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    I pretty much agree with the critics that more things were wrong than right.

    Biggest omissions: LOST (best show), Hugh Laurie (best actor in my book), Marcia Cross (best thing in a dismal year), Kristen Bell (best actress in my book), Veronica Mars, Jason Lee and Zach Braff (one of which should have won best comedic actor).

    I was surprised that James Gandolfino, Edie Falco weren't nominated for their powerhouse as usual performances. Hard to argue when they win.

    Name is Earl should have been nominated as a critical and audience success. It is also original. At least Scrubs was nominated.

    Personally, I would have liked to see Jennifer Garner and Lauren Graham nominated, both of which are phenomenal actors. Their shows were a little weaker this year, but they both always shine. Given the competition, I think Graham still is the best comedic actress this past year. And, since I have a Veronica Mars bent, Jason Dohring is an incredible actor in a supporting role.

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    PrimeTime Emmy Awards - 2006

    List of Main Primetime Emmy Nominations

    Nominees in major categories for Sunday night's 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards:

    Drama Series: "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; "House," Fox; "The Sopranos," HBO; "24," Fox; "The West Wing," NBC.

    Comedy Series: "Arrested Development," Fox; "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO; "The Office," NBC; "Scrubs," NBC; "Two and a Half Men," CBS.

    Miniseries: "Bleak House (Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS; "Elizabeth I," HBO; "Into the West," TNT; "Sleeper Cell," Showtime.

    Made-for-TV Movie: "Flight 93," A&E; "The Flight That Fought Back," Discovery Channel; "The Girl in the Cafe," HBO; "Mrs. Harris," HBO; "Yesterday," HBO.

    Variety, Music or Comedy Series
    : "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central; "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central; "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," NBC; "Late Show With David Letterman," CBS; "Real Time With Bill Maher," HBO.

    Actor, Drama Series: Christopher Meloni, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC; Denis Leary, "Rescue Me," FX Network; Peter Krause, "Six Feet Under," HBO; Kiefer Sutherland, "24," Fox; Martin Sheen, "The West Wing," NBC.

    Actress, Drama Series: Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer," TNT; Geena Davis, "Commander in Chief," ABC; Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC; Frances Conroy, "Six Feet Under," HBO; Allison Janney, "The West Wing," NBC.

    Supporting Actor, Drama Series: William Shatner, "Boston Legal," ABC; Oliver Platt, "Huff," Showtime; Michael Imperioli, "The Sopranos," HBO; Gregory Itzin, "24," Fox; Alan Alda, "The West Wing," NBC.

    Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Candice Bergen, "Boston Legal," ABC; Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC; Blythe Danner, "Huff," Showtime; Jean Smart, "24," Fox.

    Actor, Comedy Series: Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO; Kevin James, "The King of Queens," CBS; Tony Shalhoub, "Monk," USA; Steve Carell, "The Office," NBC; Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men," CBS.

    Actress, Comedy Series: Lisa Kudrow, "The Comeback," HBO; Jane Kaczmarek, "Malcolm in the Middle," Fox; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine," CBS; Stockard Channing, "Out of Practice," CBS; Debra Messing, "Will & Grace," NBC.

    Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Will Arnett, "Arrested Development," Fox; Jeremy Piven, "Entourage," HBO; Bryan Cranston, "Malcolm in the Middle," Fox; Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men," CBS; Sean Hayes, "Will & Grace," NBC.

    Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Cheryl Hines, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO; Alfre Woodard, "Desperate Housewives," ABC; Jaime Pressly, "My Name Is Earl," ABC; Elizabeth Perkins, "Weeds," Showtime; Megan Mullally, "Will & Grace," NBC.

    Actor, Miniseries or a Movie: Charles Dance, "Bleak House (Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS; Donald Sutherland, "Human Trafficking," Lifetime; Ben Kingsley, "Mrs. Harris," HBO; Jon Voight, "Pope John Paul II," CBS; Andre Braugher, "Thief," FX Network.

    Actress, Miniseries or a Movie: Kathy Bates, "Ambulance Girl," Lifetime; Gillian Anderson, "Bleak House (Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS; Helen Mirren, "Elizabeth I," HBO; Judy Davis, "A Little Thing Called Murder," Lifetime; Annette Bening, "Mrs. Harris," HBO.

