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[07/19/07 - 01:56 PM]
Universal Media Studios Shatters Its Own Record by Capturing 60 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations Over Wide Range of Programs Paced by Freshman Series '30 Rock' with 10 and 'Heroes' with 8 as Well as 'The Office' with 9
"It's incredibly exciting and rewarding to see our creative talent be recognized with so many nominations from the TV Academy today," said Katherine Pope, President, Universal Media Studios.

[via press release from Universal Media Studios]

UNIVERSAL MEDIA STUDIOS SHATTERS ITS OWN RECORD BY CAPTURING 60 PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS OVER WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS PACED BY FRESHMAN SERIES '30 ROCK' WITH 10 AND 'HEROES' WITH 8 AS WELL AS 'THE OFFICE' WITH 9

'STARTER WIFE' MINISERIES GETS LAST LAUGH WITH 10 NOMINATIONS

EMMY-WINNING 'THE OFFICE' NOMINATED AGAIN FOR OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES WITH '30 ROCK'; 'HEROES' AND 'HOUSE' GAIN NODS FOR OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES; 'LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN' ALSO NOMINATED AGAIN AS OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

STUDIO'S STARRING NOMINEES INCLUDE PREVIOUS EMMY WINNERS MARISKA HARGITAY, TONY SHALHOUB AND DEBRA MESSING, PLUS HUGH LAURIE, STEVE CARELL, ALEC BALDWIN, TINA FEY, RAINN WILSON, JENNA FISCHER AND MASI OKA

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - July 19, 2007 - The newly renamed Universal Media Studios captured a record 60 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the 2006-07 season today -- crushing its previous record of 36 -- over a broad span of categories, paced by the acclaimed freshman series "30 Rock" with 10 and "Heroes" with 8, along with 9 for "The Office" and 10 more for the miniseries "The Starter Wife." In addition, "Heroes" and "House" were nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, "30 Rock" and last year's Emmy-winning "The Office" were among the candidates for Outstanding Comedy Series, "The Starter Wife" was nominated for Outstanding Miniseries, and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" was nominated again as Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.

Among the studio's stars that were honored are Steve Carell of "The Office," three-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub of "Monk" and Alec Baldwin of "30 Rock" - all as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Likewise, Tina Fey was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Hugh Laurie was nominated for the second time as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series as was Mariska Hargitay, last year's winner for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," who was named among the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. Debra Messing - a previous winner for the studio's "Will & Grace" - was nominated again, this time for "The Starter Wife," as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries.

Rainn Wilson of "The Office" was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series while fellow cast member Jenna Fischer also was named among the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category. Masi Oka of "Heroes" was feted as one of the nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

"It's incredibly exciting and rewarding to see our creative talent be recognized with so many nominations from the TV Academy today," said Katherine Pope, President, Universal Media Studios. "The fact that so many of our new programs broke through demonstrates the positive momentum that exists at our studio. I congratulate our nominees and thank them for their tireless efforts which have resulted in quality programming that truly stands out in our industry."

Elaine Stritch was nominated as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance on "30 Rock" while Stanley Tucci was likewise tabbed among the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series category for his work on "Monk." Both Marcia Gay Harden and Leslie Caron were nominated as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for their portrayals on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" while David Morse was nominated as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance on "House."

Universal Media Studios also scored more acting honors on the longform side when Joe Mantegna of "The Starter Wife" was nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie while castmate Judy Davis also was named among Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

The studio -- formerly the NBC Universal Television Studio until it was renamed last month - also gained four nominations from "House," "Battlestar Galactica" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." In addition, it picked up three more from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Saturday Night Live" and two from the critically hailed "Friday Night Lights" (including one nomination for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series) and "Monk." "Eureka" added one nomination.

In the category of Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, the studio nearly swept the field with four of the five nominations (two each for "30 Rock" - Tina Fey and Robert Carlock -- and "The Office" -- Greg Daniels and Michael Schur). Likewise, "Battlestar Galactica" earned a nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

Following are the entire list of 2006-07 Emmy nominations for the Universal Media Studios:

30 ROCK
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Tina Fey)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Alec Baldwin)
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Elaine Stritch)
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (2)
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-hour) and Animation
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

THE STARTER WIFE
Outstanding Miniseries
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Debra Messing)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Joe Mantegna)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Judy Davis)
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Outstanding Single-camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie
Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or Special
Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special
Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Non-prosthetic)
Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie

HEROES
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Masi Oka)
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One-hour)
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-camera Series
Outstanding Single-camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series
Outstanding Stunt Coordination

THE OFFICE
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Steve Carell)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Rainn Wilson)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Jenna Fischer)
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (2)
Outstanding Single-camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-hour) and Animation

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

HOUSE
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Hugh Laurie)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (David Morse)
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series
Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Musical or Comedy Program
Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Mariska Hargitay)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Leslie Caron)
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Marcia Gay Harden)

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

MONK
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Tony Shalhoub)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Stanley Tucci)

EUREKA
Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series





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· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SCI FI)
· EUREKA (SYFY)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· HEROES (NBC)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MONK (USA)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· STARTER WIFE, THE (USA)





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