Conan O'Brien Prepares for Emmy Night
August 23, 2006

Hollywood is getting ready for the Emmy Awards, and "Extra" went along for a ride with Conan O'Brien, who is returning to host the show for the second time.

"Think magic," Conan said. "There's going to be a lot of animals and magic. I'm going sort of with a cirque de sole feel this year. I'll be in a unitard, and I'll be doing a lot of yoga."

Conan revealed he's taking dead aim at some major stars for TV's golden night. "Anyone who turns up in late August wearing formal black deserves to be mocked," he insisted.

Three-time nominee Matthew Perry and Emmy winner Bradley Whitford will be taking a break from their new NBC series, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," to hit the Emmy stage. "Matt and I are presenting, actually," Whitford revealed. "So, we have something to get nervous about that night."

Meanwhile, as the gowns are picked and the parties are prepped for all over Tinseltown, the stars can stop at the Hearts on Fire Diamond Indulgence Lounge for a little five-star pampering where diamonds abound.

"You have diamond manicures here as well," revealed Hearts on Fire's Gilly Strauss.

Strauss said the famous faces will also find a few breathtaking rocks to borrow for the red carpet walk.




2006 Emmy Nominees

Best Comedy Series:

    "Arrested Development "
    "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
    "The Office"
    "Two And A Half Men"

Best Drama Series:

    "Grey's Anatomy "
    "The Sopranos"
    "The West Wing"

Best Actor in a Comedy Series :

  • Larry David in "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
    Kevin James in "The King of Queens"
    Tony Shalhoub in "Monk"
    Steve Carrell in "The Office"  
    Charlie Sheen in "Two And A Half Men"

Best Actor in a Drama Series:

  • Christopher Meloni in "Law & Order SVU"
    Denis Leary in "Rescue Me" 
    Peter Krause in "Six Feet Under"
    Kiefer Sutherland in "24"
    Martin Sheen in "The West Wing"

Best Actress in a Comedy Series:

  • Lisa Kudrow in "The Comeback" Jane Kaczmarek in "Malcolm In The Middle"  
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "The New Adventures of Old Christine"  
    Stockard Channing in "Out of Practice"  
    Debra Messing in "Will & Grace"

Best Actress in a Drama Series:

  • Kyra Sedgwick in "The Closer"
    Geena Davis in "Commander in Chief"  
    Mariska Hargitay in "Law & Order SVU"
    Frances Conroy in "Six Feet Under" Allison Janney in "The West Wing"

Best Reality-Competition Show:

    "The Amazing Race"
    "American Idol"
    "Dancing with the Stars"
    "Project Runway"

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