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2010 Primetime Emmys: Our Pumped and Pissed Lists

July 8, 2010 by  

The biggest news coming out of this morning’s Emmy nominations? Two of the small screen’s most deserving unsung heroes finally got some love from the Academy.

Hells yeah.

The first-time acting nods for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS’ Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler are only like four seasons overdue, but we’ll take ’em. We’re just thrilled that their stellar work is being recognized at last… and because of that we won’t even mention how stupid it is that the series as a whole wasn’t nominated (or that supporting actor Zach Gilford should’ve gotten a nod too).

What else? Well, we’re pleased to see the genius of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE choreographers Mia Michaels (“Addiction”) and Stacey Tookey (“Fear”) given a shout out.

Also tickled by the nod for the now-defunct TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O’BRIEN. His tweet today just says it all: “Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.”

It’s a nice ending to the TV nightmare he endured this past year, no?

But there’s much to be thankful for, including the expected nominations of newbies MODERN FAMILY AND GLEE, along with their very talented cast members Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Mike O’Malley (Burt Hummel).

However, we’re feeling upset about the exclusion of MODERN FAMILY’s Ed O’Neill.

Said Burrell regarding his nod and O’Neill’s snub, “I can’t begin to tell you just how honored I am to be nominated for an Emmy.  In classic Phil Dunphy fashion, I was fast asleep when the nominations were announced and am deeply saddened to have missed Sofia’s pronunciation of Mariska Hargitay.  All kidding aside, I’m so proud of the fact that Modern Family was recognized in so so many categories, from Chris Lloyd and Steve Levitan, to Jason Winer, our unbelievable crew and my fellow yahoos in the cast – the Television Academy so graciously shared the love with our entire Modern Family.  I am starting the campaign today – Ed O’Neill 2011!!”

Speaking of, O’Neill’s former MARRIED WITH CHILDREN co-star, Katey Sagal, should’ve earned a nomination for her SONS OF ANARCHY role, but was also left out.

And while we’re on the subject of egregious errors made by the Academy, was it not a cruel move to have COMMUNITY’s Joel McHale get up at the butt crack of dawn to announce the nominations, only to have his show completely shut out?


COMMUNITY at its best is definitely worthy of some Emmy recognition. And the year’s other comedy up-and-comer, COUGAR TOWN, should’ve gotten some love as well. Both shows are doing some hilarious work, which the ATAS has clearly missed.

And no nod for THE BIG BANG THEORY either?? We’re pumped for our boy Jim Parsons, but the rest of the crew — the writers, included — should’ve been honored with a series nod.

And nothing for the superb supporting cast of NURSE JACKIE?! What about Nelsan Ellis of TRUE BLOOD? Danny McBride of EASTBOUND AND DOWN? Not right.

Of course, no surprise that the unconventional comedy gold of IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA was once again ignored.

And well, we warned Emmy voters that we’d throw a temper tantrum if FRINGE’s John Noble wasn’t nominated. How do you not reward his fantastic portrayal?? You obviously haven’t seen the show.

We were also hoping — though we knew it wasn’t happening — that BONES star Emily Deschanel and PSYCH’s James Roday would somehow squeak in and score nods. But unfortunately, the voters seem content to ignore Roday — who is also a writer/director — and Deschanel, who really displayed her range in BONES’ 100th episode this spring.

But, let’s not end on a somber note, since there’s truly much to celebrate.

TRUE BLOOD broke the vampire curse with a nod for Outstanding drama series, which is sort of huge. Executive producer Alan Ball had this to say on the subject: “I am very happy that the amazing work of our cast, writers and crew was recognized by the Academy. It really is a new golden age of television and we are thrilled to be in the same category with such landmark TV series.”

Amen, sir.

And we’re super pumped to see the following people honored with nominations as well:

Larry David (CURB), Alec Baldwin (30 ROCK), Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD), Michael C. Hall (DEXTER), Jon Hamm (MAD MEN), Hugh Laurie (HOUSE), Edie Falco (NURSE JACKIE), Amy Poehler (PARKS AND RECREATION), Tina Fey (30 ROCK), Toni Collette (USoT), January Jones (MAD MEN), Neil Patrick Harris (HIMYM) and more…

Anyone or anything you think we’re missing?

Anything you’re super pumped or pissed about?

