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Nominees For the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards

Announcing the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees!


Hollywood was up bright and early this morning for the announcement of the nominees for the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards. We'd been speculating for a while about who'd be on the list, and now we know: Mad Men indeed got a lot of love, with nominations in the Outstanding Drama Series category and several of the acting categories (though I'm sad to see the show's women shut out), while Pushing Daisies and Samantha Who? were the two new network series to break through. And this was indeed the year of the cable series, with Damages, In Treatment, Saving Grace, The Closer, Breaking Bad, and Dexter just a few of the non-network series to get significant nominations.

Of course, there were also some yawners — will the Emmys never stop loving Boston Legal or Entourage? Was Curb Your Enthusiasm even on this year? OK, I'll save the rest of my griping for my snap judgments later today. For now, to see the whole list, just read more.

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Entourage
The Office
30 Rock
Two And A Half Men

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Boston Legal
Damages
Dexter
House
Lost
Mad Men

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carell, The Office
Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
James Spader, Boston Legal
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Laurie, House
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Ralph Fiennes, Bernard and Doris
Ricky Gervais, Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
Paul Giamatti, John Adams
Kevin Spacey, Recount
Tom Wilkinson, Recount

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

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sally Field, Brothers and Sisters
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Glenn Close, Damages
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Catherine Keener, An American Crime
Susan Sarandon, Bernard and Doris
Judi Dench, Cranford
Laura Linney, John Adams
Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin in the Sun

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
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

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
William Shatner, Boston Legal
Ted Danson, Damages
Zeljko Ivanek, Damages
Michael Emerson, Lost
John Slattery, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
David Morse, John Adams
Stephen Dillane, John Adams
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams
Denis Leary, Recount
Bob Balaban, Recount

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Jean Smart, Samantha Who?
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers and Sisters
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Eileen Atkins, Cranford
Ashley Jensen, Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
Alfre Woodard, Pictures of Hollis Woods
Audra McDonald, A Raisin in the Sun
Laura Dern, Recount

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Shelley Berman, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Rip Torn, 30 Rock
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Steve Buscemi, 30 Rock
Tim Conway, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Stanley Tucci, ER
Glynn Turman, In Treatment
Robin Williams, Law & Order: SVU
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Oliver Platt, Nip/Tuck
Charles Durning, Rescue Me

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Polly Bergen, Desperate Housewives
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Sarah Silverman, Monk
Carrie Fisher, 30 Rock
Edie Falco, 30 Rock
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Ellen Burstyn, Big Love
Diahann Carroll, Grey's Anatomy
Cynthia Nixon, Law & Order: SVU
Anjelica Huston, Medium
Sharon Gless, Nip/Tuck

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM
Jon Stewart, 80th Annual Academy Awards
Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report
David Letterman, Late Show with David Letterman
Don Rickles, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Howie Mandel, Deal or No Deal
Heidi Klum, Project Runway
Jeff Probst, Survivor

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES
The Andromeda Strain
Cranford
John Adams
Tin Man

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
Bernard And Doris
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
A Raisin In The Sun
Recount

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Show With David Letterman
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL
Bill Maher: The Decider
George Carlin: It’s Bad For Ya!
James Taylor: One Man Band (Great Performances)
Kathy Griffin: Straight To Hell
The Kennedy Center Honors
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM
Antiques Roadshow
Dirty Jobs
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Intervention
Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List

OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (LESS THAN ONE HOUR)
Creature Comforts America
King Of The Hill
Robot Chicken
The Simpsons
SpongeBob SquarePants

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM (MORE THAN ONE HOUR)
Blue Harvest (Family Guy)
Imaginationland (South Park)
Justice League: The New Frontier

OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES
How I Met Your Mother
The New Adventures Of Old Christine

OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Dexter
Heroes
Mad Men
("Pilot)
Mad Men ("Shoot")
Pushing Daisies
Ugly Betty

OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
The Andromeda Strain
John Adams
Recount
Tin Man

OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION FOR VARIETY, MUSIC OR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
80th Annual Academy Awards
50th Annual Grammy Awards
Hell’s Kitchen
MADtv
2007 MTV Video Music Awards

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Californication
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Pushing Daisies
30 Rock
Ugly Betty

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Brothers & Sisters
Damages
Friday Night Lights
Mad Men
The Tudors

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
The Bronx Is Burning
The Company
Cranford
John Adams
Recount

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY
Dancing with the Stars (“Para Los Rumberos” )
High School Musical 2 (“What Time Is It?”, “Fabulous”, “Work This Out”, “I Don’t Dance”, “You Are the Music In Me”, “For One”)
So You Think You Can Dance (Hummingbird and Flower)
So You Think You Can Dance (Transformers)
So You Think You Can Dance (Table)

