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Well, Family Guy Was Nominated For An Emmy

Well, America? Happy? From the Hollywood Reporter:

Seth MacFarlane’s gamble paid off. His Fox hit “Family Guy” on Thursday became the first animated series in nearly 50 years, and the second ever, to land a best comedy series nomination, following “The Flintstones” in 1961.

What was his gamble, again? To submit the show for consideration? I’m sorry, I know that’s not important. I should not be nitpicking about whether sending in a form that you had an intern fill out, along with a registration fee (did you know it costs money to be nominated for an Emmy? Because of how integrity works), does or does not constitute a gamble (because that’s not a question. The answer is it does not). What I should be nitpicking about is the fact that Family Guy is a terrible show, going head to head with Entourage for the Best Comedy Series. Because comedy is subjective, and we live in a country where people have terrible subjectivity*.

Now, there are some other totally valid nominees, like 30 Rock and The Office and the Flight of the Conchords. Good luck to those guys. But obviously the Best Comedy Series award goes to Eastbound and Down (raaahhhhhh), so I don’t even know what we’re all talking about here.

Full list of Emmy Nominees after the jump:

BEST DRAMA SERIES
* ‘Big Love’
* ‘Damages’
* ‘Dexter’
* ‘House’
* ‘Lost’
* ‘Mad Men’

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES
* Bryan Cranston, ‘Breaking Bad’
* Michael C. Hall, ‘Dexter’
* Hugh Laurie, ‘House’
* Gabriel Byrne, ‘In Treatment’
* Jon Hamm, ‘Mad Men’
* Simon Baker, ‘The Mentalist’

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES
* Sally Field, ‘Brothers and Sisters’
* Kyra Sedgwick, ‘The Closer’
* Glenn Close, ‘Damages’
* Mariska Hargitay, ‘Law & Order: SVU’
* Elisabeth Moss, ‘Mad Men’
* Holly Hunter, ‘Saving Grace’

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES
* William Shatner, ‘Boston Legal’
* Christian Clemenson, ‘Boston Legal’
* Aaron Paul, ‘Breaking Bad’
* William Hurt, ‘Damages’
* Michael Emerson, ‘Lost’
* John Slattery, ‘Mad Men’

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES
* Rose Byrne, ‘Damages’ Sandra Oh, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
* Chandra Wilson, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
* Dianne Wiest, ‘In Treatment’
* Hope Davis, ‘In Treatment’
* Cherry Jones, ’24’

BEST COMEDY SERIES
* ‘Entourage’
* ‘Family Guy’
* ‘Flight Of The Conchords’
* ‘How I Met Your Mother’
* ‘The Office’
* ’30 Rock’
* ‘Weeds’

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES
* Jim Parsons, ‘The Big Bang Theory’
* Jemaine Clement, ‘Flight Of The Conchords’
* Tony Shalhoub, ‘Monk’
* Steve Carell, ‘The Office’
* Alec Baldwin, ’30 Rock’
* Charlie Sheen, ‘Two And A Half Men’

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES
* Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ‘The New Adventures Of Old Christine’
* Christina Applegate, ‘Samantha Who?’
* Sarah Silverman, ‘The Sarah Silverman Show’
* Tina Fey, ’30 Rock’
* Toni Collette, United States Of Tara’
* Mary-Louise Parker, ‘Weeds’

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES
* Kevin Dillon, ‘Entourage’
* Neil Patrick Harris, ‘How I Met Your Mother’
* Rainn Wilson, ‘The Office’
* Tracy Morgan, ’30 Rock’
* Jack McBrayer, ’30 Rock’
* Jon Cryer, ‘Two And A Half Men’

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES
* Kristin Chenoweth, ‘Pushing Daisies’
* Amy Poehler, ‘Saturday Night Live’
* Kristin Wiig, ‘Saturday Night Live’
* Jane Krakowski, ’30 Rock’
* Vanessa Williams, ‘Ugly Betty’
* Elizabeth Perkins, ‘Weeds’

BEST VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL
* ‘The Colbert Report’
* ‘The Daily Show’
* ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’
* ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’
* ‘Saturday Night Live’

BEST REALITY COMPETITION
* ‘The Amazing Race’
* ‘American Idol’
* ‘Dancing With the Stars’
* ‘Project Runway’
* ‘Top Chef’

BEST MINISERIES
* ‘Generation Kill’
* ‘Little Dorritt’

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
* Kevin Kline, ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’
* Brendan Gleeson, ‘Into The Storm’
* Sir Ian McKellen, ‘King Lear’
* Kevin Bacon, ‘Taking Chance’
* Kiefer Sutherland, ’24: Redemption’
* Kenneth Branagh, ‘Wallander: One Step Behind’

BEST ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
* Chandra Wilson, ‘Accidental Friendship’
* Shirley MacLaine, ‘Coco Chanel’
* Drew Barrymore, ‘Grey Gardens’
* Jessica Lange, ‘Grey Gardens’
* Sigourney Weaver, ‘Prayers For Bobby’

BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
* Beau Bridges, ‘Desperate Housewives’
* Justin Timberlake, ‘Saturday Night Live’
* Steve Martin, ’30 Rock’
* Jon Hamm, ’30 Rock’
* Alan Alda, ’30 Rock’

BEST GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
* Edward Asner, ‘CSI: NY’
* Ted Danson, ‘Damages’
* Jimmy Smits, ‘Dexter’
* Ernest Borgnine, ‘ER’
* Michael J. Fox, ‘Rescue Me’

At least the Academy recognized that none of the terrible Entourage celebrity cameos deserved to be nominated for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, which it turns out is a thing for some reason. ART WINS!

*This laffter don’t run.