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2010 Primetime Emmy Award Nominees

8 Jul

Earlier today, Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara and Community’s Joel McHale announced the nominees for the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.  The broadcast, which will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, will air August 29.  It was a great year for new nominees and veterans alike.  Along with perennial favorites such as 30 Rock and Monk, new additions to the race include Glee and Modern Family

Friday Night Lights also made a great showing with nominations in both the Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Lead Actress categories.  Chicago is well represented with Jane Lynch securing two(!) nominations for Glee (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series) and Two and a Half Men (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series).  Kathy Griffin’s My Life on the D-List was nominated as well for Outstanding Reality Programming. Andre Braugher and Ann-Margret are additional Chicagoans who were nominated for an Emmy today.

Some of the more shocking names left off this year’s nomination list include Cougar Town’s Courteney Cox and Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra WilsonHBO’s True Blood managed an Outstanding Drama Series nomination, but couldn’t wrestle any individual nominations.

2010 Nominees:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm
Matthew Morrison – Glee
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Steve Carell – The Office
Tony Shalhoub – Monk

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Lea Michele – Glee
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – The New Adventures of Old Christine
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Toni Collette – The United States of Tara

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall – Dexter
Kyle Chandler – Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie – House
Matthew Fox- LOST
Jon Hamm – Mad Men

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer
Connie Britton – Friday Night Lights
Glenn Close – Damages
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
January Jones – Mad Men
Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order: SVU

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Chris Colfer – Glee
Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Jon Cryer – Two and a Half Men

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Jane Lynch – Glee
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family
Kristen Wiig – Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski – 30 Rock
Holland Taylor – Two and a Half Men

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad
Martin Short – Damages
Terry O’Quinn – LOST
Michael Emerson – LOST
John Slattery – Mad Men
Andre Braugher – Men of a Certain Age

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Sharon Gless – Burn Notice
Rose Byrne – Damages
Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife
Christine Baranksi – The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men

 

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:
Mike O’Malley – Glee
Neil Patrick Harris – Glee
Fred Willard – Modern Family
Eli Wallach – Nurse Jackie
Jon Hamm – 30 Rock
Will Arnett – 30 Rock

 

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:
Christine Baranski – The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten – Desperate Housewives
Kristin Chenoweth – Glee
Tina Fey – Saturday Night Live
Betty White – Saturday Night Live
Jane Lynch – Two and a Half Men

 

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
Beau Bridges – The Closer
Ted Danson – Damages
John Lithgow – Dexter
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
Dylan Baker – The Good Wife
Robert Morse – Mad Men
Gregory Itzin – 24

 

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Mary Kay Place – Big Love
Sissy Spacek – Big Love
Shirley Jones – The Cleaner
Lily Tomlin – Damages
Ann-Margret – Law & Order: SVU
Elizabeth Mitchell – LOST

 

*Full list of nominees

2010 Daytime Emmy Winners and Recap

29 Jun

This year’s Daytime Emmy Awards left much to be desired.  I thought the show was kind of painful to watch.  It doesn’t help that daytime viewership is on a consistent downward spiral (Hello, or should I say good-bye, Guiding Light & As the World Turns). 

The show, which took place at the Las Vegas Hilton, seemed quite small on TV.  Every time they showed a shot of the audience, the crowd looked like it only went about 20 rows back.  The entrance that most of the presenters came through was awkwardly placed – it was on an angle that required the stars to step, uncomfortably, down three steps and then turn toward the stage.  Not great planning.

As for the “entertainment,” I get that the show is in Las Vegas, but what on earth does The Lion King and Blue Man Group have to do with daytime.  The soap stars looked as bored and confused as I was.  I had zero desire to see David Copperfield open the show either.

The tribute to Dick Clark would have been nice if I wasn’t so thrown off by his orange, oompa-loompa colored face.  Whoever did that to him and expected him to go on live television should be fired.  His breakdown after Ryan Seacrest ended his tribute to the television and music pioneer was so touching though.  He couldn’t seem to get a hold of his emotions and that’s the beauty of live programming.