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A HALF-HOUR SERIES
According To Jim
Californication
In Treatment
My Name Is Earl
Scrubs
30 Rock

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A ONE-HOUR SERIES
Battlestar Galactica
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Lost
Mad Men
Rescue Me

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
The Andromeda Strain - Part 1
Bernard And Doris
The Company - Part 1
John Adams - Don’t Tread On Me
John Adams - Independence
Sense & Sensibility (Masterpiece Theatre) - Part 1

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
Autism: The Musical
Deadliest Catch
Ice Road Truckers
Meerkat Manor
This American Life

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING
The Amazing Race
Carrier
Project Runway
Survivor
Top Chef

OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL
Brother Of The Bride (Hallmark)
Carrier Pigeons (FedEx)
Delivery (Travelers)
It’s Mine (Coca Cola)
Swear Jar (Bud Light)

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A SERIES
Desperate Housewives
Mad Men
Pushing Daisies
The Tudors
Ugly Betty

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
Bernard And Doris
Comanche Moon - Part 2
Cranford
John Adams
Tin Man - Night 1

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Entourage (Dan Attias)
Flight of the Conchords (James Bobin)
The Office (Paul Lieberstein)
The Office (Paul Feig)
Pushing Daisies (Barry Sonnenfeld)
30 Rock (Michael Engler)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Boston Legal (Arlene Sanford)
Breaking Bad (Vince Gilligan)
Damages (Allen Coulter)
House (Greg Yaitanes)
Mad Men (Alan Taylor)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSICAL OR COMEDY PROGRAM
80th Annual Academy Awards
The Colbert Report
Company (Great Performances)
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Bernard And Doris (Bob Balaban)
The Company (Mikael Salomon)
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale (Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant)
John Adams (Tom Hooper)
Recount (Jay Roach)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
The Amazing Race (Bertram van Munster)
Autism: The Musical (Tricia Regan)
Project Runway (Tony Sacco)
This American Life (Christopher Wilcha, Adam Beckman)
The War (Ken Burns, Lynn Novick)

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Battlestar Galactica
Boston Legal
Breaking Bad
Heroes
Lost
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Office
Pushing Daisies
30 Rock
Weeds

OUTSTANDING SINGLE CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

The Andromeda Strain - Part 1
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
John Adams
Recount
Tin Man - Part 1

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING OF CLIP PACKAGES FOR TALK, PERFORMANCE, AWARD, OR A REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
80th Annual Academy Awards
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
Jimmy Kimmel Live - After The Academy Awards (I’m F***ing Ben Affleck)
Jimmy Kimmel Live - 5th Year Anniversary Show (I’m F***ing Matt Damon)

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR A SPECIAL (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
The AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Al Pacino
Company (Great Performances)
Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveShow
Movies Rock
We Love Ella! A Tribute To The First Lady Of Song (Great Performances)

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
AFI’s 100 Years...100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition
Autism: The Musical
Deadliest Catch
This American Life - Escape
The War - Pride Of Our Nation
The War - FUBAR

OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING
The Amazing Race
Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Project Runway
Survivor
Top Chef

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A SINGLE CAMERA SERIES
Desperate Housewives
Dirty Sexy Money
Mad Men
Pushing Daisies
Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union
Ugly Betty

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR A SPECIAL
Dancing With The Stars
Saturday Night Live
Two And A Half Men

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Bernard And Doris
Cranford
John Adams
Tin Man

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR VMC PROGRAMMING
80th Annual Academy Awards
Dancing With The Stars
50th Annual Grammy Awards
Late Night With Conan O’Brien
Late Show With David Letterman

OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN
Bernard And Doris
Chuck
The Company
Mad Men
New Amsterdam

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (NON-PROSTHETIC)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Grey’s Anatomy
Mad Men
Pushing Daisies
Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES OR A SPECIAL (NON-PROSTHETIC)
Dancing With The Stars
MADtv
So You Think You Can Dance
Two And A Half Men

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE (NON-PROSTHETIC)
The Andromeda Strain
Comanche Moon
John Adams
Tin Man

OUTSTANDING PROSTHETIC MAKEUP FOR A SERIES, MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR SPECIAL
Grey’s Anatomy
John Adams
Mad Men
Pushing Daisies
Tracey Ullman’s State Of The Union

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
Family Guy
House
Little People, Big World
Lost
Pushing Daisies
The Simpsons

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)
Bernard And Doris
The Company
John Adams
Masters Of Science Fiction
Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s For One More Day
Sense & Sensibility (Masterpiece Theatre)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC DIRECTION
80th Annual Academy Awards
Barry Manilow: Songs From The Seventies
Christmas In Washington
50th Annual Grammy Awards
Movies Rock

