Holy crap, 30 Rock gets 10 Emmy nominations, including Best Comedy, Best Actor (Alec Baldwin), Best Actress (Tina Fey), and Direction. It also got two for writing — "Jack-tor" (aka the "pos-mens" episode), and the equally-funny "Tracy Does Conan," though personally I would have offered the near-perfect "The Head and the Hair" or "The Source Awards" up for eligibility. If there was a category for Best Hats, I’m sure Frank would’ve been nominated too. Sure, they’ll lose most of them to Ugly Betty and Two and a Half Men, but for a show I figured would get ignored, this restores a modicum of faith in award shows. This feeling will fade quickly no doubt.*
If you’re still not hip to the funniest new series of the 2006-07 season, you can watch all the episodes online for free. And the Season One DVD set comes out September 4. And if you’re already a fan, did you know Kenneth has his own talk show on the website? And that Frank has a blog?
And in other Emmy news, "Dick in a Box" is up for Outstanding Music and Lyrics.
Friday Night Lights, no surprise, got shafted (two noms for Casting and Directing), but it still seems a crime that Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton didn’t get Best Actor and Actress nominations.
*The love is gone. Any year where On the Lot gets more nominations than The Wire is not a good Emmy Year.