Usual Favorites Dominate Emmy Nominations8 Jul, 2010 By: John Latchem
The list of nominations for the 2010 prime-time Emmy Awards announced July 8 consists of the usual assortment of Emmy favorites plus a few nods to this year’s new critical darlings.
Fox’s musical newcomer “Glee” (first season on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 14 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) scored 19 nominations, including best comedy series.
Other nominees for outstanding comedy series include “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (four noms, on DVD from HBO), “Modern Family” (14 noms, season one on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 21 from Fox), “Nurse Jackie” (eight noms, on DVD and Blu-ray from Lionsgate), “The Office” (four noms, season six on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 7 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment) and “30 Rock” (15 noms, on DVD from Universal), the winner of the category the past three years.
Stalwart “Mad Men,” the first three seasons of which are on DVD and Blu-ray from Lionsgate, earned 17 nominations, including best drama series, a category it has won the past two years.
Other nominees for outstanding drama series include “Breaking Bad” (seven noms, on DVD and Blu-ray from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment), “Dexter” (eight noms, season four on DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 17 from Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS), “The Good Wife” (nine noms, season one on DVD Sept. 14 from Paramount/CBS), “Lost” (12 noms, season six on DVD and Blu-ray Aug. 24 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) and “True Blood” (five noms, on DVD and Blu-ray from HBO Home Entertainment).
The title with the most nominations was HBO’s World War II 10-parter The Pacific (on DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 2), which earned a whooping 24 nominations, including best miniseries, best writing and best directing. Its only competition in the outstanding miniseries category is BBC’s Return to Cranford, released on DVD and Blu-ray earlier this year.
Nominees for outstanding made for television movie include Endgame (on DVD from Monterey), Georgia O’Keeffe (on DVD from Sony Pictures), Moonshot (on DVD and Blu-ray from A&E), Temple Grandin (on DVD Aug. 17 from HBO), You Don’t Know Jack (on DVD Oct. 26 from HBO) and The Special Relationship (from HBO, not yet announced on disc).
Best actor in a comedy series noms went to two-time winner Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock,” Steve Carell for “The Office,” Larry David for “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Matthew Morrison for “Glee,” Jim Parsons for “The Big Bang Theory” (season three on DVD and Blu-ray Sept. 14 from Warner Home Video) and Tony Shalhoub for “Monk” (on DVD from Universal).
Best actress in a comedy series noms went to last year’s winner Toni Collette for “United States of Tara” (on DVD from Paramount/CBS), past winner Tina Fey for “30 Rock,” Edie Falco for “Nurse Jackie,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (on DVD from Warner), Lea Michele for “Glee” and Amy Poehler for “Parks and Recreation” (on DVD from Universal).
Best actor in a drama series noms went to two-time winner Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad,” Kyle Chandler for “Friday Night Lights “ (season four on DVD Aug. 17 from Universal), Matthew Fox for “Lost,” Michael C. Hall for “Dexter,” Jon Hamm for “Mad Men” and Hugh Laurie for “House” (season six on DVD Aug. 31 from Universal).
Best actress in a drama series noms went to Connie Britton for “Friday Night Lights,” Mariska Hargitay for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (season 11 on DVD Sept. 21 from Universal), January Jones for “Mad Men,” Julianna Margulies for “The Good Wife,” Kyra Sedgwick for “The Closer” (on DVD from Warner) and Glenn Close, winner of the past two years for “Damages” (on DVD from Sony Pictures).
A full list of nominees is available at Emmys.com. Creative arts winners will be announced Aug. 21, and major category winners will be announced Aug. 29.