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[07/06/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Universal Television Studio Grabs 34 Primetime Emmy Nominations Across the Spectrum Led by Comedy Leader 'Will & Grace' with 10

[via press release from NBC Universal Television Studio]

NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION STUDIO GRABS 34 PRIMETIME EMMY NOMINATIONS ACROSS THE SPECTRUM LED BY COMEDY LEADER �WILL & GRACE� WITH 10

�THE OFFICE� NOMINATED AS OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES WHILE �HOUSE� GAINS EMMY NOD AMONG OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES; �LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O�BRIEN� EARNS NOMINATION AS OUTSTANDING VARIETY. MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

STUDIO�S STARS ALSO SHINE BRIGHT AS STEVE CARELL, TONY SHALHOUB, MARISKA HARGITAY, CHRISTOPHER MELONI, DEBRA MESSING, MEGAN MULLALLY AND SEAN HAYES ARE NOMINATED

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- July 6, 2006 -- The NBC Universal Television Studio scored 34 Primetime Emmy Award nominations across the spectrum for the 2005-06 season today, led again by NBC�s �Will & Grace� with 10 nominations - more than any other comedy series -- as well as the fast-rising �The Office� which gained five more, including one as Outstanding Comedy Series. In addition, the equally critically acclaimed �House� earned a nomination as Outstanding Drama Series while �Late Night with Conan O�Brien� was nominated again as Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.

The studio�s stars also shone as Steve Carell of �The Office� and Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub of �Monk� each were nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series while Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni (both from NBC�s �Law & Order: Special Victims Unit�) were also nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, respectively.

As �Will & Grace� completed its final season, Emmy winner Debra Messing was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, while Emmy winner Megan Mullally was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and Emmy winner Sean Hayes was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

"I couldn't be more pleased by the recognition that the Academy has shown in our studio today,� said Angela Bromstad, President, NBC Universal Television Studio. �To have this acknowledgment is so gratifying for all of our creators and talent, as well as for everyone here at the studio."

Among the NBC Universal Television Studio programs, �Late Night with Conan O�Brien� had a total of five nominations, �House� had four and �Battlestar Galactica� had three. �Saturday Night Live,� �Law & Order: Special Victims Unit� and �Monk� each had two, and �Surface� had one.

�Will & Grace� - which also paced all comedy series last year - continued its impressive record for Outstanding Guest Star nominations with three more additions this year with Blythe Danner (a repeat nominee), Leslie Jordan and Alec Baldwin (who is also featured in NBC�s new Fall comedy �30 Rock�). The series has now amassed 83 total Emmy nominations.

Following are the entire list of 2005-06 Emmy nominations for the NBC Universal Television Studio:

WILL & GRACE
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Debra Messing)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Megan Mullally)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Sean Hayes)
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy (Blythe Danner)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Leslie Jordan)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Alec Baldwin)
Outstanding Art Direction for Multi-Camera Series
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Series
Outstanding Makeup for a Series (Non-Prosthetic)

THE OFFICE
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Steve Carell)
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing (2)

LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O�BRIEN
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series
Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multi-Camera) for VMC Programming
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series

HOUSE
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Outstanding Costumes for a Series
Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series
Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Mariska Hargitay)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Christopher Meloni)

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camera Work, Video for a Series

MONK
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Shalhoub)
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Laurie Metcalf)

SURFACE
Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series





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· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SCI FI)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MONK (USA)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SURFACE (NBC)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)





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