2008 Emmy Nominees

This undated photo released by HBO shows Paul Giamatti, left, portraying John Adams, Tom Wilkinson, right, portraying Benjamin Franklin and Sean McKenzie, second from left, portraying Edward Bancroft are shown in a scene from the HBO films miniseries "John Adams." AP Photo/HBO, Kent Eanes

"Mad Men" and "Damages" made Emmy history as the first basic cable show to be nominated for best series. The top multiple nominee was "John Adams" with a whopping 23 nods.

Outstanding Comedy Series

• "Curb Your Enthusiasm" • HBO

• "Entourage" • HBO

• "The Office" • NBC

• "30 Rock" • NBC

• "Two And A Half Men" • CBS

Outstanding Drama Series

• "Boston Legal" • ABC

• "Damages" • FX Networks

• "Dexter" • Showtime

• "House" • FOX

• "Lost" • ABC

• "Mad Men" • AMC


Outstanding Miniseries

• "The Andromeda Strain" • A&E

• "Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) " • PBS

• "John Adams" • HBO

• "Tin Man" • Sci Fi Channel


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

• "Monk" • USA
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk

• "The Office" • NBC
Steve Carell as Michael Scott

• "Pushing Daisies" • ABC
Lee Pace as Ned

• "30 Rock" • NBC
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

• "Two And A Half Men" • CBS
Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

• "Boston Legal" • ABC
James Spader as Alan Shore

• "Breaking Bad" • AMC
Bryan Cranston as Walt White

• "Dexter" • Showtime
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

• "House" • FOX
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House

• "In Treatment" • HBO
Gabriel Byrne as Paul

• "Mad Men" • AMC
Jon Hamm as Don Draper

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

• "Bernard And Doris" • HBO
Ralph Fiennes as Bernard Lafferty

• "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale" • HBO
Ricky Gervais as Andy Millman

• "John Adams" • HBO
Paul Giamatti as John Adams

• "Recount" • HBO
Kevin Spacey as Ron Klain

• "Recount" • HBO
Tom Wilkinson as James Baker

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

• "The New Adventures Of Old Christine" • CBS
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell

• "Samantha Who? " • ABC
Christina Applegate as Samantha Newly

• "30 Rock" • NBC
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

• "Ugly Betty" • ABC
America Ferrera as Betty Suarez

• "Weeds" • Showtime
Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

• "Brothers & Sisters" • ABC
Sally Field as Nora Holden-Walker

• "The Closer" • TNT
Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson

• "Damages" • FX Networks
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes

• "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" • NBC
Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson

• "Saving Grace" • TNT
Holly Hunter as Grace Hanadarko

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

• "An American Crime" • Showtime
Catherine Keener as Gertrude Baniszewski

• "Bernard And Doris" • HBO
Susan Sarandon as Doris Duke

• "Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) " • PBS
Dame Judi Dench as Miss Matty Jenkyns

• "John Adams" • HBO
Laura Linney as Abigail Adams

• "A Raisin In The Sun" • ABC
Phylicia Rashad as Lena Younger

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

• "Entourage" • HBO
Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold

• "Entourage" • HBO
Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama

• "How I Met Your Mother" • CBS
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson

• "The Office" • NBC
Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute

• "Two And A Half Men" • CBS
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

• "Boston Legal" • ABC
William Shatner as Denny Crane

• "Damages" • FX Networks
Ted Danson as Arthur Frobisher

• "Damages" • FX Networks
Zeljko Ivanek as Ray Fiske

• "Lost" • ABC
Michael Emerson as Ben

• "Mad Men" • AMC
John Slattery as Roger Sterling

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

• "John Adams" • HBO
David Morse as George Washington

• "John Adams" • HBO
Stephen Dillane as Thomas Jefferson

• "John Adams" • HBO
Tom Wilkinson as Benjamin Franklin

• "Recount" • HBO
Denis Leary as Michael Whouley

• "Recount" • HBO
Bob Balaban as Ben Ginsberg

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

• "Pushing Daisies" • ABC
Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook

• "Samantha Who? " • ABC
Jean Smart as Regina Newly

• "Saturday Night Live" • NBC
Amy Poehler as Performer

• "Two And A Half Men" • CBS
Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper

• "Ugly Betty" • ABC
Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

• "Boston Legal" • ABC
Candice Bergen as Shirley Schmidt

• "Brothers & Sisters" • ABC
Rachel Griffiths as Sarah Walker-Whedon

• "Grey's Anatomy" • ABC
Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey

• "Grey's Anatomy" • ABC
Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang

• "In Treatment" • HBO
Dianne Wiest as Dr. Gina Toll

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

• "Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) " • PBS
Eileen Atkins as Miss Deborah Jenkyns

• "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale" • HBO
Ashley Jensen as Maggie Jacobs

• "Pictures Of Hollis Woods (Hallmark Hall Of Fame Presentation) " • CBS
Alfre Woodard as Edna Reilly

• "A Raisin In The Sun" • ABC
Audra McDonald as Ruth Younger

• "Recount" • HBO
Laura Dern as Katherine Harris

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

• "Curb Your Enthusiasm" • HBO
Shelley Berman as Nat David

• "30 Rock" • NBC
Rip Torn as Don Geiss

• "30 Rock "• NBC
Will Arnett as Devin Banks

• "30 Rock" • NBC
Steve Buscemi as Len

• "30 Rock" • NBC
Tim Conway as Bucky Bright

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

• "ER" • NBC
Stanley Tucci as Dr. Kevin Moretti

• "In Treatment" • HBO
Glynn Turman as Alex Sr.

