'Lost', 'Desperate Housewives' left out of Emmy Awards

MUMBAI: Nominations for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in the US were announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Among the networks, HBO got 95 nominations. ABC got 64 nods while CBS managed to get 47 nominations. Surprisingly, ABC's two hit shows Lost and Desperate Housewives failed to be nominated in the main categories.

The awards presentation telecast awarding Emmys in 27 categories before a black-tie audience will be televised by NBC on 27 August from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium and will be hosted by talk show host Conan O'Brien.

The nominees for best drama series are Grey's Anatomy, House, The Sopranos, 24 and The West Wing. Competing in the comedy series are Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, Scrubs and Two and a Half Men.

Discovery's The Flight That Fought Back is competing in the television film category along with A&E's Flight 93, and three HBO films The Girl in the Cafe, Mrs. Harris and Yesterday.

The nominees for actor in a drama are Denis Leary for Rescue Me, Peter Krause for Six Feet Under, Christopher Meloni for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Kiefer Sutherland for 24 and Martin Sheen for the Presidential drama The West Wing.

The actresses nominated are Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer, Geena Davis for the now cancelled ABC show Commander in Chief, Mariska Hargitay for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Frances Conroy for Six Feet Under and Allison Janney for The West Wing.

The comic men who have ben nominated are Larry David for Curb Your Enthusiasm, Kevin James for The King of Queens, Tony Shalhoub for Monk, Steve Carell for The Office and Charlie Sheen for Two and a Half Men.

Among the women, the nominees are Lisa Kudrow for The Comeback, Jane Kaczmarek for Malcolm in the Middle, Julia Louis-Dreyfus for The New Adventures of Old Christine, Stockard Channing for Out of Practice and Debra Messing for Will and Grace.

The nominations have received a mixed response from critics. Some feel that the snub of Desperate Housewives which is a non traditional comedy might mean less glamour. There seems to be some agreement though that the drama shows nominated are better than Lost.

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