy Awards?!)

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