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Emmy Nominations Announced; HBO Maintains Primetime Stranglehold

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Whee, the 62nd Annual (Primetime!) Emmys have been announced. There aren’t that many surprises: As usual, HBO rocks, as does Mad Men, True Blood, 30 Rock, Glee, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tina Fey. Losties may get another chance to see the objects of their affection on the small screen, picking up an award for best drama. But, really, January Jones gets a best actress nom while Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks have to duke it out for supporting? Sigh. Shockingly, the Jersey Shore got zero nominations.

More highlights below from Variety. We cut out the — ahem — “boring stuff,” (sorry children’s programming lovers, music show directors, and TV writers!) but you can read the full nominations list here, at your leisure. Go, Coco!

DRAMA SERIES
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Dexter” (Showtime)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Blood” (HBO)

COMEDY SERIES
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“Glee” (Fox)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
“The Office” (NBC)
“30 Rock” (NBC)

ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jim Parsons – “Big Bang Theory”
Larry David – “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Matthew Morrison – “Glee”
Tony Shalhoub – “Monk”
Steve Carell – “The Office”
Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”

MINISERIES
“The Pacific” (HBO)
“Return to Cranford” (PBS)

ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall – “Dexter”
Kyle Chandler = “Friday Night Lights”
Hugh Laurie – “House”
Matthew Fox – “Lost”
Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Lea Michele – “Glee”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “The New Adventures of Old Christine”
Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler – “Parks And Recreation”
Tina Fey – “30 Rock”
Toni Collette – “United States Of Tara”

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kyra Sedgwick – “The Closer”
Glenn Close – “Damages”
Connie Britton – “Friday Night Lights”
Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”
Mariska Hargitay – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
January Jones – “Mad Men”

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Jeff Bridges – “A Dog Year”
Ian McKellen – “The Prisoner”
Michael Sheen – “The Special Relationship”
Dennis Quaid – “The Special Relationship”
Al Pacino – “You Don’t Know Jack”

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Maggie Smith – “Capturing Mary”
Joan Allen – “Georgia O’Keeffe”Dame Judi Dench – “Return to Cranford”
Hope Davis – “The Special Relationship”
Claire Danes – “Temple Grandin”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Chris Colfer – “Glee”
Neil Patrick Harris – “How I Met Your Mother”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet – “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell – “Modern Family”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Aaron Paul – “Breaking Bad”
Martin Short – “Damages”
Terry O’Quinn – “Lost”
Michael Emerson – “Lost”
John Slattery – “Mad Men”
Andre Braugher – “Men of a Certain Age”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Michael Gambon – “Emma”
Patrick Stewart – “Hamlet”
Jonathan Pryce – “Return to Cranford”
David Strathairn – “Temple Grandin”
John Goodman – “You Don’t Know Jack”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jane Lynch – “Glee”
Julie Bowen – “Modern Family”
Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”
Kristen Wiig – “Saturday Night Live”
Jane Krakowski – “30 Rock”
Holland Taylor – “Two and a Half Men”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Sharon Gless – “Burn Notice”
Rose Byrne – “Damages”
Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife”
Christine Baranski – “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks – “Mad Men”
Elisabeth Moss – “Mad Men”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Kathy Bates – “Alice”
Julia Ormond – “Temple Grandin”
Catherine O’Hara – “Temple Grandin”
Brenda Vaccaro – “You Don’t Know Jack”
Susan Sarandon – “You Don’t Know Jack”

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Mike O’Malley – “Glee”
Neil Patrick Harris – “Glee”
Fred Willard – “Modern Family”
Eli Wallach – “Nurse Jackie”
Jon Hamm – “30 Rock”
Will Arnett – “30 Rock”

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Beau Bridges – “The Closer”
Ted Danson – “Damages”
John Lithgow – “Dexter”
Alan Cumming – “The Good Wife”
Dylan Baker – “The Good Wife”
Robert Morse – “Mad Men”
Gregory Itzin – “24”

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Christine Baranski – “The Big Bang Theory”
Kathryn Joosten – “Desperate Housewives”
Kristin Chenoweth – “Glee”
Tina Fey – “Saturday Night Live”
Betty White – “Saturday Night Live”
Elaine Stritch – “30 Rock”
Jane Lynch – “Two and a Half Men”

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Mary Kay Place – “Big Love”
Sissy Spacek – “Big Love”
Shirley Jones – “The Cleaner”
Lily Tomlin – “Damages”
Ann-Margre – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
Elizabeth Mitchell – “Lost”

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY
Ryan Murphy – “Glee” (“Pilot”)
Paris Barclay – “Glee” (“Wheels”)
Jason Winer – “Modern Family” (“Pilot”)
Allen Coulter – “Nurse Jackie” (“Pilot”)

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA
Michelle MacLaren – “Breaking Bad” (“One Minute”)
Steve Shill – “Dexter” (“The Getaway”)
Jack Bender – “Lost” (“The End”)
Lesli Linka Glatter – “Mad Men” (“Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency”)
Agnieszka Holland – “Treme” (“Do You Know What It Means”)

DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Bob Balaban – “Georgia O’Keeffe”
David Nutter, Jeremy Podeswa – “The Pacific” (“Part Eight”)
Tim Van Patten – “The Pacific” (“Part Nine”)
Mick Jackson – “Temple Grandin”
Barry Levinson – “You Don’t Know Jack”

ANIMATED PROGRAM
“Alien Earths” (NGC)
“Disney Prep & Landing” (ABC)”The Ricky Gervais Show” – “Knob at Night”(HBO)
“The Simpsons” – “Once Upon a Time in Springfield” (Fox)
“South Park” – “200/201” (Comedy Central)

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL
“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” (NBC)

NONFICTION SPECIAL
“Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story” (Epix)
“By the People: The Election of Barack Obama” (HBO)
“Johnny Mercer: The Dream’s on Me” (TCM)
“Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again” (NBC)
“The Simpsons: 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! On Ice!” (FOX
“Teddy: In His Own Words” (HBO)

NONFICTION SERIES
“American Experience” (PBS)
“American Masters”
“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery)
“Life” (Discovery)
“Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut)” (IFC)
“The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” (PBS)

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