LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Glee," the spunky TV musical comedy about
high school misfits and the teachers who shepherd them, was a top
Emmy nominee Thursday with 19 bids, including for best comedy
series and stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele.
The leading nominee was the gritty, unsparing World War II
drama, "The Pacific," with 24 nominations.
Conan O'Brien is gone from "The Tonight Show" but his short
tenure as host is not forgotten: The late-night show with him at
the helm nabbed a nomination as best variety, music or comedy
series, while resurrected Jay Leno was snubbed in the category.
David Letterman's "Late Show" also was missing from the
category, after a season in which the host turned an admission of
affairs with female staffers and a blackmail attempt into high
Besides "Glee," other newcomers receiving Emmy recognition
include "Modern Family," with nods for best comedy series and for
five members of its ensemble cast, and "The Good Wife," a nominee
for best drama and recognition for star Julianna Margulies.
The final season of "Lost" garnered nominations for best drama
series and a nod for star Matthew Fox and supporting nominations
for Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson. Elizabeth Mitchell received
a guest actress bid for the drama.
"Saturday Night Live" received 12 nominations for a total 126
nominations during its run, surpassing the "ER" all-time record
of 124 bids. One of the nominations went to Betty White, who at 88
proved you're never too old for comedy when she hosted the show to
big ratings and applause.
Besides "Glee" and "Modern Family," other nominees for best
comedy series include "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Nurse Jackie,"
"The Office" and last year's winner, "30 Rock," with its third
consecutive bid in the category.
Joining "Lost" and "The Good Wife" as best drama series
nominees were "Breaking Bad," "Dexter," "True Blood" and
"Mad Men," which won the award for the past two seasons.
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