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Emmy Awards: the 2009 nominees

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Tina-Fey-30-Rock_lWith 22 nominations, NBC’s 30 Rock leads the way for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be hosted by nominee Neil Patrick Harris and broadcast live on CBS on Sept. 20. For the first time since 1961, an animated series, Fox’s Family Guy, earned an Outstanding Comedy Series bid. It will compete against fellow first-timers How I Met Your Mother (CBS), Flight of the Conchords (HBO), and Weeds (Showtime), along with veterans 30 Rock, Entourage (HBO), and The Office (NBC).

On the drama side, AMC’s Mad Men leads the way with 16 nominations. Its competition for Outstanding Drama Series includes fellow category alums Damages (FX), Dexter (Showtime), House (Fox), and Lost (ABC), as well as newcomers Big Love (HBO) and Breaking Bad (AMC).

Below, the nominees for all the major awards at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

COMEDY

BEST COMEDY SERIES

Entourage

Family Guy

Flight of the Conchords

How I Met Your Mother

The Office

30 Rock

Weeds

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Steve Carell, The Office

Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Tony Shalhoub, Monk

Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?

Toni Collette, United States of Tara

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Sarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman Program

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Kevin Dillon, Entourage

Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother

Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock

Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock

Rainn Wilson, The Office

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies

Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds

Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live

Kristin Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Alan Alda, 30 Rock

Beau Bridges, Desperate Housewives

Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Steve Martin, 30 Rock

Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jennifer Aniston, 30 Rock

Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory

Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live

Gena Rowlands, Monk

Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

Betty White, My Name Is Earl

DRAMA

BEST DRAMA SERIES

Big Love

Breaking Bad

Damages

Dexter

House

Lost

Mad Men

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Simon Baker, The Mentalist

Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Hugh Laurie, House

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Glenn Close, Damages

Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters

Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU

Holly Hunter, Saving Grace

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal

Michael Emerson, Lost

William Hurt, Damages

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

William Shatner, Boston Legal

John Slattery, Mad Men

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Rose Byrne, Damages

Hope Davis, In Treatment

Cherry Jones, 24

Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy

Dianne Wiest, In Treatment

Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Edward Asner, CSI: NY

Ted Danson, Damages

Ernest Borgnine, ER

Michael J. Fox, Rescue Me

Jimmy Smits, Dexter

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Brenda Blethyn, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Carol Burnett, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Ellen Burstyn, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Sharon Lawrence, Grey’s Anatomy

CCH Pounder, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

REALITY

REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM

The Amazing Race

American Idol

Dancing With The Stars

Project Runway

Top Chef

HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars

Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race

Heidi Klum, Project Runway

Padma Lakshmi (Host) and Tom Colicchio (Co-Host), Top Chef

Jeff Probst, Survivor

Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

REALITY SERIES

Antiques Roadshow

Dirty Jobs

Dog Whisperer

Intervention

Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List

MythBusters

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Late Show With David Letterman

Real Time With Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SPECIAL

Will Ferrell: You’re Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush

Ricky Gervais: Out of England

Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch

The Kennedy Center Honors

Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger

MINISERIES OR MOVIE

MINISERIES

Generation Kill

Little Dorrit

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE

Coco Chanel

Grey Gardens

Into The Storm

Prayers For Bobby

Taking Chance

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance

Kenneth Branagh, Wallander: One Step Behind

Kevin Kline, Cyrano de Bergerac (Great Performances)

Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm

Sir Ian McKellen, King Lear (Great Performances)

Kiefer Sutherland, 24: Redemption

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens

Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens

Shirley MacLaine, Coco Chanel

Sigourney Weaver, Prayers For Bobby

Chandra Wilson, Accidental Friendship

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Len Cariou, Into the Storm

Tom Courtenay, Little Dorrit

Ken Howard, Grey Gardens

Bob Newhart, The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice

Andy Serkis, Little Dorrit

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Shohreh Aghdashloo, House Of Saddam

Marcia Gay Harden, The Courageous Heart Of Irena Sendler (Hallmark Hall Of Fame Presentation)

Janet McTeer, Into The Storm

Jeanne Tripplehorn, Grey Gardens

Cicely Tyson, Relative Stranger