Thursday, July 19, 2012

Emmy Noms!

Cue the indignation and outrage in 3...2....

First up, I do have to say - YAY AMERICAN HORROR STORY! It got 17 noms, and tied with Mad Men for the most. 

Best comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
30 Rock


Also how about It's Always Sunny and Louie rather than Curb and Modern Family...
Best drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Mad Men


A little sad about The Good Wife, but its gotten some love before, and it has several acting nominations.

Lead actress in drama
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Yay Claire Danes and Julianna Margulies!

Lead actor in a drama
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Yay Bryan Cranston, Damian Lewis, and Michael C. Hall (for making last season's mess remotely watchable.) A little surprised Hugh Laurie didn't get a swan nod. BOO NO TIMOTHY OLYPHANT.

Lead actress in a comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

AMY POEHLER! AMY POEHLER! (I'd be ok with Lena Dunham, too). 

Lead actor in a comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Joel McHale! Adam Scott! Rob McElhenney!

Best supporting actress, comedy
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Aubrey Plaza! Alison Brie! Gillian Jacobs! Kaitlin Olson!
Best supporting actor, comedy
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Yay Bill Hader! But, but.... NICK OFFERMAN! Danny Pudi! Charlie Day! Glenn Howerton!

Best supporting actress, drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Awww - no GoT ladies?  That said, Yay Anna Gunn, Archie Panjabi and Christine Baranski! As I said before, I really wish Jennifer Carpenter would get some more love for Dexter. Maybe next year what with the plot twist...

Best supporting actor, drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men 

Whoooo! Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito! And Peter Dinklage! Sad no Mandy Patinkin, Walton Goggins, Alan Cumming. I really wanted Walton Goggins on here.
 Best miniseries or movie
Game Change
American Horror Story
Hatfield & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Huh. So they're submitting just A Scandal in Belgravia as a movie instead of all three as a miniseries? Interesting choice. 

Hey! Where's The Hour?!

Best variety series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live 

Best animated program
American Dad
Bob’s Burgers
The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole
The Simpsons

No South Park?

Best non-competition reality program
Antiques Roadshow
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss
Who Do You Think You Are?

Mythbusters! Mythbusters!

Best guest actress in a comedy
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Margaret Cho, 30 Rock
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Yay Dot-Marie Jones! Yay Margaret Cho! It would have been nice to have Kathryn Hahn from Parks and Rec on here. 

Best guest actor in a comedy
Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Yay Will Arnett!

Best guest actress in a drama
Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Jean Smart, Harry’s Law
Julia Ormond, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Uma Thurman, Smash

Yay Martha Plimpton! Yay Joan Cusack!

Best guest actor in a drama series
Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Dickie Bennett, Justified
Ben Feldman, Mad Men
Jason Ritter, Parenthood

Yay Mark Margolis! ARGH Michael J. Fox on The Good Wife. He's SO GOOD and I hate him SO MUCH.

Best lead actress in a miniseries or movie
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd, Missing
Emma Thompson, The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)

Yay Connie Britton! Although I bet Julianne Moore has this locked up. Surprised Lara Pulver isn't here. 

Best lead actor in a miniseries or movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia

Hey! Dominic West! (But yay for Cumberbatches)

Best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis, Page Eight (Masterpiece)

Best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story
Ed Harris, Game Change
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Hey! Andrew Scott! Ben Whishaw! (I SO called David Strathairn)

Best writing for a comedy
Chris McKenna, Community
Lena Dunham, Girls
Louis C.K., Louie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation

So - I don't really get how these don't match up with the Best Comedy nods. Big Bang isn't written well, but is more deserving of a best series nod?

Best writing for a drama
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Alex Gansa, Gideon Raff, Howard Gordon, Homeland
Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men
Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men

Just stop.

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