Emmy finalists revealed


In a never-before-seen move, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has revealed the top 10 vote-getters for Emmys in two key categories, Comedy Series and Drama Series. Step two in the process will be the Blue Ribbon Panel screenings, which will be conducted throughout this weekend of June 28-29, the Academy said. The results of those panels, who will watch and judge the work of each finalist, represent 50% of the vote. Both results will be averaged together to come up with the five nominees in each category. Those nominees will be announced by the Academy on Thursday, July 17.

Here are the top 10 in each category.

Top 10 Comedy Series Finalists

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Family Guy
Flight of the Conchords
The Office
Pushing Daisies
30 Rock
Two and a Half Men
Ugly Betty

Top 10 Drama Series Finalists
Boston Legal
Friday Night Lights
Grey’s Anatomy
Mad Men
The Tudors
The Wire