Sci-fi scores big at the Emmys

The nominations for the 61st annual Emmy Awards are in and amid all the hard-hitting shows, chirpy sitcoms and lavish one-off specials, it seems that science fiction is more than holding its own with a number of series in the genre up for consideration.

NUP_107038_0325The nominations for the 61st annual Emmy Awards are in and amid all the hard-hitting shows, chirpy sitcoms and lavish one-off specials, it seems that science fiction is more than holding its own with a number of series in the genre up for consideration.

Heading an impressive list of shows, Lost was one of the biggest recipients with five nods, including ones in the Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series and, most important of all, Outstanding Drama Series categories. Equalling this was Battlestar Galactica. Scoring five nominations, this celebrated series is in contention to win in coveted categories such as Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series, and a special nom for Syfy.com’s web video Battlestar Galactica: The Face Of The Enemy.

Despite having been cancelled, Pushing Daisies took five nominations, which included Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series (Kristin Chenoweth), Outstanding Make-up For A Single-Camera Series and Outstanding Costumes For A Series. In addition to this, other genre hits such as True Blood, Fringe, Sanctuary and Heroes have also picked up nominations.

The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards take place on 20 September and will be airing on the CBS network.