The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien: Four Emmy Nominations

Proof positive of the effectiveness of being creative, original and actually funny: The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien has not only been nominated for one Emmy, but FOUR.  And Jay Leno’s Tonight Show received no nominations.  Not only that, but ratings since Leno returned have been worse than they’ve been since 1993.  NBC actually congratulated Conan, saying “We congratulate Conan and all our nominees on their creative accomplishments and their deserved nominations.”

Conan also tweeted about the nominations, saying “Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.”

TBS is likely responsible for Conan’s nominations, having campaigned for him when NBC did not.  Conan’s class-act attitude about the entire situation is also a big part of the nominations, I’m sure.

The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien swept the categories for which it could have been nominated:

  • best variety music or comedy series
  • writing
  • directing
  • art direction

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