    Supporting Actor, Miniseries or a Movie: Denis Lawson, "Bleak House (Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS; Hugh Dancy, "Elizabeth I," HBO; Jeremy Irons, "Elizabeth I," HBO; Robert Carlyle, "Human Trafficking," Lifetime; Clifton Collins Jr., "Thief," FX Network.

    Supporting Actress, Miniseries or a Movie: Kelly Macdonald, "The Girl in the Cafe," HBO; Shirley Jones, "Hidden Places," Hallmark; Ellen Burstyn, "Mrs. Harris," HBO; Cloris Leachman, "Mrs. Harris," HBO; Alfre Woodard, "The Water Is Wide (Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation)," CBS.


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    How do you think Conan will do as host of the Emmy's this year?
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    Stupid Questions with Conan O'Brien
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    The ''Late Night'' host reveals his secret plans for the 58th annual Emmy Awards, explains how he saved Martha Stewart's life, and reflects on that run-in with Rosie

    Conan O'Brien normally helps millions of heavy-lidded people giggle away the wee hours. But on Aug. 27, the host of NBC's Late Night goes prime-time to emcee the 58th annual Emmy Awards (NBC, 8 p.m.). There's only one way to honor the occasion: Give him a golden goblet from which he can sip the blood of his peers. Unfortunately, Jimmy Kimmel swiped it. We hope he enjoys these Stupid Questions instead.

    Congrats on re-hosting the Emmys. What went so wrong in 2002 that you have come back to fix it? I thought the comedy went pretty well last time physically I was a wreck. I've been told I have body dysmorphia, but thin is in, so what I'm going to unveil on the Emmys is the new 111-lb. Conan. And instead of a tuxedo, I'm wearing that outfit that 1950s fitness guru Jack LaLanne has worn for his entire career a black clingy bodysuit that will accentuate my new V torso and slimmer legs.

    What's your strategy this time: Twice as nice or...just phone it in? I'm going to pull a massive all-nighter the night before and then try to do bits with circus animals that I have no experience working with. I think people would enjoy watching the Emmys if the host could potentially be killed, like if my arm was torn off halfway through the show by a cheetah.

    There has been some controversy this year about the nomination process. How would you change the rules to ensure fairness, or at least so that you get to take a home a wheelbarrow full of statues? I think the awards should go to the Irish and I'm not including Denis Leary. I've looked into it and he's French. It's all an act... Every group likes to claim that they've been wronged, but the Irish have suffered terrible degradation and humiliation for years, and I feel we still haven't been compensated. Native Americans get to have casinos, and I think we should get Emmys.

    Some hit shows like Lost and Desperate Housewives were snubbed this year. Can you make up some awards for them so they don't feel too bad? I'm backstage much of the time, and there's a large table of Emmys back there, but nobody's really guarding them. This is frontier justice I'm just handing out Emmys to people who I think deserve them. Hugh Laurie, I've told him to meet me in the parking lot behind the Shrine Auditorium and I'm giving him it'll say Technical Emmy for Lighting, but he can get another nameplate. And who can stop me? I suppose the Academy, or anybody with a little bit of muscle mass. Or even a particularly tall girl.

    If Late Night with Conan O'Brien loses to The Daily Show yet again, will you sic the Masturbating Bear on Jon Stewart when he steps onstage? I've sent him over to The Daily Show several times, but the bear spends so much time masturbating outside The Daily Show offices that there's plenty of time to evacuate Stewart and the staff and to have the bear arrested. That's the problem, he's not task-focused.

    Ever considered switching to the Outstanding Children's Program category to ensure victory? Then again, I hear that Classical Baby 2 is going to be tough competition this year. Classical Baby 2 has some of the best gag writers in the business, plus they tackle social issues. And whenever a children's show tackles a social issue, forget it. They can do the whole isn't-it-tragic-that-I'm-one-and-a-half-and-I'm-still-in-diapers show. There's no way you can win. It's bullxxxx.... Host Whose Hair Most Resembles a Belgian Pastry that's the one I'm taking home.

    Okay, I'm turning off my tape recorder. What's the secret of your hair? Let's see... One part mayonnaise. Two parts spackling compound. And one part crystal meth. Don't ask me about the last part, but it's very important.

