Touchstone Television received 49 nominations for the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. “Desperate Housewives” received 15 nominations — tying for the most nominations received for a series — including Outstanding Comedy Series and Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nods for Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross and Felicity Huffman. “Lost” earned 12 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama series nods for Terry O’Quinn and Naveen Andrews.
“Scrubs” received its first ever Outstanding Comedy Series nomination, and Zach Braff was recognized with his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series.
Jennifer Garner was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for “Alias,” and Sandra Oh was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Other nominations for “Desperate Housewives” include two nods for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Kathryn Joosten as Mrs. McClusky and Lupe Ontiveros as Juanita Solis, Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Costumes for a Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, two nods for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Main Title Design, Outstanding Main Title Theme Music and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
Other nominations for “Lost” include Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for co-creator/executive producer J.J. Abrams, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore), Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series, Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series and two nods for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Among “Alias'” other nominations are Outstanding Costumes for a Series, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Series and Outstanding Stunt Coordination.
“Grey’s Anatomy” also received nominations for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
“Hope & Faith” received a nod for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series.
Tony Shalhoub received his third Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the USA series “Monk.” The series, which is produced by NBC Universal Television Studio in association with Mandeville Films, Inc. and Touchstone Television, was also nominated in the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series category.
Additionally, “Scrubs” was also recognized with nominations for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series.
In the reality series category, “The Amazing Race” received five nominations — Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera), Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera), Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) and Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera). The series is produced by Amazing Race Productions Inc. and Touchstone Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and WorldRace Productions Inc.
In the movie category, “The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz” received a nod for Outstanding Music and Lyrics. The movie is produced by The Jim Henson Company in association with Fox Television Studios, Touchstone Television and Muppets Holding Company.
“Their Eyes Were Watching God” garnered two nominations, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Halle Berry and Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or Special.