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2010 Emmy Nominations, Conan O’Brien Beats Jay Leno

July 14, 2010

2010 Emmy Nominations, Conan O’Brien Beats Jay Leno

HOLLYWOOD, CA (RPRN) 07/14/10 — The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien gets an Emmy nom, but The Tonight Show host Jay Leno does not, while Saturday Night takes the lead as the most nominated series ever

Conan O'Brien lost The Tonight Show, but may win 2010 Emmy

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will air live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, August 29th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on the NBC Network.

By Robin Rowe

 – In the HBO took the most Emmy noms for 2010 with the big budget Tom Hanks mini-series The Pacific. That was followed by 19 nominations for Fox Glee and 17 nominations for AMC Mad Men. However, it was who didn’t get a nomination that sparked the most interest.

Jay Leno attempted to redefine prime time by replacing many scripted dramas at 9pm with the weeknight NBC talk show The Jay Leno Show. Leno left the flagship NBC The Tonight Show to host his new show. Although the move saved the NBC network a lot of money over the scripted dramas it replaced, the network bowed to affiliates who were seeing their 10pm news ratings crushed by Leno’s weak lead-in.

When Leno returned to The Tonight Show, there was outrage from fans of forced out host Conan O’Brien. Both versions of the show were put up for an Emmy nom. The Television Academy also didn’t nominate Two and Half Men star Charlie Sheen, in trouble with the law for Christmas Day domestic violence with his estranged wife.

Nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards covering the period of June 1, 2009 through May 31, 2010. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman and CEO John Shaffner presided over today’s nominations ceremony with ABC Modern Family star Sofia Vergara and NBC Community star Joel McHale. The announcements were broadcast today by the from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, California. Vergara found out that she was a 2010 Emmy nominee in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series.

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards will air live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on Sunday, August 29th at 8pm ET/5pm PT on the NBC Network. This year’s telecast with be executive produced by Don Mischer and will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. The Creative Arts Awards will be executive produced by Spike Jones Jr. and will air on Friday, August 27th on the E! Network.

2010 Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm – HBO – HBO Entertainment

Glee – FOX – A Ryan Murphy TV Production in association with 20th Century Fox TV

Modern Family – ABC – Twentieth Century Fox Television

Nurse Jackie – Showtime – Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber; A Caryn Mandabach Production

The Office – NBC – Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

30 Rock – NBC – Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studio

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad – AMC – Sony Pictures Television

Dexter – Showtime – Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions

The Good Wife – CBS – CBS Productions

Lost – ABC – Grass Skirts Productions, LLC in association with ABC Network and Studios

Mad Men – AMC – Lionsgate Television

True Blood – HBO – Your Face Goes Here Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment

Outstanding

2010 Emmy Nominations, Conan O’Brien Beats Jay Leno
The Cast of Glee
Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory – CBS – Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Televisio

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

Curb Your Enthusiasm – HBO – HBO Entertainment

Larry David as Himself

Glee – FOX – A Ryan Murphy TV Production in association with 20th Century Fox TV

Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester

Monk – USA – Universal Cable Productions in association with Mandeville Films and ABC Studios

Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk

The Office – NBC – Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios

Steve Carell as Michael Scott

30 Rock – NBC – Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studio

Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad – AMC – Sony Pictures Television

Bryan Cranston as Walter White

Dexter – Showtime – Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Clyde Phillips Productions

Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

Friday Night Lights – DirecTV – Imagine Entertainment in association with Universal Media Studios and Film 44

Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor

House – FOX – Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions

Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House

Lost – ABC – Grass Skirts Productions, LLC in association with ABC Network and Studios

Matthew Fox as Jack Shephard

Mad Men – AMC – Lionsgate Television

Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Glee – FOX – A Ryan Murphy TV Production in association with 20th Century Fox TV

Lea Michele as Rachel Berry

The New Adventures Of Old Christine – CBS – Kari’s Logo Here in association with Warner Bros. Television

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell

Nurse Jackie – Showtime – Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber; A Caryn Mandabach Production

Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton

Parks And Recreation – NBC – Produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Universal Media Studios

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope

30 Rock – NBC – Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studio

Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

United States Of Tara – Showtime – Showtime Presents, Dreamworks Television

Toni Collette as Tara Gregson

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

The Closer – TNT – The Shephard/Robin Company, in association with Warner Bros. Television

Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson

Damages – FX Networks – Sony Pictures Television, FX Productions and KZK Productions

Glenn Close as Patty Hewes

Friday Night Lights – DirecTV – Imagine Entertainment in association with Universal Media Studios and Film 44

Connie Britton as Tami Taylor

The Good Wife – CBS – CBS Productions

Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – NBC – Wolf Films in association with Universal Media Studios

Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson

Mad Men – AMC – Lionsgate Television

January Jones as Betty Draper

The complete list of Primetime Emmy nominations and other Academy news and information is available at www.Emmys.com

 

Media Contact Name: Robin Rowe
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Jeffrey Jolson is Hollywood Today founding editor-in-chief and a RushPRnews partner and contributor since 2006. Jeffrey, of the Al Jolson family, also founded HollywoodReporter.com and Grammy.com. Hollywood Today reporters have written for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, AP, E!, Popular Science and Popular Mechanics.

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