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This was an unusually good season for new TV shows, and the 2010 Emmy nominations have proven it. When Modern Family's Sofia Vergara and Community's Joel McHale announced the nominees this morning, several first-timers were on it. Fox's musical comedy Glee cleaned up with 19 overall nominations, including one for best comedy series. And as expected, Mad Men wracked up tons, too, with 17 overall nods.
Here are the nominees in the major categories:
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Good Wife
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
Toni Collette, The United States of Tara
REALITY COMPETITION SERIES:
Dancing With The Stars
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Saturday Night Live
Real Time With Bill Maher
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Some points of interest:
- Good friends (and former SNL Weekend Update coanchors) Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have been pitted against one another in the best actress (comedy) cateory. Think goofy optimist Leslie Knope will triumph over goofy curmudgeon Liz Lemon?
- A bittersweet ballot for Team Conan this year: Neither Jay Leno nor David Letterman got noticed for outstanding variety, music or comedy series -- while Conan O'Brien's short-lived edition of The Tonight Show did.
- Friday Night Lights didn't get a nod, to the chagrin of its loyal fan base, but both leads (Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler) did. So, we should deduce that incredible acting is anchoring a show not worth recognizing for overall excellence? FNL groupies won't exactly cheer about that.
- Lost is back on the Emmy scorecard! (The show hasn't been nominated since its first season in 2005.)
- Finally, who knew that True Blood would get nominated?! The vamp craze lives on, and fans of the series couldn't be happier.
See more categories and nominations listed here. The Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, Aug. 29 (8 p.m. EST) on NBC.
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