Snubbed by Critics’ Choice TV Awards: ‘Glee’ stars, Hugh Laurie and …?

Expect all holy “Glee” hell to break loose when fans of the FOX show see who didn’t get nominated for one of the new Critics’ Choice TV Awards. While “Glee” made the list for best laffer, Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison plus recent Golden Globe champ Chris Colfer all got skunked in the acting categories. All three of them had contended at last year’s Emmy Awards.

The “Glee” superstars are just three of the many jawdropping omissions from the list of nominees for these kudos bestowed by the newly created Broadcast Television Journalists Association, an offshoot of the gang that gives out the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

Never mind that Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”) won Best Drama Actress at last year’s Emmys; she’s not in the running for the new Critics’ Choice TV Award. Nor is the 2006 Best Drama Actress winner Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: SVU”) who has racked up seven consecutive Emmy bids.

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Laura Linney (“The Big C”) is widely expected to win the next Emmy for Best Comedy Actress, but she has no shot at nabbing the new TV critics’ trophy. Nor does “House” star Hugh Laurie who has netted five Emmy bids for Best Drama Actor. And while “Survivor” emcee Jeff Probst has prevailed in all three of the Emmy races for Best Reality Host, he was not nominated by the BTJA.

The journos also skunked Betty White (“Hot in Cleveland”) and — anybody surprised? — Charlie Sheen (“Two and a Half Men”). Below, more notable snubs:

NOT NOMINATED FOR BEST DRAMA SERIES
“The Borgias”
“House M.D.”
“In Treatment”
“Men of a Certain Age” (which just won a Peabody)
“Shameless”
“Sons of Anarchy”
“Treme”
“True Blood”

NOT NOMINATED FOR BEST COMEDY SERIES
“The Big C”
“Episodes”
“Family Guy”
“Hot in Cleveland”
“How I Met Your Mother”
“Nurse Jackie”
“Raising Hope”
“South Park”
“Two and a Half Men”
“Weeds”


NOT NOMINATED FOR BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment”
Jeremy Irons, “The Borgias”
Hugh Laurie, “House M.D.”

NOT NOMINATED FOR BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU”
January Jones, “Mad Men”
Melissa Leo, “Treme”
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Emmy Rossum, “Shameless”
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”

NOT NOMINATED FOR BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
Rob Lowe, “Parks and Recreation”
Danny McBride, “Eastbound and Down”
Matthew Morrison, “Glee”
Matthew Perry, “Mr. Sunshine”
Charlie Sheen, “Two and a Half Men”

NOT NOMINATED FOR BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Toni Collette, “United States of Tara”
Laura Linney, “The Big C”
“Lea Michele, “Glee”
Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds”

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