2009 Emmy Nominees

The Emmys are once again approaching, meaning it's time to highlight those shows that made the often-unbearable experience of TV watching worth your while, if only for a short while.

Take a look over the list of this year's Emmy Nominees then head on down to the comment section to give your two cents. THE 2009 EMMY NOMINEES (Abridged Version):


DRAMA SERIES:"Big Love," HBO"Breaking Bad," AMC"Damages," FX"Dexter," Showtime"House," Fox"Lost," ABC"Mad Men," AMC

COMEDY SERIES:"Entourage," HBO"Family Guy," Fox"How I Met Your Mother," CBS"Flight of the Conchords," HBO"The Office," NBC"30 Rock," NBC"Weeds," Showtime

ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES:Simon Baker, "The Mentalist"Gabriel Byrne, "In Treatment"Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"Hugh Laurie, "House"

ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:Glenn Close, "Damages"Sally Field, "Brothers and Sisters"Mariska Hargitay, "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit"Holly Hunter, "Saving Grace"Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"

ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES:Christina Applegate, "Samantha Who?"Toni Collette, "United States of Tara"Tina Fey, "30 Rock"Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "New Adventures of Old Christine"Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds"Sarah Silverman, "The Sarah Silverman Program"

ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES:Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"Steve Carell, "The Office"Jemaine Clement, "Flight of the Conchords"Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"Tony Shalhoub, "Monk"Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men"

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES:Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"Kevin Dillon, "Entourage"Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother"Jack McBrayer, "30 Rock"Tracy Morgan, "30 Rock"Rainn Wilson, "The Office"

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES:Christian Clemenson, "Boston Legal"Michael Emerson, "Lost"William Hurt, "Damages"Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"William Shatner, "Boston Legal"John Slattery, "Mad Men"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:Rose Byrne, "Damages"Hope Davis, "In Treatment"Cherry Jones, "24"Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy"Dianne Wiest, "In Treatment"Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES:Kristin Chenoweth, "Pushing Daisies"Amy Poehler, "Saturday Night Live"Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock"Elizabeth Perkins, "Weeds"Kristin Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"Vanessa Williams, "Ugly Betty"

REALITY HOST:Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With The Stars"Phil Keoghan, "The Amazing Race"Heidi Klum, "Project Runway"Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, "Top Chef"Jeff Probst, "Survivor"Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol"

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM:"The Amazing Race," CBS"American Idol," FOX"Dancing With The Stars," ABC"Project Runway," Bravo"Top Chef," Bravo

REALITY PROGRAM:"Antiques Roadshow," PBS"Dirty Jobs," Discovery Channel"Dog Whisperer," National Geographic"Intervention," A&E"Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List," Bravo"Mythbusters," Discovery

MINISERIES:"Generation Kill," HBO"Little Dorrit," PBS

ACTOR, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE:Kevin Bacon, "Taking Chance"Kenneth Branagh, "Wallander: One Step Behind"Brendan Gleeson, "Into the Storm"Kevin Kline, "Cyrano de Bergerac"Ian McKellen, "King Lear"Kiefer Sutherland, "24: Redemption"

ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE:Drew Barrymore, "Grey Gardens"Jessica Lange, "Grey Gardens"Shirley MacLaine, "Coco Chanel"Sigourney Weaver, "Prayers for Bobby"Chandra Wilson, "Accidental Friendship"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE:Shohreh Aghdashloo, "House of Saddam"Marcia Gay Harden, "The Courageous Heart Of Irena Sendler"Janet McTeer, "Into the Storm"Jeanne Tripplehorn, "Grey Gardens"Cicely Tyson, "Relative Stranger"

SUPPORTING ACTOR, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE:Len Cariou, "Into the Storm"Tom Courtenay, "Little Dorrit"Ken Howard, "Grey Gardens"Bob Newhart, "The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice"Andy Serkis, "Little Dorrit"

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:Alan Alda, "30 Rock"Beau Bridges, "Desperate Housewives"Jon Hamm, "30 Rock"Steve Martin, "30 Rock"Justin Timberlake, "Saturday Night Live"

You go 30 Rock.

