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2012 Emmy Nominations Announced
Noms and snubs aplenty...

20 July 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Emmys

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2012 Emmy Nominations Announced

Annual US TV backslap-fest the Primetime Emmys will be held on September 23 this year, and the association behind it has now produced the list of nominations for the year. As usual with the Emmys, there were few surprises and a lot of repetition. And yes, there were the frustrating snubs, particularly in the comedy division.

The drama category is always hard to compile, since there are several solid choices, but Downton Abbey made it into the list to fly the flag against the repeating likes of Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game Of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. The new entry this year was a deserving one, with Homeland now a big favourite.

Drama acting revealed few surprises, with the Homeland leads Claire Danes and Damian Lewis taking their places among the regulars (your Jon Hamms, your Steve Buscemis etc). We were glad to see nods for both Giancarlo Esposito and Mark Margolis in Supporting Actor / Guest Actor from Breaking Bad, especially given their great work this last year.

Sadly on the comedy front, the likes of Community and Parks And Recreation were once more shut out of the main award, though Amy Poehler is again up for Outstanding Actress In A Comedy. The big new arrivals in comedy are Armando Iannucci’s Veep and Lena Dunham’s Girls, although House Of Lies (via leading man Don Cheadle) is also in there. Otherwise, it looks like Modern Family has the biggest chance of taking home trophies.

Finally, and most importantly (to him, at least), will this be Stephen Colbert’s year to win against The Daily Show? We’ll have to wait until September to find out. For a complete list of the nominations, head to the official Emmy site.


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RE: Drama noms are ok, but the comedy noms are lacking
I wonder why no one posted the winners. Anyway, here is the complete list... COMEDY SERIES "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS) "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO) "Girls" (HBO) WINNER "Modern Family" (ABC) "30 Rock" (NBC) "Veep" (HBO) COMEDY ACTOR Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in "The Big Bang Theory" | More: Parsons celebrates with juice Larry David as Himself in "Curb Your Enthusiasm" Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan in "House of Lies" | More: Cheadle celebrates with vodka Louis More

Posted by russelblair at 12:00 on 08 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Drama noms are ok, but the comedy noms are lacking
Outstanding Drama Series: Homeland Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep Outstanding Miniseries or TV Movie: Hemingway & Gellhorn Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: The Colbert Report Outstanding Reality-Competition Program: None, they are all horrible. Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Steve Buscemi as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson on Boardwalk Empire (HBO) Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison on Homeland (Episode: "The Vest") (Showtime) Lead Actor in a Co More

Posted by Timbzy at 14:38 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post

Drama noms are ok, but the comedy noms are lacking
I hope Breaking Bad gets best drama, best actor and best supporting actor for Esposito. Season 4 was easily the best season of anything this year. It had the most perfect build up to the jawdropping finale and the character development was as solid as ever.I wish Community got the attention it deserves, when Jon Cryer gets nominated and Joel McHale doesnt, something is terribly wrong. Alison Brie, Danny Pudi and Donald Glover also deserve recognition for being awesome! More

Posted by JohnPaul1996 at 13:28 on 20 July 2012 | Report This Post

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