July 14, 2011 at 12:39 am #222474
Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) and Joshua Jackson (Fringe) are your hosts for the eagerly-anticipated 63rd Primetime Emmys nominations announcement ceremony, live Thursday, July 14 at 5:35 a.m. on Emmys.com.
Place all of your comments and reactions in this thread. Do not start any new threads about these subjects on Thursday.July 14, 2011 at 12:40 am #222476
This is also the website for a live stream of the nomination announcements at the Academy.
Following that, you can watch live discussions and reactions with Tom O’Neil, Rob Licuria, Matt Noble, and myself (plus type in your questions that you want answered).July 14, 2011 at 5:57 am #222477
Cannot Believe what just happened. All 4 modern family guys.July 14, 2011 at 6:28 am #222478
Happy to see: Dot-Marie Jones, all 6 adults of Modern Family, Melissa McCarthy, Brenda Strong, Timothy Olyphant and Justified, Cat Deeley, Johnny Galecki, Friday Night Lights, Peter Dinklage, Idris Elba, Loretta Devine
Surprised not to see: Kyra Sedgwick, Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L Jackson, Boardwalk Empire supporting actors, guest actors from Law & Order: SVU, Nick Offerman, Neil Patrick Harris, Toni Collette, James Gandolfini, Hot In Cleveland (in Comedy Series)
Sad not to see: Katey Sagal, Sara Ramirez, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Hal Holbrook, Joel McHale, Wendie MalickJuly 14, 2011 at 6:30 am #222479
John Noble, Joel McHale, Courtney Cox, Busy Phillips, Katey Sagal, Kyra Sedgewick, Nick Offerman, Rob Lowe, Sherri Shephard, The Killing, Michael Pitt, Vanessa Williams and Wendy Mallick.
Jon Cryer, Mariska Hargitay, 4 Modern Family Guys, Walter Goggins and Johnny Galecki.
I think the best line-up is Drama Supporting Actress whilst the one I least prefer is Drama Lead Actress. Comedy Supporting Actor category is crazy.July 14, 2011 at 6:33 am #222480
A jumbled mess. As usual.
Mad Men misses out in directing; Sedgwick is dropped but Hargitay repeats; Brenda Strong of Desperate Housewives receives a nomination for voice-over performance; none of the SVU guest stars nominated in the guest categories.July 14, 2011 at 7:24 am #222481
There were some great surprises in here (I’m on a real high from Cat Deeley and So You Think You Can Dance getting nommed for best reality host and show), but it wouldn’t be Emmys if there wasn’t some serious disappointments, too. All four Modern Family guys in supporting actor and then Jon freaking Cryer? The MF guys are great, but so are a lot of supporting actors in comedy, like the sadly snubbed Nick Offerman, Neil Patrick Harris, Donald Glover, and Danny Pudi.
And Courteney Cox and Katey Sagal are still criminally without Emmy nominations, though I will say that at least comedy list actress list was more interesting than expected. (Melissa McCarthy can probably thank Bridesmaids for her nom.) Congrats to Ed O’Neill on finally breaking through.
Oh, and Fringe. The general lack of love for the show was expected, but I really really hoped that John Noble would finally be recognized. No such luck.July 14, 2011 at 7:30 am #222482
Mariska Hargitay over Kyra Sedgwick, really?July 14, 2011 at 7:31 am #222483
Mad Men- 19
Modern Family-17July 14, 2011 at 7:36 am #222484
Community got skunked again; not a single nomination. According to the Emmys it’s a lesser show than Hot in Cleveland, which got two nominations. Outrageous.
Sad that Keirnan Shipka missed out on a Supporting Actress nod, but happy that Miss Blankenship is a Guest Actress nominee. Also outrageous, no Mad Men directing nods.
Happy that SYTYCD’s Cat Deeley finally got some recognition, as well as the adorable Travis Wall in Choreography.
Best news – the superb Parks and Recreation landing a Best Comedy nomination.July 14, 2011 at 7:51 am #222485
Community got skunked again; not a single nomination.
