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'30 Rock' Comes out on Top of Emmy Nominations


"30 Rock" received 22 Emmy nominations. Photo courtesy of NBC.

July 17, 2009 - The hit “Made in NY” show “30 Rock” has topped the list of nominations for the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. All together, television shows and digital productions based in New York City received an outstanding 88 nominations.

With 22 nominations, NBC’s “30 Rock” now has the record for most nominations awarded to a comedy series. Along with its cast, the show received nominations for its writing, directing, cinematography, picture editing, sound mixing, casting, and guest actors as well as for Outstanding Comedy Series.

“Damages” on FX received seven nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and nominations for cast members Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, and William Hurt. HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords” received six nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. “Saturday Night Live” was honored with thirteen nominations.

Among the nominees were these “Made in NY” Shows:

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Flight of the Conchords”
“30 Rock”

Outstanding Drama Series
“Damages”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jemaine Clement, “Flight of the Conchords”
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Tracy Morgan, “30 Rock”
Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
William Hurt, “Damages”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live”
Kristin Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”
Vanessa Williams, “Ugly Betty”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Rose Byrne, “Damages”
Dianne Wiest, “In Treatment”
Hope Davis, “In Treatment”

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“Late Show with David Letterman”
“Saturday Night Live”

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on CBS on Sunday, September 20, 8pm EST. For a full list of nominees, click here.

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