The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations were announced today, and FX’s American Horror Story and AMC’s Mad Men each racked up a leading 17 nominations. The British import Downton Abbey moved from the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie category last year to Outstanding Drama Series this year, picking up 16 nominations. A&E’s Hatfields & McCoys also earned 16 nominations, while picking up a nomination in the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie category.
Downton Abbey was joined by Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Homeland and Breaking Bad in the Outstanding Drama Series category. Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, 30 Rock and Veep all received Outstanding Comedy Series nominations. See the full list after the jump!
Former All My Children star and Imaginary Bitches regular Connie Fletcher Staton and hubby Aaron Staton (Mad Men) welcomed a bundle of joy on June 29th, according to ABC Soaps in Depth. The boy, whose name is Beckett, is now just over three months old. Congratulations to the couple.
On the Primetime side, the nominees for Outstanding Drama series are: Brothers & Sisters (ABC), Grey's Anatomy (ABC), Mad Men (AMC), Skins (BBC America) and True Blood (HBO).
Outstanding Comedy Series: Beautiful People (Logo), Glee (Fox), GREEK (ABC Family), Modern Family (ABC) and United States of Tara (Showtime).
It's about damn time! Friday Night Lights is one of the best shows on primetime TV, yet it has never received the recognition it deserves. That all changes with the Writer's Guild Awards Nominations, as my beloved FNL is nominated for Dramatic Series.
Friday Night Lights returns for a third season on NBC in 2009 after it's run on DirecTV wraps up. Translation: You have plenty of time to watch Seasons One and Two on DVD before the Season Three premiere. Add it to your Christmas list. So many think it's just some football show and I assure you, it's so much more than that. Not to mention the incredible acting by the entire cast and amazing storytelling.
Lost, Dexter, Mad Men and The Wire were also nominatedin the Dramatic Series category. FOX's Fringe picked up nods for New Series and Long Form for the pilot episode.
FNL returns to NBC on Friday, January 16, 2009 at 9 p.m.
Charles Shaughnessy is about to become a mad man.According to Nelson Branco's latest Suds Report on TV Guide Canada, Days of Our Lives' ex-Shane Donovan has booked a role on Mad Men. Shaughnessy, who also starred on The Nanny, will apear on the October 26th episode.
Eat your hearts out Mad Men fans.