Thursday, July 06, 2006

Emmys Announce Nominees

Jon here, filling in for Todd. The nominees are in, and one thing's for sure: These are the most insane, craziest nominees in the history of the Emmys, period.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
House (FOX)
The Sopranos (HBO)
24 (FOX)
The West Wing (NBC)

Arrested Development (FOX)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
The Office (NBC)
Scrubs (NBC)
Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Actor (Drama)
Dennis Leary, Rescue Me (FX)
Peter Krause, Six Feet Under (HBO)
Christopher Meloni, Law and Order: SVU (NBC)
Martin Sheen, The West Wing (NBC)
Kiefer Sutherland, 24 (FOX)

Actor (Comedy)
Steve Carell, The Office (NBC)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Kevin James, The King of Queens (CBS)
Tony Shalhoub, Monk (USA)
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men (CBS)

Actress (Drama)
Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under (HBO)
Geena Davis, Commander in Chief (ABC)
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU (NBC)
Alison Janney, The West Wing (NBC)
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer (TNT)

Actress (Comedy)
Stockard Channing, Out of Practice (CBS)
Jane Kaczmarek, Malcom in the Middle (FOX)
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback (HBO)
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
Debra Messing, Will & Grace (NBC)

Supporting Actor (Drama)
Alan Alda, The West Wing (NBC)
Michael Imperlioni, The Sopranos (HBO)
Gregory Itzen, 24 (FOX)
Oliver Platt, Huff (Showtime)
William Shatner, Boston Legal (ABC)

Supporting Actor (Comedy)
Will Arnett, Arrested Development (FOX)
Bryan Cranston, Malcom in the Middle (FOX)
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace (NBC)
Jeremy Piven, Entourage (HBO)

Supporting Actress (Drama)
Candice Bergen, Boston Legal (ABC)
Blythe Danner, Huff (Showtime)
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Jean Smart, 24 (FOX)
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy (ABC)

Supporting Actress (Comedy)
Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace (NBC)
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds (Showtime)
Jaime Pressley, My Name is Earl (NBC)
Alfre Woddard, Desperate Housewives (ABC)

And yes, these ARE the real nominations. See?

Anyway, Todd will be back later, filled with much analysis and seething hatred.


Edward Copeland said...

They are looney -- and you didn't even get to the movie/miniseries nominations where Ellen Burstyn got nominated for 12 seconds (not a misprint) in Mrs. Harris.

How can you nominate The Sopranos but not Edie or James? House but not Hugh Laurie? They are nutty.

Todd VanDerWerff said...


These are the greatest things ever. I was all set to be mad, until I realized that these are CRAZY!

I'm predicting they'll scrap the new system, as it DID nominate the previously unnominated -- but that's not A GOOD THING.

The Emmys had a similar blunder that made everything crazy in the 1970s. They got rid of it the day after the ceremony. I predict similar things.

Edward Copeland said...

My favorite year was when they got it an uproar about guest performers and then just merged them in with regulars, with Kelsey Grammer being nominated as a lead on Wings and Christopher Lloyd winning actor in a drama for Avonlea.

Todd VanDerWerff said...

I remember that!

It always confused me to see Lloyd's name slipped in between other, more obvious winners.