[07/17/08 - 01:16 PM]
2007 - 2008 Primetime Emmy(R) Awards Nominations Announced
ABC details the network breakdown of the 476 separate nominations covering 93 categories and areas.

[via press release from ABC]


The Primetime Emmy Ceremony Will Be Telecast Sunday, September 21 on ABC

Nominations for the 60th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards, covering the period of June 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008, were announced today by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, North Hollywood, California. The Television Academy's Chairman of the Board & CEO John Shaffner presided, assisted by Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris.

On SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC, the telecast awarding Primetime Emmys in 29 categories will be presented before a black-tie audience and televised from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE. This year's Emmy telecast will be executive-produced by Ken Ehrlich and directed by Louis J. Horvitz. The Television Academy's Governors Ball will follow the telecast at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Of the 51 nominations for comedy and drama programs as well as lead and supporting performers, 21 were not included among last year's nominees -- a 40% change. First-time nominees include "Damages," "Dexter" and "Mad Men" in the drama series category. "Damages" and "Mad Men" are the first two basic cable series to be nominated in the drama series program category. Newcomers in the drama and comedy series performer categories include Amy Poehler in "Saturday Night Live," Anjelica Huston in "Medium," Carrie Fisher in "30 Rock," Shelley Berman in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Kristin Chenoweth and Lee Pace in "Pushing Daisies," Gabriel Byrne in "In Treatment," John Hamm and John Slattery in "Mad Men" and �eljko Ivanek in "Damages." Additional first-time nominees in other categories include Ralph Fiennes in "Bernard and Doris," Paul Giamatti in "John Adams," Catherine Keener in "An American Crime," Howie Mandel for hosting "Deal or No Deal" and Kevin Spacey in "Recount."

On Saturday, September 13, also at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE, 64 awards "categories" (a single award) and "areas" (possibility of one, more than one or no award) will be handed out at the black-tie Primetime Creative Arts Awards, chaired and executive-produced by Lee Miller and Steve Venezia, with Spike Jones, Jr. producing and Chris Donovan directing. The awards presentation will be televised on E! on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

A total of 476 separate nominations in 93 categories and areas, compiled by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP, were distributed as follows:

A&E � 9
ABC � 76
ABC.com � 1
AMC � 20
Animal Planet � 1
Biography � 1
Bravo � 11
Cartoon Network � 3
CBS � 51
Comedy Central � 8
Comedycentral.com � 1
CW � 2 Showtime � 21
Discovery Channel � 6
Discoverychannel.com � 1
Disney Channel � 6
ESPN � 1
FOX � 28
FX Networks � 11
HBO � 85
History Channel � 4
History Channel VOD � 1
Jaylenosgarage.com � 1
Lifetime � 1
MTV � 1
NBC � 50
NBC.com � 2
Nickelodeon � 2
PBS - 33
Sci Fi Channel � 15
Sci Fi Channel.com � 1
Starz � 1
TLC � 1
TNT � 10
USA � 4
Warner Bros. on demand � 1
Commercials � 5 (no network affiliation)

Additional awards may also be given for the four "juried areas" (no nominations): Costumes for a Variety or Music Program, Voice-Over Performance, Individual Achievement in Animation and Interactive Media. In the Interactive Media Programming Juried Area, 10 finalists have been voted into contention: The finalists for Fiction are "HBO Voyeur," "Kyle XY: The Collective Experience," "The Heroes Digital Experience," "Lost Find 815" and "The L Word Interactive." The finalists for Nonfiction are "America's Player Interactive," "Bravo Media's Project Runway," "Bravo Media's Top Chef," "Dancing with the Stars Multi-Platform Experience" and "Disney Channel Games Digital Media Event." One, more than one or no award can be given in a juried area. There are no nominations. The finalists are not to be counted as nominees. The announcement of one, more than one or no winner will be made at a later date. Two additional awards may also be given for Engineering Development and the Governors Award. These awards, if any, will be announced later this month.

Nomination rosters will be finalized during the period July 17 to July 31, 2008. The rosters may be revised in cases where names or titles are incorrect, or appeals for changes�including the addition or removal of names�are approved by the Primetime Awards Committee. Producer eligibility is based on both title and function. A review of title and function will be conducted by the Producers Peer Group, and the nominees in the program categories that are "TBD" in the press release will be announced later this month.

The complete list of Primetime Emmy nominations and other Academy news and information is available on the Television Academy's website, located at http://www.emmys.tv.

Nominations were made by active Academy members who voted for programs and other peer categories of their expertise. Peer panels made up of active Academy members will screen nominations during the month of July and August and, in secret ballot, select the Primetime Emmy winners.

The Primetime Emmy ceremony will be telecast SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, on ABC.

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