Thursday, July 19, 2007

2007 Emmy Nominations

Emmy is giving The Sopranos an affectionate sendoff with the HBO drama garnering 15 nominations (second only to the 17 nods given to the HBO movie, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.) The charming freshman comedy Ugly Betty scored 11 nominations while both Grey’s Anatomy and 30 Rock pulled in 10 nominations each.

There were a few new shows and faces among the nominations in the major characters (though, of course, the Television Academy loves to keep putting the same folks (see Shatner, Spader, Sutherland, Gandolfini, Shalhoub, Falco, etc., etc.) up over and over whenever they can.

The nominees in some of the major categories include:

Best Drama Series: Boston Legal (ABC), Grey's Anatomy (ABC), Heroes (NBC), House (Fox), and The Sopranos (HBO).

Best Comedy Series: Entourage (HBO), The Office (NBC), 30 Rock (NBC), Two and a Half Men (CBS), Ugly Betty (ABC).

Best Actor (Drama Series): James Spader (Boston Legal), Hugh Laurie (House), Denis Leary (Rescue Me), James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), Kiefer Sutherland (24).

Best Actress (Drama Series): Sally Field (Brothers and Sisters), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Patricia Arquette (Medium), Minnie Driver (The Riches), Edie Falco (The Sopranos).

Best Supporting Actor (Drama Series): William Shatner (Boston Legal), T.R. Knight (Grey's Anatomy), Masi Oka (Heroes), Michael Emerson (Lost), Terry O'Quinn (Lost), Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos).

Best Supporting Actress (Drama Series): Rachel Griffiths (Brothers and Sisters), Katherine Heigl (Grey's Anatomy), Chandra Wilson (Grey's Anatomy), Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy), Aida Turturro (The Sopranos), Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos).

Best Actor (Comedy Series): Tony Shalhoub (Monk), Steve Carell (The Office), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men).

Best Actress (Comedy Series): Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Tina Fey (30 Rock), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds).

Best Supporting Actor (Comedy Series): Kevin Dillon (Entourage), Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men).

Best Supporting Actress (Comedy Series): Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl), Jenna Fischer (The Office), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men), Conchata Ferrell (Two and a Half Men), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds).

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