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Do early awards foretell Emmy luck for 'Glee'?

March 24, 2010 |  9:13 am

Thanks go to our forums poster thedemonhob for compiling a nifty list of TV awards info that's helpful as we spy the Emmy derby ahead. As all awardologists know, precursor prizes can strongly affect the big trophy contests. Therefore, it's important to know, for example, how "Curb Your Enthusiasm" fared in the past as we size up its future potential. It's easy to forget how formidable it might be considering that it had to sit out last year's derby because new episodes didn't air during the eligibility period. But check out the list below and note that it's been nominated for best comedy series five times.

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Also, it's helpful to project the Emmy prospects of "Glee," which skews much younger than the demo of the typical TV academy voter. Below are two sample categories: best comedy series and lead actor. Info on the Golden Globe and guild awards applies only to the past year; all past Emmy noms and wins are noted.) Other top Emmy races are featured in the forum discussion too.


  • "Californication" (PGA nom)
  • "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2008, 2006, 2004, 2003 and 2002 noms, WGA nom, SAG nom)
  • "Entourage" (2009, 2008 & 2007 noms, GG nom, PGA nom)
  • "Family Guy" (2009 nom)
  • "Glee" (GG win, WGA nom, SAG win)
  • "How I Met Your Mother" (2009 nom)
  • "Modern Family" (GG nom, WGA nom, SAG nom)
  • "The Office" (2006 win, 2009, 2008 & 2007 noms, GG nom, PGA nom, SAG nom)
  • "30 Rock" (2009, 2008 & 2007 wins, GG nom, PGA nom, WGA win, SAG nom)
  • "Weeds" (2009 nom, PGA nom)


  • Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock" (2009 & 2008 win, 2007 nom, GG win, SAG win)
  • Steve Carell, "The Office" (2009, 2008, 2007 & 2006 noms, GG nom, SAG nom)
  • Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2006, 2004 & 2003 noms, SAG nom)
  • David Duchovny, "Californication" (GG nom)
  • Thomas Jane, "Hung" (GG nom)
  • Matthew Morrison, "Glee" (GG nom)
  • Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" (2009 nom)
  • Tony Shalhoub, "Monk" (2006, 2005 & 2003 wins, 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2004 noms, SAG nom)
  • Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men" (2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006 noms, SAG nom)


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