I can’t help but feel that the whole production value of the program was on an amateur level.  I was thoroughly unimpressed with Regis Philbin as host as well.  He’s great on his talk show, but his jokes were bad and the constant clamoring about his not getting any kind of award was aggravating and unnecessary.

I personally think that soap operas, while unrealistic at times, are a needed form of daytime entertainment.  I think it’s sad that the majority of the acting awards that were won on Sunday night went to a show that filmed its very last episode four days prior (ATWT).  I give Y&R’s Billy Miller the prize for best speech of the night.

Daytime Emmy Winners:

Outstanding Drama Series
The Bold and The Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Lead Actor
Michael Park (Jack Snyder) – As the World Turns

Outstanding Lead Actress
Maura West (Carly Tenney) – As the World Turns

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Billy Miller (Billy Abbott) – The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Julie Pinson (Janet Snyder) – As the World Turns

Outstanding Younger Actor
Drew Tyler Bell (Thomas Forrester) – The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Younger Actress
Julie Berman (Lulu Spencer) – General Hospital

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
The Bold and The Beautiful

Outstanding Talk Show: Entertainment
The Ellen Degeneres Show

Outstanding Talk Show Host
Dr. Mehmet Oz on The Dr. Oz Show

*Full list of winners 

2010 Teen Choice Award Nominees

14 Jun

The award show with possibly the coolest trophy out there, a surfboard, released its list of nominees today.  The 2010 Teen Choice Awards, hosted by Katy Perry, will be handed out on August 9, 2010. 

Awards are handed in out in categories such as movies, television, sports, comedy and music.  Each category is then broken down into subcategories which allows for multiple nominations for some and for a record number of total nominees.

MOVIES

Choice Movie: Action Adventure
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Kick-Ass
Robin Hood
Sherlock Holmes
The Losers

Choice Movie Actor: Action Adventure
Nicolas Cage, Kick-Ass
Russell Crowe, Robin Hood
Matt Damon, Green Zone
Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes
Channing Tatum, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure
Cate Blanchett, Robin Hood
Mila Kunis, The Book of Eli
Rachel McAdams, Sherlock Holmes
Sienna Miller, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Zoe Saldana, The Losers

Choice Movie: Sci-Fi
2012
Avatar
District 9
Iron Man 2
The Time Traveler’s Wife

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi
Sharlto Copley, District 9
John Cusack, 2012
Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 2
Jude Law, Repo Men
Sam Worthington, Avatar

Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi
Scarlett Johansson, Iron Man 2
Rachel McAdams, The Time Traveler’s Wife
Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Man 2
Amanda Peet, 2012
Zoe Saldana, Avatar

Choice Movie: Fantasy
Alice in Wonderland
Clash of the Titans
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
The Twilight Saga: New Moon

Choice Movie Actor: Fantasy
Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Jake Gyllenhaal, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Taylor Lautner, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Sam Worthington, Clash of the Titans

Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy
Gemma Arterton, Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Rosario Dawson, Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Mia Wasikowska, Alice in Wonderland
Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Choice Movie: Drama
The Blind Side
Dear John
The Last Song
Remember Me
The Runaways

Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Jake Gyllenhaal, Brothers
Tobey Maguire, Brothers
Robert Pattinson, Remember Me
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
Channing Tatum, Dear John

Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Miley Cyrus, The Last Song
Dakota Fanning, The Runaways
Amanda Seyfried, Dear John
Kristen Stewart, The Runaways

Choice Movie: Romantic Comedy
The Back-up Plan
Just Wright
Letters to Juliet
The Proposal
Valentine’s Day

Choice Movie Actor: Romantic Comedy
Gerard Butler, The Ugly Truth, The Bounty Hunter
Josh Duhamel, When in Rome
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer
Ashton Kutcher, Valentine’s Day
Ryan Reynolds, The Proposal

Choice Movie Actress: Romantic Comedy
Kristen Bell, When in Rome
Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
Queen Latifah, Valentine’s Day, Just Wright
Jennifer Lopez, The Back-up Plan
Amanda Seyfried, Letters to Juliet

Choice Movie: Comedy
Date Night
Get Him to the Greek
Hot Tub Time Machine
Killers
She’s Out of My League

