The 2010 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

The 2010 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

July 8th, 2010

[For complete analysis of the 2010 Emmy Nominees, head to my full breakdown, “The Trick is to Watch TV,” here.]

Here are the nominees for the 2010 Emmy Awards (and, for added value, my gut feelings in terms of early favourites have been bolded): for all of the awards, click here to download the Academy’s PDF.

Outstanding Drama Series

  • True Blood
  • Breaking Bad
  • The Good Wife
  • Dexter
  • Lost
  • Mad Men

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Glenn Close (Damages)
  • Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: SVU)
  • Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
  • Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
  • January Jones (Mad Men)
  • Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
  • Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
  • Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
  • Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
  • Hugh Laurie (House)
  • Matthew Fox (Lost)

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Nurse Jackie
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • The Office
  • 30 Rock

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Matthew Morrison (Glee)
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
  • Steve Carell (The Office)
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
  • Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
  • Toni Colette (United States of Tara)
  • Tina Fey (30 Rock)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (New Adventures…Christine)
  • Lea Michele (Glee)
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age)
  • Martin Short (Damages)
  • Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
  • Terry O’Quinn (Lost)
  • Michael Emerson (Lost)
  • John Slattery (Mad Men)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Rose Byrne (Damages)
  • Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)
  • Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
  • Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
  • Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
  • Sharon Gless (Burn Notice)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Chris Colfer (Glee)
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
  • Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
  • Jane Lynch (Glee)
  • Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
  • Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men)
  • Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)

Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Dylan Baker (The Good Wife)
  • Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
  • John Lithgow (Dexter)
  • Gregory Itzin (24)
  • Robert Morse (Mad Men)
  • Beau Bridges (The Closer)
  • Ted Danson (Damages)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost)
  • Lily Tomlin (Damages)
  • Mary Kay Place (Big Love)
  • Sissy Spacek (Big Love)
  • Shirley Jones (The Cleaner)
  • Ann Margret, as Rita Willis (Law and Order: SVU)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Neil Patrick Harris (Glee)
  • Fred Willard (Modern Family)
  • Mike O’Malley (Glee)
  • Eli Wallach (Nurse Jackie)
  • Jon Hamm (30 Rock)
  • Will Arnett (30 Rock)

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Glee)
  • Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives)
  • Betty White (SNL)
  • Tina Fey (SNL)
  • Elaine Stritch (30 Rock)
  • Jane Lynch (Two and a Half Men)

Reality Competition Program

  • The Amazing Race
  • American Idol
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Project Runway
  • Top Chef

Reality Host

  • Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race)
  • Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
  • Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars)
  • Heidi Klum (Project Runway)
  • Jeff Probst (Survivor)

Writing for a Drama Series

  • Lost – “The End”
  • Mad Men – “Shut the Door. Have a Seat.”
  • The Good Wife – “Pilot”
  • Friday Night Lights – “The Son”
  • Mad Men – “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency”

Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Glee – “Pilot”
  • Modern Family – “Pilot”
  • The Office – “Niagara”
  • 30 Rock – “Lee Marvis vs. Derek Jeter”
  • 30 Rock – “Anna Howard Shaw Day”

Directing for a Drama Series

  • Lost – “The End” (Jack Bender)
  • Treme – “Do You Know What it Means” (Agnieszka Holland)
  • Dexter – “The Getaway” (Steve Shill)
  • Breaking Bad – “One Minute” (Michelle MacLaren)
  • Mad Men – “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency” (Lesli Linka Glatter)

Directing for a Comedy Series

  • Glee – “Pilot” (Ryan Murphy)
  • Glee – “Wheels” (Paris Barclay)
  • Modern Family – “Pilot” (Jason Winer)
  • Nurse Jackie – “Pilot” (Allen Coulter)
  • 30 Rock – “I Do Do” (Don Scardino)

Outstanding Variety Program

  • The Colbert Report
  • The Daily Show
  • Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien
  • Real Time with Bill Maher
  • Saturday Night Live


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5 responses to “The 2010 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

  1. Jeff

    You actually selected Lost for Best Writing and Directing?! Oh Myles…

    • ER won for Direction in its final season (beating Mad Men), and the fact that Jack Bender hasn’t yet won an Emmy for his work on the show is a bit of a travesty (and he has been nominated numerous times). In Direction, it’s an easy frontrunner.

      In Writing…yeah, that’s probably a stretch. But I do think that the amount of Lost love indicates the Academy was paying attention to the finale, so it’s got a real shot.

  2. Kush

    I think Lost will take the main prize. It’ll be more recognition for all 6 years (like Lord of the Rings).

    Biggest snub(s) were Krasinski, Fischer and Yunjin Kim.

  3. Jeremy H

    Aside from the prime time categories mentioned by Myles, Lost received nominations in a number of technical categories. Although I’m not surprised, I’m glad to see Michael Giacchino nominated for “Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)”.

    Justified got a nomination for “Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music”.

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