Justin Timberlake Gets A Very Special Emmy Nomination Box

noah | July 16, 2009 9:30 am

Nominees for the 61st annual Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and while 30 Rock came away with the highest number of overall mentions, we should probably extend a bit of congratulations to the increasingly multitalented Justin Timberlake, who walked away with three nominations—two songs he contributed lyrics to received Outstanding Original Music honors, and he was also tabbed for a Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series nod in honor of his stint guest-hosting Saturday Night Live. The two songs that Timberlake had a hand in, and some of their competition, after the jump.“Motherlover” (from Saturday Night Live, May 9, 2009) (NB: I had to use the censored version, because the “too hot for TV” one would require you to log in.)“I Love Sports” (from the 2008 ESPY Awards, July 2008)

Something tells me that “Motherlover” might pull this out, although the more staid voting members might object to its raunchiness and vote for the Muppets’ song nominated in the same category instead. Also up for an award: Flight of the Conchords’ “Carol Brown,” the semi-sweet ode to exes that had a Michel Gondry-directed video:
Hugh Jackman’s opening number from the 2009 Academy Awards is also nominated, and rounding out the category is a holiday-themed tune that Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schlesinger and his co-writer for the musical adaptation of Cry-Baby David Javerbaum penned for Stephen Colbert’s Christmas special, performed by Colbert and Elvis Costello:
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61st Emmy Awards Nominations [Emmys]