2010 Emmys Announced: Braugher, “Endgame,” “Treme” Nominated

Whoever was the woman co-announcing nominations was a ditz. Okay, Sofia Vergara. She mispronounced Sir Ian McKellen’s name (eye-yon, rather than e-yan) and a few others. I cringed. If I had been up there, I would have been bleary-eyed the night before from practicing my vowels. And no, I am not down on Latinos. She wasn’t nervous. She was a twit and an embarrassment. All tits and behind, and little else. Get it right if you’re before millions of people. I’m glad I don’t watch her show.

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Okay, here are what I think are the most important ones are. Those in bold have black or African themes or actors/comedians/performers in them or were produced, directed or composed by blacks. Let me know if I’ve got someone wrong or missed one on this list. The rest of the nominations can be found here:

BEST COMEDY SERIES

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“Glee” (FOX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
“The Office” (NBC)
“30 Rock” (NBC)

BEST COMEDY ACTOR

Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Matthew Morrison (“Glee”)
Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”)
Steve Carell (“The Office”)
Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”)

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS

Lea Michele (“Glee”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”)
Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”)
Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”)
Tina Fey (“30 Rock”)
Toni Collette (“United States of Tara”)

BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR

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”)

BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS

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”)

BEST DRAMA SERIES

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Dexter” (Showtime)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Blood” (HBO)

BEST DRAMA ACTOR

Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”)
Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”)
Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”)
Hugh Laurie (“House”)
Matthew Fox (“Lost”)
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”)

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS

Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”)
Glenn Close (“Damages”)
Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”)
Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”)
Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”)
January Jones (“Mad Men”)

BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR

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”)

BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS

Sharon Gless (“Burn Notice”)
Rose Byrne (“Damages”)
Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”)
Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife”)
Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”)
Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”)

BEST TV MOVIES

“Endgame” (PBS)
“Georgia O’Keeffe” (Lifetime)
“Moonshot” (HISTORY)
“The Special Relationship” (HBO)
“Temple Grandin”(HBO)
“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)

BEST MINISERIES

“The Pacific” (HBO)
“Return to Cranford” (PBS)

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Maggie Smith (“Capturing Mary”)
Joan Allen (“Georgia O’Keeffe”)
Judi Dench (“Return to Cranford”)
Hope Davis (“The Special Relationship”)
Claire Danes (“Temple Grandin”)

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Jeff Bridges (“A Dog Year”)
Ian McKellen (“The Prisoner”)
Michael Sheen (“The Special Relationship”)
Dennis Quaid (“The Special Relationship”)
Al Pacino (“You Don’t Know Jack”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Kathy Bates (“Alice”)
Julia Ormond (“Temple Grandin”)
Catherine O’Hara (“Temple Grandin”)
Brenda Vaccaro (“You Don’t Know Jack”)
Susan Sarandon (“You Don’t Know Jack”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Michael Gambon (“Emma”)
Patrick Stewart (“Hamlet”)
Jonathan Pryce (“Return To Cranford”)
David Strathairn (“Temple Grandin”)
John Goodman (“You Don’t Know Jack”)

BEST VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES

“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” (NBC)

BEST VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SPECIAL

Bill Maher “…But I’m Not Wrong” (HBO)
“Hope For Haiti Now” (Tenth Planet Productions and MTV)
“The Kennedy Center Honors” (CBS)

“Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction” (HBO)
“The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert” (HBO)
“Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me” (HBO)

BEST REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Idol” (FOX)
“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)

BEST REALITY PROGRAM
“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Dirty Jobs” (Discovery Channel)
“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” (ABC)
“Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List” (Bravo)
“MythBusters” (Discovery Channel)
“Undercover Boss” (CBS)

BEST HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
Phil Keoghan (“The Amazing Race”)
Ryan Seacrest (“American Idol”)
Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”)
Heidi Klum (“Project Runway”)
Jeff Probst (“Survivor”)

BEST 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”)

BEST 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”)

BEST 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”)
Elaine Stritch (“30 Rock”)
Jane Lynch (“Two And A Half Men”)

BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Mary Kay Place (“Big Love”)
Sissy Spacek (“Big Love”)
Shirley Jones (“The Closer”)
Lily Tomlin (“Damages”)
Ann-Margret (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”)
Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”)

BEST ANIMATED PROGRAM

“Alien Earths” (NGC)
“Disney Prep & Landing” (ABC)
“The Ricky Gervais Show” (HBO)
“The Simpsons” (FOX)
“South Park” (Comedy Central)

BEST COMEDY SERIES

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
“Glee” (FOX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
“The Office” (NBC)
“30 Rock” (NBC)

BEST COMEDY ACTOR

Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Matthew Morrison (“Glee”)
Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”)
Steve Carell (“The Office”)
Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”)

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS

Lea Michele (“Glee”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”)
Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”)
Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”)
Tina Fey (“30 Rock”)
Toni Collette (“United States of Tara”)

BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR

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”)

BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS

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”)

BEST DRAMA SERIES

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Dexter” (Showtime)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Blood” (HBO)

BEST DRAMA ACTOR

Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”)
Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”)
Kyle Chandler (“Friday Night Lights”)
Hugh Laurie (“House”)
Matthew Fox (“Lost”)
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”)

