Thursday, July 06, 2006

58th Annual Emmy Nominations; Family Guy Reruns Bought By Tribune Locals

The Emmy Nominations for the 58th Annual Emmy Awards were made just moments ago, and without further talk, here they are:

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Arrested Development (FOX)
The Office
(NBC)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
(HBO)
Scrubs
(NBC)
Two and a Half Men
(CBS)
SURPRISE OMISSIONS: My Name is Earl & Desperate Housewives

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Tony Shalhoub, Monk (USA Network)
Steve Carell, The Office (NBC)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Kevin James, The King of Queens (CBS)
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
SURPRISE OMISSIONS: Jason Lee and Zach Braff. Kevin James was a surprise nomination.

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback (HBO)
Jane Kazcmarek, Malcolm in the Middle (FOX)
Julia-Louise Dryfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
Stockard Channing, Out of Practice (CBS)
Debra Messing, Will & Grace (NBC)
SURPRISE OMISSIONS: Wow...everyone is basically a surprise here. Weeds' Parker is missing, as are the Desperate Housewives ladies. Kudrow, Dryfus and Channing are huge surprises in making this category.

BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Will Arnett, Arrested Development (FOX)
John Cryer, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Bryan Cranston, Malcolm in the Middle (FOX)
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace (NBC)
Jeremy Piven, Entourage (HBO)
SURPRISE OMISSION: None...though Jeffrey Tambor to a lesser degree.

BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds (Showtime)
Jamie Pressly, My Name is Earl (NBC)
Alfre Woodard, Desperate Housewives (ABC)
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace (NBC)
SURPRISE OMISSION: None. Though, Nicollette Sheridan would have been nice.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
House (FOX)
The West Wing (NBC)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
The Sopranos
(HBO)
24 (FOX)
SURPRISE OMISSION: Lost

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
Denis Leary, Rescue Me (FX)
Peter Krause, Six Feet Under (HBO)
Kiefer Sutherland, 24 (FOX)
Martin Sheen, The West Wing (NBC)
SURPRISE OMISSIONS: James Spader and Hugh Laurie. Big upsets here.

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer (TNT)
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
Geena Davis, Commander in Chief (ABC)
Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under (HBO)
Allison Janney, The West Wing (NBC)
SURPRISE OMISSION: Patricia Arquette. And to a lesser degree: Ellen Pompeo.

BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR
Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos (HBO)
William Shatner, Boston Legal (ABC)
Alan Alda, The West Wing (NBC)
Gregroy Itzin, 24 (FOX)
Oliver Platt, Huff (Showtime)
SURPRISE OMISSIONS: Donald Sutherland and Terry O'Quinn deserve to be here.

BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS
Candace Bergen, Boston Legal (ABC)
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Jean Smart, 24 (FOX)
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Blythe Danner, Huff (Showtime)
SURPRISE OMISSION: None.

For the full nominations list, click here.

In sort of a surprise, Tribune locals have bought the local syndication rights to Family Guy. The locals get the show starting in fall 2007. The show was said to be going to Fox-owned locals, but Tribune beat them to it. Under terms of the deal, the series will debut in 20 major markets, covering about 38% of the U.S., including WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, and WGN Chicago. Tribune locals recently acquired Two and a Half Men from Warner Bros. Family Guy can currently be seen on Fox Sundays and every night on cable network Cartoon Network.