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Emmy Nominations Announced

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Cachoo, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    of the most-nominated shows.

    17 Nominations
    American Horror Story

    Mad Men

    16 NominationsDownton Abbey

    Hatfields & Mccoys

    15 Nominations
    Hemingway & Gellhorn

    14 Nominations
    Modern Family

    Saturday Night Live

    13 Nominations
    Breaking Bad

    Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

    30 Rock

    12 Nominations
    Boardwalk Empire

    Game Change

    11 Nominations
    Game Of Thrones

    9 Nominations
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  2. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    OOPS! Here is the list:
    Emmy Predictions: The Nominees, the Snubs -- and the Winners

    Outstanding Comedy Series
    "The Big Bang Theory," CBS

    "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO


    "Modern Family," ABC

    "30 Rock," NBC

    "Veep," HBO

    Outstanding Drama Series
    "Boardwalk Empire," HBO

    "Breaking Bad," AMC

    "Downton Abbey," PBS

    "Game Of Thrones," HBO

    "Homeland," Showtime

    "Mad Men," AMC

    Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
    Lena Dunham, "Girls," HBO

    Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly," CBS

    Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl," FOX

    Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime

    Amy Poehler, "Parks And Recreation," NBC

    Tina Fey, "30 Rock," NBC

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO

    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
    Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS

    Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO

    Don Cheadle, "House Of Lies," Showtime

    Louis C.K. , "Louie," FX Networks

    Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC

    Jon Cryer, "Two And A Half Men," CBS

    Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
    Glenn Close, "Damages," FX

    Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey," PBS

    Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife," CBS

    Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law," NBC

    Claire Danes, "Homeland," Showtime

    Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men," AMC

    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
    Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire," HBO

    Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC

    Michael C. Hall, "Dexter," Showtime

    Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey" PBS

    Damian Lewis, "Homeland," Showtime

    Jon Hamm, "Mad Men," AMC

    Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
    Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS

    Kathryn Joosten, "Desperate Housewives," ABC

    Julie Bowen, "Modern Family," ABC

    Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family," ABC

    Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime

    Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live," NBC

    Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
    Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family," ABC

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family," ABC

    Ty Burrell, "Modern Family," ABC

    Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family," ABC

    Max Greenfield, "New Girl," FOX

    Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live," NBC

    Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
    Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad," AMC

    Maggis Smith, "Downton Abbey," PBS

    Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey," PBS

    Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife," CBS

    Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife,"

    Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men," AMC

    Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
    Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad," AMC

    Giancarlo Esposito, "Breaking Bad," AMC

    Brendan Coyle, "Downton Abbey," PBS

    Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey," PBS

    Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones," HBO

    Jared Harris, "Mad Men," AMC

    Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
    "American Horror Story," FX

    "Game Change," HBO

    "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY

    "Hemingway & Gellhorn," HBO

    "Luther," BBC America

    "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)," PBS

    Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
    Connie Britton, "American Horror Story," FX

    Julianne Moore, "Game Change," HBO

    Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gellhorn," HBO

    Ashley Judd, "Missing," ABC

    Emma Thompson, "The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)," PBS

    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
    Woody Harrelson, "Game Change," HBO

    Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY

    Bill Paxton, "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY

    Clive Owen, "Hemingway & Gellhorn," HBO

    Idris Elba, "Luther," BBC America

    Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)," PBS

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
    Frances Conroy, "American Horror Story," FX

    Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story," FX

    Sarah Paulson, "Game Change," HBO

    Mare Winningham, "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY

    Judy Davis, "Page Eight (Masterpiece)" PBS

    Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
    Denis O'Hare, "American Horror Story," FX

    Ed Harris, "Game Change," HBO

    Tom Berenger, "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY

    David Strathairn, "Hemingway & Gellhorn," HBO

    Martin Freeman, "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)," PBS

    Outstanding Variety Series
    "The Colbert Report," Comedy Central

    "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central

    "Jimmy Kimmel Live," ABC

    "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," NBC

    "Real Time With Bill Maher," HBO

    "Saturday Night Live," NBC

    Outstanding Variety Special
    "Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America's Golden Girl," NBC

    "Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker," Bravo

    "The Kennedy Center Honors," CBS

    "Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again," HBO

    "Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances)," PBS

    Outstanding Special Class Programs
    "84th Annual Academy Awards," ABC

    "The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards," NBC

    "The 54th Annual Grammy Awards," CBS

    "Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Great Performances)," PBS

    "Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre," FX

    "65th Annual Tony Awards," CBS
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  3. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    Damages was robbed for a few nominations. I thought Rose Byrne would have secured a nomination and Chris Messina and Dylan Baker should have received one as well.

