2009 Emmy nominations announced

Here they are, the 2009 Emmy nominations. Click here to see the list.

Among the biggest surprises of the day was Family Guy getting nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, the first to do so since The Flintstones in 1961, when it lost to Jack Benny.

The Emmy Awards takes place Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. (CT) on CBS.

Thought: This season’s episodes of Family Guy were not really the best, in my humble opinion. You think Seth MacFarlane engaged in a little Chicago-style political play with the Emmy board to get his show nominated? I suppose he got advice from several Chicago aldermen on how to pull it off…