If you want to impress your friends with weird, arcane bits of Emmy trivia based on today's announcement of the nominees, here are some things you might bring up.
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-If you add up the total number of nominations for Comedy Series nominees Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, Family Guy, How I Met Your Mother and Weeds, it would equal the total nominations of fellow nominee 30 Rock.
-Speaking of 30 Rock, its 22 nominations are the most any comedy has ever received in a single year.
-If you think it's unprecedented that a cartoon like Family Guy is nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, it's not. In 1961, The Flintstones was nominated.
-Big Love is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, and that is the show's ONLY nomination. If you think that's unprecedented, just look back to 2006 when Scrubs did the same thing when its only nomination was for Outstanding Comedy Series.
-At 13 nominations, Saturday Night Live now has the most noms of any variety series in a single year. It's also more than twice as many nominations as the show has had in the last 30 years.
-This boosts SNL's overall nomination total to 114. The only shows ahead of it for Emmy nominations are Cheers at 117 and ER at 124.
-Justin Timberlake has three nominations this year. He's nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live, and he's actually competing against himself in the Original Song category. He's nominated for his SNL song "Motherlover," and also for a song he performed at the ESPYs called "I Love Sports.".
-In its fourth season, Bones finally receives its first ever Emmy nomination. However, it's for Art Direction.
-Law and Order: Special Victims Unit now has a total of 22 nominations. All of them have been for acting, and 20 of them have been for female acting, including four more this year.