62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Presented Aug. 29; "Glee" Among Nominees

News   62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Presented Aug. 29; "Glee" Among Nominees The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, celebrating excellence in television, will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles Aug. 29 on NBC beginning at 8 PM ET. Talk-show host and former "Saturday Night Live" star Jimmy Fallon hosts.

Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon Photo by NBC

Presenters are scheduled to include Laurence Fishburne, Edie Falco, Anna Paquin, Matthew Morrison, tephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Will Arnett, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Ricky Gervais, Jon Hamm, January Jones, John Krasinski, LL Cool J, Julianna Margulies, Joel McHale, Eva Longoria Parker, Jim Parsons, Matthew Perry, Keri Russell, Blair Underwood and Sofia Vergara.

The  "creative arts" Emmys were announced Aug. 21 as a precursor to the Aug. 29 main Emmy show. Winners included the June 2009 broadcast of the 63rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris (for Outstanding Special Class Programs), John Lithgow (for his serial-killer guest role on "Dexter") and Neil Patrick Harris (for his guest work on "Glee"), among others.

The Fox series "Glee" picked up 19 nominations in all when nominations were announced July 8, including acting nominations for Matthew Morrison (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series), Lea Michele (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series), Jane Lynch (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series), Chris Colfer (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series), Mike O'Malley (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series), Neil Patrick Harris (winner for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series) and Kristin Chenoweth (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series).

"Glee" will vie for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in a field that also includes "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock."

Those nominated for Outstanding Drama Series include "Breaking Bad," "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "Lost," "Mad Men" and "True Blood." The World War II drama "The Pacific" earned 24 nominations, the most of any production of the season.

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards also fared well, picking up Emmy nominations for Glenn Weiss (Outstanding Directing For a Variety, Music Or Comedy Special), executive producers Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner (winner for Outstanding Special Class Program), Dave Boone (Outstanding Writing For a Variety, Music Or Comedy Special) and production designer Steve Bass and art director Seth Easter (Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Music Or Nonfiction Programming).

Nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series include Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory"), Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Matthew Morrison ("Glee"), Tony Shalhoub ("Monk"), Steve Carell ("The Office") and Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"). Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series nominees are Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Michael C. Hall ("Dexter"), Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights"), Hugh Laurie ("House"), Matthew Fox ("Lost") and Jon Hamm ("Mad Men").

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie nominees are Jeff Bridges ("A Dog Year"), Ian McKellen ("The Prisoner"), Michael Sheen ("The Special Relationship"), Dennis Quaid ("The Special Relationship"), Al Pacino ("You Don't Know Jack").

The Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nominees include Lea Michele ("Glee"), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("The New Adventures of Old Christine"), Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"), Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock") and Toni Collette ("The United States of Tara"), while nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series comprise Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer"), Glenn Close ("Damages"), Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights"), Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife"), Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order") and January Jones ("Mad Men").

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie nominees are Maggie Smith ("Capturing Mary"), Joan Allen ("Georgia O'Keeffe"), Dame Judi Dench ("Return to Cranford"), Hope Davis ("The Special Relationship") and Claire Danes ("Temple Grandin").

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominees are Chris Colfer ("Glee"), Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother"), Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family"), Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family"), Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") and Jon Cryer ("Two and A Half Men"). Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series nominees include Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad"), Martin Short ("Damages"), Terry O'Quinn ("Lost"), Michael Emerson ("Lost"), John Slattery ("Mad Men") and Andre Braugher ("Men of a Certain Age").

Those nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie include Michael Gambon ("Emma"), Patrick Stewart ("Hamlet"), Jonathan Pryce ("Return to Cranford"), David Straithairn ("Temple Grandin") and John Goodman ("You Don't Know Jack").

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nominees are Jane Lynch ("Glee"), Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family"), Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live"), Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock") and Holland Taylor ("Two and A Half Men"). Nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series include Sharon Gless ("Burn Notice"), Rose Byrne ("Damages"), Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife"), Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife"), Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men"), Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men").

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie nominees are Kathy Bates ("Alice"), Julia Ormond ("Temple Grandin"), Catherine O'Hara ("Temple Grandin"), Brenda Vaccaro ("You Don't Know Jack") and Susan Sarandon ("You Don't Know Jack").

For a complete list of nominations visit Emmys.com.

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