Conan O'Brien scores four Emmy nominations while Jay Leno gets zero

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While other media outlets ooh and ahh over Glee's 19 Emmy nominations on Thursday, we're more interested in how Conan O'Brien, who hasn't worked on TV since getting booted by NBC in favor of Jay Leno, was nominated for The Tonight Show. Leno was not. How does that feel, NBC?

The network submitted both versions of Tonight for Emmys consideration, letting the TV academy decide what to include in the category, the AP reports. They went with O'Brien, who was nominated alongside Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report and Real Time with Bill Maher for best variety, music or comedy series. His show also got nods for best writing, art direction and directing.

"Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations," he tweeted via @conanobrien. "This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien."

Maher must be thrilled; His two nominations are his 23rd and 24th, with yet to score a win. And don't feel bad for Jay -- nemesis David Letterman was shut out for the first time since it began on CBS 17 years ago.

For more info on the Emmys, go see The Feed here.

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