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Talk Show Nominees for the 2008 Emmy Awards

Talk Show Nominees for the 2008 Emmy Awards

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Talk Show Nominees for the 2008 Emmy Awards

Conan O'Brien, former host of The Emmys

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

This year, several talk shows and talk show hosts could walk away with little gold statuettes from the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The awards take place at the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET on September 21, 2008. The gala will be hosted by a bevy of reality stars, including Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), Heidi Klum (Project Runway), Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal), Jeff Probst (Survivor) and Ryan Seacrest (American Idol).

Many of this year’s nominees fall in new or interesting categories. For example, Jay Leno finds himself a nominee in Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Nonfiction Programs for his work on Jay Leno’s Garage, a video featurette on JayLenosGarage.com, in which the perky host takes visitors on a tour of his legendary car collection, spotlighting a classic automobile in each episode.

And Jimmy Kimmel’s Internet sensation, the parody song “I’m F’ing Matt Damon” and “I’m F’ng Ben Affleck” turn up in the Outstanding Picture Editing Of Clip Packages For Talk, Performance, Award Or Reality Competition Programs and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics categories.

Below you’ll find a complete list of talk show connect Emmy categories and nominees. Make sure to follow through to the expanded category listing for more information and a description of each nominee! Come back after Sept. 21 to find out who won!

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

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

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program

  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien – NBC
  • Late Show With David Letterman - CBS
  • Saturday Night Live - NBC
  • The Colbert Report - Comedy Central
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart - Comedy Central

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program

Outstanding Lighting Direction (electronic, Multi-camera) For VMC Programming

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

  • Disney Phineas And Ferb - Song: 'I Ain't Got No Rhythm'
  • Flight Of The Conchords - Song: 'The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)' Jemaine Clement, Composer and Lyricist
  • Flight Of The Conchords - Song: 'Inner City Pressure' and Lyricist James Bobin, Lyricist
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live - Song: 'I'm F***ing Matt Damon'
  • MADtv - Song: 'Sad Fitty Cent'

Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program

  • 80th Annual Academy Awards Jon Stewart, Host
  • Late Show With David Letterman, David Letterman, Host
  • Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Don Rickles, Performer
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert, Host

Outstanding Picture Editing Of Clip Packages For Talk, Performance, Award Or Reality Competition Programs

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Or Music Series Or Special

  • 50th Annual Grammy Awards
  • 80th Annual Academy Awards
  • American Idol - Finale
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien
  • Super Bowl XLII Halftime Show Starring Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Nonfiction Programs

  • Deadliest Catch: The Real Dutch
  • Great Moments From The Campaign Trail
  • Jay Leno's Garage - Jaylenosgarage.com

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video For A Series

  • Dancing With The Stars
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live
  • Late Night With Conan O'Brien
  • Late Show With David Letterman

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