Jay Leno may have the show, but Conan has the Emmy nomination.
“The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” — and not “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” — is among the nominees for the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Primetime Emmy.
TBS, which will air Conan’s new show beginning in the fall, began a campaign last month to have Conan’s previous work on “The Tonight Show” nominated for the Emmy.
Also nominated in the category are “The Colbert Report,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and “Saturday Night Live.”
“The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” was also nominated in the following three categories: Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series; Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Music Or Nonfiction Programming; and Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series.