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HBO scores most Emmy nominations

MUMBAI: The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the contenders for the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards. With 99, HBO has once again, has scored most nominations.

NBC followed with 67 nominations while ABC had 55, CBS 49 and FOX had 42.


In the cable space, HBO was well ahead of its closest competitor, Showtime which picked up 29 nods with AMC not far behind with 23.


HBO‘s Big Love received its first nomination in the category for outstanding drama series, where it will compete with AMC‘s Breaking Bad, FX‘s Damages, Showtime‘s Dexter, FOX‘s House, ABC‘s Lost and last year‘s winner, AMC‘s Mad Men which secured a total of 16 nominations this year, more than any other drama.


On the performance side, Jon Hamm (Mad Men) is up against Hugh Laurie of House, Michael C. Hall for Dexter, Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Gabriel Byrne for HBO‘s In Treatment and Simon Baker of CBS‘s The Mentalist.


Lead actresses who have been nominated are Glenn Close for Damages, Sally Field for ABC‘s Brothers & Sisters, Mariska Hargitay of NBC‘s Law & Order: SVU, Holly Hunter of TNT‘s Saving Grace, Elisabeth Moss of Mad Men and Kyra Sedgwick for TNT‘s The Closer.


With a total of 17 nominations, HBO‘s Grey Gardens leads off the category of outstanding made-for-TV movie, along with fellow HBO contenders Into the Storm and Taking Chance, as well as Lifetime‘s Coco Chanel and Prayers for Bobby.

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