Here is my personal take on the good, the bad, and the ugly of this year's Emmy nominations. The focus here is more on the unexpected, because I am always happy to see nods for "Modern Family," "Mad Men," and others across the board. My overall impression is that this is a great group of nominations by from voters that recognizes a lot of lesser-known actors and actresses.
Amy Poehler not only nominated for acting but also for writing.
"Community" getting a well-deserved nod in the writing category (wish they could have more).
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" finally and deservedly getting nominated as Best Variety Series.
All the bids for "Hatfields and McCoys" after very big ratings and a stellar production.
"Boardwalk Empire" getting another slot as Best Drama Series.
Kelsey Grammer had a really good chance to win, so it is surprising the voters left him out.
No guest nominations for deserving people like Ellen Barkin, Matt Bomer, Louise Fletcher, Ana Gasteyer, Ricky Gervais, Kathryn Hahn, Chris Messina, Matthew Perry, Carrie Preston, Paul Rudd, and Mykelti Williamson.
Kathy Bates getting yet another chance to add to her Emmy losing streak.
While I am happy for a rising star like Lena Dunham getting noticed, the emperor has no clothes when it comes to the unwarranted and overwhelming acclaim this awful show "Girls" is receiving IMO.
Still no support for Harry Shearer in the Voice-Over Performance category.
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