Emmy nominations 2008

While drinking my morning coffee I was reading the 2008 Emmy’s nominations. The ceremony will be sometimes in September. Two dramas caught my attention: Mad Men and Damages. Why? Because I never heard about them.
Luckily for me, CTV is giving me the chance to watch the first season of Mad Men on line, which I am going to do maybe this evening.

I like Lee Pace in Pushing Daisies, I could not care less about the rest of the comedy actors or shows and definitely I am not interested in lead or supporting actresses in a comedy series. I guess I would take lots of washroom time during the ceremony. Maybe finish dinner, do the dishes, sort the wash-loads, etc when the boring categories are up.
Different story when we talk about drama series. I love Holly Hunter in Saving Grace, I like Kyra Sedgwick in The Closer. Mariska should be let go… really, I am already tired of her. Hmmm… I still have to find ‘Damages’ someplace, since it’s got nominations for lead actress (Glenn Close) and supporting actor (2 nominations actually). Yeah, I know, just because it’s been nominated should not mean too much. But hey, Saving Grace and The Closer are really good shows, so maybe this time they got it right.

I would like to see Burn Notice getting a nomination. And why not? Why is Monk so much better? Tony Shalhoub should join Mariska Hargitay and take a hike.

Outstanding Comedy Series

• 30 Rock
• Curb Your Enthusiasm
• Entourage
• The Office
• Two and a Half Men
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
• Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
• Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
• Tony Shalhoub, Monk
• Steve Carell, The Office
• Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
• Tina Fey, 30 Rock
• Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
• America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
• Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A 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
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
• Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
• Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
• Jean Smart, Samantha Who?
• Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
• Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
Outstanding Drama Series
• Mad Men
• Boston Legal
• Damages
• House
• Dexter
• Lost
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
• James Spader, Boston Legal
• Jon Hamm, Mad Men
• Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
• Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
• Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
• Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
• Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
• Glenn Close, Damages
• Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
• Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
• Michael Emerson, Lost
• William Shatner, Boston Legal
• John Slattery, Mad Men
• Zeljko Ivanek, Damages
• Ted Danson, Damages
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
• Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters
• Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
• Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
• Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy
• Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
Outstanding Reality-competition Program
• Project Runway
• Top Chef
• The Amazing Race
• American Idol
• Dancing With The Stars

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