Glee sweeps Primetime Emmys
Glee has raked in 19 nominations for the 2010 Primetime Emmys, with stars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison being recognised for their starring roles, and Neil Patrick Harris, Mike O’Malley and Kristin Chenoweth being nominated for guest roles.
In its first season the show has garnered both critical acclaim and solid viewing figures, as well as winning 3 Dorians, seven Gay People’s Choice Awards, a Golden Globe, five Satellites and a raft of others.
Neil Patrick Harris was nominated for his appearance as an old high school rival of teacher Will Schuster in the episode ‘Dream On’ where the two duetted on Aerosmith’s tune of the same name, and is also up against Chris Colfer in the supporting actor in a comedy category, for his full time role on How I Met Your Mother. Fellow Broadway star Kristen Chenoweth has so far appeared in three episodes but is nominated for her first – ‘The Rhodes Not Taken’ – where she plays an alcoholic former glee club star. Mike O’Malley plays Burt Hummel, Kurt’s father and a recurring character.
All the Glee cast nominees have won awards for the show this season – Lea Michele took home a Gay People’s Choice award and a Satellite but missed out on the Golden Globe, as did Matthew Morrison who also has a Satellite. Chris Colfer won a Gay People’s Choice award but was beaten to the Satellite by John Lithgow’s turn in Dexter. Jane Lynch has a Gay People’s Choice Award and a Satellite.
This marks Neil Patrick Harris’s fourth Emmy nom, although he has never won. Chenoweth won last year’s supporting actress in a comedy Emmy for her role in Pushing Daisies. This marks Mike O’Malley’s first nomination.
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Lea Michele, Glee
Julia Louis Dreyfuss, 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
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
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie, House
Matthew Fox, Lost (his first Emmy nomination)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
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
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