HBO Dominates Emmy Award Nominations, Full List of Noms

It is once again time for the television industry to pat themselves the back. In other words, the Emmy Award Nominations are in: On Thursday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the 2004 nominations. The Academy’s Chairman of the Board & CEO Dick Askin presided over the announcement at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, in North Hollywood. Askin was joined by Edie Falco and Tony Shalhoub. 

HBO was the runaway winner this year, earning 124 nominations. NBC came in second with 65 nominations followed by CBS with 44. The biggest direct winner in the nomination bid was HBO’s mini-series “Angels In America", which walked away with 21 nominations. HBO's "The Sopranos" was close behind with 20 nominations and at a distant third was NBC's "The West Wing" with 12 nominations. 

There seems to be a category for everything except best third assistant to the key grip. In total there were 433 separate nominations in 87 categories and areas. The awards telecast for 28 leading categories will take place on Sunday, September 19th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. ABC will carry the ceremony during primetime that evening. Garry Shandling has been hired on to host the telecast. 

The awarding of 59 award categories will also take place at the Shrine Auditorium, however, that ceremony will be conducted the preceding Sunday, September 12th. Addition awards may be announced in August by the academy. 

And the Nominees are… Click here for the full list.  .