2009 Emmy nominations dominated by 30 Rock and Mad Men!

source: emmys.tv

Television satire 30 Rock and slow-burn period drama Mad Men have dominated the 2009 Emmy Nominations. 30 Rock nabbed 22 nominations, a record for a comedy show. Mad Men scored a hefty 16 nods.
Other notable nominees include Aussies Toni Collette, Simon Baker and Rose Byrne who were each honoured for their acting prowess.

In sadder news, Family Guy became the first animated television show to receive an Outstanding Comedy Program nomination since The Flintstones in 1961. This is bad of course, because Family Guy is such a terrible, unfunny show. If the members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences deem the show a worthier victor than any of the other six nominees, I guarantee the fabric of existence will simply collapse.

Take a look at the nominees and let us know your thoughts below!

Outstanding Comedy Program

Outstanding Drama Program

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock
Steve Carell for The Office
Jemaine Clement for Flight of the Conchords
Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory
Tony Shalhoub for Monk
Charlie Sheen for Two and A Half Men

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Simon Baker for The Mentalist
Gabriel Byrne for In Treatment
Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall for Dexter
Jon Hamm for Mad Men
Hugh Laurie for House M.D.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate for Samantha Who?
Toni Collette for The United States of Tara
Tina Fey for 30 Rock
Julia Louis Dreyfuss for The New Adventures of Old Christine
Mary Louise Parker for Weeds
Sarah Silverman for The Sarah Silverman Program

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Glenn Close for Damages
Sally Field for Brothers and Sisters
Mariska Hargitay for Law and Order SVU
Holly Hunter for Saving Grace
Elisabeth Moss for Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Jon Cryer for Two and a Half Men
Kevin Dillon for Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris for How I Met Your Mother
Jack McBrayer for 30 Rock
Tracy Morgan for 30 Rock
Rainn Wilson for The Office

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Christian Clemenson for Boston Legal
Michael Emerson for Lost
William Hurt for Damages
Aaron Paul for Breaking Bad
William Shatner for Boston Legal
John Slattery for Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Kristin Chenoweth for Pushing Daisies
Jane Krakowski for 30 Rock
Elizabeth Perkins for Weeds
Amy Poehler for Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig for Saturday Night Live
Vanessa Williams for Ugly Betty

Discuss: Where the hell is Battlestar Galactica??? Sigh. OK, so I’m giving my love to the four (other) best shows on television: Lost, Mad Men, 30 Rock and The Office. After that, it would be great to see some prizes go to HIMYM, Flight of the Conchords, Saturday Night Live and Dexter. Who would you like to see take home some awards from this glorified popularity competition?

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