Close
BRAND NEW ON E!
TV Scoop - Category Header 920x60

News/ 

Emmy 2008 Breakdown: The Kitchen Sink

Grey's Anatomy, Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pompeo ABC/Karen Neal

Who won diddly-squat? Other than Diddy? Here are some more of Emmys' snubs, surprises—and surprising factoids. (Hint: High School Musical 2 didn't sing, but it didn't croak, either):

  • Since 2005, Grey's Anatomy has scored 29 nominations, but not a single one for Meredith Grey's Ellen Pompeo and her Dr. McDreamy, Patrick Dempsey.
  • Matthew Fox is the Ellen Pompeo of Lost. He's never, ever been nominated.
  • Actually, maybe Evangeline Lilly is the Ellen Pompeo of Lost. She's never, ever been nominated, either.
  • Brothers & Sister's Calista Flockhart is still awaiting her first post-Ally McBeal nomination.
  • For the first time ever, Desperate Housewives came up empty in both the lead and supporting actress categories.
  • From heroes to (relative) zeroes. Last year, Heroes scored eight nominations, including one for Outstanding Drama Series. This year, the show, cut short by the writers' strike, netted three noms, but none for acting or writing, and got zip on the Drama Series front.
  • In any given week, ER features, rough estimate, a bajillion actors, but only guest star Stanely Tucci got a nod.
  • Emmy voters are running out of time to honor Jay Leno for The Tonight Show. Tonight didn't receive a single nom; Leno got one for producing an NBC.com show, Jay Leno's Garage.
  • The Oscars' record-low ratings weren't Jon Stewart's fault, Emmy voters said. For his work as host, Stewart was nominated for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.
  • Stewart's non-Leno competition includes old foe Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report) and the ubiquitous Tina Fey, who also rated a nod for hosting Saturday Night Live. Says Colbert: "What an honor, unless I don't win."
  • For those keeping score at home, Fey was down for three Emmy noms today, including one for writing. Look for her total to go up once the Emmys sort out who should be listed among 30 Rock's producers in the Outstanding Comedy Series category.
  • One more Fey thing: Her 30 Rock's 17 nominations is a new record for a comedy series.
  • ABC's remake of A Raisin in the Sun scored three noms, for Outstanding TV Movie and for actors Audra McDonald and Phylicia Rashad, but not one for Sean "Diddy" Combs, who also costarred.
  • Rashad's nod was her first since her days acting opposite Bill Cosby's sweaters on The Cosby Show.
  • Denied in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, Denis Leary notched one in the Miniseries/TV Movie categories for his supporting turn in Recount.
  • Apparently, Matt Damon's just a little bit more special than his famous Good Will Hunting friend. "I'm F--king Matt Damon" scored two overall nods to "I'm F--king Ben Affleck's" one. Both videos aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
  • While Sarah Silverman scored three Emmy nods, ex-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel scored none. His show, however, came away with four.
  • Alert the bleep-button people. Kathy Griffin's back at the Emmys with two nominations, one for her Bravo concert special, Straight to Hell, and another for her reality show, My Life on the D-List.
  • If Griffin's Straight to Hell is to take the Emmy, it's going to have to deny George Carlin a sentimental moment he probably would've made fun of. The late Carlin's final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya!, is also up for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special.
  • There were a lot of songs in High School Musical 2, but none made the cut in the Outstanding Music and Lyrics category. The Disney Channel hit movie was nominated as Outstanding Children's Program, one of its two nods.
  • Hannah Montana scored its second straight berth in the Outstanding Children's Program race.
  • Welcome to the Emmys, Ralph Fiennes, Paul Giamatti and Kevin Spacey, all first-time nominees in the Miniseries/TV Movie's lead actor race.
  • The CW, on the whole, received exactly zero nominations, so, sorry, that means none for Gossip Girl, too.
  • ABC led all broadcast networks with 76 noms; HBO had the most of any network, with 85.

RELATED VIDEOS:

FROM AROUND THE WEB
MORE ON EONLINE

Bachelorette Confessional

Andi reveals how many guys are gay...and can do basic math!