Charlie Sheen's Emmy battle
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 July 2008
Charlie Sheen and Steve Carell will battle it out at The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in September.
The 'Two and a Half Men' actor and 'The Office' star will compete for the Lead Actor in a Comedy accolade at the ceremony in Los Angeles.
Joining Steve and Charlie in the category are 'Monk' actor Tony Shalhoub, Lee Pace from 'Pushing Daisies' and '30 Rock' star Alec Baldwin.
In the female equivalent, Christina Applegate and America Ferrera are the frontrunners for their roles in 'Samantha Who?' and 'Ugly Betty' respectively. They will compete against Julia Louis-Dreyfus from 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' , Tina Fey of '30 Rock' fame and 'Weeds' star Mary Louise-Parker at the event to be held at the Nokia Theatre.
Other notable competitors include Glenn Close and Sally Field in the Lead Actress in a Drama category and Hugh Laurie and James Spader who are up for the Lead Actor in a Drama award.
This is the first year US reality TV hosts will be recognised.
'Project Runway' host Heidi Klum will battle it out with 'American Idol' presenter Ryan Seacrest, among others.
US TV mini-series 'John Adams' earned the most nominations with an incredible 23 nods from the voting board, while '30 Rock' led the comedy categories with 17 nominations.
The Emmy Awards have already caused controversy, with 'Grey's Anatomy' star Katherine Heigl removing herself from contention after blaming the medical drama's writers for not giving her good enough material.
Following Katherine's decision, Lindsay Lohan also withdrew from the competition, saying her guest role in 'Ugly Betty' was not important enough to warrant a nomination.
The 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, full list of nominees:
Lead Actor in a Comedy:
- Tony Shalhoub, 'Monk'
- Steve Carell, 'The Office'
- Lee Pace, 'Pushing Daisies'
- Alec Baldwin, '30 Rock'
- Charlie Sheen, 'Two and a Half Men'
Lead Actor in a Drama:
- James Spader, 'Boston Legal'
- Bryan Cranston, 'Breaking Bad'
- Michael C. Hall, 'Dexter'
- Hugh Laurie, 'House'
- Gabriel Byrne, 'In Treatment'
- Jon Hamm, 'Mad Men'
Lead Actress in a Comedy:
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 'The New Adventures of Old Christine'
- Christina Applegate, 'Samantha Who?'
- Tina Fey, '30 Rock'
- America Ferrera, 'Ugly Betty'
- Mary-Louise Parker, 'Weeds'
Lead Actress in a Drama:
- Sally Field, 'Brothers and Sisters'
- Kyra Sedgwick, 'The Closer'
- Glenn Close, 'Damages'
- Mariska Hargitay, 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit'
- Holly Hunter, 'Saving Grace'
Supporting Actor in a Comedy:
- Jeremy Piven, 'Entourage'
- Kevin Dillon, 'Entourage'
- Neil Patrick Harris, 'How I Met Your Mother'
- Rainn Wilson, 'The Office'
- Jon Cryer, 'Two And A Half Men'
Supporting Actor in a Drama:
- William Shatner, 'Boston Legal'
- Ted Danson, 'Damages'
- Zeljko Ivanek, 'Damages'
- Michael Emerson, 'Lost'
- John Slattery, 'Mad Men'
Supporting Actress in a Comedy:
- Kristin Chenoweth, 'Pushing Daisies'
- Jean Smart, 'Samantha Who?'
- Amy Poehler, 'Saturday Night Live'
- Holland Taylor, 'Two and a Half Men'
- Vanessa Williams, 'Ugly Betty'
Supporting Actress in a Drama:
- Candice Bergen, 'Boston Legal'
- Rachel Griffiths, 'Brothers and Sisters'
- Chandra Wilson, 'Grey's Anatomy'
- Sandra Oh, 'Grey's Anatomy'
- Dianne Wiest, 'In Treatment'
Host For a Reality or Reality-Competition:
- Ryan Seacrest, 'American Idol'
- Tom Bergeron, 'Dancing with the Stars'
- Howie Mandel, 'Deal or No Deal'
- Heidi Klum, 'Project Runway'
- Jeff Probst, 'Survivor'
Outstanding Comedy Series:
- 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
- 'The Office'
- '30 Rock'
- 'Two and a Half Men'
Outstanding Drama Series:
- 'Boston Legal'
- 'Mad Men'
- 'The Andromeda Strain'
- 'John Adams'
- 'Tin Man'
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