For this morning, though, I'd like to especially congratulate Connie Britton, Kyle Chandler and the entire cast and crew of Friday Night Lights. Yes, it's an NBC show. But it's a well-written, well-performed, well-executed drama that until now has gotten very little recognition at the Emmys. With four nominations this year, the fourth in Outstanding Casting, the show has clearly gotten the attention of voters after years of having the attention and devotion of hardcore fans. I would've liked to have seen a Supporting Actor nod for Zach Gilford's emotional portrayal of former QB #1 Matt Saracen, especially after his work in this season's episode entitled "The Son."
Shameless NBC.com plug: You can watch full episodes of Friday Night Lights here.
I want to hear from you! Who were you excited to see get nominated? Who do you think was overlooked?
Some Emmy fun facts to ponder while you formulate your comments...
- - This year, Saturday Night Live set a new record of individual program nominations with a total of 126 over the years. Frasier still holds record for most Emmys won by a series, with 37 wins.
- - For 2010, Glee tops the comedy series nominations with 19, while Mad Men holds the honor for drama with 17 nominations.
Which male and female performers do you think hold the records for most individual nominations? Post your guesses below...no cheating!
- Emmy Insider