Of note, the made-for-tv ABC adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry's stage play, A Raisin In The Sun, got 3 nods - for Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Phylicia Rashad), and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Audra McDonald).
Not-so surprisingly, Sean Combs aka P Diddy, did not recieve any award recognition for his leading performance as Walter Lee Younger in the production!
That's got to say something about your performance when your chief co-stars are nominated and the show you're in is nominated, but you, as the lead, aren't.
I wonder how that planned "unconventional" Miles Davis bio-pic is coming along...
Surprisingly, The Wire received absolutely ZERO nominations, which many are calling a travesty! As one writer put it, "HBO's gritty drama set in a corrupt and decaying Baltimore, wasn't quite the climax that fans of the David Simon show had hoped for. But it's an injustice that such a brilliant piece of work, which turned the dismal failures of public policy into heartbreaking human tragedy, should have ended its run without a single nod."
See the entire list of Emmy nominees here: EMMY NOMS
The show airs September 21 on ABC.