"The Pacific," "Glee," top Emmy nominees

Conan gets revenge: His show nabs nomination; Leno snubbed

By Lynn Elber
July 8, 2010 4:59PM (UTC)
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In this photo taken Aug. 6, 2009, "Glee" cast members from left, Diana Agron, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Lea Michele and Jessalyn Gilsig participate in a panel discussion at the FOX Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, Calif. TV newcomers "Modern Family" and "Glee" are poised to bring sizzle to the Emmy nominations Thursday July 8, 2010, while late-night talk shows could add a dash of conflict. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) (AP)

"Glee," the spunky TV musical comedy about high school misfits and the teachers who shepherd them, was a top Emmy nominee Thursday with 19 bids, including for best comedy series and stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele.

The leading nominee was the gritty, unsparing World War II drama, "The Pacific," with 24 nominations.


Conan O'Brien is gone from "The Tonight Show" but his short tenure as host is not forgotten: The late-night show with him at the helm nabbed a nomination as best variety, music or comedy series, while resurrected Jay Leno was snubbed in the category.

The Emmy Awards will air Aug. 29 on NBC, with Jimmy Fallon hosting. The ceremony, which usually airs in September, was moved up to avoid a conflict with NBC's Sunday NFL broadcasts.





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