"The West Wing" was nominated and could win Emmy Awards for the last time this year.
The Creative Arts Awards were already held last week to honor the technical aspects of television. "The West Wing" won against "Two and a Half Men" in the category Outstanding Multi-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series or Special for the Live Debate episode.
The official press release mentions that Bradley Whitford and Timothy Busfield presented some awards and news reports mention that Allison Janney was also a presenter.
E! is broadcasting the Creative Arts Awards at 8PM ET tonight, Saturday, August 26.
The primetime Emmy Awards will air tomorrow at 8PM ET on NBC. Presenters include Bradley Whitford, Martin Sheen (and son Charlie Sheen), Matthew Perry, Felicity Huffman, Jon Stewart from "The Daily Show" and Stephen Colbert. The Primetime Emmy Awards will be repeated on Bravo during the day Monday and early Tuesday,
Before this, E! will be interviewing celebrities arriving on the Red Carpet starting at 6PM ET until 8PM ET. This 2 hour special will reair on E! during the day Monday.
Starting at 7PM, NBC will also be interviewing arrivals on the Red Carpet. This broadcast will not be repeated.
E! 's Red Carpet Coverage will also be shown on its international station. In the UK, this broadcast begins at 11PM GMT and will be repeated frequently throughout the week. Check the listings of your digital TV provider.
The Primetime Emmy Awards will be shown in the UK starting Monday, August 28, on Living TV 2 at 9PM GMT. This broadcast will be preceded by some Red Carpet coverage at 8:30PM GMT. The Emmy Awards will be repeated on Living TV 2 a week from Sunday.
In Ireland, the Emmy Awards will air September 9 on TV 3.
There is currently a poll at IMDB.com where registered users can choose their pick for Outstanding Drama Series.
"ABC's hit medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" is favored to sew up the top award at Sunday's Emmy Awards and foil a bid by newly departed NBC political saga "The West Wing" for a record fifth term as U.S. television's best drama series. TV pundits say first-time nominee "Grey's Anatomy," coming off its breakthrough season as one of prime time's most watched shows, also faces a strong challenge from critically acclaimed Fox network spy thriller "24," a perennial Emmy contender."
From the Boston Globe:
"Supporting actor and actress, drama
Should win: Oddly enough, I find myself rooting for Alan Alda. He was critical in making the final season of ``The West Wing" work as well as it did. And Jean Smart brought needed emotional believability to ``24" as the first lady.
Will win: Voters will probably honor both Smart and Gregory Itzin, who played a weak, duplicitous president. They were the reason to watch ``24" last season."
From the Rocky Mountain News:
"If The West Wing wins its fifth Emmy as best drama, it would break a tie with Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law. Each has won four."
From the Boston Herald:
" ‘‘When they sit down and vote, I gotta tell you I think they’re going to vote for Martin Sheen,” Leary said of the ‘‘West Wing” star. ‘‘He’s a sentimental favorite, and this might be his last shot in terms of a series. This is a guy who’s played John Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy. He probably could play Teddy Kennedy if he wanted to start drinking again and putting on weight!”