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Russell Brand, Get Him to the Greek
Steve Carell, Date Night
Jonah Hill, Get Him to the Greek
Ashton Kutcher, Killers
Chris Rock, Death at a Funeral

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Kristen Bell, Couples Retreat
Lizzy Caplan, Hot Tub Time Machine
Tina Fey, Date Night
Zoe Saldana, Death at a Funeral
Emma Stone, Zombieland

Choice Movie: Horror/Thriller
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Paranormal Activity
Shutter Island
Splice
The Stepfather

Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller
Penn Badgley, The Stepfather
Adam Brody, Jennifer’s Body
Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island
Jackie Earle Haley, A Nightmare on Elm Street
Micah Sloat, Paranormal Activity

Choice Movie Actress: Horror/Thriller
Katie Cassidy, Nightmare on Elm Street
Megan Fox, Jennifer’s Body
Audrina Patridge, Sorority Row
Michelle Williams, Shutter Island
Rumer Willis, Sorority Row

Choice Movie: Animated
How to Train Your Dragon
Marmaduke
The Princess and the Frog
Shrek Forever After
Toy Story 3

Choice Movie: Villain
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Stephen Lang, Avatar
Rachelle Lefevre, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kick-Ass
Mickey Rourke, Iron Man 2

Choice Movie: Dance
Sandra Bullock and Betty White, The Proposal
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, The Last Song
Robert Downey Jr., Iron Man 2
Tina Fey and Steve Carell, Date Night
Michael Jackson, This Is It

TELEVISION

Choice TV Show: Drama
90210
Gossip Girl
Grey’s Anatomy
House
The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Choice TV Actor: Drama
Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl
Ken Baumann, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Chace Crawford, Gossip Girl
Daren Kagasoff, The Secret Life of the American Teenager
Tristan Wilds, 90210

Choice TV Actress: Drama
Sophia Bush, One Tree Hill
Blake Lively, Gossip Girl
Leighton Meester, Gossip Girl
Olivia Wilde, House
Shailene Woodley, The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Fringe
Lost
Smallville
Supernatural
The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Josh Holloway, Lost
Joshua Jackson, Fringe
Ryan Kwanten, True Blood
Tom Welling, Smallville
Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Evangeline Lilly, Lost
Hayden Panettiere, Heroes
Anna Paquin, True Blood
Anna Torv, Fringe

Choice TV Show: Action
24
Burn Notice
Chuck
Human Target
NCIS: Los Angeles

Choice TV Actor: Action
Jeffrey Donovan, Burn Notice
Zachary Levi, Chuck
LL Cool J, NCIS: Los Angeles
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Mark Valley, Human Target

Choice TV Actress: Action
Gabrielle Anwar, Burn Notice
Mary Lynn Rajskub, 24
Daniela Ruah, NCIS: Los Angeles
Katee Sackhoff, 24
Yvonne Strahovski, Chuck

Choice TV Show: Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
GLEE
Modern Family
Sonny with a Chance
Wizards of Waverly Place

Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Steve Carell, The Office
Jonas Brothers, JONAS
Sterling Knight, Sonny With a Chance
Cory Monteith, GLEE
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Choice TV Actress: Comedy
Miranda Cosgrove, iCarly
Kaley Cuoco, The Big Bang Theory
Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place
Demi Lovato, Sonny With a Chance
Lea Michele, GLEE

Choice TV: Animated Show
American Dad
The Cleveland Show
Family Guy
South Park
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Choice TV: Reality Show
The Hills
Jersey Shore
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
The Price of Beauty
Taking The Stage

Choice TV: Reality Competition Show
American Idol
America’s Next Top Model
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew

Choice TV: Male Reality/Variety Star
Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, Jersey Shore
Lee DeWyze, American Idol
Brody Jenner, The Hills
Bret Michaels, Celebrity Apprentice
Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino, Jersey Shore

Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star
Crystal Bowersox, American Idol
Kristin Cavallari, The Hills
Lauren Conrad, The Hills
The Kardashians, Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jersey Shore

