The Envelope Logo

Gold Derby

Tom O'Neil has the inside track on Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and all the award shows.

« Previous Post | Gold Derby Home | Next Post »

Emmy nominations smackdown: Betty White vs. Tina Fey

July 8, 2010 |  7:30 am

Just how mighty is all this Betty White mania? She got an Emmy nomination, as expected, for hosting "Saturday Night Live," but she faces a fierce diva battle against "SNL" costar Tina Fey, who won the category last year for her Sarah Palin spoof.

Oh, yeah, Betty White is also nominated against Elaine Stritch ("30 Rock," for the episode "The Moms" — she won this category in 2007 for portraying Alec Baldwin's monster mother), Jane Lynch ("Two and a Half Men," "818-JKLPUZO"), Kristen Chenoweth ("Glee," "The Rhodes Not Taken"), Christine Baranski ("The Big Bang Theory," "The Maternal Congruence") and former TV academy governor and past champ Kathryn Joosten ("Desperate Housewives," "The Chase").

There was so much Emmy love for the Betty White episode of "Saturday Night Live" that it also got nominations for directing, writing, art direction, hair styling, lighting and makeup.


Conan O'Brien ousts Jay Leno and David Letterman from Emmys

Emmy nominations smackdown: Betty White vs. Tina Fey

'True Blood' breaks the Emmy vampire curse

Who scored the most Emmy nominations

Emmy nomination surprises: 'Nurse Jackie' in, Charlie Sheen out

Emmy Awards nominations: Who got skunked!

Emmy nominations: The good, the bad and the ugly (Rob's version)

Get Gold Derby on Twitter. Join the Gold Derby Group at Facebook. Become friends with Tom O'Neil on Facebook. Get Gold Derby RSS feed via Facebook. RSS Feedburner. RSS Atom.

The comments to this entry are closed.


This is Betty's year to shine - give it to her!!! OMG! What is the problem her new show Hot in Cleveland is the best show on tv this summer - funny - she is funny. Like Tina but Betty takes the cake sorry and you all know it.

There were some surprises. HBO True Blood vampire series he did in the arena as a competitor for best drama series. And ... drumroll ... Show Conan O'Brien NBC Tonight aborted received a nomination for best music, variety or comedy program - a clear swipe at his network and his successor, Jay Leno, who did not make the cut. Emmy Nominations



In Case You Missed It...

Stay Connected:

About the Blogger

Pop & Hiss



In Case You Missed It...