William Shatner recently received his fourth Emmy nomination in as many years. The Supporting Actor in a Drama Series nomination is for his portrayal of Denny Crane on the ABC series Boston Legal.
In 2005, Shatner took home the Emmy after receiving the same nomination. He won his first Emmy in 2004, as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of the same character on the final season of The Practice. He was also nominated in 1999 for a guest appearance on 3rd Rock from the Sun.
Boston Legal was also nominated for five other awards this year, including Top Drama Series. In that major category, one of Boston Legal‘s competitors is Heroes. If Heroes wins, hopefully frequent guest star George Takei won’t misinterpret it as him being victorious over Shatner. Heroes is also up for seven other awards.
The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner was nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special.
Former TNG-era writer/producer Ronald D. Moore was nominated for Outstanding Dramatic Writing for Battlestar Galactica. Battlestar is also up for three other awards.
You see, that’s the problem with Emmy nomination stories. They start sounding like laundry lists. It’s hard to spice them up.
Anyway, Smallville was again nominated in the Sound Editing for a Series category. I never watch, but I hear the sound’s good.
What’d I leave out? Oh yeah, Star Wars. The History Channel’s recent Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed received three nominations: Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Kevin Burns), Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming, and Outstanding Nonfiction Special. All of that, and I haven’t even watched it yet. And I call myself a Star Wars fan.
The Emmy Awards are set to air September 16 on Fox. Honestly, I probably won’t watch them, either. But I’ll let you know if Shatner wins.