Emmy Nominations: Is Your Favorite on the List?

From Glee to True Blood, see which TV shows and stars got nods -- and which got snubbed

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:

COMEDY SERIES:
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
Glee
Nurse Jackie
The Office
30 Rock

DRAMA SERIES:
Breaking Bad
Dexter
The Good Wife
Lost
Mad Men
True Blood

ACTRESS, Comedy:
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

ACTOR, Comedy:
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Larry David,
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carell, The Office
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Matthew Morrison, Glee

ACTOR, Drama:
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie, House
Matthew Fox, Lost
Jon Hamm
, Mad Men

ACTRESS, Drama:
Kyra Sedgwick
, The Closer
Glenn Close
, Damages
Connie Britton
, Friday Night Lights
Julianna Margulies
, The Good Wife
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
January Jones
, Mad Men

REALITY COMPETITION SERIES:
American Idol
Amazing Race

Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef 

VARIETY/MUSIC/COMEDY SERIES:
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? Or will another actress in that category nab the statue?

- 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.) And Matthew Fox got his first Emmy nomination! Is Lost actually being recognized for its final season -- which many Lost-ies complained was its weakest -- or is the nomination really a fond farewell acknowledging the overall impact during the life of the beloved series?

- 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.

Are you surprised by any of the Emmy nominations? Chime in below!

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