The final season of 'Lost' earns 12 Emmy Award nominations
The Dharma drama earned 12 nominations for its final season, the most the show has amassed since 2005, when it also scored a dozen nods and won six trophies, including one for Best Drama, for its groundbreaking first season.
Even the most loyal "Lost" fan -- and by that I mean me -- will tell you that while season six certainly delivered some emotional high points (please see the weep-athon that was the finale), it was hardly the strongest season in the show's run. It's fair to assume the Academy members may have doled out these nominations as a way to pay tribute to the overall achievement of the island brainbender as much as the quality of those final episodes.
Either way, only two things made me as happy as seeing all of these "Lost" nods: hearing the names Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton announced as nominees for their work on "Friday Night Lights," and finding out that Conan O'Brien's "Tonight Show" beat out Jay Leno in the Outstanding Comedy, Music or Variety Seres category. But I digress.
Today "Lost" was nominated in the following categories:
Outstanding Drama Series, where it will compete against "Breaking Bad," "Dexter," The Good Wife," "Mad Men" and "True Blood."
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: A very deserving Matthew Fox.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: past Emmy winners Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson.
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Elizabeth Mitchell, who
obviously once played Juliet Burke as a regular, but was considered a guest this season because she only popped up in a couple of episodes. (Could this be payback for dissing the intensity of her "I love you, James!" freefall in season five?)
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Jack Bender for "The End"
Outstanding Art Direction: "Ab Aeterno"
Outstanding Music Composition: Michael Giacchino for "The End," who I must note, has only won a single Emmy. Um, what? Let's rectify that, please.
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama: "The End"
Outstanding Special Class Program: the "In Search Of"-esque Web series, "Mysteries of the Universe: The Dharma Initiative."
Outstanding Sound Editing: "The End"
Outstanding Sound Mixing: "The End"
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse for "The End."
And now the debate begins: how many Emmys is "Lost" likely to win when the ceremony takes place on Aug. 29? And does it have a shot at beating reigning martini-sipping champ "Mad Men" for Best Drama?
While you ponder those life-altering questions, which you should feel free to attempt to answer in our comments section or during today's Emmy discussion with Lisa de Moraes, vote in this poll about which "Lost" nod made for the most pleasant Emmy surprise.
| July 8, 2010; 10:20 AM ET
Categories: Lost, TV | Tags: Emmy Awards
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