I was a little surprised its Christmas episode didn’t get an Animated Program nomination, although I’m not complaining that any of the five nominees should have given up its place (The Simpsons; Futurama; South Park; Robot Chicken Star Wars III;…okay, maybe The Cleveland Show).
Speaking of animation, I’m glad (and slightly surprised) to see Maurice LaMarche get a voiceover nomination. However, it looks like Billy West joins Harry Shearer in the “do I know you?” section of the room.July 14, 2011 at 8:19 am #222486
Still digesting some of these, but some of my early thoughts:
GOOD: Louis CK nominated for writing and lead actor — better than I dared to hope. And he’s got a decent shot at winning both, though his better chance is probably in the writing race.
BAD: Paul Giamatti did jack squat in “Too Big to Fail.” Alfre Woodard did less than jack squat on “True Blood.” Blind rubber-stamping rears its ugly head once again.
GOOD: “Parks and Recreation” makes it into the Best Comedy Series lineup!
BAD: “Community” fails to receive a single nomination two years in a row. Throw them something, anything — Single Camera Picture Editing even. With so many categories, voters have to consciously spite a show for it to rejected like that.
GOOD: Mary McDonnell nominated for an Emmy …
BAD: … for the wrong show.
GOOD: Steven Moffat, who I think is the best TV writer currently working, is nominated for penning “Sherlock: A Study in Pink.”
BAD: “Sherlock” got no other major nominations.
GOOD: Martha Plimpton nominated for “Raising Hope“!
BAD: It was probably time to move on from Kyra Sedgwick, but in favor of Kathy Bates and yet another year of Mariska Hargitay? Seriously?
GOOD: A well deserved sweep for the four “Modern Family” guys.
BAD: But with two slots left, they went with Jon Cryer. Not Nick Offerman, or Danny Pudi, or Ed Helms, or Neil Patrick Harris — Jon Cryer … again.
GOOD: “MythBusters” nominated for Reality Program!
BAD: The Reality Host category continues to prove its irrelevance. Four years in a row of the same unnecessary teleprompter-readers and elimination-announcers, and still no Mike Rowe or anyone who actually merits a nomination. The Emmys got rid of the Variety Performance category for this useless award, and in four years it has yet to nominate anyone who actually deserves it.
GOOD: No writing or directing nods for “Glee,” which is poorly written and directed so that works out nicely.
BAD: Katey Sagal snubbed again for “Sons of Anarchy.” It’s depressing the people the Emmys left out so they could nominate Harigtay for the twenty-third time for a show that hasn’t been good for six or seven years.
GOOD: Margo Martindale was nominated for “Justified“! At this point I just assume that anyone I like who isn’t automatically recognizable to voters will surely be snubbed, but this time it seems they were at least paying attention.
BAD: “In Treatment” snubbed across the board, including for Amy Ryan, for failed to be nominate for this role or “The Office.”
GOOD: Michelle Forbes nominated for “The Killing“! Not one of my favorite performances of the season, but I’ll consider this a make-up for Emmy snubbing her for “In Treatment,” “True Blood,” and “Battlestar Galactica.” Oh, and also “24” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” How is it that someone with a resume like that has never been nominated until now.
BAD: Can “Mad Men” please stop pretending that Robert Morse is a guest actor? He’s been a “guest” on their show for four freaking years!
GOOD: Brian F. O’Byrne managed a nomination for “Mildred Pierce,” which is good because he gave the best supporting performance in it.
BAD: No cinematography nomination for “The Killing.” Even “The Good Wife” managed to get in for cinematography, but not “The Killing”?
GOOD: “The Walking Dead” got mostly snubbed.
BAD: But the one good thing about “The Walking Dead,” the pilot, failed to get a directing nod in favor of some inferior episodes, like the “Borgias” two-part premiere.July 14, 2011 at 8:49 am #222487
I am very happy for Degrassi to finally break into the Oustanding Children’s Program. The episode they are nominated for is the one dealing with a student realizing he is transgender.July 14, 2011 at 9:34 am #222488
My favorite nominee: Cat Deeley.