Thursday, July 16, 2009

An Emmy Nomination Surprise

The Emmy Award nominations were announced this morning by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. A complete list of the top categories is posted below, but we wanted to be among the first to congratulate a Flaming Nose favorite that was a wonderful surprise. HBO's quirky musical comedy "Flight of the Conchords" was nominated for Outstanding Comedy and our beloved Jemaine Clement from the same show was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a comedy series. Jemain has delighted us for several seasons with his deadpan delivery, fetching New Zealand accent and hilarious song paradies. Scroll to the bottom after the nomination list and you'll see a video featuring Jemaine that is close to our hearts (Sugar Lumps).

The Emmy Awards will air on CBS, September 20, 2009.

Outstanding Comedy Series

“Entourage,” HBO, Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

“Family Guy,” FOX, Fox Television Animation

“Flight Of The Conchords,” HBO, Dakota Pictures and Comedy Arts in association with HBO Entertainment

“How I Met Your Mother,” CBS 20th Century Fox Television

“The Office,” NBC, Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

“30 Rock,” NBC, Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios

“Weeds,” Showtime, Showtime Presents in association with Lionsgate Television and Tilted Productions, Inc.


Outstanding Drama Series

“Big Love,” HBO, Anima Sola Productions and Playtone in association with HBO Entertainment

“Breaking Bad,” AMC, High Bridge, Gran Via Productions, Sony Pictures Television

“Damages,” FX Networks, FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television

“Dexter,” Showtime, Showtime Presents in association with John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions

“House,” FOX, Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions

“Lost,” ABC, Grass Skirt Productions and ABC Studios

“Mad Men,” AMC, Lionsgate Television


Outstanding Miniseries

“Generation Kill,” HBO, Company Pictures and Blown Deadline Productions in association with HBO Films

“Little Dorrit,” PBS, A co-production of BBC Productions and WGBH Boston


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner
Bros. Television

Jemaine Clement as Jemaine, “Flight Of The Conchords,” HBO, Dakota Pictures and Comedy Arts in association with HBO Entertainment

Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk, “Monk,” USA, Universal Cable Productions in association with Mandeville Films and ABC Studios

Steve Carell as Michael Scott, “The Office,” NBC, Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy, “30 Rock,” NBC, Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal
Media Studios

Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper, “Two And A Half Men,” CBS, Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Bryan Cranston as Walter White, “Breaking Bad,” AMC, High Bridge, Gran Via Productions, Sony Pictures Television

Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, “Dexter,” Showtime, Showtime Presents in association with John Goldwyn Productions,
The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions

Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House, “House,” FOX, Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z
Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions

Gabriel Byrne as Paul, “In Treatment,” HBO, Leverage, Closest To The Hole Productions and Sheleg in association with HBO Entertainment

Jon Hamm as Don Draper, “Mad Men,” AMC, Lionsgate Television

Simon Baker as Patrick Jane, “The Mentalist,” CBS, Warner Bros. Television


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Kevin Kline as Cyrano de Bergerac, Cyrano de Bergerac (Great Performances),” PBS, A Cyrano on Film, LLC Production
with Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Ellen M Krass Productions, Inc. and NHK Enterprises

Brendan Gleeson as Winston Churchill, “Into The Storm,” HBO, Scott Free and Rainmark Films production in association with the BBC and HBO Films

Sir Ian McKellen as King Lear, “King Lear (Great Performances),” PBS, A Co-production of The Performance Company,
Iambic Productions Limited, Thirteen/WNET New York and Channel 4, in association with NHK

Kevin Bacon as LtCol Mike Strobl, “Taking Chance,” HBO, Motion Picture Corporation of American and Civil Dawn Pictures in association with HBO Films

Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, “24: Redemption,” FOX, Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox TV in association with
Teakwood Lane Productions

Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander, “Wallander: One Step Behind,” PBS, A Left Bank Pictures/Yellow Bird/ TKBC/BBC series for WGBH


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine, “The New Adventures Of Old Christine,” CBS, Kari's Logo Here in association with Warner Bros. Television

Christina Applegate as Samantha Newly, “Samantha Who?,” ABC, ABC Studios

Sarah Silverman as Sarah Silverman, “The Sarah Silverman Program,” Comedy Central, Central Productions/Eleven Eleven O'Clock Productions/Oil Factory Inc.

Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, “30 Rock,” NBC, Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios

Toni Collette as Tara Gregson, “United States Of Tara,” Showtime, Showtime presents in association with DreamWorks Television

Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, “Weeds,” Showtime, Showtime Presents in association with Lionsgate Television and Tilted Productions, Inc.


