Thursday, July 17, 2008

Three Flaming Nose Faves get top Emmy Noms!

The Emmy nominations were announced this morning and three of our favorites are now front-runners to win the big awards.

"John Adams" garnered a whopping 23 nominations, and they are well deserved. Most of my fellow TFN posters and I agree that the HBO mini-series was hands down the best television of the season, if not the decade. If you want to know why, just click the John Adams label below for numerous write-ups.

"30 Rock" got 17 nominations, including best comedy series. This show is brilliant and it's nice to know the industry agrees. It excels in all important areas: writing, acting, direction, and production .

"Mad Men" racked up 16 nominations, including best dramatic series. This is the series that finally put cable network AMC on the map. The highly stylized show about the world of Madison Avenue advertising circa 1960 also excels in the writing, acting, and direction departments, but when it comes to production it's got a "wow factor" that will grab you. From the sets to the costumes and make-up, you feel as if you have a magic porthole that lets you peek at life 47 years ago. Simply watching an old movie or TV show won't cut it because "Mad Men" pulls no punches in terms of political correctness. It's far more realistic than anything produced prior to 1968!

Two other TFN favorites got several nominations. "The Office" is up for best comedy series. The genius at work here has earned Emmys wins for this show in the past, which could mean this will be "30 Rock's" year. "Dexter" is up for best dramatic series. Just look at Jane and Lisa's numerous TFN posts to learn how special this Showtime series is. A tough call picking the winners this year!

Here are the top series nominations:

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger Inc., in association with Universal Media StudiosProducers TBD
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO EntertainmentProducers TBD
Entourage • HBO • Leverage and Closest To The Hole Productions in association with HBO EntertainmentProducers TBD
The Office • NBC • Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC, Universal Media StudiosProducers TBD
Two And A Half Men • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. TelevisionProducers TBD

Outstanding Drama Series

Boston Legal • ABC • David E. Kelley Productions in association with 20th Century Fox TelevisionProducers TBD
Damages • FX Networks • FX Productions and Sony Pictures TelevisionProducers TBD
Dexter • Showtime • Showtime Presents John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips ProductionsProducers TBD
House • FOX • Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry ProductionsProducers TBD
Lost • ABC • ABC StudiosProducers TBD
Mad MenAMCLionsgate TelevisionProducers TBD

The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theater in Downtown LA on Sunday, September 21st, on ABC at 8/7c (tape delayed 8 pacific)... barring a strike by SAG actors.


Jane said...

LOL times 10 to the 23rd power! Scott, I was so shocked when there was no Emmy post this morning so I quickly put one up. By the time I posted it, I saw yours was there already! Well they say great minds think alike. At least we used different pictures. Ha ha ha ha!!!

Lisa said...

And of course when I put mine up, I hadn't looked at the Nose for a while as I composed (and held up while I ate lunch -- burp!), and there were TWO other posts!

Well, Jane and I used ONE same picture, but hers is more beautiful and impressive! :-)

Just wait until we do our OFFICIAL Emmy coverage -- by George, it will be a tsunami of posts!

Great minds, indeed! :-)