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The 2012 Emmy Nominations Are Out, Let’s Start Arguing!

And So It Begins

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!

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Outstanding Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Modern Family
30 Rock

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series:
Chris McKennaCommunity, “Remedial Chaos Theory”
Lena DunhamGirls, “Pilot”
Louis C.K., Louie, “Pregnant”
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation, “The Debate”
Michael SchurParks & 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?

Animated Program:
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”

Voice-Over Performance:
Dan PovenmirePhineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
Maurice LaMarche, Futurama, “The Silence of the Clamps”
Brenda StrongDesperate Housewives, ” Give Me The Blame / Finishing The Hat”
Hank AzariaThe Simpsons, ” Moe Goes From Rags To Riches”
Rob RigglePrep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice
Kristen Wiig The Looney Tunes Show, “Double Date”

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie:
Game Change
American Horror Story
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) (!!!)
Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Lead Actor In a Miniseries or Movie:
Woody HarrelsonGame Change
Clive OwenHemingway & Gellhorn
Benedict CumberbatchSherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) (!)
Idris ElbaLuther (!)
Kevin CostnerHatfields & McCoys
Bill PaxtonHatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Drama Series:
Mad Men
Downton Abbey
Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Game of Thrones

Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Drama Series:
Peter DinklageGame of Thrones
Aaron PaulBreaking Bad
Giancarlo EspositoBreaking Bad
Brendan CoyleDownton Abbey
Jim CarterDownton 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!

(via The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.)

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