‘Housewives,’ ‘Grace’ top Emmy noms
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Desperate Housewives, a dark satire about suburbia that became an instant hit in its debut season, was among the top Emmy nominees announced Thursday.
The ABC series, competing in the comedy category, received 15 nominations, sharing status as series front-runner with the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, which also got 15.
Premium cable channel HBO once again dominated the made-for-TV movie category with two of its films: The Life and Death of Peter Sellers and Warm Springs, each garnering 16 bids to top all nominees.
Nominations for the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced in an early morning ceremony at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.
There were Emmy riches for both departing series and newcomers.
Everybody Loves Raymond, which wrapped after nine seasons, received 13 nominations including best comedy.
Lost, a freshman drama about air crash survivors stranded on a mysterious island, got 12.
Joining Desperate Housewives, Will & Grace and Everybody Loves Raymond in the best comedy series category were last year’s winner, Arrested Development, and Scrubs.
Besides Lost, the other best-drama series contenders were Deadwood, Six Feet Under, 24 and the veteran White House drama The West Wing.
Three stars of Desperate Housewives were named in the category of best lead actress in a comedy series – Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman. Left out were co-stars Eva Longoria and Nicollette Sheridan. Other nominees in the category: Patricia Heaton of Everybody Loves Raymond and Jane Kaczmarek of Malcolm in the Middle.
Among those in the category for best lead actor in a comedy series were two Emmy newcomers, Jason Bateman of Arrested Development and Zach Braff of Scrubs. Also nominated: Eric McCormack of Will & Grace, Ray Romano of Everybody Loves Raymond and Tony Shalhoub of Monk.
James Spader, last year’s winner of the lead actor in a drama series award, was nominated again for Boston Legal. Other nominees were Hank Azaria for Huff, Hugh Laurie for House, Ian McShane for Deadwood and Kiefer Sutherland for 24.
Film star Glenn Close, who joined The Shield last season, received a bid as best lead actress in a drama series. Other nominees were Frances Conroy of Six Feet Under, Jennifer Garner of Alias, Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and first-time Emmy nominee Patricia Arquette of Medium.
In addition to The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, which dramatized the life of the great comic film star, and Warm Springs, which recounted Franklin D. Roosevelt’s struggle with polio before he became president, other nominees in the TV movie category were Lackawanna Blues, The Office Special and The Wool Cap.
Elvis Presley scored again in the outstanding miniseries category as Elvis garnered six nominations including one for its star, Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The lead nominee, with 10 bids was Empire Falls, and other contenders included The 4400 and The Lost Prince.
The Emmy Awards are scheduled to air Sept. 18 on CBS. A host has yet to be announced for the Shrine Auditorium ceremony in which 27 awards will be presented.
Other honours, including those for technical achievement and guest actors and actresses in series, will be given at a ceremony a week before the award show.
Here is the full list of nominees in all categories for the 57th annual Primetime Emmy awards, announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
1. Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour): Family Guy: North by North Quahog, Fox; Samurai Jack: Episode XLIX, Cartoon Network; The Simpsons: Future Drama, Fox; South Park: Best Friends Forever, Comedy Central; SpongeBob SquarePants: Fear of a Krabby Patty/Shell of a Man, Nickelodeon.
2. Animated Program (For Programming One Hour Or More): Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real, Animal Planet; Star Wars Clone Wars Vol. 2 (Chapters 21-25), Cartoon Network.
3. Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series: George Lopez: Leave it to Lopez/The Simple Life/Trouble in Paradise, ABC; That ’70s Show: Down the Road Apiece/Angie/Don’t Lie to Me, Fox; Two and a Half Men: It Was ‘Mame’ Mom/A Low, Guttural Tongue Flapping Noise, CBS; Will & Grace: The Birds and the Bees, NBC.
4. Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series: Carnivale: Old Cherry Blossom Road/Damascus, NE/Outside New Canaan, HBO; Cold Case: Factory Girls, CBS; Deadwood: Requiem for a Gleet/Complications/Childish Things, HBO; Desperate Housewives: Suspicious Minds, ABC; Six Feet Under: Grinding the Corn/Bomb Shelter/Untitled, HBO.
5. Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie: Empire Falls, HBO; Faith of My Fathers, A&E; The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO; The Lost Prince (Masterpiece Theatre), PBS; Warm Springs, HBO.
6. Art Direction for a Variety, Music Program or Special: 77th Annual Academy Awards, ABC; American Idol: Episode 419, Fox; First Invasion: The War of 1812, The History Channel; The 47th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS; MADtv: Episode 1006, Fox.
7. Casting for a Comedy Series: Arrested Development, Fox; Desperate Housewives, ABC; Entourage, HBO; Scrubs, NBC; Will & Grace, NBC.
8. Casting for a Drama Series: Deadwood, HBO; Grey’s Anatomy, ABC; House, Fox; Lost, ABC; Nip/Tuck, FX; 24, Fox.
9. Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special: Elvis, CBS; Empire Falls, HBO; Lackawanna Blues, HBO; The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO; Warm Springs, HBO.
10. Choreography: A Christmas Carol, NBC; MADtv: 1023, Fox; 2005 NAACP Image Awards, Fox; Reefer Madness, Showtime; Smucker’s Stars on Ice 2005, A&E.
11. Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series: Everybody Loves Raymond: Pat’s Secret, CBS; Hope & Faith: Carmen Get It, ABC; Reba: Flowers for Van, WB; Two and a Half Men: Back Off, Mary Poppins, CBS; Will & Grace: Friends With Benefits, NBC.
12. Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series: Carnivale: The Road to Damascus, HBO; Carnivale: Lincoln Highway, HBO; Deadwood: Complications, HBO; Six Feet Under: Untitled, HBO; 24: 5:00 AM-6:00 AM, Fox.
13. Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie: Faith of My Fathers, A&E; The 4400: Part 1, USA; The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO; Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven, ABC; Warm Springs, HBO.
14. Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera): The Amazing Race: We’re Moving Up the Food Chain, CBS; The Contender: The Final Four, NBC; Death in Gaza, HBO; Living With Wolves, Discovery Channel; Survivor: Palau: This Has Never Happened Before, CBS.
15. Commercial: Applause, Budweiser; Drink Up, Aquafina; Glen, Starbucks Doubleshot; The One Campaign, One.org; Surprise Dinner, Ameriquest Mortgage.
16. Costumes for a Series: Alias: Tuesday, ABC; Carnivale: The Road to Damascus, HBO; Deadwood: Boy the Earth Talks To, HBO; Desperate Housewives: Suspicious Minds, ABC; Six Feet Under: Grinding the Corn, HBO.
17. Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special: Conquest of America: The Southwest, The History Channel; Elvis: Part 1, CBS; The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO; The Lost Prince (Masterpiece Theatre): Episode One, PBS; Warm Springs, HBO.
18. Directing for a Comedy Series: Desperate Housewives: Pilot, ABC; Entourage: Pilot, HBO; Everybody Loves Raymond: Finale, CBS; Monk: Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine, USA; Will & Grace: It’s a Dad, Dad, Dad, Dad World, NBC.
19. Directing for a Drama Series: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Grave Danger, CBS; Deadwood: Complications, HBO; Grey’s Anatomy: A Hard Days Night, ABC; Huff: Crazy, Nuts and All Messed Up, Showtime; Lost: Pilot (Part 1 & Part 2), ABC; Rescue Me: Pilot, FX; The West Wing: 2162 Votes, NBC.
20. Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: 77th Annual Academy Awards, ABC; Da Ali G Show: Rekognize, HBO; The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: 9010, Comedy Central; The Games Of The XXVIII Olympiad — Opening Ceremony, NBC; Late Show With David Letterman: 2269, CBS.
21. Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Empire Falls, HBO; Lackawanna Blues, HBO; The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO; Warm Springs, HBO.
22. Directing for Nonfiction Programming: American Idol: Finale, Fox; The Apprentice: Season Two Finale, NBC; Death In Gaza, HBO; Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: The Dore Family, ABC; Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, PBS.
23. Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: Deadwood: A Lie Agreed Upon (Part I), HBO; Lost: Pilot (Part 1 & Part 2), ABC; 24: 7:00 AM-8:00 AM, Fox; 24: 6:00 AM-7:00 AM, Fox; 24: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM, Fox.
24. Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: Arrested Development: Mother Boy XXX, Fox; Arrested Development: Let ‘Em Eat Cake, Fox; Arrested Development: Good Grief, Fox; Desperate Housewives: Pilot, ABC; Desperate Housewives: Pretty Little Picture, ABC.
25. Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie: Back When We Were Grownups (Hallmark Hall Of Fame Presentation), CBS; Empire Falls: Part 2, HBO; Faith of My Fathers, A&E; The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO; The Wool Cap, TNT.
26. Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series: Everybody Loves Raymond: The Faux Pas, CBS; Scrubs: My Life in Four Cameras, NBC; That ’70s Show: Angie, Fox; Two and a Half Men: It Was Mame, Mom, CBS; Will & Grace: The Newlydreads, NBC.
27. Picture Editing for a Special (Single or Multi-Camera): 77th Annual Academy Awards, ABC; Dave Chappelle: For What It’s Worth, Showtime; Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival (Great Performances), PBS; The Games Of The XXVIII Olympiad — Opening Ceremony, NBC; Tracey Ullman Live & Exposed, HBO.
28. Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera): The Amazing Race: We’re Moving Up the Food Chain, CBS; The Apprentice: Lights! Camera! Transaction! NBC; The Contender: The Hangman’s Noose, NBC; Survivor: This Has Never Happened Before, CBS; Survivor: Culture Shock and Violent Storms, CBS.
29. Hairstyling for a Series: Alias: Nocturne, ABC; American Dreams: Starting Over, NBC; Carnivale: Outside New Canaan, HBO; Deadwood: Boy the Earth Talks To, HBO; MADtv: Episode 1017, Fox; Star Trek: Enterprise: In a Mirror, Darkly, UPN.
30. Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special: Lackawanna Blues, HBO; The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, HBO; Their Eyes Were Watching God, ABC; Tracey Ullman Live & Exposed, HBO; Warm Springs, HBO.
‘Housewives,’ ‘Grace’ top Emmy noms