2010 Emmy nominations

Out with the old and in with the new. The nominees for the 62nd Emmy Awards have been announced, with newcomers Glee, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie and The Good Wife dominated the field and ousting oldies such as Two and a Half Men and Entourage.

Emmy favourites such as 30 Rock, The Office, Mad Men and Breaking Bad also scored plenty of nominations, as did the divisive final season of Lost.

Head on over to the official Emmy website to see the full list of nominees.

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Glee
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
The Office

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad
Dexter
Lost
Mad Men
The Good Wife
True Blood

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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
Tony Shalhoub for Monk

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Kyle Chandler for Friday Night Lights
Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad
Matthew Fox for Lost
Michael C. Hall for Dexter
Jon Hamm for Mad Men
Hugh Laurie for House M.D.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Toni Collette for The United States of Tara
Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey for 30 Rock
Julia Louis Dreyfuss for The New Adventures of Old Christine
Lea Michele for Glee
Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Connie Britton for Friday Night Lights
Glenn Close for Damages
Mariska Hargitay for Law and Order SVU
January Jones for Mad Men
Julianna Marguiles for The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Neil Patrick Harris for How I Met Your Mother
Chris Colfer for Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson for Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet for Modern Family
Ty Burrell for Modern Family
Jon Cryer for Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Aaron Paul for Breaking Bad
Martin Short for Damages
Terry O’Quinn for Lost
Michael Emerson for Lost
John Slattery for Mad Men
Andre Braugher for Men of a Certain Age

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Julie Bowen for Modern Family
Jane Krakowski for 30 Rock
Jane Lynch for Glee
Holland Taylor for Two and a Half Men
Sofia Vergara for Modern Family
Kristen Wiig for Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Sharon Gless for Burn Notice
Rose Byrne for Damages
Archie Panjabi for The Good Wife
Christine Baranski for The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks for Mad Men
Elisabeth Moss for Mad Men

Quick thoughts.

Comedy: Glee and Modern Family made strong debuts, but I’m still not sure they can compete with the world-class comedy of 30 Rock. The latest season of The Office featured some of the show’s all-time greatest episodes, as well as some of its worst. I say, pending a (deserved) Modern Family sweep, this year will once again belong to 30 Rock. Next year, perhaps not.

Drama: I loved the last season of Lost, and Mad Men’s third season maintained the series’ peerless class. However, Breaking Bad has changed the game in more ways than one. I defy you to find a better television series (or Oscar winning movie) than season 3 of Breaking Bad. Give Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul their acting statues, and give the show the top Drama prize. Also, Christina Hendricks really deserves the supporting actress trophy for her work in Mad Men.

The rest: Conan O’Brien scoring a nomination for hosting The Tonight Show, and not Jay Leno. Love it.

Discuss: Your thoughts on the nominees?

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