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS

Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”)
Glenn Close (“Damages”)
Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”)
Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”)
Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”)
January Jones (“Mad Men”)

BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTOR

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”)

BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS

Sharon Gless (“Burn Notice”)
Rose Byrne (“Damages”)
Archie Panjabi (“The Good Wife”)
Christine Baranski (“The Good Wife”)
Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”)
Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”)

BEST TV MOVIES

“Endgame” (PBS)
“Georgia O’Keeffe” (Lifetime)
“Moonshot” (HISTORY)
“The Special Relationship” (HBO)
“Temple Grandin”(HBO)
“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)

BEST MINISERIES

“The Pacific” (HBO)
“Return to Cranford” (PBS)

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Maggie Smith (“Capturing Mary”)
Joan Allen (“Georgia O’Keeffe”)
Judi Dench (“Return to Cranford”)
Hope Davis (“The Special Relationship”)
Claire Danes (“Temple Grandin”)

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Jeff Bridges (“A Dog Year”)
Ian McKellen (“The Prisoner”)
Michael Sheen (“The Special Relationship”)
Dennis Quaid (“The Special Relationship”)
Al Pacino (“You Don’t Know Jack”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Kathy Bates (“Alice”)
Julia Ormond (“Temple Grandin”)
Catherine O’Hara (“Temple Grandin”)
Brenda Vaccaro (“You Don’t Know Jack”)
Susan Sarandon (“You Don’t Know Jack”)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Michael Gambon (“Emma”)
Patrick Stewart (“Hamlet”)
Jonathan Pryce (“Return To Cranford”)
David Strathairn (“Temple Grandin”)
John Goodman (“You Don’t Know Jack”)

BEST VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES

“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” (NBC)

BEST VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SPECIAL

Bill Maher “…But I’m Not Wrong” (HBO)
“Hope For Haiti Now” (Tenth Planet Productions and MTV)
“The Kennedy Center Honors” (CBS)
“Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction” (HBO)
“The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert” (HBO)
“Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me” (HBO)

BEST REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“American Idol” (FOX)
“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
“Project Runway” (Lifetime)
“Top Chef” (Bravo)

BEST REALITY PROGRAM
“Antiques Roadshow” (PBS)
“Dirty Jobs” (Discovery Channel)
“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” (ABC)
“Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List” (Bravo)
“MythBusters” (Discovery Channel)
“Undercover Boss” (CBS)

BEST HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
Phil Keoghan (“The Amazing Race”)
Ryan Seacrest (“American Idol”)
Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”)
Heidi Klum (“Project Runway”)
Jeff Probst (“Survivor”)

BEST 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”)

BEST 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”)

BEST 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”)
Elaine Stritch (“30 Rock”)
Jane Lynch (“Two And A Half Men”)

BEST GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Mary Kay Place (“Big Love”)
Sissy Spacek (“Big Love”)
Shirley Jones (“The Closer”)
Lily Tomlin (“Damages”)
Ann-Margret (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”)
Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”)

BEST VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE
H. Jon Benjamin (“Archer”)
Dave Foley (“Disney Prep & Landing”)
Seth Green (“Robot Chicken”)
Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”)
Hank Azaria (“The Simpsons”)
Anne Hathaway (“The Simpsons”)

BEST ANIMATED PROGRAM
“Alien Earths” (NGC)
“Disney Prep & Landing” (ABC)
“The Ricky Gervais Show” (HBO)
“The Simpsons” (FOX)
“South Park” (Comedy Central)

BEST SHORT-FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM

“Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network)
“Chowder” (Cartoon Network)
“Disney Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil” (Disney Channel)
“The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack” (Cartoon Network)
“Robot Chicken” (Cartoon Network)
“Uncle Grandpa” (CartoonNetwork.com)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

82nd Annual Academy Awards (ABC)
“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
“Dancing With the Stars” (ABC)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A HALF-HOUR SERIES

“Gary Unmarried” (CBS)
“Hung” (HBO)
“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
“30 Rock” (NBC)
“Two and a Half Men” (CBS)
“Weeds” (Showtime)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A ONE HOUR SERIES

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (CBS)
“FlashForward” (ABC)

“Mad Men” (AMC)
“The Tudors” (Showtime)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A MINSERIES OR MOVIE

“The Pacific” (HBO)
“The Pacific” (HBO)
“The Prisoner” (AMC)
“Return to Cranford” (PBS)
“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING

“America: The Story of Us” (History)
“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channel)
“Life” (Discovery Channel)
“The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” (PBS)
“Whale Wars” (Animal Planet)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR REALITY PROGRAMMING

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“Dirty Jobs” (Discovery Channel)
“Man Vs. Wild” (Discovery Channel)
“Survivor” (CBS)
“Top Chef Masters” (Bravo)

BEST COMMERCIAL

Anthem (Absolut)
Coke Finals (Coca-Cola)
Game (Mars Snack Food US/Snickers)
Green Police (Audi)
Human Chain (Nike)
The Man Your Man Could Smell Like (Old Spice Body Wash)