Choice TV: Villain
Russell Hantz, Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains
Jane Lynch, Glee
Terry O’Quinn, Lost
Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries
Ed Westwick, Gossip Girl

MUSIC

Choice Music: Male Artist
Justin Bieber
Jason Derulo
Drake
Adam Lambert
Usher

Choice Music: Female Artist
Miley Cyrus
Ke$ha
Lady Gaga
Shakira
Taylor Swift

Choice Music: Group
The Black Eyed Peas
GLEE Cast
Selena Gomez & The Scene
New Boyz
Young Money

Choice Music: Rap Artist
Drake
Eminem
Jay-Z
Ludacris
Pit Bull

Choice Music: R&B Artist
Beyoncé
Alicia Keys
Rihanna
Trey Songz
Usher

Choice Music: Rock Group
Kings of Leon
MGMT
Muse
Paramore
Train

Choice Music: Male Country Artist
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Darius Rucker
Keith Urban

Choice Music: Female Country Artist
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Gretchen Wilson

Choice Music: Country Group
Gloriana
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Sugarland
Zac Brown Band

SPORTS

Choice Athlete: Male
David Beckham (Soccer)
Drew Brees (Football)
LeBron James (Basketball)
Apolo Anton Ohno (Speedskating)
Albert Pujols (Baseball)

Choice Athlete: Female
Candace Parker (Basketball)
Danica Patrick (Auto Racing)
Misty May Treanor (Volleyball)
Lindsey Vonn (Skiing)
Serena Williams (Tennis)

Choice Action Sports Athlete: Male
Travis Pastrana (Motocross)
Kevin Pearce (Snowboarding)
Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarding)
Kelly Slater (Surfing)
Shaun White (Snowboarding)

Choice Action Sports Athlete: Female
Torah Bright (Snowboarding)
Sarah Burke (Skiing)
Ashley Fiolek (Motocross)
Maya Gabeira (Surfing)
Hannah Teter (Snowboarding)

COMEDY

Choice Comedian
Aziz Ansari
Ellen DeGeneres
Jimmy Fallon
Chelsea Handler
George Lopez

2010 Tony Award Winners

14 Jun

On Sunday evening, the finest from Broadway gathered to honor one another in the achievements of both plays and musicals.  There were many repeat winners as Fela!, Fences and Red scored numerous wins each.

Hollywood was well represented as Denzel Washington, Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones each won their respective categories.  Some of the best musicians in the world were also present as Billie Joe Armstrong, Questlove and Jay-Z were all in attendance.

List of Winners:

Best Musical: ‘Memphis’

Best Play: ‘Red’

Best Musical Revival: ‘La Cage aux Folles’

Best Play Revival: ‘Fences’

Best Featured Actress in a Play: Scarlett Johansson, ‘A View From the Bridge’

Best Featured Actor in a Play: Eddie Redmayne, ‘Red’

Best Actress in a Play: Viola Davis, ‘Fences

Best Actor in a Play: Denzel Washington, ‘Fences’

Best Actress in a Musical: Catherine Zeta-Jones, ‘A Little Night Music’

Best Actor in a Musical: Douglas Hodge, ‘La Cage aux Folles’

Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Katie Finneran, ‘Promises, Promises’

Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Levi Kreis, ‘Million Dollar Quartet’

Best Choreography: Bill T. Jones, ‘Fela!’

Best Direction of a Play: Michael Grandage, ‘Red’

Best Direction of a Musical: Terry Johnson, ‘La Cage aux Folles’

MTV Movie Award Winners & Recap

6 Jun

The 2010 MTV Movie Awards have come and gone.  Aside from the Twilight domination, the highlight has to be Tom Cruise as uber-producer, Les Grossman.  Cruise reprised his Tropic Thunder role in a few award show promos leading up to tonight’s live broadcast and the character continued during the show.

The beginning of the show had the foul-mouthed producer in a skit with both Taylor Lautner and Robert Pattinson and also in a separate skit with Michael Cera.  Later on in the show, Grossman cuts in on an Ed Helms-Ken Jeong musical performance with his own dance number.  He was surprisingly incredible.  He got down to a Ludacris jam and then was joined onstage by Jennifer Lopez and they did a dance number…together!  Tom Cruise had a huge moment for his career on the show tonight.

