Television Academy Reveals Emmy Finalists

This year for the first time the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided to release the top ten finalists for nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards in the comedy and drama series categories. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the short list was released “to avoid the kind of rumors and confusion that circulated in the wake of the publishing of the unofficial lists on blogs.” Yeah, I don’t know what they’re talking about, either, but I’m guessing they just got sick of entertainment blogs stealing their thunder.

Anyway, on to the lists…

Outstanding Drama Series:
Boston Legal, Damages, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, Grey’s Anatomy, House, Lost, Mad Men, The Tudors and The Wire.

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, Family Guy, Flight of the Conchords, The Office, Pushing Daisies, 30 Rock, Two and a Half Men, Ugly Betty and Weeds.

Notable omissions include Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, Heroes, The Closer, Rescue Me, The Shield, How I Met Your Mother, and newcomers Breaking Bad and In Treatment. The final list of nominees will be announced July 17.

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One thought on “Television Academy Reveals Emmy Finalists

  1. Hmmm. That’s…hmmm. That could be worse. It could also be better, but I can cobble together a reasonable top 5 out of each of those lists, and my favorites that are missing don’t surprise me, so…hmmm.

    I suppose folks are screaming about the exclusion of Battlestar Galactica, and in previous years I’d have agreed, but I’m not convinced the stuff they broadcast during the eligibility period was that strong, so I’ll save my screaming for when Mary McDonnell is excluded. And if Family Guy can sneak in, where are other broad comedies like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia? Still…could be worse. And probably will be once the final five (ha!) in each are revealed.

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