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Sally Field as Nora Walker, “Brothers & Sisters,” ABC, ABC Studios

Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson, “The Closer,” TNT, The Shephard/Robin Company in association with Warner Bros. Television

Glenn Close as Patty Hewes, “Damages,” FX Networks, FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television

Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” NBC. Wolf Films in association with Universal Media Studios

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson, “Mad Men,” AMC, Lionsgate Television

Holly Hunter as Grace Hanadarko, “Saving Grace,” TNT, Fox Television


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Chandra Wilson as Yvonne, “Accidental Friendship,” Hallmark Channel, A Muse Entertainment and Automatic Pictures Production

Shirley MacLaine as Coco Chanel, “Coco Chanel,” Lifetime, Lux Vide S.p.A, Pamp Productions and Alchemy Television Group

Drew Barrymore as Little Edie, “Grey Gardens,” HBO, Specialty Films and Locomotive in association with HBO Films

Jessica Lange as Big Edie, “Grey Gardens,” HBO, Specialty Films and Locomotive in association with HBO Films

Sigourney Weaver as Mary Griffith, “Prayers For Bobby, Lifetime, Once Upon The Times Films, LTD in association with Permut Presentations and Sladek Taaffe Productions


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama, “Entourage,” HBO, Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson, “How I Met Your Mother,” CBS, 20th Century Fox Television

Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, “The Office,” NBC, Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan, “30 Rock,” NBC, Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios

Jack McBrayer as Kenneth Parcell, “30 Rock,” NBC, Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios

Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, “Two And A Half Men,” CBS, Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

William Shatner as Denny Crane, “Boston Legal,” ABC, A David E. Kelley Production in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Christian Clemenson as Jerry Espenson, “Boston Legal,” ABC, A David E. Kelley Production in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, “Breaking Bad,” AMC, High Bridge, Gran Via Productions, Sony Pictures Television

William Hurt as Daniel Purcell, “Damages,” FX Networks, FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television

Michael Emerson as Ben Linus, “Lost,” ABC, Grass Skirt Productions and ABC Studios

John Slattery as Roger Sterling, “Mad Men,” AMC, Lionsgate Television


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Ken Howard as Phelan Beale, “Grey Gardens,” HBO, Specialty Films and Locomotive in association with HBO Films

Len Cariou as Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Into The Storm,” HBO, Scott Free and Rainmark Films production in association with the BBC and HBO Films

Bob Newhart as Judson, “The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice,” TNT, Electric Entertainment

Tom Courtenay as Mr. Dorrit, “Little Dorrit,” PBS, A co-production of BBC Productions and WGBH Boston

Andy Serkis as Rigaud, “Little Dorrit,” PBS, A co-production of BBC Productions and WGBH Boston


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook, “Pushing Daisies,” ABC, Living Dead Guy Productions, The Jinks/Cohen Company in association with Warner Bros. Television

Amy Poehler as Various Characters, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC, SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video

Kristin Wiig as Various Characters, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC, SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video

Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney, “30 Rock,” NBC, Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios

Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater, “Ugly Betty,” ABC, ABC Studios

Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes, “Weeds,” Showtime, Showtime Presents in association with Lionsgate Television and Tilted Productions, Inc.


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Rose Byrne as Ellen Parsons, “Damages,” FX Networks, FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television

Sandra Oh as Dr. Christina Yang, “Grey's Anatomy,” ABC, ABC Studios

Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey, “Grey's Anatomy,” ABC, ABC Studios

Dianne Wiest as Gina, “In Treatment,” HBO, Leverage, Closest To The Hole Productions and Sheleg in association with HBO Entertainment

Hope Davis as Mia, “In Treatment,” HBO, Leverage, Closest To The Hole Productions and Sheleg in association with HBO Entertainment

Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor, “24,” FOX, Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television in association with Teakwood Lane Productions


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Marcia Gay Harden as Janina, “The Courageous Heart Of Irena Sendler (Hallmark Hall Of Fame Presentation),” CBS, Jeff Most/Jeff Rice Productions in association with Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions

Jeanne Tripplehorn as Jackie O., “Grey Gardens,” HBO, Specialty Films and Locomotive in association with HBO Films

Shohreh Aghdashloo as Sajida, “House Of Saddam, HBO, HBO Films in association with BBC

Janet McTeer as Clementine Churchill, “Into The Storm,” HBO, Scott Free and Rainmark Films production in association with the BBC and HBO Films

Cicely Tyson as Pearl, “Relative Stranger,” Hallmark Channel, A Larry Levinson Production




1 comment:

Lisa said...

So much to think about with these nominations! Already hearing a lot of carping about them around...certainly not perfect but an interesting bunch! We will write more about these, obviously!! Thanks for so succinctly getting this up so fast!!