Emmy Nominations: O’Brien In, Leno and Letterman Out

The_Tonight_Show_with_Conan_O'BrienThe nominees for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards are out and it contributed some additional fireworks for the late night show story that rocked the entertainment industry.

The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien took four nominations including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. The show, which run for almost eight months only, beat The Jay Leno Show and Late Show with David Letterman as both did not made it on the list.

The show was cancelled after affiliates of network NBC asked for a solution to its poor ratings.

Conan O’Brien was able to find humor with this latest turn of events. The host said from his Twitter account, “Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien.

The other three nominations for the show are for outstanding directing, writing and art direction for variety, music or comedy series.

Controversy now abound as whether the nominations were really made out of merit or if they were more of a sympathy vote.