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2008-07-17 18:00:29

By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 17--Basic cable came of age today with AMC's "Mad Men," a hit series about Madison Avenue in the 1960s, and FX's "Damages," a hard-nosed legal drama starring Glenn Close, earning best drama nominations. They are the first dramas from the world of advertising-supported cable TV to be nominated for Emmys, and they join a field of finalists for the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards that is dominated by cable productions. Premium cable has been at...

2008-07-17 12:00:49

John Adams, the HBO miniseries about the second President of the United States, garnered 23 Emmy Award nominations Thursday. Among the categories it was nominated in were outstanding miniseries, and outstanding lead actor and actress in a miniseries for Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney, who played John and Abigail Adams. Competing in the race for outstanding actor in a supporting role in a miniseries are Adams co-stars David Morse, who played George Washington, Stephen Dillane who...

2008-07-17 12:00:48

By San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 17--In what may be a tipping point in the world of television, cable series dominated the Emmy nominations announced today -- and it wasn't just perennial powerhouse HBO scooping up nods. AMC's "Mad Men," a sleek drama set in the world of 1960s advertising, and FX's "Damages," a complex legal drama, made Emmy history by becoming the first basic cable shows to receive best-series nominations. The critically acclaimed "Mad Men" received 16 nominations...

2008-07-17 12:00:48

By Chuck Barney, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jul. 17--Contrary to popular opinion, TV critics and diehard fans do not take perverse pleasure in lashing out in righteous indignation at Emmy voters. No, we'd rather embrace them, stroke them and commend them for their solid choices. In the end, after all, we want great television to get its just due. But every year, it seems, we wake up at the crack of dawn on Emmy nomination day to discover that some egregious offenses have been...

2008-07-17 12:00:48

By Hal Boedeker, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 17--Freshman dramas "Mad Men" and "Damages" will compete for best drama series when the Emmys are handed out Sept. 21 on ABC. They are the first basic-cable series to receive the prestigious nominations. The other drama series nominees are "Boston Legal,""Dexter,""House" and former winner "Lost." Leading the field this year is the HBO miniseries " John Adams," which earned 23 nominations. The comedy "30 Rock" received 17 nominatons, and...

2008-07-11 00:00:19

By > DAVID KRONKE Here's Part 2 of our look at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' semifinalists in its acting categories. On Tuesday, we looked at the possible Emmy nominations in the dramatic categories. Today it's comedy, which is good for a few laughs because some of these names are a joke. Most of the lists come from insiders who have leaked them, but in some cases there's an awful lot of leaking going on (16 possible best actor in a comedy nominees?). Anyway,...

2005-07-12 19:06:37

By Ray Richmond LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The smart money says it will be raining housewives and castaways when nominations for the 57th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are announced Thursday. Indeed, it's widely expected that ABC will make its best Emmy showing in years, while HBO might slip a bit after years as the event's front-runner. Contenders will be unveiled beginning at 5:39 a.m. PDT during a news conference at the North Hollywood headquarters of the Academy of Television...


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