Speak your mind in the comments section…

–Additional reporting by Marisa Roffman

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27 Responses to “2010 Primetime Emmys: Our Pumped and Pissed Lists”

  1. Ashley (@lilstrawberry23) on July 8th, 2010 4:32 pm

    Super excited that Mia Michaels was nom’d for “Addiction!” That dance was AMAZING! Obviously PO’d that Emily Deschanel wasn’t nominated. 🙁

  2. Sean on July 8th, 2010 4:36 pm

    Annie Wersching (24’s Renee Walker) definitely deserved an Emmy nom for best supporting actress in a drama, not only this year but last year too. I thought after episode 5 this season that she had it in the bag, but I guess Emmy voters don’t like to switch things up. Shame.

  3. Sarah on July 8th, 2010 4:38 pm

    I’m pissed about so many of the snubs listed above but I’m just having such a hard time getting worked up about it because I’m still overjoyed by the fact that Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton were FINALLY recognized.

  4. Sanna on July 8th, 2010 4:43 pm

    The only thing I’m angry about is that John Noble didn’t get nominated for iacter Walter in Fringe. What the hell?? He’s amazing

  5. Poetic_line on July 8th, 2010 4:46 pm

    Emily Deschanel sure deserved to be nominated. She has been amazing in her portrayal of Brennan on Bones.

    However, Modern Family has turned out to be a favorite as well. And I agree Ed O’Neill definitely deserved a nod.

  6. Ro on July 8th, 2010 4:48 pm

    I was SO HAPPY to see the nominations for Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler! Not so happy that Friday Night Lights and SYTYCD were not nominated.

  7. Mandy on July 8th, 2010 4:53 pm

    Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz! Also, Grey’s Anatomy? The season finale had amazing acting! The rest of the season was kind of weak but if it’s by episode they should have been nominated! Cougar Town?! Courteneny Cox was hilarious all season! The entire supporting cast is amazing as well!

    Besides that, yay Glee, The Good Wife and 30 Rock!

  8. EL on July 8th, 2010 5:02 pm

    All the Bones viewers go on about Emily, who is super but let’s give David a shout-out. He’s one of the most subtle t.v. actors around and should get some recognition. If not now, when?

  9. makila on July 8th, 2010 5:14 pm

    what about House? How has Hugh Laurie not won one and then this year not even nominated. Crazy!!

  10. ColoradoKila on July 8th, 2010 5:46 pm

    Always disappointed when Rescue Me and Dennis Leary go unnoticed year after year!!

  11. Melanie on July 8th, 2010 6:05 pm

    Why hasn’t Cat Deely been nominated YET? Let’s see, her or Tom Bergeron…umm. Yeah, I’m gonna go with her. Come on Emmy nominators!

  12. Caroline on July 8th, 2010 6:15 pm

    Completely agree on the Cat Deely snub. What gives? She’s the most down to earth host, working live every week. What Cat does is tough; and she does it every week with glitz, glam and most of all, heart.

  13. Roobecca on July 8th, 2010 8:36 pm

    Lea Michele getting nominated is the highlight for me, she deserves to win so bad, and I really think Kristen Chenoweth should win supporting too.

    I HATE that Matt Morrison got nominated, he’s AWFUL, like maybe he’ll improved once he gets used to TV, but EVERYTHING he does is so over-the-top LOOK AT ME!! I cant stand it. David Boreanaz is STREETS ahead of him acting wise, he can make you feel his emotions with a tiny lip-twitch, he’s the king of subtle, incredible acting.

    Also super pumped for Toni Collette, Amy Pohler, Micheal C Hall, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara and Matthew Fox, I really thought Sawyer had stolen Lost from him during seasons 5 and 6, but he really showed his talent towards the end!

  14. Amy on July 8th, 2010 8:55 pm

    I hate to disagree but I have to with Emily Deschanel. Maybe, she’ll be in a real drama after Bones is over and will receive an Emmy nomination on another show because she’ll probably have more to work with, writing-wise and will be able to show more range.

    I do agree with you about James Roday, though. He’s been consistent and plays comedy and drama, well. I’m upset that John Noble wasn’t nominated, either. The life he breathes into Walter Bishop is utterly amazing.

  15. Mikie on July 8th, 2010 9:15 pm

    I totally have to agree about SYTYCD’s Cat Deely. Also not too fond of SYTYCD not getting an outstanding reality competition nod.

    Really excited for Stacey, Mia, and Adam for their choreo nods, but I was hoping Travis would get one for “If It Kills Me”. Also, wow to the lack of nod for “This Woman’s Work” (aka the Breast Cancer dance), since it was such a showstopping moment of television.

    @Makila, Hugh Laurie was nominated for Oustanding Actor in a dramatic series, it just wasn’t mentioned here.

    And just as a general note, I know you want to see all these shows get nominated, but they can’t ALL get nominated. There are only five or six slots per show.

