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Winner Stewart Faces Familiar Competition in 2009 Emmy Race

By July 16, 2009

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The 2009 Emmy nominees for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series look a lot like last year’s nominees – identical, in fact. Which means last year’s winner, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart will defend its title against the Late Show with David Letterman, The Colbert Report, Real Time with Bill Maher and Saturday Night Live.

The 61st Annual Emmy Award Nominations were revealed this morning. The awards ceremony will take place Sept. 13 at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. It will air on CBS.

Other talk shows making the grade include:

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

  • Late Show With David Letterman
  • Real Time With Bill Maher
  • The Colbert Report
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media – Nonfiction

Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) For Variety, Music Or Comedy Programming

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs

  • The Daily Show: The Daily Show Correspondents On Jon Stewart

Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Nonfiction Programs

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien
  • Late Show With David Letterman
  • The Colbert
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

The 2009 Daytime Emmy nominees were announced May 14.

The full list of 2009 Talk Show Emmy Nominees and competitors is now available.


July 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm
(1) P.O. says:

Where the hell is Craig Ferguson on this list???

July 17, 2009 at 2:17 pm
(2) Susan says:

I noticed Fallon got a nomination but no Craig? That’s just wrong. At least I don’t have to watch it now that he won’t be hosting or was nominated. Those would be the only reasons I would sit thru that crap.

July 20, 2009 at 12:13 pm
(3) phyll says:

oh please bring jay back and chuck conan and letterman they are so boring
thank goodness for a good nite laugh with craig ferguson
at least he has talent
hope he does not leave late nite

July 27, 2009 at 10:32 am
(4) phyll says:

some guests hint that craig ferguson might have a new show somewhere

have you heard any rumors that he is leaving his show??

July 27, 2009 at 1:36 pm
(5) Tom Tennant says:

Back in 2007, Craig Ferguson made a comment that he might decide to leave the ‘Late Late Show’ after his six-year contract is up because he “doesn’t like being famous.” That’s 2011 for all those counting. As of now, though, Ferguson is staying put.

September 10, 2009 at 3:36 am
(6) Linda Rae Brown says:

I have to agree with all of the comments thus far. Are the judges sleeping when Craig Ferguson’s show is on? He is the funniest, sharp witted, and shows the most creativity of any of the comedy performers on TV. Craig deserves more than a nod from Emmy.

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