'Glee,' 'The Pacific' top Emmy noms

"Glee," left, and "The Pacific"
"Glee," left, and "The Pacific"

'Jay Leno Show' snubbed

Fox's musical comedy hit "Glee" and HBO's gritty World War II miniseries "The Pacific" led the nominations list Thursday morning for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

"Glee" picked up a whopping 19 nods, including honors for best comedy series, and acting slots for stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele. "The Pacific" received 24 nominations.

In addition, Conan O'Brien received a surprise nomination for his brief and tumultuous tenure hosting NBC's "The Tonight Show" -- while his resurrected replacement, Jay Leno, was snubbed in the category.

"Glee" and ABC's fellow critically acclaimed freshman comedy ABC's "Modern Family" broke into the comedy series ranks, rivaling NBC's three-time winner "30 Rock," as well as HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," NBC's "The Office" and Showtime's "Nurse Jackie."

The final season of ABC's "Lost" may have divided fans, but the Academy awarded a drama series nomination to the show. The first season of CBS' "The Good Wife" also made the list, along with AMC's two-time winner "Mad Men," Showtime's "Dexter," AMC's "Breaking Bad" and HBO's "True Blood."

"Lost" also scored an unexpected entry -- the best actor category, with star Matthew Fox receiving a nomination. Fox will go up against last year's victor Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), in addition to Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"), Kyle Chandler (NBC's "Friday Night Lights"), Hugh Laurie (Fox's "House") and Jon Hamm ("Mad Men").

In the best actress in a drama category, Julianna Margulies scored a nomination for "The Good Wife," with Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's "The Closer"), Glenn Close (FX's "Damages"), Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights"), Mariska Hargitay (NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") and January Jones ("Mad Men") also receiving honors.

Joining Morrison on the list of comedy series actors: Jim Parsons (CBS' "The Big Bang Theory"), Larry David ("Curb"), Tony Shalhoub (USA's "Monk"), Steve Carell ("The Office") and defending champion Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock").

The nominees for best actress in a comedy include "Glee" star Michele, followed by Julia Louis-Dreyfus (for the final season of CBS' "The New Adventures of Old Christine"), Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"), Amy Poehler (for NBC's freshman series "Parks and Recreation"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock") and last year's winner, Toni Collette (Showtime's "The United States of Tara").

New shows were expected to heavily impact Emmy nominations and nowhere was this more evident than in the supporting actor categories. Most of the cast of "Modern Family" will be in contention: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara were nominated. "Glee" co-stars Jane Lynch and Chris Colfer received nods. "Good Wife" co-star Christine Baranski was likewise honored.

The nominees for best reality competition are CBS' "The Amazing Race," Fox's "American Idol," ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," Lifetime's "Project Runway" and "Top Chef."

In the best variety, music or comedy series category, O'Brien will face seven-time winner Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," as well as "The Colbert Report," HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" and NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

There seemed to be a reduced number of really notable snubs this year. But HBO's "Entourage" was squeezed out of the comedy series category. "House" didn't make the cut among drama series. Fans of FX's "Sons of Anarchy" hoped for a nod for Katey Sagal or, possibly, a drama series nod. "Cougar Town" star Courteney Cox was also denied. More snubs here.

The nominees were announced Thursday morning by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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The Emmy Awards will air Aug. 29 on NBC, with Jimmy Fallon hosting from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony is airing live coast-to-coast for the first time in 30 years, with awards show veteran Don Mischer producing. The Awards typically air in September and were moved up to avoid conflicting with the network's Sunday evening NFL telecasts.

A list of nominees in major categories follows on the next page.

Fox's musical comedy hit "Glee" and HBO's gritty World War II miniseries "The Pacific" led the nominations list Thursday morning for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. A complete list follows:

Outstanding Comedy Series

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO)
"Glee" (Fox)
"Modern Family" (ABC)
"Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
"The Office" (NBC)
"30 Rock" (NBC)

Outstanding Drama Series

"Breaking Bad" (AMC)
"Dexter" (Showtime)
"The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Lost" (ABC)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"True Blood" (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Kyle Chandler, "Friday Night Lights"
Hugh Laurie, "House"
Matthew Fox, "Lost"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

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"

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

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"

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
Glenn Close, "Damages"
Connie Britton, "Friday Night Lights"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
January Jones, "Mad Men"

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Chris Colfer, "Glee"
Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Jon Cryer, "Two And A Half Men"

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"
Martin Short, "Damages"
Terry O'Quinn, "Lost"
Michael Emerson, "Lost"
John Slattery, "Mad Men"
Andre Braugher, "Men Of A Certain Age"

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

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 Men"

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Sharon Gless, "Burn Notice" 
Rose Byrne, "Damages"
Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"
Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

