Family Guy Scores Nod; 30 Rock Leads With 22 Noms

Mad Men also rakes them in
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2009 8:56 AM CDT
Alec Baldwin poses with Tina Fey with their awards for outstanding comedy series "30 Rock" at the Emmy Awards on Sept. 21, 2008, in Los Angeles.    (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – The list of Emmy nominations, out today, is full of familiar names. One surprise: Family Guy is nominated for best comedy series—it's only the second animated show to get a nod in the category, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Fox stalwart is up against Entourage, 30 Rock, The Office, Flight of the Conchords, Weeds, and How I Met Your Mother.

30 Rock led the comedy pack with 22 nominations, the AP reports. Mad Men snagged 16, including best drama. The TV movie Grey Gardens got 17 nominations. Among the overlooked fan favorites were True Blood and Battlestar Galactica. Neil Patrick Harris is slated to host the Emmys, which air on Sept. 20.