Thursday, July 14, 2011

2011 Emmy Nominations: Snubs and Surprises

Surprises (AKA, Things I Loved About This Year's Nominations)

  • The Killing not nominated for Best Drama Series
  • Michelle Forbes and Mireille Enos nominated for acting turns in The Killing (as terrible and uneven the show was, it was always fantastically acted)
  • Kathy Bates nominated for Harry's Law
  • Kristin Chenoweth and Dot-Marie Jones both landing Guest Actress in a Comedy Series nods for Glee
  • The Big Bang Theory finally being nominated for Best Comedy Series
  • So You Think You Can Dance sneaking into the Best Reality Competition Series category, as well as Cat Deeley landing a nomination for Best Host and the choreographers getting 5 of the 6 nominations for Best Choreography
  • Brian F. O'Byrne nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries/Movie for Mildred Pierce
  • Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List getting its final nomination in the Best Reality Program category; hopefully she can win her third Emmy with this nomination
Snubs (AKA, Things I Hated About This Year's Nominations)

  • Katey Segal left out of contention for Sons of Anarchy
  • The Walking Dead not nominated in any major categories, but especially should've been present in Best Drama Series and Best Directing for a Drama Series
  • Southland left out of all major categories, but especially upset about Shawn Hatosy not being nominated as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • No Psych
  • No Castle
  • No Weeds, despite a major return to form in its sixth season
  • Denis O'Hare left out of contention for True Blood, whether it be as Supporting Actor or Guest Actor in a Drama Series
  • Jim Carrey not recognized for hosting SNL
  • Debra Messing overlooked in Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series category for Law & Order: SVU
  • Mayim Bialik overlooked as Best Supproting Actress in a Comedy Series for The Big Bang Theory
  • The Big C not nominated for Best Comedy Series, and Oliver Platt overlooked as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role
Really? (AKA, Things I Just Don't Get About This Year's Nominations)

  • Melissa McCarthy for Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series for Mike & Molly. Is it because she was so good in Bridesmaids? Or because she was reading the nominations and therefore was nominated by default?
  • Alfre Woodard for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series for True Blood. I didn't even remember her performance, really, and I know she had very limited screen time. Was it really better than Debra Messing's turn on L&O:SVU?
  • Jon Cryer for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Two and a Half Men. Forget that the show's not funny, I think the only reason Cryer was nominated was as a big "fuck you" to Charlie Sheen.

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