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS
Phineas And Ferb, "I Ain’t Got No Rhythm"
Flight Of The Conchords, "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)"
Flight Of The Conchords, "Inner City Pressure"
Jimmy Kimmel Live, "I’m F***ing Matt Damon"
MADtv, "Sad Fitty Cent"

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME
Canterbury’s Law
Disney Phineas And Ferb
Kid Nation
Pirate Master
Saving Grace

OUTSTANDING CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

Outstanding Children’s Program
Classical Baby (I’m Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show
Hannah Montana
High School Musical 2
Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: The Untouchable Kids Of India
The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody

OUTSTANDING NONFICTION SPECIAL
AFI’s 100 Years...100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition
Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq
Autism: The Musical
Pioneers Of Television - Late Night: Johnny, Jack, Steve, And Merv
The Pixar Story

OUTSTANDING NONFICTION SERIES
American Masters
Biography
Deadliest Catch
Inside The Actors Studio
This American Life

EXCEPTIONAL MERIT IN NONFICTION FILMMAKING
Oswald’s Ghost (American Experience)
Walt Whitman (American Experience)
White Light/Black Rain

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
Intervention ("Caylee")
Life After People
This American Life ("Escape")
Walt Whitman (American Experience)
The War

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A SERIES
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
ER
Lost
Smallville
Supernatural

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR SPECIAL
The Andromeda Strain - Part 2
Comanche Moon - Part 2
John Adams - Don’t Tread On Me
John Adams - Unnecessary War
Tin Man - Part 1

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq
American Masters
Autism: The Musical
Life After People
The War

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE-HOUR)
Battlestar Galactica
Boston Legal
Burn Notice
Dexter
Lost

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
The Andromeda Strain - Part 1
Comanche Moon - Part 2
John Adams - Join Or Die
John Adams - Don’t Tread On Me
Tin Man - Part 1

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) AND ANIMATION
Entourage
The Office
30 Rock
Two And A Half Men
Weeds

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC SERIES, OR A SPECIAL
80th Annual Academy Awards
American Idol
50th Annual Grammy Awards
Late Night With Conan O’Brien
Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show Starring Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)
The Amazing Race
American Masters
Deadliest Catch
The War

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS FOR A SERIES
Battlestar Galactica
Heroes
Human Body: Pushing The Limits
Jericho
Stargate Atlantis
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR A SPECIAL
Comanche Moon
The Company
John Adams
Life After People
Tin Man

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION
Chuck
Criminal Minds
CSI: NY
NCIS
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A SERIES
Dancing With The Stars
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Conan O’Brien
Late Show With David Letterman

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO CONTROL FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL
80th Annual Academy Awards
American Idol - Idol Gives Back
50th Annual Grammy Awards
Hansel And Gretel (Great Performances At The Met)
Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/Loveshow

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Flight Of The Conchords ("Yoko," James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie)
The Office ("Dinner Party," Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky)
Pushing Daisies ("Pie-Lette," Bryan Fuller)
30 Rock ("Rosemary's Baby," Jack Burditt)
30 Rock ("Cooter," Tina Fey)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Battlestar Galactica ("Six of One," Michael Angeli)
Damages ("Pilot," Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman)
Mad Men ("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Pilot)," Matthew Weiner)
Mad Men ("The Wheel," Matthew Weiner, Robin Veith)
The Wire ("30," David Simon, Ed Burns)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY PROGRAM
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night With Conan O’Brien
Late Show With David Letterman
Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE, OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Bernard and Doris (Hugh Costello)
Cranford (Heidi Thomas)
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale (Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant)
John Adams (Kirk Ellis)
Recount (Danny Strong)

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS VARIETY, MUSIC, COMEDY EVENT PROGRAMS
Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago (Great Performances)

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS CLASSICAL MUSIC/DANCE PROGRAMS
New York City Opera: Madama Butterfly (Live From Lincoln Center)

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS SHORT FORMAT LIVE ACTION ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMS
Battlestar Galactica - Razor Featurette #4
Friday Night Lights: Spotlight On Austin
Lost: Missing Pieces
Sarah Silverman Program Nugget
30 Rock: Kenneth The Web Page

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS SHORT FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAMS
Camp Lazlo
Chowder

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS SHORT FORMAT NONFICTION PROGRAMS
Deadliest Catch: The Real Dutch
Great Moments From The Campaign Trail
Jay Leno’s Garage

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM - AWARDS PROGRAMS
80th Annual Academy Awards
The 61st Annual Tony Awards

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