There used to be a time when I’d actually be interested in the Emmys and scour the nominations when they came out.  But thanks to DVR, a full spread of channels on satellite and my growing malaise with network TV, not so much anymore.  Of the twelve major nominees in the Drama and Comedy categories, I’ve been a regular watcher, or a watcher period, of exactly one.  Still, that doesn’t mean that I’m completely above who just got nods in the list below. 

For instance, considering this past season, this nomination for Lost comes across a lot more as a hale and farewell to the show rather than the quality of the final eighteen episodes.  I am glad that Jim Parsons and Larry David got noms in the Comedy Lead category.  Definitely not mad at Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson getting nods as well for Supporting Actor, Drama.  For Outstanding Reality Program, would like for Mythbusters to get the statue, though I think have about zero chance.  Al Pacino got a much-deserved nomination for You Don’t Know Jack and he’s my pick in that category.  The miniseries seems to be dying off when you only get two nominations in that field.  And a lovely little (okay not so little) “Fuck You” to NBC with Conan’s nod in the Variety Program category. 

Anyway, here is the major list of nominations, via THR.com.  You can click over to their joint for their typical exhaustive coverage, including Emmy Snubs, Network Tally and Nominees Reactions:

Outstanding Comedy Series



“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)


“Glee” (Fox)


“Modern Family” (ABC)


“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)


“The Office” (NBC)


“30 Rock” (NBC)


Outstanding Drama Series



“Breaking Bad” (AMC)


“Dexter” (Showtime)


“The Good Wife” (CBS)


“Lost” (ABC)


“Mad Men” (AMC)


“True Blood” (HBO)




Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series




Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”


Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”


Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights”


Hugh Laurie, “House”


Matthew Fox, “Lost”


Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series



Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”


Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”


Matthew Morrison, “Glee”


Tony Shalhoub, “Monk”


Steve Carell, “The Office”


Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series



Lea Michele, “Glee”


Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “The New Adventures Of Old Christine”


Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”


Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation”


Tina Fey, “30 Rock”


Toni Collette, “United States Of Tara”


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series



Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”


Glenn Close, “Damages”


Connie Britton, “Friday Night Lights”


Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”


Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”


January Jones, “Mad Men”


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series



Chris Colfer, “Glee”


Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”


Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”


Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”


Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”


Jon Cryer, “Two And A Half Men”


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series



Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”


Martin Short, “Damages”


Terry O’Quinn, “Lost”


Michael Emerson, “Lost”


John Slattery, “Mad Men”


Andre Braugher, “Men Of A Certain Age”


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series



Jane Lynch, “Glee”


Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”


Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”


Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”


Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”


Holland Taylor, “Two And A Half Men”


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series



Sharon Gless, “Burn Notice” 


Rose Byrne, “Damages”


Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”


Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”


Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”


Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”


Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition
Program




Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race”


Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol”


Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With the Stars”


Heidi Klum, “Project Runway”


Jeff Probst, “Survivor”


Outstanding Reality Program



“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)


“Dirty Jobs” (Discovery Channel)


“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” (ABC)


“Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List” (Bravo)


“MythBusters”  (Discovery Channel)


“Undercover Boss” (CBS)


Outstanding Reality – Competition Program



“The Amazing Race”  (CBS)


“American Idol” (Fox)


“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)


“Project Runway”  (Lifetime)


“Top Chef”  (Bravo)


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie



Jeff Bridges, “A Dog Year” (HBO)


Ian McKellen, “The Prisoner” (AMC)


Michael Sheen, “The Special Relationship” (HBO)


Dennis Quaid, “The Special Relationship” (HBO)


Al Pacino, “You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie



Maggie Smith, “Capturing Mary” (HBO)


Joan Allen, “Georgia O’Keeffe” (Lifetime)


Dame Judi Dench, “Return To Cranford” (Masterpiece) (PBS)


Hope Davis, “The Special Relationship” (HBO)


Claire Danes, “Temple Grandin”  (HBO)


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A
Movie




Michael Gambon, “Emma” (Masterpiece) (PBS)


Patrick Stewart , “Hamlet” (Great Performances) (PBS)


Jonathan Pryce , “Return To Cranford” (Masterpiece) (PBS)


David Strathairn, “Temple Grandin” (HBO)


John Goodman, “You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or
Movie




Kathy Bates, “Alice” (Syfy)


Julia Ormond, “Temple Grandin” (HBO)


Catherine O’Hara, “Temple Grandin” (HBO)


Brenda Vaccaro, “You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)


Susan Sarandon, “You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)


Outstanding Miniseries



“The Pacific” (HBO)


“Return To Cranford” (Masterpiece) (PBS)


Outstanding Made For Television Movie



“Endgame” (Masterpiece) (PBS)


“Georgia O’Keeffe” (Lifetime)


“Moonshot” (History)


“The Special Relationship” (HBO)


“Temple Grandin” (HBO)


“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)


Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series



“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)


“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)


“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)


“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)


“The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” (NBC)


Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special



Bill Maher “…But I’m Not Wrong” (HBO )


Hope For Haiti Now (Tenth Planet Productions and MTV)


The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)


Robin Williams: Weapons Of Self Destruction (HBO)


The 25th Anniversary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Concert  (HBO)


Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me (HBO)


Outstanding Nonfiction Series



“American Experience” (PBS)


“American Masters” (PBS)


“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channe)l


“Life” (Discovery Channel)


“The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” (PBS)


Outstanding Animated Program



“Alien Earths” (NGC)


“Disney Prep & Landing (ABC)


“The Ricky Gervais Show” (HBO)


“The Simpsons” (Fox)


“South Park”  (Comedy Central)


Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series



“Glee” • Pilot – Director’s Cut (Fox)


Ryan Murphy, Writer


Brad Falchuk, Writer


Ian Brennan, Writer



“Modern Family”  – Pilot (ABC)


Steven Levitan, Writer


Christopher Lloyd, Writer



“The Office” – Niagara (NBC)


Greg Daniels, Writer


Mindy Kaling, Writer



“30 Rock” – Anna Howard Shaw Day (NBC)


Matt Hubbard, Writer



“30 Rock” – Lee Marvin Vs. Derek Jeter  (NBC)


Tina Fey, Writer


Kay Cannon, Writer


Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series



“Friday Night Lights” – The Son (DirecTV)


Rolin Jones, Writer



“The Good Wife” – Pilot (CBS)


Michelle King, Writer


Robert King, Writer



“Lost”  – The End (ABC)


Damon Lindelof, Writer


Carlton Cuse, Writer



“Mad Men” – Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency (AMC)


Robin Veith, Writer


Matthew Weiner, Writer



“Mad Men” – Shut The Door. Have A Seat.  (AMC)


Matthew Weiner, Writer


Erin Levy, Writer


Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic
Special




“The Pacific” – Part Eight (HBO)


Michelle Ashford, Writer


Robert Schenkkan, Writer



“The Pacific” – Part Ten (HBO)


Bruce C. McKenna, Writer


Robert Schenkkan, Writer



“The Special Relationship” (HBO)


Peter Morgan, Writer



“Temple Grandin” (HBO)


Christopher Monger, Writer


William Merritt Johnson, Writer



“You Don’t Know Jack”  (HBO)


Adam Mazer, Writer


Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy
Series




“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)


“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)


“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)


“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)


“The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” (NBC)




via THR.com