Thursday, July 19, 2007

Emmy Noms!!

Nominations for the 2007 Emmys
(from eonline)
The Office can repeat, 24 won't.
Last year's big winners at the Primetime Emmy Awards were Thursday's nominees—and not. Defending Comedy Series champ The Office was up again in its category, which was filled out this time around by HBO's hip Entourage, CBS' traditional Two and a Half Men and the freshmen series 30 Rock and Ugly Betty of NBC and ABC, respectively.
It wasn't a great morning, meanwhile, for Fox's 24, which claimed the 2006 Drama Series Emmy but didn't make the finals for the 2007 race. With Jack Bauer's gang on the sidelines, the nominee field looked this: ABC's Boston Legal, ABC's Grey's Anatomy, NBC's Heroes, Fox's House and HBO's late The Sopranos, which led all series with 15 overall nominations.
24 star Kiefer Sutherland had better luck as an individual in the Drama Series Actor category. There, he'll go up against The Sopranos' James Gandolfini, House's Hugh Laurie, Rescue Me's Denis Leary and Boston Legal's James Spader.
The nominee field for the Drama Series Actress race represented an almost complete redo from last year. The only holdovers were Law & Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay and The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick. Familiar faces who were nonetheless fresh nominees were: Medium's Patricia Arquette, The Riches' Minnie Driver, The Sopranos' Edie Falco and Brothers & Sisters' Sally Field.
On the comedy series front, reluctant 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin will square off against Steve Carell (The Office), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men), and Ricky Gervais (Extras) for the Lead Actor Emmy.
Felicity Huffman represented for Desperate Housewives in the Comedy Series Actress race. Other nominees included: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine), Mary Louise Parker (Weeds), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) and Tina Fey (30 Rock).
The 59th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to be presented Sept. 16 in a Fox telecast from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium.