Emmy Nominations 2012: Who Got Snubbed?
It's Emmy season, which means it's time for us to get irrationally upset that our favorite shows and actors didn't get nominated, or at the very least just pout about it a little and make snide comments about the intelligence of Emmy voters.
The complete list of 2012 Emmy nominees was announced today, and with it came plenty of predictable nominees ("Mad Men" and "Modern Family" still dominate) and plenty of shocking snubs, as well.
The biggest outrage may be the Outstanding Comedy Series category, which is as follows:
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Those are all deserving shows, but the fact that FX's "Louie" has failed to earn a nomination yet again is baffling. Sure, Louis C.K. earned another acting nod, but there's no way he'll win it, and "Louie" is perhaps the biggest critical darling in recent TV history.
"Louie" could easily take the place of any of the shows on that list, but "30 Rock" in particular has been a weaker show of late. Yes, those live shows were a lot of fun, and yes, the show is still one of the best comedies on TV, but "30 Rock" seems to have grown weary of itself this past year. I'm not one for multi-camera sitcoms either, so I have no allegiance to "The Big Bang Theory" whatsoever.
I would talk about "Community," but what point is there anymore? At least it got a writing nom for the fantastic "Remedial Chaos Theory."
The Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category is a bit of a mess as well:
Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live"
Max Greenfield, "New Girl"
It's fantastic to see that Max Greenfield made the list this year. Schmidt was at times the entire reason to watch "New Girl," and you have to assume that Greenfield's work with the character helped the writers make it what it is now. But this whole "Modern Family" thing is getting silly. Yes, the actors on that show are all great, but when four of them appear on a list of six nominees, that's a problem... especially when Nick Offerman of "Parks & Rec" is STILL without a nomination.
- "Dexter" failed to make the list of Outstanding Drama Series, which was forseeable but still significant. Michael C. Hall is still nominated.
- "House" star Hugh Laurie failed to get a nomination in the show's final season, which means he will go without an Emmy for the role.
- "American Idol" earned its first Outstanding Reality Series nomination last year, but failed to get one this year. What changed? Two words: "The Voice."
- "Glee" truly fell from grace and earned just three nominations after earning double-digit nominations in the past two years. Honestly that's about what the show deserves, but what's shocking is that the third season, which was an improvement over the second, was the one to fall flat. Not a single actor or actress was nominated other than Dot-Marie Jones, and the show did not earn a writing nomination.
What do you think was the biggest snub? Let us know in the comments!
The Emmy Awards