We’re going to treat this space as a bit of an open ranting thread for any of you left huffing and puffing about the TV Academy being stuck in their ways and ignoring your favorite TV shows in the 64th Primetime Emmy nominations list. For the most part, we’re actually pretty happy with the nominees — there are a few surprises that make it seem like this show might actually be a little hipper than years past. But still, there are some GLARING omissions. Here are the snubs we’re kinda peeved about:
Vampires: Sure, True Blood and Vampire Diaries are soapy and campy (that’s why we love them). But Alexander Skarsgard displayed some serious acting chops when Eric lost his memory last season. (He displayed some other things too, that should win all the awards.)
The Walking Dead: As Andrew Lincoln’s Rick struggled to keep the group together, maintain his friendship with Shane and survive the zombie apocalypse, his performance often left us breathless.
Glee: Dot-Marie Jones was rightly nominated for guest performance, but Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Diana Agron and Naya Rivera all had some seriously dramatic moments that drove us to tears.
Community: We don’t watch Big Bang Theory or Two and a Half Men, so maybe someone else can explain to us how those are funnier than Joel McHale and company.
Suburgatory: OK, we can see Jeremy Sisto and Jane Levy getting locked out of the super-competitive lead categories, but Cheryl Hines‘ hilarious, surprisingly multi-dimensional Dallas should have been a shoo-in.
Game of Thrones: How is Peter Dinklage the only actor to be nominated from this show? Michelle Fairley (Catelyn), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) would get our votes.
Parks and Recreation: Amy Poehler has nods for acting and writing, but we’d like to see this up for Comedy and Supporting Actor for Nick Offerman. Maybe there can be an added category for best facial hair?
Happy Endings: I’ll quote Kate Spencer here: “Super tight, hilarious writing, amazing ensemble cast, an all-dude Madonna cover band and no nominations? Happy Endings was robbed!”
American Idol: Well, OK, we admit, this was the season we stopped watching. Guess the Academy voters did too.
House: Our resident super-fan Jordan Runtagh is outraged that Hugh Laurie isn’t getting a proper send-off from the Emmys, after being nominated for so many years before this, his last on the show.
<em>Mad Men got a million nods (OK, 17), but nothing for costume or for John Slatterly — and c’mon, Roger’s acid trip was the highlight of the season!
Which snubs are you hopping mad about? Talk about it in the comments!
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