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2010 Emmy Nominations – it’s here!

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It’s back again. Time to snuggle up on the couch with a tub of popcorn, flip on the old boob tube, and watch your favorite TV stars snag some shiny new trophies in their gorgeous (and not so gorgeous) red carpet attire. Yep, you know what I’m talking about—the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are here.

Nominations for the awards ceremony were announced last week, and it’s looking like comedy is taking the cake and sweeping all of the categories.

Fox’s fledgling musical dramedy Glee led the way with a staggering 19 nominations, including nods in the categories of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Lea Michele (Rachel Berry), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummell), and at least one nomination in every other existing comedy category.

Adding to the parade of fresh faces making their Emmy debut this year is the breakout comedy Modern Family, which dominated the Supporting Actor and Actress categories and racked up 14 nominations,  including an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nod for the Colombian comedienne and beauty Sofia Vergara.

Mad Men, 30 Rock, and several HBO series trailed behind Glee in terms of nominees for the Comedy category, and Saturday Night Live picked up 12 nominations, making it the most nominated show in television history—with a whopping 126 nods over its 35 year long run.

Other breakout hits that were acknowledged include HBO’s new series The Pacific, which received 24 nominations, and the vampire drama True Blood, which earned nods in the Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Casting for a Drama, Art Direction and Sound Editing categories.

With Jimmy Fallon hosting the ceremony and so many talented newcomers vying with the big dogs this year, it’s sure to be a show you don’t want to miss.

Photo from Alan Light via flickr

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