<EM>Desperate Housewives</EM> Desperate Housewives

Nominations for the 57th Emmy Awards were announced this morning and, as expected, ABC's Desperate Housewives cleaned up with 15 nods, including best comedy series and bids for leading ladies Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman. Housewives tied NBC's terminally ill Will & Grace for most nominated series. (No, that wasn't a typo.) ABC's other freshman smash, Lost, scored 12 nods, including best drama series and supporting actors for both Naveen Andrews and Terry O'Quinn. Among the pleasant surprises: long-overdue nominations for NBC's Scrubs and star Zach Braff; supporting nods for The Shield's CCH Pounder and Grey's Anatomy's Sandra Oh; and best-actor nods for Deadwood's [bleepin'] brilliant Ian McShane and House's crabby doc Hugh Laurie. Of course, there were also plenty of glaring omissions, most notably WB's perpetually ignored Gilmore Girls and its star, Lauren Graham. (Note to Emmy voters: Wake the hell up!) Rescue Me's Denis Leary also was denied a nod, as was Lost's Matthew Fox, Veronica Mars' Kristen Bell, the entire supporting cast of Scrubs, 24 scene-stealers Shohreh Aghdashloo and Mary Lynn Rajskub and two of Housewives' best comic assets, Eva Longoria and Nicollette Sheridan. To see who else Emmy shafted, compare the complete list of nominees with our Dream Emmy Ballot. Suffice it to say, there's much work to be done.