FNL EARNS EMMY NOMINATIONS IN MAJOR DRAMATIC CATAGORIES
And the nominees are…
Congrats to Friday Night Lights. The drama, whose final episode airs Friday July 15, was nominated for Outstanding Drama, along with ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘The Good Wife’, ‘Mad Men’, ‘Dexter’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. For ‘FNL’, this is the show’s 10th Emmy nomination overall. It’s only win was for Outstanding Casting in 2007.
Also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series are Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton as Eric and Tami Taylor.
Chandler, who plays East Dillon High School football Coach Eric Taylor, is up against Michael C. Hall of ‘Dexter’, Steve Buscemi of ‘Boardwalk Empire’, Jon Hamm of ‘Mad Men’, Hugh Laurie of ‘House’ and Timothy Olyphant of ‘Justified’. This is Chandler’s third nomination.
Britton faces some formidable competition, as well. Elisabeth Moss of ‘Mad Men’, Mariska Hargitay of ‘Law and Order SVU’, Mireille Enos of ‘The Killing’ and Julianna Margulies in ‘The Good Wife’ round out the nominees. This is Britton’s second nomination.
Overall, ‘Mad Men’ led with 19 nominations, followed closely by ‘Boardwalk Empire’ with 18. ‘Modern Family’ led sitcoms with 17.
The Emmy’s air Sunday, September 18th on FOX.
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