Emmy Nominations: The Good, The Bad, The What the Heck?!
July 19, 2012 by Marisa Roffman
As you may have seen, the 64th annual Emmy nominations were announced this morning and, well, there were some interesting nominees.
While I’m sure much has (and will) be said about the shows that got nominated and those that were snubbed, I wanted to share a couple of my quick thoughts about the good (HOMELAND!), the bad (so many snubs), and the baffling from this morning’s Emmy nominations…
- HOMELAND!!! Not surprised that Claire Danes was nominated for her portrayal of Carrie, but I’m so thrilled the series and Damian Lewis (Brody) were also honored. (And for all their nine nominations.)
- Outstanding animated program gave love to AMERICAN DAD!, BOB’S BURGERS, and THE SIMPSONS, so I can’t complain too much about that category.
- Loved that RAISING HOPE’s song, “Welcome Back To Hope,” is now Emmy-nominated.
- So happy PARKS & REC’s “The Debate” and “Win, Lose, Or Draw” got writing nominations. Personally, I’m hoping “Win, Lose, Or Draw” takes it all.
- Not surprising, but I’m glad VEEP got some love for its very funny first season.
- The men are the best part of NEW GIRL, so it was very good to see Max Greenfield nominated for playing Schmidt.
- Nothing against Jeff Probst, but with him out of the running for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program, a newbie has the chance to win. (Go Cat Deeley!)
- Hey Emmy voters, one day you’ll realize how talented FRINGE’s John Noble is. That day clearly wasn’t today.
- PARKS & RECREATION is one of the best shows on television. A shame that the Emmys couldn’t even get it a comedy series nomination.
- The complete lack of SUBURGATORY love stinks. Ditto for COUGAR TOWN, HAPPY ENDINGS, DON’T TRUST THE B—- IN APARTMENT 23. And RAISING HOPE deserved more.
- No writing love for MODERN FAMILY?
- I knew the odds were slim-to-none, but I would have loved to see AWAKE get any sort of recognition.
What the Heck?
- Love the repetition or hate it, it’s bizarre to see LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT’s Mariska Hargitay not get nominated in the lead actress category. (She had been nominated every year since 2004.)
- Speaking of repetition, no love for HOUSE (or Hugh Laurie) in the final season. While the series had its ups and downs, the lack of Laurie at least being nominated is a bit shocking.
- So, Kathy Bates got two Emmy nods, huh?
- The Emmys REALLY love them some DOWNTON ABBEY.
- Uma Thurman on SMASH? Really?
- PAN AM has three (technical) Emmy nominations. Did not see that one coming.
- HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER got a bunch of technical nominations, but Neil Patrick Harris was once again snubbed for supporting actor.
- How happy is FX to be able to squeeze AMERICAN HORROR STORY in the miniseries category?
- MISSING’s Ashley Judd is now an Emmy nominee.
What are you loving about the Emmy nominations? Hating?