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

Outstanding Reality Program

"Antiques Roadshow" (PBS)
"Dirty Jobs" (Discovery Channel)
"Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" (ABC)
"Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List" (Bravo)
"MythBusters"  (Discovery Channel)
"Undercover Boss" (CBS)

Outstanding Reality – Competition Program

"The Amazing Race"  (CBS)
"American Idol" (Fox)
"Dancing With the Stars" (ABC)
"Project Runway"  (Lifetime)
"Top Chef"  (Bravo)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Jeff Bridges, "A Dog Year" (HBO)
Ian McKellen, "The Prisoner" (AMC)
Michael Sheen, "The Special Relationship" (HBO)
Dennis Quaid, "The Special Relationship" (HBO)
Al Pacino, "You Don't Know Jack" (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Maggie Smith, "Capturing Mary" (HBO)
Joan Allen, "Georgia O'Keeffe" (Lifetime)
Dame Judi Dench, "Return To Cranford" (Masterpiece) (PBS)
Hope Davis, "The Special Relationship" (HBO)
Claire Danes, "Temple Grandin"  (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Michael Gambon, "Emma" (Masterpiece) (PBS)
Patrick Stewart , "Hamlet" (Great Performances) (PBS)
Jonathan Pryce , "Return To Cranford" (Masterpiece) (PBS)
David Strathairn, "Temple Grandin" (HBO)
John Goodman, "You Don't Know Jack" (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Kathy Bates, "Alice" (Syfy)
Julia Ormond, "Temple Grandin" (HBO)
Catherine O'Hara, "Temple Grandin" (HBO)
Brenda Vaccaro, "You Don't Know Jack" (HBO)
Susan Sarandon, "You Don't Know Jack" (HBO)

Outstanding Miniseries

"The Pacific" (HBO)
"Return To Cranford" (Masterpiece) (PBS)

Outstanding Made For Television Movie

"Endgame" (Masterpiece) (PBS)
"Georgia O'Keeffe" (Lifetime)
"Moonshot" (History)
"The Special Relationship" (HBO)
"Temple Grandin" (HBO)
"You Don't Know Jack" (HBO)

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

"The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)
"Real Time With Bill Maher" (HBO)
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
"The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" (NBC)

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special

Bill Maher "...But I'm Not Wrong" (HBO )
Hope For Haiti Now (Tenth Planet Productions and MTV)
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
Robin Williams: Weapons Of Self Destruction (HBO)
The 25th Anniversary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Concert  (HBO)
Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me (HBO)

Outstanding Nonfiction Series

"American Experience" (PBS)
"American Masters" (PBS)
"Deadliest Catch" (Discovery Channe)l
"Life" (Discovery Channel)
"The National Parks: America's Best Idea" (PBS)

Outstanding Animated Program

"Alien Earths" (NGC)
"Disney Prep & Landing (ABC)
"The Ricky Gervais Show" (HBO)
"The Simpsons" (Fox)
"South Park"  (Comedy Central)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

"Glee" - Pilot - Director's Cut (Fox)
Ryan Murphy, Writer
Brad Falchuk, Writer
Ian Brennan, Writer

"Modern Family" - Pilot (ABC)
Steven Levitan, Writer
Christopher Lloyd, Writer

"The Office" - Niagara (NBC)
Greg Daniels, Writer
Mindy Kaling, Writer

"30 Rock" - Anna Howard Shaw Day (NBC)
Matt Hubbard, Writer

"30 Rock" - Lee Marvin Vs. Derek Jeter  (NBC)
Tina Fey, Writer
Kay Cannon, Writer

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

"Friday Night Lights" - The Son (DirecTV)
Rolin Jones, Writer

"The Good Wife" - Pilot (CBS)
Michelle King, Writer
Robert King, Writer

"Lost"  - The End (ABC)
Damon Lindelof, Writer
Carlton Cuse, Writer

"Mad Men" - Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency (AMC)
Robin Veith, Writer
Matthew Weiner, Writer

"Mad Men" - Shut The Door. Have A Seat.  (AMC)
Matthew Weiner, Writer
Erin Levy, Writer

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

"The Pacific" - Part Eight (HBO)
Michelle Ashford, Writer
Robert Schenkkan, Writer

"The Pacific" - Part Ten (HBO)
Bruce C. McKenna, Writer
Robert Schenkkan, Writer

"The Special Relationship" (HBO)
Peter Morgan, Writer

"Temple Grandin" (HBO)
Christopher Monger, Writer
William Merritt Johnson, Writer

"You Don't Know Jack"  (HBO)
Adam Mazer, Writer

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

"The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)
"Real Time With Bill Maher" (HBO)
"Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
"The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" (NBC)
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