BEST DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

“Glee” (FOX)
“Glee” (FOX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
“30 Rock” (NBC)

BEST DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

“Breaking Bad’ (AMC)
“Dexter” (Showtime)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“Treme” (HBO)

BEST DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

“Georgia O’Keeffe” (Lifetime)
“The Pacific” (HBO)
“The Pacific” (HBO)
“Temple Grandin” (HBO)
“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)

BEST DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Late Show With David Letterman” (CBS)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” (NBC)

BEST DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL

“In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement” (PBS)
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
63rd Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
The 25th Anniversary Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Concert (HBO)

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony (NBC)

BEST DIRECTING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“By the People: The Election of Barack Obama” (HBO)
“Monty Python: Almost The Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut)” (IFC)
“My Lai” (PBS)
“Terror In Mumbai” (HBO)

BEST MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL

“Blessed Is The Match” (PBS)
“Georgia O’Keeffe” (Lifetime)
“The Pacific” (HBO)
“Temple Grandin” (HBO)
“When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story” (CBS)
“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)

BEST MUSIC DIRECTION

82nd Annual Academy Awards (ABC)
“Andrea Bocelli & David Foster: My Christmas” (PBS)
“Celtic Woman: Songs From The Heart” (PBS)
“In Performance at The White House: Fiesta Latina” (PBS)
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony (NBC)

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS

“Family Guy” (FOX)
“How I Met Your Mother” (CBS)
“Monk” (USA)
“Rescue Me” (FX Networks)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Treme” (HBO)

BEST ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC

“Human Target” (FOX)
“Justified” (FX Networks)
“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
“Warehouse 13” (Syfy)

BEST CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Hannah Montana (Disney Channel)
iCarly (Nickelodeon)
Jonas (Disney Channel)
Wizards of Waverly Place (Disney Channel)
Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (Disney Channel)

BEST CHILDREN’S NONFICTION PROGRAM

Nick News With Linda Ellerbee — “The Face of Courage: Kids Living With Cancer” (Nickelodeon)
“When Families Grieve” (PBS)

BEST NONFICTION SPECIAL

“Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story” (EPIXHD)
“By the People: The Election of Barack Obama” (HBO)
“Johnny Mercer: The Dream’s on Me” (TCM)
“Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again” (NBC)
“The Simpsons: 20th Anniversary Special — In 3-D! On Ice!” (FOX)
“Teddy: In His Own Words” (FOX)

BEST NONFICTION SERIES

“American Experience” (PBS)
“American Masters” (PBS)

“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channel)
“Life” (Discovery Channel)
“Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer’s Cut)” (IFC)
“The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” (PBS)

EXCEPTION MERIT IN NONFICTION FILMMAKING

“Brick City” (Sundance Channel)
“My Lai” (PBS)
“Nerakhoon (The Betrayal)” (PBS)
“Patti Smith: Dream of Life” (PBS)
“Pressure Cooker” (BET)
“Sergio” (HBO)

BEST WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

“Glee” (FOX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“The Office” (NBC)
“30 Rock” (NBC)
“30 Rock” (NBC)

BEST WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

“Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“Mad Men” (AMC)

BEST WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL

“The Pacific” (HBO)
“The Pacific” (HBO)
“The Special Relationship” (HBO)
“Temple Grandin” (HBO)
“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)

BEST WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central)
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)
“Real Time With Bill Maher” (HBO)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” (NBC)

BEST WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL

82nd Annual Academy Awards (ABC)

“Bill Maher … But I’m Not Wrong” (HBO)
The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
63rd Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
“Wanda Sykes: I’ma Be Me” (HBO)

BEST WRITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING

“America: The Story of Us” (History)
“Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” (Travel Channel)
“The Buddha” (PBS)
“Life” (Discovery Channel)
“The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” (The Last Refuge)

Root for, and look out for documentaries Pressure Cooker (BET) and Brick City (Sundance Channel, produced by Forest Whittaker) in competition under the nominated category, “Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking.”

Also, the hilarious commercial “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” is also up for Best Commercial. You know who I am talking about. It’s Isaiah Mustafa’s Old Spice commercial. We’ll probably hear who won this category later in the show, when they announce who received Emmys earlier and off-live camera.

As you can see, Treme got some mention, but none of the stars got a nod. Which is a shame. I’m glad it was renewed for another season. Show ’em what you’ve got next time, people.

I’m rooting for Breaking Bad, though. Gian Carlo Esposito is in this show…remember he used to work with Spike Lee?

Wanda Sykes is up for her HBO comedy, I’ma Be Me. I’m sure she was. God, how I miss cable. And Bill Maher on Friday nights. Sometimes these people get on my last nerve, but boy, they can be enjoyable the rest of the time.

Endgame was about the clandestine negotiations that spelled the end of apartheid in South Africa between the Afrikaaners’ Nationalist Party and the African National Congress. Unfortunately, the story that isn’t told is how some of these people colluded to silence, exile or even murder more radical members of black organizations–including ANC members–opposed to apartheid and to a post-apartheid era where the economics were still unequal.

The Emmys will be televised August 29 on NBC. Check your listings.

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