Harris, Other New Faces Rule Emmys Tonight
First-time nominees Family Guy, Hamm, Morgan could win big
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2009 3:09 PM CDT
In this image released by Fox Broadcasting, the characters from Fox's "Family Guy," animated program, from left, Peter, Lois, with Stewie on her lap, Meg, on ground, Chris and dog Brian, are shown.   (AP Photo/FOX)
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(Newser) – Fresh faces are all the rage at tonight’s Emmys, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting and a host of first-time nominees up for top awards, People reports. Family Guy is the first cartoon to be nominated for best comedy series in nearly 50 years, and Jeremy Piven’s snub for a best supporting actor nod has widened the playing field to new contenders like Entourage costar Kevin Dillon.

30 Rock and Mad Men both swept the previous Emmys, and are expected to clean up again. But some of the shows’ actors who didn’t make the cut last year are favored to win this time: for example, Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss, and 30 Rock’s Jack McBrayer and Tracy Morgan.