The 63rd annual Emmy Award nominations are out, and while it’s easy to be happy for all of The Chosen, it’s even easier to launch into full-on HOW DARE THEY mode when some of your favorite shows and stars get snubbed. Among this year’s oversights: NBC’s hilarious Community for best comedy series, AMC’s The Walking Dead for best drama, and Fringe’s John Noble for best supporting actor.
Lynette Rice and James Hibberd’s grouse list is here, but we want to know which shows and stars YOU think got snubbed this year. Your feedback will help guide us as we roll out this summer’s EW.com Snubby Awards for the 10 top categories, listed below. Keep in mind that Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter tweeted Wednesday, “If we get any Emmy noms I’ll tattoo EMMYS RULE on my a**.” Perhaps he made an egregious typo and really meant “If we win any EW.com Snubbies.” I’m sure that is what happened.
My most overwhelming personal nominations for Snubbies are for the supporting actor categories:
Busy Philipps for Cougar Town (“LAUGH!”) and Nick Offerman for Parks and Recreation. Maybe it’s because Laurie Keller and Ron Swanson serve as my two role models, but it’s also because they’re damn fine actors and damn succulent pieces of meat. Want them to win a Snubby? Nominate ‘em below. If Nick somehow DOESN’T win his category, someone else can “receive the rarest jewel of all, a victory over me, Ron Swanson.”
Also, just… how cute/awesome is this, between Modern Family’s Steve Levitan and Community creator Dan Harmon:
2011 EMMY NOMINATIONS
Best drama series: Boardwalk Empire, Friday Night Lights, Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Mad Men.
Best comedy series: Modern Family, 30 Rock, Glee, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation.
Drama actress: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife; Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men; Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU; Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law; Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights and Mireille Enos, The Killing.
Comedy actor: Steve Carell, The Office; Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock; Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory; Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Louis C.K., Louie; Johnny Galecki, Big Bang Theory.
Drama actor: Jon Hamm, Mad Men; Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire; Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights; Michael C. Hall, Dexter; Hugh Laurie, House; Timothy Olyphant, Justified.
Comedy actress: Tina Fey, 30 Rock; Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation; Laura Linney, The Big C; Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope; Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly.
Supporting drama actor: Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age; John Slattery, Mad Men; Alan Cumming, The Good Wife; Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones; Josh Charles, The Good Wife; Walton Goggins, Justified.
Supporting comedy actor: Ty Burrell, Modern Family; Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family; Ed O’Neill, Modern Family; Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family; Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men; Chris Colfer, Glee.
Supporting comedy actress: Julie Bowen, Modern Family; Sofia Vergara, Modern Family; Jane Lynch, Glee; Betty White, Hot in Cleveland; Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live; Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock.
Supporting drama actress: Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife; Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire; Christine Baranski, The Good Wife; Michelle Forbes, The Killing; Margo Martindale, Justified; Christina Hendricks, Mad Men.
(See more Emmy noms here.)
Emmy nominations 2011: ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ score drama series nods
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