The nominations for the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced early this morning. Some of our favorites that were recognized include:
- The Big Bang Theory: The best sitcom now on TV earned acting nods for lead Jim Parsons (yeah!) and guest star Christine Baranski.
- Brothers & Sisters: Sally Field once more.
- Dancing With the Stars: 10, count 'em, 10 nominations for this guilty pleasure, including nods for Best Reality Competition Program and host Tom Bergeron.
- Desperate Housewives: Not much love here (only two nominations), but happy to see Beau Bridges recognized for his memorable guest turn.
- Grey Gardens: The HBO remake of the cult classic documentary (new on DVDthis week) picked up 17 nominations, including Best Made for TV Movie and acting nods for Drew Barrymore, Jessica Lange, Ken Howard and Jeanne Tripplehorn.
- Grey's Anatomy: A trio of acting nods for stars Sandra Oh, Chandra Wilson and guest Sharon Lawrence.
- The 81st Annual Academy Awards: The Oscars got 10 Emmy nominations for this year's revitalized broadcast, including one for the "Hugh Jackman Opening Number".
- Lost: Five nods for the past Emmy winner, including Best Drama Series and a supporting nod for the evil Ben, Michael Emerson.
- The New Adventures of Old Christine: The always-hilarious Julia Louis-Dreyfus picked up another nod for her already Emmy winning performance.
- Prayers for Bobby: This moving Lifetime drama was justly recognized as Best Made for TV Movie along with its star Sigourney Weaver.
- Pushing Daisies: The late, lamented Movie Dearest fave got five nominations, led by a supporting nod for Kristin Chenoweth.
- True Blood: Three nominations for a new favorite around here, including one for its spooky opening credits.
- Ugly Betty: Only two nods for our Betty, but at least one was for the fabulous Vanessa Williams.
The Emmy Awards (hosted by How I Met Your Mother nominee Neil Patrick Harris) will air Sunday September 20 on CBS.