Seeing Stars: The Emmy Awards

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    A list of the major Primetime
    Emmy Nominees - 2009

    (The award winners are listed in bold red type.)


    Drama Series: "Big Love", "Breaking Bad", "Damages", "Dexter", ""House" "Lost", "Mad Men(winner).

    Comedy Series: "30 Rock" (winner), "Entourage", "Family Guy", "Flight Of The Conchords", "How I Met Your Mother", "The Office", "Weeds".

    Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "Late Show With David Letterman", "Real Time With Bill Maher", "Saturday Night Live", "The Colbert Report", "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" (winner).

    Variety, Music or Comedy Special: "Chris Rock - Kill The Messenger", "Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut A Bitch", "Ricky Gervais: Out Of England", "The Kennedy Center Honors", "Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America".

    Miniseries: "Generation Kill", "Little Dorrit" (winner).

    Made for TV Movie: "Coco Chanel", "Grey Gardens" (winner), "Into The Storm", "Prayers For Bobby", "Taking Chance".

    Reality-Competition Program: "American Idol", "Dancing With The Stars", "Project Runway", "The Amazing Race" (winner), "Top Chef".

    Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin (winner), as 'Jack Donaghy' ("30 Rock"), Jemaine Clement, as 'Jemaine' ("Flight Of The Conchords"), Tony Shalhoub, as 'Adrian Monk' ("Monk"), Jim Parsons, as 'Sheldon Cooper' ("The Big Bang Theory"), Steve Carell, as 'Michael Scott' ("The Office"), Charlie Sheen, as 'Charlie Harper' ("Two and a Half Men").

    Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston (winner), as 'Walter White' ("Breaking Bad"), Michael C. Hall, as Dexter Morgan ("Dexter"), Hugh Laurie, as 'Dr. Gregory House' ("House"), Gabriel Byrne, as 'Paul' ("In Treatment"), Jon Hamm, as 'Don Draper' ("Mad Men"), Simon Baker, as 'Patrick Jane' ("The Mentalist")

    Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: "24: Redemption" Kiefer Sutherland, as Jack Bauer, Kevin Kline, as 'Cyrano de Bergerac' ("Cyrano de Bergerac"), Brendan Gleeson (winner), as 'Winston Churchill' ("Into The Storm"), Sir Ian McKellen, as 'King Lear' ("King Lear - Great Performances") Kevin Bacon, as 'LtCol Mike Strobl' ("Taking Chance"), Kenneth Branagh, as 'Kurt Wallander' ("Wallander: One Step Behind").

    Actress in a Comedy Series: ("30 Rock") Tina Fey, as 'Liz Lemon', Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as 'Christine' ("Samantha Who?"), Sarah Silverman, as 'Sarah Silverman' ("The Sarah Silverman Program"), Toni Collette (winner), as 'Tara Gregson' ("United States Of Tara"), Mary-Louise Parker, as 'Nancy Botwin' ("Weeds").

    Actress, Drama Series: Sally Field, as 'Nora Walker' ("Brothers & Sisters"), Glenn Close (winner), as 'Patty Hewes' ("Damages"), Mariska Hargitay, as 'Detective Olivia Benson' ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"), Elisabeth Moss, as 'Peggy Olson' ("Mad Men"), Kyra Sedgwick, as 'Brenda Leigh Johnson' ("Saving Grace").

    Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Chandra Wilson, as 'Yvonne' ("Accidental Friendship"), Shirley MacLaine, as 'Coco Chanel' ("Coco Chanel"), Drew Barrymore, as 'Little Edie' ("Grey Gardens"), Jessica Lange (winner), as 'Big Edie' ("Grey Gardens"), Sigourney Weaver, as 'Mary Griffith' ("Prayers For Bobby").

    Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Tracy Morgan, as 'Tracy Jordan' ("30" Rock"), Jack McBrayer, as 'Kenneth Parcell' ("30" Rock"), Kevin Dillon, as 'Johnny Drama' ("Entourage"), Neil Patrick Harris, as 'Barney Stinson' ("How I Met Your Mother") Rainn Wilson, as 'Dwight Schrute' ("The Office"), Jon Cryer (winner), as 'Alan Harper' ("Two And A Half Men").

    Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Christian Clemenson, as 'Jerry Espenson', ("Boston Legal"), Michael Emerson (winner), as 'Ben Linus' ("Lost"), William Hurt, as 'Daniel Purcell', ("Damages"), Aaron Paul, as 'Jesse Pinkman' ("Breaking Bad"), William Shatner, as 'Denny Crane' ("Boston Legal"), John Slattery, as 'Roger Sterling' ("Mad Men") .

    Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Ken Howard (winner), as 'Phelan Beale' ("Grey Gardens"), Len Cariou, as 'Franklin D. Roosevelt' ("Into The Storm"), Tom Courtenay, as 'Mr. Dorrit' ("Little Dorrit"), Andy Serkis, as 'Rigaud' ("Little Dorrit"), Bob Newhart, as 'Judson' ("The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice").

    Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Jane Krakowski, as 'Jenna Maroney' ("30 Rock"), Kristin Chenoweth (winner), as 'Olive Snook' ("Pushing Daisies"), Amy Poehler, as Various Characters ("Saturday Night Live"), Kristin Wiig, as Various Characters ("Saturday Night Live"), Elizabeth Perkins, as 'Celia Hodes' ("Ugly Betty").

    Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Cherry Jones (winner), as 'President Allison Taylor' ("24"), Rose Byrne, as 'Ellen Parsons' ("Damages"), Chandra Wilson, as 'Dr. Miranda Bailey' ("Grey's Anatomy"). Dianne Wiest, as 'Gina' ("In Treatment"), Hope Davis, as 'Mia' ("In Treatment").

    Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Jeanne Tripplehorn, as 'Jackie O.' ("Grey Gardens"), Shohreh Aghdashloo (winner), as 'Sajida' ("House Of Saddam"), Janet McTeer, as 'Clementine Churchill' ("Into The Storm"), Cicely Tyson, as 'Pearl' ("Relative Stranger"), Marcia Gay Harden, as Janina ("The Courageous Heart Of Irena Sendler").



    The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy show was held at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, September 20, 2009.







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