2010 Emmy Nominations: 'Glee' Leads the Pack
2010 Emmy Nominations: 'Glee' Leads the Pack
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
The kids of Glee have something to sing about. The 2010 Emmy nominations were announced this morning and as expected, Glee led the pack with 19 nominations. The show had even more steam than expected, earning nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series plus acting nominations in all six categories (Matthew Morrison, LeaMichele, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Mike O'Malley, Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth).

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The comedy side also saw newcomers Nurse Jackie and Modern Family crack the Comedy Series category. Modern Family picked up an impressive five acting nominations in the supporting categories, with Ed O'Neill the only adult star who didn't get nominated.

On the drama side, Mad Men led the pack with 17 nominations, but there were some big surprises for network shows. Lost scored a nomination for Drama Series in its final season and star Matthew Fox managed to get his first nomination for Lead Actor. The show also got nominations for Terry O'Quinn, Michael Emerson and a guest actress nomination for Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet). The shows 12 nominations ties the number it scored for the first season.

And after being ignored for so long, Friday Night Lights stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton were both nominated in the lead acting categories. The Good Wife also made a huge splash with nominations for Drama Series, Lead Actress (Julianna Margulies) and two for Supporting Actress (Christine Baranski and Archie Punjabi).

The guest acting races include a lot of double nominees, including NPH (who scored noms for Glee and How I Met Your Mother), Jane Lynch (Two and a Half Men), Tina Fey (hosting SNL), Jon Hamm (30 Rock) and Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory). All the ladies will have to fend off the beloved Betty White, who earned a nomination for hosting SNL.

In one of the most amusing categories, Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show was nominated for Variety Series, beating Jay Leno's version and putting Hollywood squarely on Team Coco.

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Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Dexter
The Good Wife
Lost
Mad Men
True Blood


Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Glee
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
The Office
30 Rock


Lead 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

Lead Actress in a Drama
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Glenn Close, Damages
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU
January Jones, Mad Men

Supporting Actor in a Drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Martin Short, Damages
Michael Emerson, Lost
Terry O'Quinn, Lost
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

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

Lead Actor in a Comedy
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carell, The Office
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Lead 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

Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Chris Colfer, Glee
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

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 Man

Reality-Competition
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef


Reality Host
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Tom Bergeron, Dancing with the Stars
Heidi Klum, Project Runway
Jeff Probst, Survivor

The 2010 Emmy Awards will be held August 29.


(Image courtesy of FOX)

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