“Glee,” the spunky TV musical comedy about high school misfits, received 19 Emmy nominations Thursday including best comedy series.
The leading nominee was the gritty World War II drama “The Pacific,” with 24 nominations. The miniseries was produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks as a companion to their acclaimed “Band of Brothers.”
Conan O’Brien may be gone from “The Tonight Show,” but his version of the late-night talkfest nabbed a nomination as best variety, music or comedy series – while resurrected replacement Jay Leno was snubbed.
So was David Letterman’s “Late Show” after a season in which he turned an admission of affairs with female staffers and a blackmail attempt into high broadcast drama.
Besides “Glee,” other newcomers receiving recognition include “Modern Family,” with nominations for best comedy series and for five members of its ensemble cast, and “The Good Wife,” a nominee for best drama and for star Julianna Margulies.