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:Edward Asner, "CSI: NY"Ernest Borgnine, "ER"Ted Danson, "Damages"Michael J. Fox, "Rescue Me"Jimmy Smits, "Dexter"

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:Jennifer Aniston, "30 Rock"Christine Baranski, "The Big Bang Theory"Tina Fey, "Saturday Night Live"Gena Rowlands, "Monk"Elaine Stritch, "30 Rock"Betty White, "My Name Is Earl"

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:Brenda Blethyn, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"Carol Burnett, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"Ellen Burstyn, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"Sharon Lawrence, "Grey's Anatomy"CCH Pounder, "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency"

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL :Andrew Davies, "Little Dorrit"Lt. Col Michael R. Strobl, USMC (Ret.) and Ross Katz, "Taking Chance"Michael Sucsy and Patricia Rozema, "Grey Gardens"David Simon, "Generation Kill"Hugh Whitemore, "Into the Storm"

DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL:Susanna White, "Generation Kill"Michael Sucsy, "Grey Gardens"Thaddeus O'Sullivan, "Into the Storm"Dearbhla Walsh, "Little Dorrit"Ross Katz, "Taking Chance"Philip Martin, "Wallander: One Step Behind"

WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES:"The Colbert Report""The Daily Show With Jon Stewart""Late Night With Conan O'Brien""Late Show With David Letterman""Saturday Night Live"

DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL:Roger Goodman, "81st Annual Academy Awards"Bucky Gunts, "Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony"Don Mischer, "Bruce Springsteen Super Bowl Halftime Show"Glenn Weiss, "The Neighborhood Ball: An Inauguration Celebration"Marty Callner, "Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America"

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES:Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof, "Lost"Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner, "Mad Men"Matthew Weiner, "Mad Men"Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Matthew Weiner, "Mad Men"Kater Gordon, Matthew Weiner, "Mad Men"

Lost is TOTALLY going to take this one.

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES:Michael Rymer, "Battlestar Galactica"Bill D'Elia, "Boston Legal"Todd A. Kessler, "Damages"Rod Holcomb, "ER"Phil Abraham, "Mad Men"

INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM:Jon Stewart, Host, "80th Annual Academy Awards"Stephen Colbert, Host, "The Colbert Report"David Letterman, Host, "Late Show With David Letterman"Don Rickles, Performer, "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project" (Winner)Tina Fey, Host/Performer, "Saturday Night Live"

WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES:James Bobin, Jemaine Clement, Bret McKenzie, "Flight of the Conchords"Jack Burditt and Robert Carlock, "30 Rock"Robert Carlock, "30 Rock"Matt Hubbard, "30 Rock"Ron Weiner, "30 Rock"

Wow Tina Fey is kicking butt.

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES:Julian Farino, "Entourage"James Bobin, "Flight of the Conchords"Jeff Blitz, "The Office"Millicent Shelton, "30 Rock"Beth McCarthy, "30 Rock"Todd Holland, "30 Rock"

Just a guess, but 30 Rock could possibly win this category too.

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES:"The Colbert Report," Comedy Central"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Comedy Central"Late Show With David Letterman," CBS"Real Time With Bill Maher," HBO"Saturday Night Live," NBC

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL:"Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger," HBO"Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut a Bitch," Bravo"The Kennedy Center Honors," CBS"Ricky Gervais: Out of England," HBO"Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America," HBO

ANIMATED PROGRAM (FOR PROGRAMMING LESS THAN ONE HOUR):"American Dad," Fox"Robot Chicken," Cartoon Network"The Simpsons," Fox"South Park," Comedy Central

ANIMATED PROGRAM (FOR PROGRAMMING ONE HOUR OR MORE):"Afro Samurai: Resurrection," Spike TV"Destination Imagination," Cartoon Network


For the complete list of the 2009 Emmy Nominees, check out the L.A. Times.

The 2009 Emmys - a.k.a. "The Tina Fey Show". 30 Rock has racked up what looks to be multiple noms in every category with the word "comedy" attached to it. Kudos to Tina and the 30 Rock cast for once again being recognized for the hilarity the bring each week. I love that show.

The 2009 Emmys were set to air on September 13, 2009 - but MTV had already booked that date for their Video Music Awards. The Emmys will NOW air on September 20, 2009.

Ok, let the debate begin. See you in the comments.

Sources: LA Times & Reel Talk

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