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61st Annual Emmy Nominations Announced Today

Flight of the Conchords Get Nominated!

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Nominees for the 61st annual Emmy Awards were announced today. Leading the pack is NBC show 30 Rock, with 22 nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series, and best Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series nods for Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey.

NBC program The Office received nine nominations, while Spring 2008 Under the Radar cover-boys Flight of the Concords received six nominations for their self-titled HBO program, including an Outstanding Actor In A Comedy nod for Jemaine Clement, and Outstanding Comedy Series.

The awards ceremony airs Sunday, September 20th. For a complete list of nominations, check out the official Emmy site. But here are some of the highlights:

Outstanding Animated Program (for programming less than one hour)
American Dad
Robot Chicken
The Simpsons
South Park

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
Jemaine Clement as Jemaine (Flight Of The Conchords)
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk (Monk)
Steve Carell as Michael Scott (The Office)
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy (30 Rock)
Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper (Two And A Half Men)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Bryan Cranston as Walter White (Breaking Bad)
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House (House)
Gabriel Byrne as Paul (In Treatment)
Jon Hamm as Don Draper (Mad Men)
Simon Baker as Patrick Jane (The Mentalist)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine (The New Adventures Of Old Christine)
Christina Applegate as Samantha Newly (Samantha Who?)
Sarah Silverman as Sarah Silverman (The Sarah Silverman Program)
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
Toni Collette as Tara Gregson (United States Of Tara)
Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin (Weeds)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Sally Field as Nora Walker (Brothers & Sisters)
Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson (The Closer)
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes (Damages)
Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson (Mad Men)
Holly Hunter as Grace Hanadarko (Saving Grace)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama (Entourage)
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson (How I Met Your Mother)
Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute (The Office)
Tracy Morgan as Tracy Jordan (30 Rock)
Jack McBrayer as Kenneth Parcell (30 Rock)
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper (Two And A Half Men)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
William Shatner as Denny Crane (Boston Legal)
Christian Clemenson as Jerry Espenson (Boston Legal)
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad)
William Hurt as Daniel Purcell (Damages)
Michael Emerson as Ben Linus (Lost)
John Slattery as Roger Sterling (Mad Men)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook (Pushing Daisies)
Amy Poehler as Various Characters (Saturday Night Live)
Kristin Wiig as Various Characters (Saturday Night Live)
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney (30 Rock)
Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater (Ugly Betty)
Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes (Weeds)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Rose Byrne as Ellen Parsons (Damages)
Sandra Oh as Dr. Christina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy)
Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey (Grey’s Anatomy)
Dianne Wiest as Gina (In Treatment)
Hope Davis as Mia (In Treatment)
Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor (24)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Family Guy
Flight Of The Conchords
How I Met Your Mother
The Office
30 Rock

Outstanding Drama Series
Big Love
Mad Men

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Show With David Letterman
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Flight Of The Conchords
James Bobin, Writer
Jemaine Clement, Writer
Bret McKenzie, Writer

30 Rock
Matt Hubbard, Writer

30 Rock
Robert Carlock, Writer

30 Rock
Ron Weiner, Writer

30 Rock
Jack Burditt, Writer
Robert Carlock, Writer

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Carlton Cuse, Writer
Damon Lindelof, Writer

Mad Men
Robin Veith, Writer
Matthew Weiner, Writer

Mad Men
Andre Jacquemetton, Writer
Maria Jacquemetton, Writer
Matthew Weiner, Writer

Mad Men
Matthew Weiner, Writer

Mad Men

Kater Gordon, Writer
Matthew Weiner, Writer

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report
Stephen Colbert, Writer
Allison Silverman, Writer
Richard Dahm, Writer
Michael Brumm, Writer
Rob Dubbin, Writer
Opus Moreschi, Writer
Peter Gwinn, Writer
Jay Katsir, Writer
Frank Lesser, Writer
Tom Purcell, Writer
Glenn Eichler, Writer
Peter Grosz, Writer
Barry Julien, Writer
Meredith Scardino, Writer

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Steve Bodow, Head Writer
Jon Stewart, Writer
David Javerbaum, Writer
Josh Lieb, Writer
Rory Albanese, Writer
Kevin Bleyer, Writer
Jason Ross, Writer
Tim Carvell, Writer
John Oliver, Writer
Sam Means, Writer
Rob Kutner, Writer
J.R. Havlan, Writer
Rich Blomquist, Writer
Wyatt Cenac, Writer
Elliott Kalan, Writer
Rachel Axler, Writer

Late Night With Conan O’Brien
Mike Sweeney, Head Writer
Chris Albers, Writer
Jose Arroyo, Writer
Dan Cronin, Writer
Kevin Dorff, Writer
Andres du Bouchet, Writer
Michael Gordon, Writer
Berkley Johson, Writer
Brian Kiley, Wrter
Todd Levin, Writer
Brian McCann, Writer
Guy Nicolucci, Writer
Conan O’Brien, Writer
Matt O’Brien, Writer
Brian Stack, Writer
Andrew Weinberg, Writer

Late Show With David Letterman
Eric Stangel, Head Writer
Justin Stangel, Head Writer
Michael Barrie, Writer
Jim Mulholland, Writer
Steve Young, Writer
Tom Ruprecht, Writer
Lee Ellenberg, Writer
Matt Roberts, Writer
Jeremy Weiner, Writer
Joe Grossman, Writer
Bill Scheft, Writer
Bob Borden, Writer
Frank Sebastiano, Writer
David Letterman, Writer

Saturday Night Live
Seth Meyers, Head Writer
Doug Abeles, Writer
James Anderson, Writer
Alex Baze, Writer
Jessica Conrad, Writer
James Downey, Writer
Steve Higgins, Writer
Colin Jost, Writer
Erik Kenward, Writer
Rob Klein, Writer
John Lutz, Writer
Lorne Michaels, Writer
John Mulaney, Writer
Paula Pell, Writer
Simon Rich, Writer
Marika Sawyer, Writer
Akiva Schaffer, Writer
John Solomon, Writer
Emily Spivey, Writer
Kent Sublette, Writer
Jorma Taccone, Writer
Bryan Tucker, Writer


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