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'30 Rock,' 'Family Guy,' Michael C. Hall and Kathy Griffin really rock the Gold Derby TV Awards

August 8, 2008 |  7:20 am

For many years our forum posters have not been content just dishing (sometimes dissing) who wins various Hollywood awards. They absolutely insist upon bestowing their own.

"Drum roll, please!" cries our forums moderator Chris "Boomer" Beachum, who organized and oversaw the nominations and awards process. "Here are the official winners for 2008!"

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No surprise that "30 Rock" really rocked, sweeping the races for best comedy series, actor (Alec Baldwin) and actress (Tina Fey). Our posters go ga-ga for the show — and should. It's that great and deserving of these laurels. But there was a (nice) shockeroo in the race for best drama actor. As "Dexter's" sly serial killer, Michael C. Hall slayed media darling Jon Hamm ("Mad Men") and Hugh Laurie ("House"). Too bad James Spader ("Boston Legal") wasn't nominated, eh?

The fact that "Mad Men" also lost the kudo for best drama series is a jolt. Hmmm … makes ya wonder: Could "Lost" find its way back home at the Emmys too — where it won this program prize in 2005?

To see the full list of nominees plus the reax of our forum posters, CLICK HERE! Many thanks to our other two forum moderators for working with Beachum to organize the voting process: Robert "Rob L" Licuria and Andrew Pickett.

BEST COMEDY SERIES
"30 Rock" (NBC)

BEST COMEDY LEAD ACTRESS
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon on "30 Rock"

BEST COMEDY LEAD ACTOR
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy on "30 Rock"

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kristin Chenoweth as Olive Snook on "Pushing Daisies"

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson on "How I Met Your Mother"

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Amy Ryan as Holly on "The Office"

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Will Arnett as Devon Banks on "30 Rock"

BEST COMEDY EPISODE OF THE YEAR
"Pushing Daisies" for "Pie-Lette"
directed by Barry Sonnenfeld; written by Bryan Fuller

BEST DRAMA SERIES
"Lost" (ABC)

BEST DRAMA LEAD ACTRESS
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes on "Damages"

BEST DRAMA LEAD ACTOR
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan on "Dexter"

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Chandra Wilson as Dr. Miranda Bailey on "Grey's Anatomy"

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Emerson as Ben Linus on "Lost"

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Cynthia Nixon as Janis Donovan on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper on "Mad Men"

BEST DRAMA EPISODE OF THE YEAR
"Lost" for "The Constant" — directed by Jack Bender; written by Carlton Cuse & Damon Lindelof

BEST TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES
"John Adams" (HBO)

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE WINNERS!

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BEST TV MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Laura Linney as Abigail Adams on "John Adams"

BEST TV MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
Paul Giamatti as John Adams on "John Adams"

BEST VARIETY SPECIAL
"Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell" (Bravo)

BEST VARIETY SERIES
"The Colber t Report" (Comedy)

BEST VARIETY PERFORMER
Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"

BEST REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM
Kathy Griffin: "My Life on the D-List" (Bravo)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
"Family Guy" (Fox)

BEST SPECIAL CLASS PROGRAM
2008 Academy Awards (ABC)

PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
(Person with the biggest impact on television)
Tina Fey

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
(Person with the biggest career advancement)
Jon Hamm

ENSEMBLE OF THE YEAR
"Lost" (ABC)
Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Jeremy Davies, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Emerson, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Ken Leung, Evangeline Lilly, Rebecca Mader, Elizabeth Mitchell, Terry O’Quinn, Harold Perrineau

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (PERFORMER)
Mary Tyler Moore
Betty White

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS (OTHER)
Walter Cronkite
Norman Lear

(Photos: ABC, Showtime, NBC)


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