2009 Emmy nominations: Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Aniston & more

The 2009 Emmy nominations are out, and let’s see what we’ve got! My guy Jon Hamm from Mad Men got two nominations – for lead actor, and for his guest starring role on 30 Rock! Tina Fey also got dual performance noms for 30 Rock and SNL. The lead category for actresses in a dramas is so intense – I love every single one of those shows, from The Closer to Saving Grace to Damages. But I’m thrilled beyond belief that Elizabeth Moss got nominated! She’s one of the best parts of Mad Men, and it’s awesome she was recognized. What else? Hugh Laurie is nominated yet again – and he’ll probably win. 30 Rock is probably the biggest darling of the Emmys – just looking at the “guest actor/actress” categories, and 30 Rock dominates:

Outstanding Animated Program: American Dad, Robot Chicken, South Park, The Simpsons

Outstanding Comedy: 30 Rock, Entourage, Family Guy, Flight of the Conchords, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, Weeds

Oustanding Drama Series: Big Love, Breaking Bad, Damages, Dexter, House, Lost, Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor – Comedy: Alec Bladwin, Jermaine Clement, Tony Shaloub, Jim Parsons, Steve Carell, Charlie Sheen

Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama:
Bryan Cranston, Michael C. Hall, Hugh Laurie, Gabriel Byrne, Jon Hamm, Simon Baker

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy: Tina Fey, Christina Applegate, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sarah Silverman, Toni Collette, Mary-Louise Parker

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama: Sally Field, Glenn Close, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Moss, Holly Hunter, Kyra Sedgwick

Oustanding Made for TV Movie: Coco Chanel, Grey Gardens, Into the Storm, Prayers for Bobby, Taking Chance

Outstanding Reality Program: Antiques Roadshow, Dirty Jobs, Dog Whisperer, Intervention, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Mythbusters

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy: Steve Martin (30 Rock), Jon Hamm (30 Rock), Alan Alda (30 Rock), Beau Bridges (Desperate Housewives), Justin Timberlake (Saturday Night Live)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama: Ed Asner (CSI: NY), Ted Danson (Damages), Jimmy Smits (Dexter), Ernest Borgnine (ER), Michael J. Fox (Rescue Me)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy: Jennifer Aniston (30 Rock), Elaine Stritch (30 Rock), Gena Rowlands (Monk), Betty White (My Name Is Earl), Tina Fey (SNL), Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama: Sharon Lawrence (Grey’s), Ellen Burstyn (L&O: SVU), Breda Blethyn (L&O: SVU), Carol Burnett (L&O: SVU), CCH Pounder (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency)

[From Emmys site]

Oh, my girl Mariska Hargitay was recognized! She’s won before. But no one else from the main cast of Law & Order: SVU is ever nominated, which is a shame. Though Mariska is the “star”, Christopher Meloni does amazing work on that show, as does Ice-T and Richard Belzer in supporting roles. I just transcribed the nominations I found most interesting, but if you’d like to see the full nomination list, go here.


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  1. Nev says:

    I wonder how much did it cost to get Jennifer Aniston nominated.

  2. bros says:

    im willing to bet a lot of money she isnt going to beat out Fey’s Palin for that category. nice try Jen. better luck next guest starring-year.

  3. WTF says:

    What happened to TRUE BLOOD?? Should of gotten nominated for about EVERYTHING… Robbed

  4. ogechi says:

    God pls let my jennifer Aniston win

  5. Kaiser says:

    Oh yeah, I forgot the snubs: True Blood & Katherine Heigl. The Emmys hate vampires and Dame Heigl.

  6. Nev says:

    I like Mariska But Christopher Meloni is equally good. I like Richard Belzer and Ice-T they help carry that show. To pick one person for SVU had to be a hard choice to make.

  7. Rosalee says:

    What about Sawyer???!!! Josh Holloway was robbed, this past season he was great to watch and I do truly mean his acting skills (other than the obvious). The finale was heart ripping due to his performance.

  8. HashBrowns says:

    @bros: I doubt Jennifer is too concerned about beating the woman who HIRED her to guest star on her show. If anything, she’d be happy for her.

  9. CeeJay says:

    Agreed. Josh Holloway did excellent work this year on the Lost series. Perhaps he wasn’t nominated because they didn’t submit his role(s) for the vote?

  10. hello! says:

    Hopefully, Aniston will get the point and go back to tv-land where she belongs. Leave movies to the better actors.

  11. Kaiser says:

    Yeah, Lost always gets shafted in the acting noms – but the guy who plays Ben got nominated for supporting. Agree that Josh Holloway would have deserved a nom, also Naveen Andrews, Jeremy Davies, Elizabeth Mitchell & Yunjin Kim. Those are my favorites – and I think, the best actors on the show.

  12. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    @Kaiser – oh hurrah, at last someone else on the planet who appreciates L&O SVU as much as me! I swear to god I thought I was the only person watching it.

  13. chrissymacq says:

    i love that breaking bad (amazing), flight of the conchords (genius) and robot chicken (hysterical) got recognized.

  14. velcrodots says:

    2 noms for FOTC! Way to go boys, do Wellington proud!

  15. velcrodots says:

    …oh and yay for Tina Fey! She’ll get her two awards as no one can deny her awesomeness.

  16. Camille says:

    Go FOTC! So awesome. Doubt they will win anything, but would be amazing if they did! You guys do NZ proud boys 🙂

  17. Kathrien says:

    Im praying to God For Jen!!!!PLEASEEEEEE Emmeys Let Jen Aniston Win!!!!! And Im Really Surprised To see desprite housewives nomminated Just One Time!! I Hope 90210 was nomminated Too!!

  18. Sarah says:

    Seriously I love most of the actors being nominated, but I really hate the fact that shows such as True Blood or Battlestar Galactica won’t get considered at all. BSG had Oscar nominees Mary McDonnell and Edward James Olmos on board but they wouldn’t get recognised whatsoever. I really hate the award season for feeding Tina Fey (and God alone knows how MUCH I love her!!!) with her what feels like the 1000th Emmy, but small shows or sci-fi shows just bite the dust. That’s frakking unfair.

  19. v says:

    Mariska looked beautiful. She was robbed again. Glenn Close? cmon people, give me a friggin break