2006 Emmy Nominations [live]

The 2006 Emmy Nominations telecast has begun. Right now they’re doing live introductions.

Drama Series
Grey’s Anatomy
The Sopranos
The West Wing

Lead Actress Drama Series
Geena Davis (Commander in Chief)
Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU)
Allison Janney (The West Wing)
Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under)
Kyra Sedwick (The Closer)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Candice Bergen (Boston Legal)
Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy)
Chandra Wilson (Grey’s Anatomy)
Blythe Danner (Huff)
Jean Smart (24)

Lead Actor Drama Series
Peter Krause (Six Feet Under)
Denis Leary (Rescue Me)
Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU)
Martin Sheen (The West Wing)
Kiefer Sutherland (24)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
William Shatner (Boston Legal)
Oliver Platt (Huff)
Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos)
Gregory Itzin (24)
Alan Alda (The West Wing

Made for TV Movie
Flight 93
The Flight that Fought Back
The Girl in the Cafe
Mrs. Harris

Bleak House
Elizabeth I
Into the West
Sleeper Cell

Lead Actress Mini Series/Movie
Gillian Anderson
Kathy Bates
Annette Bening
Judy Davis
Helen Mirren

Lead Actor Mini Series/Movie
Andre Braugher
Charles Dance
Ben Kingsley
Donald Sutherland
Jon Voight

Reality TV Show
Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway

Lead Actor Comedy Series
Steve Carell (The Office)
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Kevin James (King of Queens)
Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
Charlie Sheen (Two and Half Men)

Lead Actress Comedy Series
Stockard Channing (Out of Practice)
Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle)
Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback)
Debra Messing (Will & Grace)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures of Old Christine)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Will Arnett (Arrested Development)
Jeremy Piven (Entourage)
Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle)
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men)
Sean Hayes (Will & Grace)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Alfre Woodard (Desperate Housewives)
Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl)
Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds)
Megan Mullally (Will & Grace)

Comedy Series
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Office
Two and a Half Men

Stay tuned for more intelligent thoughts from theTVaddict. Here is some quick, unedited stream of though reaction…. WOO-HOO for SCRUBS, LISA KUDROW (The Comeback), THE WEST WING, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, STEVE CARELL, GREY’S ANATOMY.

In the what were they thinking section?!?!?!? Kevin James, Two and a Half Men, Charlie Sheen, Debra Messing (again), Stockard Channing (Out of Practice – who watches that!)

Snubbed again: Kristin Bell, Veronica Mars, Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls, Everwood, Lost, Everyone on SCRUBS!!! BATTLESTAR GALACTICA… not that I’m surprised.. but come on. It was the best drama on TV, hands down

Stay tuned throughout the day for more EMMY reaction!

Click here for the complete list of Nominees according to the EMMY official Press Release

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  • Argh…No Kristen Bell or Lauran Graham! This new Emmy System is an absolute bust! Well, not entirely, Lisa Kudrow and Denis Leary nabbed themselves long-deserved nominations, but still, no love for Veronica or the Gilmores….Argh!!!

  • Kari

    no housewives or lost. no grey’s anatomy actors?

  • Matt

    Wow. I’m disappointed. No Veronica Mars, No Zack Braff but Kevin James?, No Lost, but West Wing. What the hell were these people voting based on?

  • Common Sense

    Oh, give me a frikkin break. Charlie Sheen? Two & A Half Idiots? Stockard Channing??! How many other “cancelled” series with mediocre (but popular-in-Hollywood) stars can the revered Ac-cah-demy suck up to? If Sheen’s show is one of the top 5 comedies on TV, we’re in sad shape, man.

    At least they recognized the genius of Steve Carell and The Office. But, hmmm, over the course of 11 years, they could never even acknowledge the existence of the 5th broadcast network? The WB has produced some of the most cherished shows in history (Buffy, Gilmore, Felicity, Everwood)…and the morons who vote continue to give us Stockard Channing. Incredible.

  • Sure it was expected… but still, Kristen Bell deserves a nod. Lauren Graham… this wasn’t her best season – not sure if I would have given her a nomination. Not to say she doesn’t deserve 5 emmys for previous seasons. Happy that LISA KUDROW got a nod… THE COMEBACK was amazing. the WB gets no respect.

  • Eduardo Castro Fonseca

    Are they joking or something?? Kristen and Lauren deserve the award more than anyone else… and how come Hugh is not nominated for House?

    Thank god LOST wasn’t nominated, this season was bad! Still the Emmys need a LOT of fixing… let’s fire everyone there.

  • Congratulations TVADDICT. My “live stream” of the nominations went down on the third round of nominations. I searched the usual sites for any kind of list and you were the only one that had any list of nominees. Great work for trumping all the competition!!!!

  • I’m going to sit in a perpetual state of shock for a minute. On one hand, the 2.5 Men love was rumoured and I mentioned it in yesterday’s column, but never for a minute did I think that they’d go through with nominating it….wow….I’ll have my official breakdown later today, but wow…Initial reaction was definitely a big yay for Denis Leary and Chris Meloni. That’s thrilling….

  • Blech, I gave “The Comeback” a chance. I watched 3 episodes and I hated each one more than the last. I love Lisa Kudrow, but that character was SO annoying I couldn’t watch anymore. I’m pulling for Stockard Channing in that category. She was actually pretty hysterical in the shitty show that was “Out of Practice.” I have a feeling Julia Louis-Dreyfus will win.

