2009 Emmy Nominations – List and Picks


If you’re looking for the full list of 2009 Primetime Emmy nominations – head on over to the Emmy website to download the PDF or Word document. These lists are pretty hefty – 40 pages for the PDF, and 60 for the word doc – because they include all the little, less glamorous behind the scenes awards like “Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series.”

Family Guy is the belle of the ball right now because it’s the first animated show to be nominated in the “Comedy” category since the Flintstones, a feat the Simpsons hasn’t been able to pull off so far despite their much-loved 387-year run.

Also of note, Tina Fey got nominated for “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” for her portrayal of Sarah Palin on SNL, which was more brilliant than anything that’s happened on SNL for many years. Justin Timberlake also got nominated for his performances on SNL, which I hope he wins because aside from Tina Fey, Justin Timberlake was the funniest person on SNL this whole last season.

Below are some nominations from the main categories this year with stars next to who I hope will win and frowny faces next to who I hope will not win:

Outstanding Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow

Dirty Jobs

Dog Whisperer

Intervention *

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 🙁

Mythbusters : (

Outstanding Reality – Competition Program

The Amazing Race

American Idol

Dancing with the Stars : (

Project Runway *

Top Chef

Outstanding Nonfiction Special

The Alzheimer’s Project: Momentum In Science

Farrah’s Story *

Michael J. Fox: Adventures Of An Incurable Optimist

102 Minutes That Changed America

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Late Show With David Letterman *

Real Time With Bill Maher

Saturday Night Live : (  –  (why is this even nominated?)

Outstanding Made For Television Movie

Coco Chanel

Grey Gardens *

Into The Storm

Prayers For Bobby

Taking Chance

Outstanding Drama Series

Big Love

Breaking Bad *





Mad Men

Outstanding Comedy Series


Family Guy *

Flight Of The Conchords

How I Met Your Mother

The Office (Should have won around season 2 or 3)

30 Rock

Weeds : ( – (Really? This season? I don’t even have words to describe how laughable this is.)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Chandra Wilson (Yvonne) – Accidental Friendship

Shirley MacLain (Coco Chanel) – Coco Chanel

Drew Barrymore (Little Edie) – Grey Gardens *Because I have a secret girl crush on Drew for doing this movie

Jessica Lange (Big Edie) – Grey Gardens

Sigourney Weaver (Mary Griffith) – Prayers for Bobby

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Sally Field – Brothers and Sisters

Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer

Glenn Close – Damages

Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order: SVU

Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men * (Just cause she’s so cute)

Holly Hunter – Saving Grace

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfous – The New Adventures of Old Christine

Christina Applegate – Samantha Newly

Sarah Silverman – Sarah Silverman * (I guess, this one’s hard. Sarah always cracks me up, though.)

Tina Fey – Liz Lemon

Toni Collette – Tara Gregson – : (   – (That show is ridiculous)

Mary-Louise Parker – Weeds –  : (  – (So is this one)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad *

Michael C. Hall – Dexter

Hugh Laurie – House

Gabriel Byrne – In Treatment

Jon Hamm – Mad Men

Simon Baker – The Mentalist

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

Jemaine Clement – Flight of the Conchords

Tony Shalhoub – Monk

Steve Carell – The Office * (Just because he deserves it)

Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock

Charlie Sheen – Two and a Half Men

~ Carrie Glass