HBO Grabs Most Emmy Nominations, ABC Second

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July 17th, 2008

MediaWeek has done a great job of tabulating the number of Emmy nominations:

HBO leads the pack once again with a hefty 85 nominations.  Next is ABC at 76, followed by CBS (51), NBC (50), PBS (33), Fox (28), Showtime (21), Sci Fi Channel (15), Bravo and FX Networks (11 each) and TNT (10). HBO miniseries John Adams is the most nominated individual program, with 23. Next is NBC’s 30 Rock with 17 (including 4 of the 5 nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series), followed by AMC’s Mad Men (16), ABC’s Pushing Daisies (12), HBO made-for movie Recount (11), and HBO made-for movie Bernard and Doris (10).  
Tying with 9 nominations each is The 80th Annual Academy Awards on ABC and Sci Fi Channel miniseries Tin Man, while Masterpiece Theatre’s Cranford (PBS), ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and NBC’s The Office netted 8 each. There was one actor from Lost (Michael Emerson as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series) on the ballot, but the show itself picked up 7 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series.

Double-digit attention for AMC’s Mad Men and ABC’s Pushing Daisies (and acting nods including Christina Applegate and Jean Smart on ABC’s Samantha Who?; Bryan Cranston for AMC’s Breaking Bad; Glenn Close, Ted Danson and Zeljko Ivanek for FX’s Damages; and Holly Hunter for TNT’s Saving Grace) means there was no absence of freshman programming on the ballot.

You can read the entire list here.

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