    Super excited about all of the Glee nods. So deserving! =)

  16. arzu eksioglu on July 9th, 2010 2:56 am

    Emily (Deschanel) deserves Emmy…

  17. Kerry on July 9th, 2010 3:04 am

    I agree on John Noble and Katey Sagal (or, really, any nominations _at all_ for Sons of Anarchy). Just fantastic dramatic performances all around, and it’s a shame they got no attention. Both actors really shone in their dramatic arcs this season — any thoughts on why they might have gotten snubbed?

  18. Chelsea on July 9th, 2010 3:33 am

    I totally agree, Emily Deschanel should’ve been nominated for an emmy after her acting from the 100th ep, but I’m more surprised that none of the actors from Grey’s Anatomy didn’t get nominated at all. I admit, season 6 wasn’t Grey’s best, but the acting was just as good as ever, I thought for sure Sandra Oh and Chandra Wilson would’ve got a nomination, their acting was great, especially in the series finale.

  19. Nonnie on July 9th, 2010 11:16 am

    Jensen Ackles and Supernatural in general should have been nominated! Although I know that CW shows never do. 🙁

  20. jonathan on July 9th, 2010 11:20 am

    i am quite disappointed that “House” didn’t get a nod for Outstanding Drama, but i’m not surprised either. it has been rather soap-opera-ish this season. but yeah super special awesome pumped that Hugh Laurie was nominated. i hope this year is his turn to get his overdue Emmy.

  21. Kath (GMMR) on July 9th, 2010 2:23 pm

    I love Matthew Morrison, but on what planet is he funnier that Joel McHale and Zachary Levi?!

  22. Cass on July 9th, 2010 3:15 pm

    Fuming about the following Emmy omissions:

    -John Noble. JOHN NOBLE!!! (tough category, but unacceptable snub)
    -James Roday (Morrison over the awesome Roday? Please! M’s good, but…)
    -Emily Deschanel (again, tough category, but give this lady some recognition!)
    -Zachary Levi (again, Morrison is good, but Levi has been consistently GREAT)

    I know people may grow tired of Laurie and Shaloub being on the list, but sometimes these actors really deserve it. Kelsey Grammar was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor ten out of eleven seasons for FRASIER, and the incredible David Hyde Pierce for Supporting Actor for all eleven seasons. Each won four times. And each deserved their multiple nods and wins. At least now that FRASIER has ended, there’s an additional space open in each category.

  23. BonesFREAK on July 10th, 2010 12:40 am

    Seriously…..no nomination for Emily Deschanel….utterly ridiculous…..She thoroughly deserves an Emmy win, let alone a nomination…..Seriously how far has the Emmy awards sunk to nominate Conan O’Brian and not Emily….VERY VERY VERY VERY pissed off…….Even David Boreanaz deserved an Emmy…I mean just watch the 100th episode and season finale of Bones season 5 and tell me they dnt deserve it……*sigh*

  24. Beth on July 10th, 2010 2:13 am

    It’s a shame about Emily Deschanel, but David Boreanaz really deserves some attention. He has gone from a cheesy, pretty boy in the early seasons of Buffy to an incredibly subtle actor. As someone said, he can carry so much emotion with just a small expression and after the 100th episode I think it was a SHAME.

    John Noble!! The man is amazing and someone was clearly not paying attention.

    It would have been nice to see some nods for the Grey’s talents as well. It’s tough to have good acting with lesser material and they still deliver.

  25. Vicki Song on July 10th, 2010 3:46 am

    Seriously,Emily Deschanel deserves an Emmy!!!

  26. Emma on July 16th, 2010 11:04 am

    Leaving out Annie Wersching was definitely the biggest mistake. From the moment she first appeared on screen in Season 8 of 24, you could tell the change in her demeanor/character. Yes wardrobe & makeup & hairstyle helped, but her eyes and her body language… that’s all acting, and she was absolutely perfect in every moment of this season of 24. Incredible acting that many people could take lessons from. She deserved to be recognized more than anyone else I could think of. I know that as a whole, this season of 24 was not the greatest (I’m still puzzled over the Dana subplot & why it was necessary to kill Renee to bring Jack back into the game), but Kiefer Sutherland and Annie Wersching were the most compelling actors on any show this year, hands down.

  27. Gege on August 20th, 2010 2:11 pm

    Come on, guys.. Emily Deschanel?? Is not nominated for an Emmy?? This is just ridiculous!!
    I mean, the Emmy voters really need to watch Bones. Cause obviously, they hadn’t. In every episode, Emily always gave her best, always!
    Bah, these noms have completed my lists to not watch this year’s Emmy.