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2010 Primetime Emmy Nominations

The road to the officially kicked off early this morning. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara (who received a nod) and Community‘s Joel McHale (who didn’t) were the ones who had the honor of reading this year’s list of nominees.

Although - with 17 nominations - once again topped off all dramas, 30 Rock did


lead the comedies. did. The freshman FOX series raked in a total of 19 noms, only a handful short of the overall leader. (HBO’s miniseries, The Pacific, received 24 mentions.) 30 Rock did receive 15 nominations, though, while Modern Family followed closely behind with 14.

The August 29 ceremony - which NBC will air live on both the East and West coasts - will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. You can see a partial list of nominees after the jump.

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Outstanding Drama Series
  • Breaking Bad
  • Dexter
  • The Good Wife
  • Lost
  • Mad Men (last year’s winner)
  • True Blood

Notable omissions: Damages, House
Notable inclusions: The Good Wife, True Blood


Outstanding Lead Actor, Drama
  • Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (last year’s winner)
  • Matthew Fox, Lost
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Hugh Laurie, House

Notable inclusion: Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights (Finally!)


Outstanding Lead Actress, Drama
  • Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
  • Glenn Close, Damages (last year’s winner)
  • Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order:SVU
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • January Jones, Mad Men
  • Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Notable inclusion: Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights (Touchdown!)
Notable inclusion: January Jones, Mad Men (She pushes Elisabeth Moss down to Supporting.)
Notable omission: Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters (Isn’t she always on this list?)


Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama
  • Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
  • Michael Emerson, Lost (last year’s winner)
  • Terry O’Quinn, Lost
  • Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
  • Martin Short, Damages
  • John Slattery, Mad Men


Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama
  • Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
  • Rose Byrne, Damages
  • Sharon Gless, Burn Notice
  • Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
  • Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
  • Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Notable inclusion: Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (She should win just for that vase scene alone.)
Notable inclusion: Sharon Gless, Burn Notice (Wow - didn’t see a mention for that series coming.)
Notable omission: Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy (Was the shooting episode not considered?)



Outstanding Comedy Series
  • 30 Rock (last year’s winner)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • Nurse Jackie
  • The Office

Notable omission: Family Guy (Sorry, guys. Your second chance didn’t come this year.)


Outstanding Lead Actor, Comedy
  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (last year’s winner)
  • Steve Carell, The Office
  • Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Matthew Morrison, Glee
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
  • Tony Shalhoub, Monk

Notable omission: Joel McHale, Community (At least he’ll always have The Soup.)
Notable omission: Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men (This really wasn’t his year.)


Oustanding Lead Actress, Comedy
  • Toni Collette, United States of Tara (last year’s winner)
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
  • Lea Michele, Glee
  • Amy Poeher, Parks and Recreation

Notable inclusion: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Why did they cancel Old Christine?)
Notable inclusion: Amy Poeher, Parks and Rec (Now she’ll be competing directly against Fey.)
Notable omission: Courteney Cox, Cougar Town (It may not be Friends, but she was still hilarious.)


Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy
  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Chris Colfer, Glee
  • Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men (last year’s winner)
  • Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
  • Jesse Tyler, Modern Family

Notable inclusions: The three Modern Family noms. (I hope they don’t cancel each other out!)
Notable omissions: But no love for Family‘s Ed O’Neill????
Notable omissions: Jeremy Piven (Entourage), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) and Jack McBrayer (30 Rock)


Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy
  • Jane Lynch, Glee
  • Julie Bowen, Modern Family
  • Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
  • Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
  • Kristin Wiig, Saturday Night Live


Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
  • The Colbert Report
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
  • Real Time with Bill Maher
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien

Notable inclusions: Conan O’Brien!!
Notable omissions: Jay Leno. (Oh - and David Letterman.)

(You can find the full list of nominees here.)



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