Sandra Bullock was awarded the “Generation” award tonight.  Bradley Cooper, Betty White and Scarlett Johansson handled the introductions and Bullock’s speech was perfect.  She asked people to “get back to normal.”  She also demanded that people go back to making fun of her.  Definitely a class act, Bullock gave another reason for America to love her so much.

Aziz Ansari hosted the festivities tonight and he was great.  He has a specific sense of humor and used that to his advantage.  Whether doing bits with Justin Bieber and Zach Galifianakis or pretending to be R.Kelly, he brought a modern humor to the show and it was more relevant than it has been in years. 

Many of the presenter pairings were clichéd and not very funny, but Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell hanging from wires as Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson presented an award was kind of amusing. 

There were two world premiere film clips shown and as I’m not a fan of the Harry Potter series, I can’t really comment on that one.  The Twilight trifecta presented an unseen clip from the June 30 film, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.  I didn’t think it was anything to write home about.  It wasn’t very exciting and I’ve yet to see one trailer for this film that looks promising.  I will still see the movie, but I’m definitely getting worried.

Speaking of Twilight related business, Pattinson and Kristen Stewart cleaned house tonight.  Along with a win for Best Movie, they each won their respective categories for Best Male/Best Female and they captured the Best Kiss category for the second year in a row.  The couple messed around with the audience again as to whether they were going to kiss onstage and after some false starts, Rob planted a quick peck on Kristen.

There were two musical performances during the broadcast by Katy Perry and Christina Aguilera.  Perry’s performance was quite fun and catchy, whereas Aguilera’s was just not that great. 

The awkward moment of the night goes to Jason Segal when he declared to iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove that he was a huge fan of her show while they presented together.  Second place in the awkward category would go to Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens when during the Best Kiss category, they threw up a “Kiss Cam” and she tried to kiss him and he kind of backed away.  The tear-jerker moment oddly enough goes to Ken Jeong when he accepted his award for Best WTF Moment.  He started to cry as he thanked his wife who just recently battled breast cancer. 

The censors definitely had to be on their game tonight, as well, as most of the night was filled with the obligatory “bleeps” as the f-bomb was dropped a record number of times throughout the evening.  Overall, I think the show was a success.  I guarantee that the most talked about story will probably be Tom Cruise’s performance, followed closely by the always constant Twilight gossip.

Here is a list of the winners:

**While listing these I just realized that the show didn’t air the Best Fight category.  I’m not sure why, but am going to guess that it was time dictated.

BEST MOVIE – The Twilight Saga: New Moon

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE – Kristen Stewart

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE – Robert Pattinson

BEST BREAKOUT STAR – Anna Kendrick

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE – Zach Galifianakis

BEST VILLAIN – Tom Felton

BEST FIGHT – Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter

BEST KISS – Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson

BEST WTF MOMENT – Ken Jeong

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR (New Category) – Robert Pattinson

BEST SCARED-AS-SH**T PERFORMANCE – Amanda Seyfried 

BIGGEST BADASS STAR (New Category) – Rain

TCA (Television Critics Assoc.) Nominations

6 Jun

On Friday June 4, 2010, the Television Critics Association announced their nominees for the 2010 TCA Awards.  The awards recognizes outstanding television programming in the 2009-2010 season, honoring both actors and producers in a variety of categories including news and information, youth, drama and comedy achievements.

The awards are a non-televised event and will take place in Beverly Hills, CA. on July 31, 2010.  Parenthood’s Dax Shepard will act as host for the presentation.

Individual Achievement in Drama
 Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad,” AMC)
 John Lithgow (“Dexter,” Showtime)
 Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife,” CBS)
 Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”, AMC)
 Katey Sagal (“Sons of Anarchy,” FX)

Individual Achievement in Comedy
 Ty Burrell (“Modern Family,” ABC)
 Jane Lynch (“Glee,” Fox)
 Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation,” NBC)
 Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS)
 Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family,” ABC)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information
 “30 for 30” (ESPN)
 “America: The Story of Us” (History Channel)
 “Life” (Discovery Channel)
 “The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
 “The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming
 “Dinosaur Train” (PBS)
 “iCarly” (Nickelodeon)
 “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (Cartoon Network)
 “Word Girl” (PBS)
 “Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nick Jr.)

