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Emmys 2008: Main nominations

Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais, who won best comedy actor last year, is nominated again

The nominations for the Primetime Emmy awards 2008 have been announced. Here are the leading contenders:

Outstanding comedy series
30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Office
Two And A Half Men

Outstanding drama series
Boston Legal
Mad Men

Actor in a comedy
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Steve Carell (The Office)
Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies)
Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men)

Actress in a comedy
Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?)
America Ferrera (Ugly Betty)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (The New Adventures Of Old Christine)
Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds)

Ted Danson
Ted Danson, up for supporting drama actor, is a previous Emmy winner

Actor in a drama
Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Michael C Hall (Dexter)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Hugh Laurie (House)
James Spader (Boston Legal)

Actress in a drama
Glenn Close (Damages)
Sally Field (Brothers and Sisters)
Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit)
Holly Hunter (Saving Grace)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

Supporting actor in a drama
Ted Danson (Damages)
Michael Emerson (Lost)
Zeljko Ivanek (Damages)
William Shatner (Boston Legal)
John Slattery (Mad Men)

Supporting actress in a drama
Candice Bergen (Boston Legal)
Rachel Griffiths (Brothers and Sisters)
Sandra Oh (Grey's Anatomy)
Dianne Wiest (In Treatment)
Chandra Wilson (Grey's Anatomy)

Supporting actor in a comedy
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men)
Kevin Dillon (Entourage)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Jeremy Piven (Entourage)
Rainn Wilson (The Office)

Supporting actress in a comedy
Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies)
Amy Poehler (Saturday Night Live)
Jean Smart (Samantha Who?)
Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men)
Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty)

Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey is nominated for best actor in a mini-series or TV movie

Outstanding mini-series
John Adams
The Andromeda Strain
Tin Man

Outstanding TV movie
A Raisin in the Sun
Bernard and Doris
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Actor in a mini-series/TV movie
Ralph Fiennes (Bernard and Doris)
Ricky Gervais (Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale)
Paul Giamatti (John Adams)
Kevin Spacey (Recount)
Tom Wilkinson (Recount)

Actress in a mini-series/TV movie
Dame Judi Dench (Cranford)
Catherine Keener (An American Crime)
Laura Linney (John Adams)
Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun)
Susan Sarandon (Bernard and Doris)

Supporting actor in a mini-series/TV movie
Bob Balaban (Recount)
Stephen Dillane (John Adams)
Denis Leary (Recount)
David Morse (John Adams)
Tom Wilkinson (John Adams)

Supporting actress in a mini-series/TV movie
Dame Eileen Atkins (Cranford)
Laura Dern (Recount)
Ashley Jensen (Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale)
Audra McDonald (A Raisin in the Sun)
Alfre Woodard (Pictures Of Hollis Woods)

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