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2009 Emmy Nominations

By Shawn McKenzie 07/18/2009

Below are the nominations in the major categories for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.  The show is hosted this year by Neil Patrick Harris (who is also nominated again in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category for his role in CBS's "How I Met Your Mother"), and the show will take place on September 20, 2009 on CBS.  Check back later for the winners.  (Winners are in BOLD.)


Outstanding Drama Series Outstanding Comedy Series
  • "Big Love" (HBO)
  • "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
  • "Damages" (FX)
  • "Dexter" (Showtime)
  • "House" (Fox)
  • "Lost" (ABC)
  • "Mad Men" (AMC)
  • "30 Rock" (NBC)
  • "Entourage" (HBO)
  • "Family Guy" (FOX)
  • "Flight of the Conchords" (HBO)
  • "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS)
  • "The Office" (NBC)
  • "Weeds" (Showtime)
Outstanding Miniseries Outstanding Made for Television Movie
  • "Generation Kill" (HBO)
  • "Little Dorrit" (PBS)
  • "Coco Chanel" (Lifetime)
  • "Grey Gardens" (HBO)
  • "Into the Storm" (HBO)
  • "Prayers for Bobby" (Lifetime)
  • "Taking Chance" (HBO)
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
  • "The Colbert Report" (Comedy Central)
  • "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central)
  • "Late Show with David Letterman" (CBS)
  • "Real Time with Bill Maher" (HBO)
  • "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
  • "The Amazing Race" (CBS)
  • "American Idol" (FOX)
  • "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC)
  • "Project Runway" (Bravo)
  • "Top Chef" (Bravo)


Acting categories


Lead Role categories

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Simon Baker for playing Patrick Jane on "The Mentalist" (CBS)
  • Gabriel Byrne for playing Dr. Paul Weston on "In Treatment" (HBO)
  • Bryan Cranston for playing Walter White on "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
  • Michael C. Hall for playing Dexter Morgan on "Dexter" (Showtime)
  • Jon Hamm for playing Don Draper on "Mad Men" (AMC)
  • Hugh Laurie for playing Dr. Gregory House on "House" (FOX)
  • Alec Baldwin for playing Jack Donaghy on "30 Rock" (NBC)
  • Steve Carell for playing Michael Scott on "The Office" (NBC)
  • Jemaine Clement for playing Jermaine on "Flight of the Conchords" (HBO
  • Jim Parsons for playing Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
  • Tony Shalhoub for playing Adrian Monk on "Monk" (USA)
  • Charlie Sheen for playing Charlie Harper on "Two and a Half Men" (CBS)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Glenn Close for playing Patricia "Patty" Hewes on "Damages" (FX)
  • Sally Field for playing Nora Walker on "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC)
  • Mariska Hargitay for playing Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)
  • Holly Hunter for playing Grace Hanadarko on "Saving Grace" (TNT)
  • Elisabeth Moss for playing Peggy Olson on "Mad Men" (AMC)
  • Kyra Sedgwick for playing Brenda Leigh Johnson on "The Closer" (TNT)
  • Christina Applegate for playing Samantha "Sam" Newly on "Samantha Who?" (ABC)
  • Toni Collette for playing Tara Gregson on "United States of Tara" (Showtime)
  • Tina Fey for playing Liz Lemon on "30 Rock" (NBC)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus for playing Christine Campbell on "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (CBS)
  • Mary-Louise Parker for playing Nancy Botwin on "Weeds" (Showtime)
  • Sarah Silverman for playing Sarah Silverman on "The Sarah Silverman Program" (Comedy Central)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
  • Kevin Bacon for playing Lieutenant Colonel Michael Strobl on "Taking Chance" (HBO)
  • Kenneth Branagh for playing Kurt Wallander on "Wallander: One Step Behind" (PBS)
  • Brendan Gleeson for playing Winston Churchill on "Into the Storm" (HBO)
  • Kevin Kline for playing Cyrano de Bergerac on "Cyrano de Bergerac (Great Performances)" (PBS)
  • Ian McKellen for playing King Lear on "King Lear (Greatest Performances)" (PBS)
  • Kiefer Sutherland for playing Jack Bauer on "24: Redemption" (FOX)
  • Drew Barrymore for playing Little Edie on "Grey Gardens" (HBO)
  • Jessica Lange for playing Big Edie on "Grey Gardens" (HBO)
  • Shirley MacLaine for playing Coco Chanel on "Coco Chanel" (Lifetime)
  • Sigourney Weaver for playing Mary Griffith on "Prayers for Bobby" (Lifetime)
  • Chandra Wilson for playing Yvonne on "Accidental Friendship" (Hallmark Channel)


Supporting Acting categories

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Christian Clemenson for playing Jerry Espenson on "Boston Legal" (ABC)
  • Michael Emerson for playing Benjamin Linus on "Lost" (ABC)
  • William Hurt for playing Daniel Purcell on "Damages" (FX)
  • Aaron Paul for playing Jesse Pinkman on "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
  • William Shatner for playing Denny Crane on "Boston Legal" (ABC)
  • John Slattery for playing Roger Sterling on "Mad Men" (AMC)
  • Jon Cryer for playing Alan Harper on "Two and a Half Men" (CBS)
  • Kevin Dillon for playing Johnny "Drama" Chase on "Entourage" (HBO)
  • Neil Patrick Harris for playing Barney Stinson on "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS)
  • Jack McBrayer for playing Kenneth Parcell on "30 Rock" (NBC)
  • Tracy Morgan for playing Tracy Jordan on "30 Rock" (NBC)
  • Rainn Wilson for playing Dwight Schrute on "The Office" (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Rose Byrne for playing Ellen Parsons on "Damages" (FX)
  • Hope Davis for playing Mia on "In Treatment" (HBO)
  • Cherry Jones for playing President Allison Taylor on "24" (FOX)
  • Sandra Oh for playing Dr. Cristina Yang on "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
  • Dianne Wiest for playing Gina on "In Treatment" (HBO)
  • Chandra Wilson for playing Dr. Miranda Bailey on "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
  • Kristin Chenoweth for playing Olive Snook on "Pushing Daisies" (ABC)
  • Jane Krakowski for playing Jenna Maroney on "30 Rock" (NBC)
  • Elizabeth Perkins for playing Celia Hodes on "Weeds" (Showtime)
  • Amy Poehler for playing various characters on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
  • Kristen Wiig for playing various characters on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)
  • Vanessa L. Williams for playing Wilhelmina Slater on "Ugly Betty" (ABC)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
  • Len Cariou for playing Franklin D. Roosevelt on "Into the Storm" (HBO)
  • Tom Courtenay for playing Mr. Dorrit on "Little Dorrit" (PBS)
  • Ken Howard for playing Phelan Beale on "Grey Gardens" (HBO)
  • Bob Newhart for playing Judson on "The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice" (TNT)
  • Andy Serkis for playing Rigaud on "Little Dorrit" (PBS)
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo for playing Sajida on "House of Saddam" (HBO)
  • Marcia Gay Harden for playing Janina on "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler" (CBS)
  • Janet McTeer for playing Clementine Churchill on "Into the Storm" (HBO)
  • Jeanne Tripplehorn for playing Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on "Grey Gardens" (HBO)
  • Cicely Tyson for playing Pearl on "Relative Stranger" (Hallmark Channel)

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