2008 Emmy Nominations: Cable Dominates, 'Lost' In, 'Grey's' Out
2008 Emmy Nominations: Cable Dominates, 'Lost' In, 'Grey's' Out
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
This morning the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 60th Annual Emmy Awards.

On the Drama side, the big story is the dominance of cable, picking up the majority of the acting and series nominees with shows from TNT, FX, AMC, Showtime and HBO. Equally surprising is the absence of Grey's Anatomy in the Drama Series race, while Lost makes its triumphant return. For comedies, many old favorites are back with all five nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series having been nominated before. However, several new actors from Pushing Daisies and Samantha Who? were able to make it in.  And if you're a fan of smaller categories, Amy Poehler makes a shocking appearance in the Comedy Supporting Actress race for Saturday Night Live while "I'm F***ing Matt Damon" is up for Best Original Song.

Continue reading for all the nominees:

DRAMA SERIES:
Boston Legal
Damages
Dexter
House
Lost
Mad Men

DRAMA LEAD ACTOR:
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
James Spader, Boston Legal

DRAMA LEAD ACTRESS:
Glenn Close, Damages
Sally Field, Brothers and Sisers
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Ted Danson, Damages
Michael Emerson, Lost
Zeljko Ivanek, Damages
William Shatner, Boston Legal
John Slattery, Mad Men

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers and Sisters
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy


COMEDY SERIES:
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Entourage
The Office
30 Rock
Two and a Half Men

COMEDY LEAD ACTOR:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

COMEDY LEAD ACTRESS:
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Rainn Wilson, The Office

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Jean Smart, Samantha Who??
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

REALITY COMPETITION:
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef

REALITY HOST:
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Heidi Klum, Project Runway
Howie Mandell, Deal or No Deal
Jeff Probst, Survivor
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol


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-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
Source: ATAS
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