HBO Rocks Emmy Nods: 32 for 'Bury My Heart' and 'Sopranos'

HBO stole the show during this morning's 59th Emmy nominations.

Two of its productions garnered the most Emmy nods — 32 in total.

The network's made-for-TV movie "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," which chronicles the displacement of American Indians as the United States expanded west, led the nominations with 17. The film was based on the book by Dee Brown.

HBO's mob series, "The Sopranos," which most fans still remember for its ambiguous final scene, found its happy ending with 15 Emmy nods, including best drama. The critically acclaimed audience favorite led the field of television series nominations.

"The Sopranos," which won the Emmy for best drama in 2004 and ended its six-season run last month, will compete for U.S. television's highest honors against ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and "Boston Legal," Fox's "House" and NBC's "Heroes."

Last year "24" took best drama series, but it wasn't nominated this time around.

Nominees for leading ladies in a drama series are Patricia Arquette for "Medium," Minnie Driver for "The Riches," Edie Falco for "The Sopranos," Sally Field for "Brothers and Sisters," Kyra Sedgwick for "The Closer" and Mariska Hargitay for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

Sedgwick heard the news firsthand — she announced the nominees.

In the category for lead actor in a drama series, the nominees are James Gandolfini for "The Sopranos," Hugh Laurie for "House," Denis Leary for "Rescue Me," James Spader for "Boston Legal" and Kiefer Sutherland for "24."

Reality television got its time in the spotlight, too.

Nominees for the best reality competition are "The Amazing Race," "American Idol," "Dancing With the Stars," "Project Runway" and "Top Chef."

Alec Baldwin's nasty rant at his daughter earlier this year didn't affect judges — he was nominated for lead actor in a comedy for "30 Rock" along with Steve Carrell for "The Office," Ricky Gervais for "Extras," Charlie Sheen for "Two and a Half Men" and Tony Shalhoub for "Monk." Shalhoub will be going for a three-peat in this category.

Nominees for lead actress in a comedy are America Ferrera for "Ugly Betty," Tina Fey for "30 Rock," Felicity Huffman for "Desperate Housewives," Mary Louise Parker for "Weeds" and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "The New Adventures of Old Christine." Louis-Dreyfus won the Emmy last year.

Nominations for best comedy are "Entourage," "The Office," "30 Rock," "Two and a Half Men" and "Ugly Betty."

The nominations for best supporting actor in a comedy series are Jeremy Piven for "Entourage," Kevin Dillon also for "Entourage," Neil Patrick Harris for "How I Met Your Mother," Rainn Nelson of "The Office" and Jon Cryer for "Two and a Half Men."

This is Piven's third time being nominated and it could be his second win.

The nominees for supporting actress in a comedy are Jaime Pressly for "My Name Is Earl," Jenna Fischer for "The Office," Holland Taylor and Conchata Ferrell for "Two and a Half Men," Vanessa Williams for "Ugly Betty" and Elizabeth Perkins for "Weeds."

And for their supporting roles in a drama series, William Shatner for "Boston Legal," T.R. Knight for "Grey's Anatomy," Masi Oka for "Heroes," Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn for "Lost," and Michael Imperioli for "The Sopranos" were all nominated.

The "Grey's Anatomy" cast dominated the category for best supporting actress in a drama series. Katherine Heigl, Chandra Wilson and Sandra Oh all received nods, in addition to Rachel Griffiths for "Brothers & Sisters," and Aida Turturro and Lorraine Bracco for "The Sopranos."

To see who will walk away with this year's Emmy, you'll have to wait until the show's broadcast Sept. 16.

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