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Ladies and Gentlemen, Your Emmy Finalists

Emmy nominations won't be announced until July 19, but it's officially time to start speculating about who will be recognized. The Envelope, the awards site of the LA Times, has the lists of the top 10 finalists in the best comedy series and best drama series categories.

The top 10 were selected by polling all members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on the most deserving shows. Judges will now screen the 10, and their votes plus the original poll results will whittle the list down to five in each category. (For more on the voting, which really sounds a lot like the system judges use for elimination on "Dancing with the Stars," check out this Variety story.)

"Heroes," "Friday Night Lights" and "Dexter" are the first-year series making this first cut in the drama category, along with "The Sopranos," "Lost" and — somewhat surprisingly to me — "24". "Brothers & Sisters," a show that grew on me over the season, isn't on the list, and not a single FX drama made the cut.

To read about the comedy finalists and see the full list for both categories,

"Ugly Betty" and "30 Rock" were the two first-year comedies to make the final 10, joining "The Office," "Weeds" and "Two and a Half Men." Interestingly, NBC's entire acclaimed but low-rated Thursday comedy lineup made the final 10.

The LA Times also has the names of some of the actors expected to make the top 10 in several key categories, but those lists aren't complete yet. What do you make of the finalists? Here are the full lists for drama and comedy, with the name of the episode voters screened in parentheses:

Drama Series Finalists
"Boston Legal" ("Angel of Death")
"Dexter" ("Born Free")
"Friday Night Lights" (Pilot)
"Grey's Anatomy" ("From A Whisper to A Scream")
"Heroes" ("Genesis")
"House" ("Half-wit")
"Lost" ("Through the Looking Glass")
"Rome" ("De Patre Vostro")
"The Sopranos" ("Soprano Home Movies")
"24" ("Day 6: 6 a.m. - 7 a.m.")

Comedy Series Finalists
"Desperate Housewives" ("It Takes Two")
"Entourage" ("One Day in the Valley")
"Extras" ("Daniel Radcliffe")
"My Name is Earl" ("Robbed a Stoner Blind")
"The Office" ("The Coup")
"Scrubs" ("My Musical")
"30 Rock" ("Hard Ball")
"Two and a Half Men" ("Apologies For the Frivolity")
"Ugly Betty" (Pilot)
"Weeds" ("Cooking with Jesus")


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mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 8 years
Dominic Monaghan and Henry Ian Cusick rocked in that particular episode of Lost. And so did Matthew Fox, for once. (Usually, his character bores me, but he rocked in this episode.) I'd love to see Lost be rewarded! Of course, that episode of Grey's was a great showcase for Sandra Oh, as well...I predict The Sopranos will win, just based on the nostalgia factor, even though I can't recall what that episode was at the moment.
redsilkshoes redsilkshoes 8 years
I'm probably in the minority but I'm thrilled to see Lost there. Now to hope that Michael Emerson or Henry Ian Cusick (or even Hobbitboy) get a supporting actor nod.
nadioz nadioz 8 years
that suck !!! where is How i met your mother ??
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 8 years
LMAO! That part was great. The whole episode had me in stitches!!
Mainly-Obsessed Mainly-Obsessed 8 years
Sweetheart!!! I know!!! Ha sorry for all the exclamations, but that was honestly one of the funniest things I've ever seen. (The part where he popped the condom into the old woman's hair) HA!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
So glad to see Friday Night Lights and Dexter on the list.
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 8 years
The "Extras" episode deserves to be up there. That was hilarious!
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