    When you're not sleeping contentedly with the Emmy you won in 1989 as an SNL writer, where do you keep it? I had the statue mounted on the handlebars of a girl's bicycle with sparkles and a banana seat, and I ride it around, ding the bell, and shout, ''Emmy coming through!'' Man, the looks of hatred you get are incredible. The last time I did it, I saw Doris Roberts riding a similar bike and she had six Emmys stapled to hers.

    What do you consider a greater accomplishment: Earning 14 Emmy nominations for Late Night with Conan O'Brien or persuading Martha Stewart to eat a Taco Bell burrito and drink a 40 on the show? That's obvious the Martha Stewart moment got me the Peabody Award. I mean, they didn't actually hand it to me, I had to go and take it, but if they're not going to lock their offices, it's not my problem... Shortly after that moment, she ended up in prison, and I gave her the street cred that may have kept her alive in a white-collar prison in Connecticut.

    When a guest is all blathery and boring, what goes on in your brain? I always picture one of those high-powered drills that can go through molybdenum steel like butter grinding through their head and then coming out through the bottom of their jaw. But I found when I double up on the medication, it goes away.

    You used to live in a Manhattan apartment building that Rosie O'Donnell and Cyndi Lauper also called home. Superawesome good times or awkward elevator passings? Definitely awkward elevator moments. There was a special celebrity elevator in the building that only they could take and I tried to get on it once and Rosie shoved me out the door and said, ''A few more years on the air, pal!'' So I had my own escalator built. Unfortunately it was outside the building and in February and March, I was often treated for hypothermia.

    You traveled to Finland this year to meet with President Tarja Halonen, who bears a striking resemblance to you. If you were made ruler of an inconsequential Scandinavian country, how would you exploit your powers? First, I would immediately attack my neighbors on all sides, ignoring the fact that my troops' weaponry is predominantly made of dark, rich chocolate. And I would have anybody with a healthy tan deported from the country so that by contrast I would appear swarthy. People would say, ''Hey, George Hamilton!''

    What's the meanest thing that Triumph the Insult Comic Dog ever said to you backstage? ''You're a better puppet than I am.''

    Who would play you in the Late Night straight-to-video film? Donnie Most is my first choice. Carrot Top, if they could paint real eyebrows onto him. Maybe the adult Haley Joel Osment in an orange fright wig.

    NBC announced in 2004 that you'd be taking over as host of The Tonight Show...in 2009. I'd really love the exclusive: What are your plans for 2029? Television will have changed dramatically by then. Last Call With Carson Daly will be a pill that you place under your tongue, and Deal or No Deal will be a saline solution that you place in the eye... I'll say, ''Good night, everybody stay tuned for Late Night With Amanda Bynes, I'm out of here!'' and then I'll jump into the arms of a jewel-encrusted robot who will then fly through an opening in the ceiling to my mountain lair, where, grinchlike, I will plan the next evening's entertainment.

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    The Emmys

    This Conan O'Brien intro is pretty funny. Especially the House and South Park parts...

    Anyone else watching?

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    I'm watching Krom. My favorite speech so far was from the writer of "My Name is Earl."

    "No thank you, Mr. Macadoo."

    Priceless! The show's been pretty entertaining so far...as far as these things go.

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    Damn, I wanted Robert Carlyle to win for Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or movie.
    I'm slightly irritated that Hugh Laurie didn't get nominated.
    Actually, I'm more than slightly irritated.

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    I liked the beginning having him land on the Lost island..too funny

    but boy LOST is getting snubbed left and right

    first by not being nominated and then not winning anything....SUCKS

    I turned it off....lol...

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    Hugh Laurie and Helen Mirrin were excellent presenters! They were so professional and funny. It didn't look like they were reading the teleprompter, like most of the other presenters. (I'm sure they were, but they're just such good actors they sounded like they were just speaking off the cuff.) It was great to hear Hugh Laurie speak in his posh English accent...quite a change from "House."

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    What is Candice Bergen WEARING?

    I always thought she had good taste before now...

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    ohmigod. Jaclyn Smith hasn't aged one bit! Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett looked pretty good for their ages...but Jaclyn looked almost the same! She didn't look like she had plastic surgery either (like the other two)...

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