Outstanding New Program
 “Glee” (Fox)
 “Justified” (FX)
 “Modern Family” (ABC)
 “Parenthood” (NBC)
 “The Good Wife” (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
 “Life” (Discovery Channel)
 “Temple Grandin” (HBO)
 “The Pacific” (HBO)
 “Torchwood: Children of Earth” (BBC America)
 “You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama
 “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
 “Lost” (ABC)
 “Mad Men” (AMC)
 “Sons of Anarchy” (FX)
 “The Good Wife” (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
 “Glee” (Fox)
 “Modern Family” (ABC)
 “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
 “Party Down” (Starz)
 “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Career Achievement Award
 James Garner
 Bill Moyers
 Sherwood Schwartz
 William Shatner
 Dick Wolf

Heritage Award
 “24”
 “M*A*S*H”
 “Law & Order”
 “Lost”
 “Twin Peaks”

Program of the Year
 “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
 “Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV/NBC)
 “Glee” (Fox)
 “Lost” (ABC)
 “Modern Family” (ABC)

MTV Movie Award Nominations

12 May

Today was an eventful day in the world of award show nominations.  Along with the Daytime Emmy Awards, the MTV Movie Awards released their list of nominations earlier today.

Known for being an award show that caters to the younger generation, this year is no different with categories ranging from ‘Best WTF Moment’ to ‘Best Scared-As-Sh*t Performance.’

This year’s awards will air on MTV June 6, 2010.  Aziz Ansari of NBC’s Parks and Recreation will handle the hosting duties and more information can be found at MTV.

BEST MOVIE

Alice In Wonderland
Avatar
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hangover
The Twilight Saga: New Moon

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE

Amanda Seyfried – Dear John
Emma Watson – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
Zoe Saldana – Avatar

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE

Channing Tatum – Dear John
Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Zac Efron – 17 Again

BEST BREAKOUT STAR

Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
Chris Pine – Star Trek
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Logan Lerman – Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Quinton Aaron – The Blind Side
Zach Galifianakis – The Hangover

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE

Ben Stiller – Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Bradley Cooper – The Hangover
Ryan Reynolds – The Proposal
Sandra Bullock – The Proposal
Zach Galifianakis – The Hangover

BEST VILLAIN

Christoph Waltz – Inglourious Basterds
Helena Bonham Carter – Alice In Wonderland
Ken Jeong – The Hangover
Stephen Lang – Avatar
Tom Felton – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

BEST FIGHT

Beyoncé Knowles vs. Ali Larter – Obsessed
Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber vs. Ryan Reynolds – X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Logan Lerman vs. Jake Abel – Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Robert Downey Jr. vs. Mark Strong – Sherlock Holmes
Sam Worthington vs. Stephen Lang – Avatar

BEST KISS

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning – The Runaways
Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds – The Proposal
Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner – Valentine’s Day
Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington – Avatar

BEST WTF MOMENT

Betty White – The Proposal, Cops a Feel
Bill Murray – Zombieland , Bill Murray?! A Zombie?!
Isabel Lucas – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Unexpected Transformation
Ken Jeong – The Hangover , Naked Trunk Surprise
Megan Fox – Jennifer’s Body, Vomits a Mysterious Black Ooze

GLOBAL SUPERSTAR (New Category)

Robert Pattinson
Kristen Stewart
Taylor Lautner
Johnny Depp
Daniel Radcliffe

BEST SCARED-AS-SH**T PERFORMANCE (New Category)

Alison Lohman – Drag Me To Hell
Amanda Seyfried – Jennifer’s Body
Jesse Eisenberg – Zombieland
Katie Featherston – Paranormal Activity
Sharlto Copley – District 9

BIGGEST BADASS STAR (New Category)

Rain
Angelina Jolie
Channing Tatum
Sam Worthington
Chris Pine