Thursday, July 17, 2008

Emmy Awards Added Top Host For Reality TV Show On Awards Categories

The TV Academy acquired a natal day cake for its 60th birthday Thursday morning – when American Idol's Ryan Seacrest, Project Runway's Heidi Klum and Dancing With the Stars' Tom Bergeron, likewise as Deal or No Deal's Howie Mandel and Survivor's Jeff Probst, all fetched nominations in the first-time ever category of top host for a reality-competition show.

Although Deal or No Deal and Survivor both unsuccessful to gain nods for best reality-competition show, entirely the other programs did, along with Top Chef and Amazing Race.

In drama, as anticipated, it was a Mad world, with AMC's vital hit Mad Men attaining a secure showing – it nailed 16 nominations (highest of any drama series), including those as best drama series and for its leading actor, Jon Hamm.

The most nominations, 23, belonged to HBO's historical miniseries, John Adams, which starred Paul Giamatti, also nominated as lead actor in the category.

30 Rock was the favorite in the comedy category, with 17 nominations, including those for best series (an honor it took last year), for leading actor, Alec Baldwin, and for actress (and the show's creator), Tina Fey.

Additional comedy series candidates are continual bridesmaids, including Curb Your Enthusiasm; Entourage; The Office; and Two and a Half Men.

The 60th yearly Primetime Emmy Awards will broadcast live on ABC Sunday, Sept. 21 from Los Angeles's Nokia Theatre.

The comprehensive list of nominees is here.

Outstanding Comedy Series

• Curb Your Enthusiasm
• Entourage
• The Office
• 30 Rock
• Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Drama Series

• Boston Legal
• Damages
• Dexter
• House
• Lost
• Mad Men

Lead Actor in a Comedy

• Tony Shalhoub, Monk
• Steve Carell, The Office
• Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
• Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
• Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Lead Actor in a Drama

• James Spader, Boston Legal
• Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
• Michael C. Hall, Dexter
• Hugh Laurie, House
• Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
• Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Lead Actress in a Comedy

• Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
• Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
• Tina Fey, 30 Rock
• America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
• Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Lead Actress in a Drama

• Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
• Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
• Glenn Close, Damages
• Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
• Holly Hunter, Saving Grace

Supporting Actor in a Comedy

• Jeremy Piven, Entourage
• Kevin Dillon, Entourage
• Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
• Rainn Wilson, The Office
• Jon Cryer, Two And A Half Men

Supporting Actor in a Drama

• William Shatner, Boston Legal
• Ted Danson, Damages
• Zeljko Ivanek, Damages
• Michael Emerson, Lost
• John Slattery, Mad Men

Supporting Actress in a Comedy

• Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
• Jean Smart, Samantha Who?
• Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
• Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
• Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

Supporting Actress in a Drama

• Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
• Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters
• Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy
• Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
• Dianne Wiest, In Treatment

Host For a Reality or Reality-Competition

• Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
• Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
• Howie Mandel, Deal or No Deal
• Heidi Klum, Project Runway
• Jeff Probst, Survivor

Outstanding Miniseries

• The Andromeda Strain
• Cranford
• John Adams
• Tin Man