Today the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences posted the short list for the Emmy nominations for Best Drama and Best Comedy series. The list includes the top ten vote-getters for each category and this weekend, screenings will take place to decide which shows actually make it on to the official nomination ballot.
Comedy Series Finalists
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Flight of the Conchords
Two and a Half Men
Drama Series Finalists
Friday Night Lights
It's great to see new shows like Damages, Pushing Daisies and Flight of the Conchords on there, but I’m disappointed to see that Battlestar Galactica didn’t make it onto this list. Will this show ever get the (official) recognition it deserves? And seriously, why is Grey’s Anatomy even on there? Sure, it’s a popular show and I still watch it every week but I wouldn’t consider the last two seasons to be all that Emmy worthy. Two and a Half Men is there, yet no love for How I Met Your Mother?
It should be interesting to see which of these shows score nominations. The nominees will be announced by the Television Academy at 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, July 17.