The 2009 Emmy Awards will be held on September 20, 2009, at the Nokia theatre in Los Angeles, and will be aired live on CBS at 8 PM.
UPDATE: Alec Baldwin was the winner of the 2009 Emmy Award for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, for 30 Rock.
Here is the list of the 2009 Emmy Award nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series
1.Steve Carell, The Office, NBC, produced by Deedle-Dee Productions and Reveille LLC in association with Universal Media Studios
In The Office, Steve Carell plays Michael Scott, a regional manager of Dunder Mifflin Inc., a paper supply company. The immensely popular show, that was launched in 2005, is now entering its sixth season.
Stevel Carell is the winner of the 2006 Golden Globe award for The Office and has been nominated four times for the Emmy award (2006-2009) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, again for The Office. Will Steve Carell be fourth time lucky?
2. Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory, CBS, produced by Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper in the popular sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, that started in 2007, has been nominated for the 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series.
Sheldon Cooper is a geeky theoretical physicist who lives with his friend Leonard, an experimental physicist, on the same floor as an attractive waitress, Penny.
Jim Parsons won the TCA award for the highest individual achievements in comedy, in August 2009.
3. Tony Shalhoub, Monk, USA, produced by Universal Cable Productions in association with Mandeville Films and ABC Studios
Tony Shalhoub is best known for role as Adrian Monk, in the runaway hit sitcom Monk. Adrian Monk is a detective who suffers from a compulsive obsessive disorder.
Shalhoub has been nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series seven times, from 2003-2009.
He has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, three times, in 2003, 2005, and 2006.
Tony Shalhoub was last seen in the John Cusack-starrer 1408, in 2007.
4. Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC, produced by Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
Alec Baldwin was the winner of the 2008 Emmy Award for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, for 30 Rock, and two Golden Globe awards.
In 30 Rock, Baldwin plays Jack Donaghy in a sitcom about behind-the-scene dramas of a fictional comedy series that is aired on NBC.
30 Rock that was first aired in 2004 is now in its fourth season. In 2009, it has been nominated in 22 categories for the Emmy Awards, the highest ever in a single year for a comedy series.
5. Jemaine Clement, Flight Of The Conchords, HBO, produced by Dakota Pictures and Comedy Arts in association with HBO Entertainment
In the HBO series Flight of the Conchords, that was launched in 2007, Jemaine
Clement appears as himself, part of a two-man comedy band from New Zealand.
Flight of the Conchords has been nominated for six Emmy Awards in 2009.
6. Charlie Sheen, Two And A Half Men, CBS, Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television
In Two And A Half Men, Charlie Sheen plays Charlie Harper a jingle writer used to doing his own thing, whose life gets complicated when his brother and nephew move in with him in his beachhouse.
Two And a Half Men started airing in 2003 and is in its seventh season.
Who is going to the 2009 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy Award winner? Is Alec Baldwin going to garner his second consecutive win? Or is it going to be newbies Jim Parsons or Jemaine Clement?
I would put my money on Jim Parsons, followed by Alec Baldwin and Jemain Clement.