Monday, June 30, 2008

Emmy's Release Top Ten Shortlist

For the first time ever, the Television Academy and Emmy organizers revealed the shortlist of the Top 10 shows in the drama and comedy categories which are vying for a shot to be nominated for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards. The shows are as follows:

Top 10 Comedy Series Finalists
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Family Guy
Flight of the Conchords
The Office
Pushing Daisies
30 Rock
Two and a Half Men
Ugly Betty

Top 10 Drama Series Finalists
Boston Legal
Friday Night Lights
Grey’s Anatomy
Mad Men
The Tudors
The Wire

I'm thrilled to see that a couple of the shows from my Emmy Wish List have a shot at the big prize, and I'm pleasantly surprised to see that "Friday Night Lights" is getting some much deserved love and recognition. I'm crossing my fingers that my favorites make the top 5 and earn a spot on the final ballot. According to the Television Academy website, "Step two in the process will be the Blue Ribbon Panel screenings, which will be conducted throughout this weekend of June 28-29. The results of those panels, who will watch and judge the work of each finalist, represent 50 percent of the vote. Both results will be averaged together to come up with our five nominees in each category."

The complete list of nominees will be announced on Thursday, July 17.