• "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" • NBC
Robin Williams as Merritt Rook

• "Mad Men" • AMC
Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper

• "Nip/Tuck" • FX Networks
Oliver Platt as Freddie Prune

• "Rescue Me" • FX Networks
Charles Durning as John Gavin, Sr.

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

• "Desperate Housewives" • ABC
Polly Bergen as Stella Wingfield

• "Desperate Housewives" • ABC
Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey

• "Monk" • USA
Sarah Silverman as Marci Maven

• "30 Rock" • NBC
Carrie Fisher as Rosemary Howard

• "30 Rock" • NBC
Edie Falco as Celeste "C.C." Cunningham

• "30 Rock" • NBC
Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

• "Big Love" • HBO
Ellen Burstyn as Nancy Dutton

• "Grey's Anatomy" • ABC
Diahann Carroll as Jane Burke

• "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" • NBC
Cynthia Nixon as Janis Donovan

• "Medium" • NBC
Anjelica Huston as Cynthia Keener

• "Nip/Tuck" • FX Networks
Sharon Gless as Colleen Rose

Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program

• "80th Annual Academy Awards" • ABC
Jon Stewart, Host

• "The Colbert Report" • Comedy Central
Stephen Colbert, Host

• "Late Show With David Letterman" • CBS
David Letterman, Host

• "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project" • HBO
Don Rickles, Performer

• "Saturday Night Live" • NBC
Tina Fey, Host/Performer

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

• "American Idol" • FOX
Ryan Seacrest, Host

• "Dancing With The Stars" • ABC
Tom Bergeron, Host

• "Deal Or No Deal" • NBC
Howie Mandel, Host

• "Project Runway" • Bravo
Heidi Klum, Host

• "Survivor" • CBS
Jeff Probst, Host

Outstanding Made For Television Movie

• "Bernard And Doris" • HBO

• "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale" • HBO

• "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" • Lifetime

• "A Raisin In The Sun" • ABC

• "Recount" • HBO

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

• "The Colbert Report" • Comedy Central

• "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" • Comedy Central

• "Late Show With David Letterman" • CBS

• "Real Time With Bill Maher" • HBO

• "Saturday Night Live" • NBC

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special

• "Bill Maher: The Decider" • HBO

• "George Carlin: It's Bad For Ya! " • HBO

• "James Taylor: One Man Band (Great Performances) " • PBS

• "Kathy Griffin: Straight To Hell" • Bravo

• "The Kennedy Center Honors" • CBS

• "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project" • HBO

Outstanding Children's Program

• "Classical Baby (I'm Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show" • HBO

• "Hannah Montana" • Disney Channel

• "High School Musical 2" • Disney Channel

• "Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: The Untouchable Kids Of India" • Nickelodeon

• "The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody" • Disney Channel

Outstanding Nonfiction Special

• "AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition" • CBS

• "Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq" • HBO

• "Autism: The Musical" • HBO

• "Pioneers Of Television - Late Night: Johnny, Jack, Steve, And Merv" • PBS

• "The Pixar Story" • Starz

Outstanding Nonfiction Series

• "American Masters" • PBS

• "Biography" • Biography Channel

• "Deadliest Catch" • Discovery Channel

• "Inside The Actors Studio" • Bravo

• "This American Life" • Showtime

Outstanding Reality Program

"Antiques Roadshow" • PBS

• "Dirty Jobs" • Discovery Channel

• "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" • ABC

• "Intervention" • A&E

• "Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List" • Bravo

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

• "The Amazing Race" • CBS

• "American Idol" • FOX

• "Dancing With The Stars" • ABC

• "Project Runway" • Bravo

• "Top Chef" • Bravo

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

• "Flight Of The Conchords • Yoko" • HBO

• "The Office • Dinner Party" • NBC

• "Pushing Daisies • Pie-Lette" • ABC

• "30 Rock • Rosemary's Baby" • NBC

• "30 Rock • Cooter" • NBC

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

• "Battlestar Galactica • Six Of One" • Sci Fi Channel

• "Damages • Pilot "• FX Networks

• "Mad Men • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Pilot) " • AMC

• "Mad Men • The Wheel" • AMC

• "The Wire • 30" • HBO

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program

• "The Colbert Report" • Comedy Central

• "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" • Comedy Central

• "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" • NBC

• "Late Show With David Letterman" • CBS

• "Saturday Night Live" • NBC

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

• "Bernard And Doris" • HBO

• "Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre) " • PBS

• "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale" • HBO

• "John Adams • Independence" • HBO

• "Recount" • HBO

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