DISNEY/ABC TELEVISION GROUP SCORES 69 PRIMETIME EMMY NOMINATIONS
ABC Television Network Receives 63 Nominations for the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Including a First-Time Comedy Series Nomination for Freshman Hit "Modern Family"
and a Outstanding Drama Series Nomination for "Lost," Honoring the Final Season
"Modern Family's" Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet,
Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara Receive First-Time Nominations
For Supporting Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series
Matthew Fox Captures Very First Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nomination for "Lost"
Previous Winners Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn Receive
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Category Nominations
"Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" Receives a Nomination for Outstanding Reality
Series in Its First Season and "Dancing with the Stars" Receives Its Fifth Straight Reality-Competition Series Nomination and Tom Bergeron Repeats as Host Nominee
Disney Channel Honored with Five Nominations, Dominates the Outstanding Children's Program Category with "Hannah Montana," "JONAS," "Wizards of Waverly Place"
and "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie"
ABC Studios Receives 24 Nominations, Including Writing for a Drama Series
Nomination for "Lost's" Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse and Directing for a Drama Series for Jack Bender for "The End"
Holiday Special "Disney Prep & Landing" Receives an Animated Program Nomination
ABC.com's "Lost Presents: Mysteries of the Universe - The Dharma Initiative" Recognized in the Special Class Programs Category
The Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) captured 69 Primetime Emmy nominations, it was announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This total reflects nominations for ABC Television Network, ABC Studios, ABC.com and Disney Channel programming.
The ABC Television Network received 63 nominations, including a first-time, first season Comedy Series nomination for "Modern Family," which gathered a total of 14 nominations, including recognitions for Art Direction, Casting, Directing, Picture Editing, Guest Actor, Sound Mixing and Writing.
"Modern Family's" Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara all garnered nominations in the Supporting Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series category.
The final season of "Lost" received a total of 12 nominations, including a Drama Series nomination in addition to being selected for the Art Direction, Music Composition, Single-Camera Picture Editing, Guest Actress, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories. The series finale episode "The End," received a Writing for a Drama Series nomination for writers/executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse and the episode's director, Jack Bender, was recognized in the Directing for a Drama Series category.
"Lost's" Matthew Fox, received his first Lead Actor in a Drama Series nomination for the series final season and was joined by his cast mates Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn who were nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Emerson and O'Quinn were both previous winners in the supporting category. Elizabeth Mitchell received a nomination for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
The ABC.com webisode series "Lost Presents: Mysteries of the Universe - The Dharma Initiative," was awarded a nomination in the Special Class Programs category.
"Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" captured its first nomination in the Outstanding Reality Series category while "Dancing with the Stars" was recognized for its fifth straight nomination in the Reality-Competition Category. Additionally, "Dancing with the Stars" host Tom Bergeron is a repeat nominee for Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program.
Disney Channel dominated the Children's Program categories with nominations for "Hannah Montana," "JONAS" "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie." Disney Television Animation received a nomination for the Disney XD animated series "Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil" in the Outstanding Animated Short-Format category, marking the first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for a Disney XD property.
ABC's first television special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Disney Prep & Landing" received a nomination in the Animation Special category.
The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy ceremony will be telecast on NBC on Sunday, August 29.
The Disney/ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company's (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, including the ABC Television Network, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family and SOAPnet, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The Radio Disney Network, Hyperion publishing, and the Company's equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the Group's portfolio of media businesses.