The 2004-2005 Emmy nominations were announced today, available via an article on Variety's website. With the exception of the disgraceful number of nominations for Will & Grace this year, I'm pretty happy with the choices. It's the only show that I feel doesn't belong in the Best Comedy Series category. Likewise, Jason Bateman, Zach Braff, Ray Romano, and Tony Shalhoub are all really solid choices for Best Actor, Comedy. The Best Actor, Drama category doesn't have a bad one in the bunch. Hank Azaria, Hugh Laurie, Ian McShane, James Spader, and Kiefer Sutherland equals one hell of a line-up. Best Actress, Comedy is naturally dominated by "Desperate Housewives", but I'm big fans of the other two nominees that squeaked through. Patricia Heaton was amazing on the series finale, especially when she thought Ray was dead. Jane Kaczmarek, like the rest of the cast, continues to blaze across the screen with energy and commitment even as the show falters more and more frequently.