Michael Emerson, left, is up for the best actor Emmy for his role as Ben Linus in "Lost."
‘Lost’ in running for best drama, supporting actor
The Hawaii-based production "Lost" is up for two major Emmy Awards tonight -- best drama series and supporting actor in a drama, for Michael Emerson as the creepy Ben Linus.
The show was not named in the prestigious writing or directing categories, but has eight total nominations. It has already won one, in the previously announced Creative Arts Emmys, for sound mixing, which went to Robert Anderson, Frank Morrone and Scott Weber. It was nominated but did not win in the categories of cinematography, music composition, editing and sound editing, or for its online "mobisodes."
Also up for best drama are "Boston Legal," "Damages," "Dexter," "House" and "Mad Men." Competing with Emerson are Ted Danson and Zeljko Ivanek, "Damages"; William Shatner, "Boston Legal"; and John Slattery, "Mad Men."
It's Emerson's second nomination in the supporting category. Last year, he was up against former cast member Terry O'Quinn, who won the Emmy. The show won the dramatic category in 2005 for its first season.