Edie Falco and James Gandolfini in The Sopranos by Craig Blankenhorn/HBO
Nominations for the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning, and HBO's The Sopranos (15 nods) along with ABC's Ugly Betty (11) came away as the most-recognized drama and comedy series, respectively. HBO's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, though, heads into the "eco-friendly and carbon-neutral" (Fox boasts) Sept. 16 ceremony with the most noms of anyone (17), trailed closely by AMC's Broken Trail (16). Let's first recap the outstanding-series races:

Outstanding Drama Series:
Boston Legal
Grey's Anatomy
Heroes
House
The Sopranos
POLL: Vote for your pick here!

Outstanding Comedy Series:
Entourage
The Office
30 Rock
Two and a Half Men
Ugly Betty
POLL: Vote for your pick here!

Outstanding Reality Series:
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef
POLL: Vote for your pick here!

Outstanding Miniseries:
Broken Trail
Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)
The Starter Wife

Outstanding TV-movie:
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Inside the Twin Towers
Longford
The Ron Clark Story
Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series:
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Late Show with David Letterman
Real Time with Bill Maher


I now point you to separate posts to discuss/debate the acting nominees in the comedy, drama and TV-movie/miniseries races.

Also, be sure to check out Matt Roush's and Ausiello's takes on the noms. I join them (and many of you) in saying, "Where is Friday Night Lights?!" But I'll delve into that in this week's podcast.