    I know this may be an unpopular opinion but I thought that outside the Christmas special season 2 of Downton Abbey was seriously disappointing. I loved season 1, but season 2 was absolutely soapy and ridiculous.
  4. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    And that still didn't come out quite right so if anyone wants to post another one have at it!
    I am stoked for "Sherlock"," Luther" and Merritt Wever from a first look. I'm glad that cast members on "Downton Abbey" are nominated too.
  5. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

    Annoyed at the lack of Community. Seriously, they nominate Jon Cryer instead of Joel McHale?

    But I was happy to see Mayim Bialik there. Big Bang Theory isn't that amazing, but Amy Farrah Fowler is awesome. I really hope they use her 'I'm a princess!' scene where Sheldon gives her a tiara for her clip.
  6. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

    Cat Deeley and Tom Bergeron!!!
  7. aliona22

    aliona22 Active Member

    Revenge :fragile:
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  8. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    I misread Tom Berenger as Tom Bergeron. Now I've got this fantastic mental image of Bergeron dressed up as a Hatfield. (Or a McCoy.) :rofl:

    Happy for Sherlock and Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery! Can't be quite so happy for Hugh Bonneville, as the Actor in a Drama category has neither of my Person of Interest boys in it. (Yeah, I know, Emmy doesn't like procedurals. It's still annoying.)
  9. ross_hy

    ross_hy Active Member

    It's kind of odd to see American Horror Story and Missing listed in the miniseries categories. Is it based on number of episodes aired? A quick check shows AHS showed 12 episodes in its first season, Missing 10.
  10. cruisin

    cruisin Banned Member

    Also, I didn't think Missing was a miniseries. I thought it was a show that got cancelled. I liked the show, and was not happy that it ended, but miniseries?
  11. dbell1

    dbell1 Well-Known Member

    Good to see Christine Baranski finally noticed for "The Good Wife". She was amazing last season. Archie Panjabi had very little to do (a crime), not sure how she got in there again (but then again, they nominate John Cryer and Tina Fey every year, so)... :shuffle:

    I floved "Game Change". Really well acted, no matter what your politics, so some great noms there. Who knew Woody Harrleson had those kind of acting chops when he started on 'Cheers'? :lol:

    Shame Charles Dance didn't get a nod for his work in "Game of Thrones". Loved his Tywin Lannister this season, he's added lots of grey shading to that character and his interactions with Maisie Williams (Arya) were fun to watch.
  12. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    Homeland :cheer2: Best show on TV.

    Christine Baranski was awesome and her nomination was well deserved.

    "New Girl" and "Happy Endings" were robbed of comedy series nominations. Damon Wayans Jr should totally have gotten a supporting comedy nod (actually, the whole cast is fantastic; IMO, it's the funniest show on TV).
  13. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

    What category they choose to put themselves in is up to the producers. They must have thought they would have had a better chance on this category than in the drama.

    The Emmys have always had tunnel vision with most nominations. There are many WTF every year.
  14. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

    Not that I think they deserved any based on the writing this season, but Glee got almost bubkus! No nominations in any major categories this year, but the writing has been so inconsistent this season so I'm not surprised at all, though I do say if there's one person I'm pulling for it's Dot-Marie Jones, she has been phenomenal this year and she damn well better win this year! Was also hoping Two Broke Girls might have gotten something but they were shut out as well.
  15. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

    Betty White is everywhere! :lol:

    I'm happy that Who Do You Think You Are? was nominated. I love that show and I'm constantly surprised but what they are able to uncover.

    Funny that The Voice was nominated, but not AI or X Factor.

