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[06/26/08 - 04:01 PM]
60th Primetime Emmy Awards: Top 10 Drama and Comedy Finalists Announced
The final nominees will be announced by the Television Academy at 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, July 17.

[via press release from Academy of Television Arts & Sciences]

Top 10 Drama and Comedy Finalists Announced

June 26, 2008

The lists below represent the 60th Primetime Emmy� Awards' top ten vote-getters for outstanding drama series and outstanding comedy series, as voted on by the entire Television Academy.

Step two in the process will be the Blue Ribbon Panel screenings, which will be conducted throughout this weekend of June 28-29.

The results of those panels, who will watch and judge the work of each finalist, represent 50 percent of the vote. Both results will be averaged together to come up with our five nominees in each category.

Those nominees will be announced by the Television Academy at 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, July 17.

Panel participants have been confirmed and the panels are currently closed.

The accounting firm of Ernst & Young oversees tabulation of Primetime Emmy� nominations.

Top 10 Comedy Series Finalists

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Entourage
Family Guy
Flight of the Conchords
The Office
Pushing Daisies
30 Rock
Two and a Half Men
Ugly Betty
Weeds

Top 10 Drama Series Finalists

Boston Legal
Damages
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Grey's Anatomy
House
Lost
Mad Men
The Tudors
The Wire





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· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)
· DAMAGES (DIRECTV)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS (HBO)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· LOST (ABC)
· MAD MEN (AMC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· PUSHING DAISIES (ABC)
· TUDORS, THE (SHOWTIME)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· WEEDS (SHOWTIME)
· WIRE, THE (HBO)









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