The 2010 Emmy nominees were announced this morning and they were full of old standards (Mariska Hargitay... again) and surprises (a show on USA that isn't Monk got a nomination!). Let's take a look at the list, shall we?
The full list, via Variety, is posted down below. But what does it say? Well, Glee got recognized big time, with an unsurprising Best Comedy nod, slots for Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, and Jane Lynch, and, in an actual surprise, little pixie Chris Colfer. Those dramatic scenes with Mike O'Malley probably helped him... secure a comedy nomination. Oh, Emmys. So confusing.
Modern Family also made off like a bandit, landing in the Best Comedy category and securing nominations for Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Eric Stonestreet (poor Ed O'Neill must feel a little left out). Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara also got nods. So really O'Neill is the only principal who didn't get recognized. I wonder what happened there. Years-old residual Married with Children stink? It's possible.
Also recognized in the comedies were Amy Poehler (yay!), Neil Patrick Harris (boo), and Jim Parsons (yay if you're into that sort of thing). Also, Tony Shalhoub got what has to be his final Monk nomination. That show is done, right? No more ever again? Please tell me this is the last year that Tony Shalhoub will ever be nominated for Monk. Please.
Moving on to the drama, let's dispense with the champagne popping right now. Though their show was not recognized in the Best Drama category, both Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton were finally Emmy-recognized for their sublime work on Friday Night Lights. Goooo Panthers! Or is it Lions now? Either way! This is so good. They probably won't win — I expect it will be Julianna Margulies (folks are happy to see her back) and Matthew Fox (adieu, Lost) — but at least the notoriously tone deaf Emmys have finally listened to all the critical clamoring and said "Oh, yeah, hey, look. That's a really good show with really excellent acting." Now if they could only go back in time and nominate The Wire for one single fucking award (I think they got one writing nod, once), that would be great.
Elsewhere in the dramas, you've got your requisite Hargitay and Hugh Laurie noms, Sharon Gless from Burn Notice got a surprise nod, the delightful Christine Baranski and Archie Panjabi were both recognized for The Good Wife, as was the much-maligned Rose Byrne from Damages.
One final bittersweet moment? What's there in the Best Variety/Comedy slot? The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Eat that, Jay.
"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"True Blood" (HBO)
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
"The Office" (NBC)
"30 Rock" (NBC)
MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
"Georgia O'Keeffe" (Lifetime)
"The Pacific" (HBO)
"Temple Grandin" (HBO)
"You Don't Know Jack" (HBO)
"The Pacific" (HBO)
"Return To Cranford" (PBS)
ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jim Parsons - "Big Bang Theory"
Larry David - "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Matthew Morrison - "Glee"
Tony Shalhoub - "Monk"
Steve Carell - "The Office"
Alec Baldwin - "30 Rock"
ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bryan Cranston - "Breaking Bad"
Michael C. Hall - "Dexter"
Kyle Chandler = "Friday Night Lights"
Hugh Laurie - "House"
Matthew Fox - "Lost"
Jon Hamm - "Mad Men"
ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
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"
ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
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"
MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
"The Special Relationship"
"You Don't Know Jack"
ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Jeff Bridges - "A Dog Year"
Ian McKellen - "The Prisoner"
Michael Sheen - "The Special Relationship"
Dennis Quaid - "The Special Relationship"
Al Pacino - "You Don't Know Jack"
ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Maggie Smith - "Capturing Mary"
Joan Allen - "Georgia O'Keeffe"Dame Judi Dench - "Return To Cranford"
Hope Davis - "The Special Relationship"
Claire Danes - "Temple Grandin"
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Chris Colfer - "Glee"
Neil Patrick Harris - "How I Met Your Mother"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - "Modern Family"
Eric Stonestreet - "Modern Family"
Ty Burrell - "Modern Family"
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
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"
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Michael Gambon - "Emma"
Patrick Stewart - "Hamlet"
Jonathan Pryce - "Return To Cranford"
David Strathairn - "Temple Grandin"
John Goodman - "You Don't Know Jack"
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
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"
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
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"
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Kathy Bates - "Alice"
Julia Ormond - "Temple Grandin"
Catherine O'Hara - "Temple Grandin"
Brenda Vaccaro - "You Don't Know Jack"
Susan Sarandon - "You Don't Know Jack"
GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Mike O'Malley - "Glee"
Neil Patrick Harris - "Glee"
Fred Willard - "Modern Family"
Eli Wallach - "Nurse Jackie"
Jon Hamm - "30 Rock"
Will Arnett - "30 Rock"
GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Beau Bridges - "The Closer"
Ted Danson - "Damages"
John Lithgow - "Dexter"
Alan Cumming - "The Good Wife"
Dylan Baker - "The Good Wife"
Robert Morse - "Mad Men"
Gregory Itzin - "24"
GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Christine Baranski - "The Big Bang Theory"
Kathryn Joosten - "Desperate Housewives"
Kristin Chenoweth - "Glee"
Tina Fey - "Saturday Night Live"
Betty White - "Saturday Night Live"
Elaine Stritch - "30 Rock"
Jane Lynch - "Two And A Half Men"
GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Mary Kay Place - "Big Love"
Sissy Spacek - "Big Love"
Shirley Jones - "The Cleaner"
Lily Tomlin - "Damages"
Ann-Margre - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
Elizabeth Mitchell - "Lost"
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)