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Disney-ABC Television Group Garners 81 Primetime Emmy Nominations

[via press release from ABC]


ABC Receives 64 Nominations for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards � Up 13 from Last Year, and More Than Any Other Broadcast Network � Including 11 For �Grey�s Anatomy,� Nine for �Lost� And �The 78th Annual Academy Awards,� And Multiple Nominations for �Desperate Housewives,� �Boston Legal� and �Dancing with the Stars�

Touchstone Television Receives 44 Nominations, Including Outstanding Drama Series for �Grey�s Anatomy,� Outstanding Comedy Series for �Scrubs,� And Outstanding Reality-Competition Program for �The Amazing Race�

Disney Channel Receives Seven Nominations, Including Outstanding Children�s Program for �High School Musical�

Disney-ABC Television Group garnered 81 Primetime Emmy nominations, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This total reflects nominations for ABC, Touchstone and Disney Channel programming.

The ABC Television Network received 64 nominations for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, up 13 from last year, and more than any other broadcast network. �Grey�s Anatomy� earned 11 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, and Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nods for Sandra Oh and Chandra Wilson. Candace Bergen from �Boston Legal� was also nominated in this category. Geena Davis from �Commander In Chief� was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. William Shatner from �Boston Legal� received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and Alfre Woodard was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for �Desperate Housewives.� �Dancing with the Stars� received six nominations total, including Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, while �Extreme Makeover: Home Edition� received a nomination for Outstanding Reality Program. �The 78th Annual Academy Awards� received nine nominations, including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

Touchstone Television received 44 nominations, including series acknowledgements in the Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Reality-Competition Program categories for �Grey�s Anatomy,� �Scrubs� and �The Amazing Race.� In addition to Touchstone�s acting nominations for �Commander In Chief� and �Desperate Housewives,� Tony Shalhoub received his fourth consecutive Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the USA series �Monk.� Laurie Metcalf was also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress for �Monk.�

Disney Channel received seven nominations, garnering six for �High School Musical,� including Outstanding Children�s Program and Outstanding Directing and Choreography for Kenny Ortega. Also nominated are the live-action series �The Suite Life of Zack & Cody� and the animated series �Get Ed,� produced by Walt Disney Television Animation.

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented Sunday, Aug. 27, in Los Angeles.

Disney-ABC Television Group is home to all of The Walt Disney Company�s worldwide entertainment and news television properties. The Group includes the ABC Television Network, Disney Channel�s worldwide portfolio of kids channels, ABC Family and SOAPnet; as well as television production and syndication divisions Touchstone Television, Walt Disney Television Animation, Buena Vista Worldwide Television and Walt Disney Television International. Disney-ABC Television Group also manages the Company�s equity interest in Lifetime Entertainment Services, A&E Television Networks and E! Networks.

  [july 2006]  


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