In a slight bit of vindication for the brilliant-but-cancelled Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, the show did win an award in tonight's Creative Arts Emmy awards.
John Goodman was given the award for Guest Actor in a Drama for his role as Judge Robert Bebe in the episodes "Nevada Day Parts I & II." He beat out, among others, Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker (on ER) as well as fellow Studio 60 guest star nominee Eli Wallach. Other nominees were Tim Daly on The Sopranos, Christian Clemenson on Boston Legal, and David Morse on House.
Studio 60 was also nominated for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, a category with exceptionally tough competition and ultimately won by Friday Night Lights. It was also nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series for "Pilot." Most other nominees in this category were HBO programs; the only other non-premium channel program nominated was CSI. This category was won by Rome for the episode "Passover."
All categories fielded strong competition, and your Humble Blogger congratulates John Goodman on his win. She also wishes to make a non-PG remark to NBC in relationship to the win, but she'll refrain, simply saying, "In your FACE."
Studio 60 is also nominated for one Primetime Emmy Award, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Thomas Schlamme, "Pilot"). I have a great deal of hope for his ability to win this award. It was an excellent episode, and the one on which most critics based their assessment that Studio 60 would be the best new show of the 2006-2007 season.
The Primetime Emmy program, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will air on your local FOX affiliate on September 16, 2007.
Primetime Emmy award nominations can be found here.
The Creative Arts Emmy nominations and wins are found here.
Good luck to Tommy, and a hearty congratulations to John.