Tuesday, August 08, 2006

It's Nod Over 'til It's Over

"ER" received two Emmy nods this year — Guest Actor (James Woods) and Sound Editing — pushing "ER" into a tie for The Primetime Series with the Most Emmy Nods.

Curious about the top-ten most-nominated shows? I was too; so here's the list:
  • 117 Emmy noms: "Cheers"
  • 117: "ER"
  • 109: "M*A*S*H*"
  • 107: "Frasier"
  • 98: "Hill Street Blues"
  • 97: "The Sopranos"
  • 94: "The West Wing"
  • 89: "LA Law"
  • 83: "Will & Grace"
  • 83: "NYPD Blue"
Since it seems to produce at least one outstanding character for a guest star every year, "ER" will most likely sit alone at the top of the list next year. "The Sopranos" might pass "Frasier" and "M*A*S*H*" after its 2007 final season, but it's no longer the critical darling it once was and will probably not challenge "ER" for the top spot.

Wondering whether any series will crack the top 10 anytime soon? Not likely. "The Simpsons" has the most noms (55) of all active series not listed above.

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