    I'm surprised The Good Wife wasn't nominated for Best Drama or for Best Writing. They did get a bunch of acting nominations, including guest actors. The show is very well acted, but I think it's more than acting that makes the show so great.

    I'm glad to see Connie Britton get a nomination because I thought she was robbed when she was on Friday Night Lights.
  16. CynicElle

    CynicElle Well-Known Member

    I'm very happy for AHS even though I'm also :huh: at the miniseries designation.

    And really excited for Sherlock! :cheer:
  17. jenny12

    jenny12 Well-Known Member

    Me too! Glad that Benedict Cumberbatch (most awesome name ever!) got a nomination.

    I wasn't that much of a fan of season 2 of Downton Abbey (I loved season one) but I'm glad about all the acting nominations. I wish either Parks and Recreation or Community got the nods in the comedy series category. Also, Jon Cryer over Joel McHale? Ridiculous.
  18. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

    Very savvy to pitch American Horror Story as a miniseries - but I don't think Missing quite qualifies :lol:
  19. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    I like the nominations in the Outstanding Drama category but my problem is that this category could have been easily expanded to include other shows that were good enough for nomination. "Revenge" and "The Good Wife" come to mind: I wish they would amend the procedure much in the same way the Academy Awards does for Best Picture. They could do this for Outstanding Comedy as well. As others have pointed out a number of comedies that may be just as good as those nominated could be included.
  20. Michalle

    Michalle New Member

    I like the guy who plays Mr. Carter on Downton Abbey, but he seems sort of random for an acting nomination. Did he really have that much to do? I also thought Season 2 was weak, so a lot of the Downton Abbey nominations have a too late to the party feel to me.
  21. FiveRinger

    FiveRinger Well-Known Member

    Thanks for this thread. I always use this as a guideline as to what I should check out. Lots of good info here. And, I just got finished watching all of Revenge episodes on Hulu. I love it......no nods, though. :(
  22. Fergus

    Fergus Well-Known Member

    "Sherlock"! :cheer2:

    I'm glad they finally realized that Michelle Dockery deserved the Lead Actress nom in "DA". Not that McGovern had much to do in Season 2.........

    IMHO, RuPaul wuzrobbed of a Best Reality Host nom. :(
  23. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

    AMEN! Season 1 has been over for months, and it's still having an impact on me. Can't wait for Season 2. \

    The drama categories are tough. I would love to see Michelle Dockery and Clare Danes get it. And as much as I think Jon Hamm is overdue, I wouldn't be upset if Damian Lewis went home with the Emmy!
  24. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

    Revenge is one of those shows that, while I adore it, I'm OK with it not getting nominations. It's juicy and fun, but doesn't have the necessary gravitas to make it in the drama category IMO.
  25. Jayar

    Jayar Well-Known Member

    OMG. That show is DREADFUL. The acting is some of the worst that I have ever seen on television. Unless it got better as the season went on, but I watched the first few episodes, and I thought it should have been given the old heave ho.
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  26. gingercrush

    gingercrush Well-Known Member

    Yet Harrys Law does?


    Where is Kelly Macdonald for Broadwalk Empire? Katey Sagal for Sons of Anarchy? What about The Killing. Looks like that got dumped. And whoever said Downton Abbey's second season was soapy is exactly right. Did you Americans get shown Call the Midwife in the US? British series about midwives in the 1950s as otherwise that really should have been nominated.

    But I love the Girls nomination and hope it wins. Love that show.
  27. julieann

    julieann Well-Known Member

    It was too bad Katey Sagal was left off and the HBO's Treme as well, just not enough openings I guess. :(
  28. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    It was. But I actually preferred it to the first season. It was more honest about what it was, if you know what I mean. :) It was like it declared, "Yes, we're a soap, and doggone it, we're going to enjoy being a soap!"
  29. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break #HotMessExpress

    Parks & Recreation getting snubbed for Best Comedy. Hmph. :angryfire
  30. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

    The guy who played Ginsburg on Mad Men got a Guest Actor nomination? He was a fine addition to the cast, but he barely did anything! :confused: