Lost Found a Nomination
Perennial favorite Lost, now in its fifth season, is still going strong. It scored a nomination for Best Drama Series, alongside Emmy juggernauts House and Mad Men.
Crazy About Mentalist
The Mentalist’s Simon Baker is the only first-time nominee in the Best Actor, Drama Series category this year—we’re keeping our money on Gabriel Byrne for In Treatment, nevertheless.
An SNL Favorite Scores a Nom…
Also new to the Emmys this year is Kristen Wiig, one of our favorite SNL cast members of the moment.
…And an SNL Alum Snags 22
Tina Fey’s decision to leave Weekend Update for a show about a live sketch-comedy program appears, once again, to have been the right one.
The Hipster Kiwi
Jermaine Clement from HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, the bespectacled bloke in the clip below, plays himself in the show and has won the hearts of hipster-nerd-loving girls from here to Melbourne.
Is Bald Funny Enough?
One of the most talked about TV moments so far this year has been Stephen Colbert having his head shaved. But will it garner him an Emmy for Best Music, Variety or Comedy Special?
Hard to Stomach
Padma Lakshmi is nominated along with Tom Colicchio for hosting Top Chef. Will watching people spit food out into napkins be enough to earn them statuettes?
The Family Guy Frat-Boy Vote
Finally, a show that features puerile humor and cheap, unearned one-liners gets the recognition it deserves.