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The 2012 Emmy Nominations Are Out, Let’s Start Arguing!
by Kellie Foxx-Gonzalez | 11:53 am, July 19th, 2012
The 2012 Primetime Emmy nominations are out, and you know what that means: the upcoming 2 months of baseless speculation and over-analysis by your favorite entertainment blogs starts right here, right now. Before everyone goes to war in the comments, let’s take a moment to look at the nominations!
Outstanding Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series:
Chris McKenna, Community, “Remedial Chaos Theory”
Lena Dunham, Girls, “Pilot”
Louis C.K., Louie, “Pregnant”
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation, “The Debate”
Michael Schur, Parks & Recreation, “Win, Lose, Or Draw”
Well, it looks like Community got absolutely no love whatsoever save for a nod in the writing category. Please feel free to direct all of your anger and dirty looks over to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Sigh. At least the comedy list is dominated by shows created, run by, and heavily featuring women! Who says women aren’t funny?
American Dad, “Hot Water”
The Penguins of Madagascar: The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole
Futurama, “The Tip of the Zoidberg”
Bob’s Burgers, “BurgerBoss”
The Simpsons, “Holidays of Future Passed”
Dan Povenmire, Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
Maurice LaMarche, Futurama, “The Silence of the Clamps”
Brenda Strong, Desperate Housewives, ” Give Me The Blame / Finishing The Hat”
Hank Azaria, The Simpsons, ” Moe Goes From Rags To Riches”
Rob Riggle, Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice
Kristen Wiig, The Looney Tunes Show, “Double Date”
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie:
American Horror Story
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) (!!!)
Hatfields & McCoys
Outstanding Lead Actor In a Miniseries or Movie:
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) (!)
Idris Elba, Luther (!)
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Outstanding Drama Series:
Game of Thrones
Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Drama Series:
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Jared Harris, Mad Men
While it’s fantastic that Peter Dinklage is getting recognized for his amazing performance as Tyrion Lannister, we wish Lena Headey had gotten a nod too — at the very least, for even having to act as a mother to Joffrey.
You can check out the rest of the nominations here. Are you surprised that Community was snubbed? Do you think that Sherlock will beat out Luther for best miniseries? Are you dismayed at having to choose between Benedict Cumberbatch and Idris Elba? Let us know in the comments!
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