TV News: 2008 Emmy Nominations

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The Emmys (or as it’s known to my senile grandmother, the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards) have just released this year’s batch of nominations, and as expected, pretty much the entire point goes out the window when the words “Two and a Half Men” show up anywhere among the list of nominees. Really, who can take the Emmys seriously when a piece of smoldering turd like Two and a Half Men gets nominated multiple times in major categories? But I digress. Here are the complete list of nominations (well, not a complete list, but you know, categories where, if you win an Emmy for, you can actually brag about with a straight face; I mean, seriously, “Outstanding Cinematography” for a Reality TV show, and “Outstanding Commercials”? Are you kidding me, Emmys?).

The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live, Sunday, September 21, at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. in Los Angeles, California.

Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour)
Creature Comforts America • Don’t Choke To Death, Please • CBS
King Of The Hill • Death Picks Cotton • FOX
Robot Chicken • Robot Chicken: Star Wars • Cartoon Network
SpongeBob SquarePants • Inmates of Summer / Two Faces of Squidward • Nickelodeon
The Simpsons • Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind • FOX

Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming One Hour Or More)
Blue Harvest (Family Guy) • FOX
Imaginationland (South Park) • Comedy Central
Justice League: The New Frontier • Warner Bros. on demand

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
30 Rock • NBC
Californication • Showtime
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO
Pushing Daisies • ABC
Ugly Betty • ABC

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
Brothers & Sisters • ABC
Damages • FX Network
Friday Night Lights • NBC
Mad Men • AMC
The Tudors • Showtime

Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) • PB
John Adams • HBO
Recount • HBO
The Bronx Is Burning • ESPN
The Company • TNT

Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie
Bernard And Doris • HBO
John Adams • Don’t Tread On Me • HBO
John Adams • Independence • HBO
Sense & Sensibility (Masterpiece Theatre) • Part 1 • PBS
The Andromeda Strain • Part 1 • A&E
The Company • Part 1 • TNT

Outstanding Cinematography For A Half-hour Series
30 Rock • Rosemary’s Baby • NBC
According To Jim • The Chaperone • ABC
Californication • Pilot • Showtime
In Treatment • Sophie – Week Six • HBO
My Name Is Earl • Stole A Motorcycle • NBC
Scrubs • My Princess • NBC

Outstanding Cinematography For A One Hour Series
Battlestar Galactica • Razor • Sci Fi Channel
Breaking Bad • Pilot • AMC
Dexter • The British Invasion • Showtime
Lost • The Constant • ABC
Mad Men • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes • AMC
Rescue Me • Babyface • FX Networks

Outstanding Comedy Series
30 Rock • NBC
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO
Entourage • HBO
The Office • NBC
Two And A Half Men • CBS

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series
30 Rock • Rosemary’s Baby • NBC
Entourage • No Cannes Do • HBO
Flight Of The Conchords • Sally Returns • HBO
Pushing Daisies • Pie-Lette • ABC
The Office • Money (Parts 1 & 2) • NBC
The Office • Goodbye, Toby • NBC

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Boston Legal • The Mighty Rogues • ABC
Breaking Bad • Pilot • AMC
Damages • Pilot • FX Networks
House • House’s Head • FOX
Mad Men • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Pilot) • AMC

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Bernard And Doris • HBO
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale • HBO
John Adams • HBO
Recount • HBO
The Company • TNT

Outstanding Drama Series
Boston Legal • ABC
Damages • FX Networks
Dexter • Showtime
House • FOX
Lost • ABC
Mad Men • AMC

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
30 Rock • NBC • Rip Torn as Don Geiss
30 Rock • NBC • Will Arnett as Devin Banks
30 Rock • NBC • Steve Buscemi as Len
30 Rock • NBC • Tim Conway as Bucky Bright
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • Shelley Berman as Nat David

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
ER • NBC • Stanley Tucci as Dr. Kevin Moretti
In Treatment • HBO • Glynn Turman as Alex Sr.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit • NBC • Robin Williams as Merritt Rook
Mad Men • AMC • Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper
Nip/Tuck • FX Networks • Oliver Platt as Freddie Prune
Rescue Me • FX Networks • Charles Durning as John Gavin, Sr.

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
30 Rock • NBC • Carrie Fisher as Rosemary Howard
30 Rock • NBC • Edie Falco as Celeste ‘C.C.’ Cunningham
30 Rock • NBC • Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy
Desperate Housewives • ABC • Polly Bergen as Stella Wingfield
Desperate Housewives • ABC • Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey
Monk • USA • Sarah Silverman as Marci Maven

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Big Love • HBO • Ellen Burstyn as Nancy Dutton
Grey’s Anatomy • ABC • Diahann Carroll as Jane Burke
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit • NBC • Cynthia Nixon as Janis Donovan
Medium • NBC • Anjelica Huston as Cynthia Keener
Nip/Tuck • FX Networks • Sharon Gless as Colleen Rose

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
30 Rock • NBC • Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy
Monk • USA • Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk
Pushing Daisies • ABC • Lee Pace as Ned
The Office • NBC • Steve Carell as Michael Scott
Two And A Half Men • CBS • Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Boston Legal • ABC • James Spader as Alan Shore
Breaking Bad • AMC • Bryan Cranston as Walt White
Dexter • Showtime • Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan
House • FOX • Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House
In Treatment • HBO • Gabriel Byrne as Paul
Mad Men • AMC • Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Bernard And Doris • HBO • Ralph Fiennes as Bernard Lafferty
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale • HBO • Ricky Gervais as Andy Millman
John Adams • HBO • Paul Giamatti as John Adams
Recount • HBO • Kevin Spacey as Ron Klain
Recount • HBO • Tom Wilkinson as James Baker

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
30 Rock • NBC • Tina Fey as Liz Lemon
Samantha Who? • ABC • Christina Applegate as Samantha Newly
The New Adventures Of Old Christine • CBS • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell
Ugly Betty • ABC • America Ferrera as Betty Suarez
Weeds • Showtime • Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Brothers & Sisters • ABC • Sally Field as Nora Holden-Walker
Damages • FX Networks • Glenn Close as Patty Hewes
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit • NBC • Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson
Saving Grace • TNT • Holly Hunter as Grace Hanadarko
The Closer • TNT • Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
A Raisin In The Sun • ABC • Phylicia Rashad as Lena Younger
An American Crime • Showtime • Catherine Keener as Gertrude Baniszewski
Bernard And Doris • HBO • Susan Sarandon as Doris Duke
Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) • PBS • Dame Judi Dench as Miss Matty Jenkyns
John Adams • HBO • Laura Linney as Abigail Adams

Outstanding Made For Television Movie
A Raisin In The Sun • ABC
Bernard And Doris • HBO
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale • HBO
Recount • HBO
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter • Lifetime

Outstanding Miniseries
Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) • PBS
John Adams • HBO
The Andromeda Strain • A&E
Tin Man • Sci Fi Channel

Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program
80th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Jon Stewart, Host
Late Show With David Letterman • CBS • David Letterman, Host
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project • HBO • Don Rickles, Performer
Saturday Night Live • NBC • Tina Fey, Host/Performer
The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Stephen Colbert, Host

Outstanding Reality-competition Program
American Idol • FOX
Dancing With The Stars • ABC
Project Runway • Bravo
The Amazing Race • CBS
Top Chef • Bravo

Outstanding Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow • PBS
Dirty Jobs • Discovery Channel
Extreme Makeover Home Edition • ABC
Intervention • A&E
Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List • Bravo