    No Lost? No nominations for ANY of the Grey’s cast? This system was supposed to be more fair, not insane.

  • Tim,

    THE COMEBACK is an acquired taste. It took me a few episodes to get over how annoying Lisa’s character was. She really grew to become endearing. The Emmy Voters LOVE Stockard.. she has been given way too many nods for too little work on THE WEST WING. She is awesome, but how about giving the NEXT GEN a chance… Kristin Bell… NO BATTLESTAR GALACTICA!

  • I am thrilled to see two of Law & Order’s SVU stars nominated. The TVADDICT doesn’t pay much attention to this great franchise and the work of the outstanding casts. Glad to see more recognition for it with Meloni’s nod.

  • Amrie: Agreed… 2.5 men.. HUH? I’m sorry, it’s not funny
    Snow: Law & Order…. Mariska, didn’t she miss half the season for pregnancy? She’s great, but not this year. I’m fine with Christopher Meloni for getting some recognition. How’s that for some L&O talk!?

  • thetvaddict: Judi Dench has proven it is not the quantity of screen time it is the quality. Maybe if you lead a save Trial By Jury campaign we would have more Law & Order!!!!!! Anyways I hope Meloni scores a win.


  • In Supporting Actors of 24 finally getting some recognition news – let’s hear it for the Pres and his first lady scoring nominations!!!!! I’m very sad that John Krasinski wasn’t nominated, but thrilled Jaime Pressly and Sandra Oh were. Even more thrilled that Chandra Wilson got nominated. PS – remember when I (scarily) said Ducky was going to get nominated? HE freaking DID….

  • Sandra Oh and Chandra Wilson for Drama Supporting Actress, but no T.R. Knight for Supporting Actor? TRAVESTY!

  • Since I’m jumping on the GREY’S bandwagon, having only watched the season 1 DVD. I’m excited that there are two hours tonight on ABC!

    Very cool of the voters to recognize The Prez and first lady (Amrie, I like to spell Prez with a Z!). Not happy that Keifer got another nod. How hard is it to play angry and violent all the time? I also wouldn’t have given it a best drama… BATTLESTAR definitely deserved it.

  • I want to marry Kiefer, so I’ll support his nomination hahahaha….Just wanted to take a minute to say a “YAY” for Kate Winslet getting nominated as guest actress on “Extras” as “herself”. She just rocked that part in the most hilarious way…too funny.

  • mg714

    I’m upset about a lot of the omissions – Hugh Laurie, Zach Braff and the whole cast of Scrubs, the supporting cast of The Office, Jason Bateman (especially since AD and Will Arnet were nominated) and most of all no Lauren Graham and no Lost noms!!!! I didn’t expect Kristen Bell to break through the noms, even though she definitely deserves it. I really don’t think the panel system worked all that well. If it did, how in the world did Kevin James and Two and a Half Men get nominated? Do they really think that is Emmy caliber comedy work? They are not even in the same vicinity as The Office or Scrubs or Arrested Development. If Two and a Half Men actually win anything, the Emmys have officially become irrelevant.

  • I think the difficult thing about dealing with the Emmys is that voters only vote on ONE episode that was submitted by the show. So even though I’m not a fan of Two and a Half Men, it’s possible they had one REALLY FUNNY episode! Emmy voters don’t take into account an entire season of work, rather the episode they watched. It’s also worth noting that I don’t think Emmy Voters watch nearly as much TV as TV addicts (such as myself). When you’re off making a show all season long, you probably don’t have the time to watch everything that your TIVO has filled up!

  • mg714

    That’s a good point about the vote being based on just one episode. I guess it would be difficult to evaluate all the shows over a whole season, but shouldn’t that be what the Emmys are about? Isn’t the category really the Outstanding Comedy (or Drama) SERIES, not episode?

    Oh well – you can’t make everyone happy, but for those of us who really pay attention and love TV, my sense is that the noms were not actually the best choices in many cases.

  • mg714: I completely agree with you. Reading the comments out on the net this morning. A LOT of people are unhappy with the ‘new and improved’ system!

  • The Emmy panel needs new voters because they’ve been a let-down for awhile now…Come on, no Lauren Graham, Kristen Bell, Kelly Bishop, or Hugh Laurie?? But yet Kevin James??? Argh!!

  • I can’t believe Donald Faison from Scrubs wasn’t on the list. Or Kristen Bell. Or any of my Lost boys. Or…TV Addict, where did we go wrong? Have we not preached to our readers about good quality TV? I’m convinced that Emmy voters couldn’t find their way to The WB or UPN with a roadmap and a remote control. Anyway, my take on the situation is at Tube Talk.

    Tube Talk Girl

  • theemmysareshit

    i know this is freaking repetitive but again…KRISTEN BELL? HELLO? LAUREN GRAHAM???? HUGH LAURIE, our lovable dr. house?? AND WTF were they doing with stockard channing? her show was more retarded than 7th heaven. and that is a serious insult, if you know what i mean. the emmys are pure shit now. i laughed at half of these names. i am sorry, but kevin james has got to be the crappiest piece of shit that i have ever heard. he ate up a spot that an actually good actor could have taken. there were so many good ones that didnt make the list. but somehow that fat loser did.