Health returns for Emmy noms

A look at past and possible future contenders

How many new contenders will break out with so many nominees from 2009 eligible for Emmys in 2010?

SERIES “30 Rock” “Entourage” “Family Guy” “How I Met Your Mother” “Weeds”
LEAD ACTOR Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock” Steve Carell – “The Office” Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory” Tony Shalhoub – “Monk”  
LEAD ACTRESS Toni Collette -“The United States of Tara” Tina Fey -“30 Rock” Julia Louis-Dreyfus -“The New Adventures of Old Christine” Mary-Louise Parker -“Weeds” Sarah Silverman -“The Sarah Silverman Program"


Jon Cryer -“Two and a Half Men” Neil Patrick Harris -“How I Met Your Mother” Jack McBrayer -“30 Rock” Tracy Morgan -“30 Rock” Rainn Wilson -“The Office”


Jane Krakowski – “30 Rock” Elizabeth Perkins – “Weeds” *Amy Poehler – “Saturday Night Live” Kristen Wiig – “Saturday Night Live” Vanessa Williams – “Ugly Betty”
DIRECTING Jeffrey Blitz – “The Office” Julian Farino – “Entourage” Todd Holland – “30 Rock”* Beth McCarthy- Miller – “30 Rock” Millicent Shelton – “30 Rock”
WRITING Matt Hubbard – “30 Rock” Jack Burditt – “30 Rock” Robert Carlock – “30 Rock” Ron Weiner – “30 Rock”  


SERIES “Mad Men” “Big Love” “Breaking Bad” “Damages” “Dexter” “House” “Lost”
LEAD ACTOR Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad” Michael C. Hall – “Dexter” Jon Hamm – “Mad Men” Hugh Laurie – “House”      
LEAD ACTRESS Glenn Close – “Damages” Mariska Hargitay – “Law and Order: SVU” Elisabeth Moss – “Mad Men”† Kyra Sedgwick – “The Closer”      


Michael Emerson – “Lost” Aaron Paul – “Breaking Bad” Jack McBrayer -“30 Rock” John Slattery – “Mad Men””      


Cherry Jones – “24” Rose Byrne – "Damages" Sandra Oh – "Grey’s Anatomy" Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy”      
DIRECTING Rod Holcomb – “ER “‡ Phil Abraham – “Mad Men” Bill D’Elia – “Boston Legal”‡ Todd A. Kessler – “Damages” Michael – Rymer “Battlestar Galactica”‡    
WRITING Kater Gordon, Matthew Weiner – “Mad Men” Carlton Cuse, Damon Lindelof – “Lost” Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Matthew Weiner – “Mad Men” Robin Veith – Matthew Weiner

“Mad Men”

Matthew Weiner – “Mad Men”    
†Moss is submitting for drama supporting actress in 2010

‡Eligible in 2010 with different show

REALITY PROGRAM: “Intervention,” “Antiques Roadshow,” “Dirty Jobs,” “Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan,” “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” “Mythbusters”

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” “The Colbert Report,” “Late Show With David Letterman,” “Real Time With Bill Maher,” “Saturday Night Live”

“American Masters,” “The American Experience,” “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” “Biography,” “Deadliest Catch: Crab Fishing in Alaska”

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM: “The Amazing Race,” “American Idol,” “Dancing With the Stars,” “Project Runway,” “Top Chef”

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