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Entourage • HBO • Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold
Entourage • HBO • Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama
How I Met Your Mother • CBS • Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson
The Office • NBC • Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute
Two And A Half Men • CBS • Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Boston Legal • ABC • William Shatner as Denny Crane
Damages • FX Networks • Ted Danson as Arthur Frobisher
Damages • FX Networks • Zeljko Ivanek as Ray Fiske
Lost • ABC • Michael Emerson as Ben
Mad Men • AMC • John Slattery as Roger Sterling

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
John Adams • HBO • David Morse as George Washington
John Adams • HBO • Stephen Dillane as Thomas Jefferson
John Adams • HBO • Tom Wilkinson as Benjamin Franklin
Recount • HBO • Denis Leary as Michael Whouley
Recount • HBO • Bob Balaban as Ben Ginsberg

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Pushing Daisies • ABC • Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook
Samantha Who? • ABC • Jean Smart as Regina Newly
Saturday Night Live • NBC • Amy Poehler, Performer
Two And A Half Men • CBS • Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper
Ugly Betty • ABC • Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Boston Legal • ABC • Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt
Brothers & Sisters • ABC • Rachel Griffiths as Sarah Walker-Whedon
Grey’s Anatomy • ABC • Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey
Grey’s Anatomy • ABC • Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang
In Treatment • HBO • Dianne Wiest as Dr. Gina Toll

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
A Raisin In The Sun • ABC • Audra McDonald as Ruth Younger
Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) • PBS • Eileen Atkins as Miss Deborah Jenkyns
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale • HBO • Ashley Jensen as Maggie Jacobs
Pictures Of Hollis Woods (Hallmark Hall Of Fame Presentation) • CBS • Alfre Woodard as Edna Reilly
Recount • HBO • Laura Dern as Katherine Harris

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
Late Show With David Letterman • CBS
Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO
Saturday Night Live • NBC
The Colbert Report • Comedy Centra
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
Bill Maher: The Decider • HBO
George Carlin: It’s Bad For Ya! • HBO
James Taylor: One Man Band (Great Performances) • PBS
Kathy Griffin: Straight To Hell • Bravo
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project • HBO
The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
30 Rock • Rosemary’s Baby • NBC • Jack Burditt, Written By
30 Rock • Cooter • NBC • Tina Fey, Written By
Flight Of The Conchords • Yoko • HBO • James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, Written By
Pushing Daisies • Pie-Lette • ABC • Bryan Fuller, Written By
The Office • Dinner Party • NBC • Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky, Written By

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Battlestar Galactica • Six Of One • Sci Fi Channel • Michael Angeli, Written By
Damages • Pilot • FX Networks • Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman, Written By
Mad Men • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Pilot) • AMC • Matthew Weiner, Written By
Mad Men • The Wheel • AMC • Matthew Weiner, Robin Veith, Written By
The Wire • 30 • HBO • David Simon, Ed Burns, Story By

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Bernard And Doris • HBO • Hugh Costello, Written By
Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) • PBS • Heidi Thomas, Written By
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale • HBO • Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Written By
John Adams • Independence • HBO • Kirk Ellis, Written By
Recount • HBO • Danny Strong, Written By

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  • Brenda

    Damages is excellent, the best range of cable channels to both here and in the U.S.
    I think Rose Byrne as Ellen is excellent actress and beautiful and still has much future in film and TV, and say that the veteran Glenn Close is impeccable and she won an Emmy this year deservedly. And at least Rose Byrne was shown the world of gold, but won an award from AFI Australian, alias the Australian actress is, despite not having any accent
    I love damages and will have two more seasons
    Damages to the success and Fx and Rose Byrne and Glenn Close

  • Brenda

    Damages is excellent, the best range of cable channels to both here and in the U.S.
    I think Rose Byrne as Ellen is excellent actress and beautiful and still has much future in film and TV, and say that the veteran Glenn Close is impeccable and she won an Emmy this year deservedly. And at least Rose Byrne was shown the world of gold, but won an award from AFI Australian, alias the Australian actress is, despite not having any accent
    I love damages and will have two more seasons
    Damages to the success and Fx and Rose Byrne and Glenn Close