Emmy nominations: Matt Noble’s good, bad and ugly

The most exciting part of the nominations for me was that the ‘Veep’ ensemble was acknowledged as broader than Julia Louis-Dreyfus. This is for mind the best cast on TV and to Anna Chlumsky and Tony Hale get recognised was great.

Seeing Emilia Clarke break through for her fearsome performance on “Game of Thrones” is amazing.

Breaking Bad” getting its first writing nominations to help position itself for a possible drama series win was good to see as well.

Jason Bateman (“Arrested Development“) and Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom“) reaping lead nods was also great to see.

No “Arrested Development” in comedy series? No Jessica Walter? No Will Arnett? Come on! One of the most richly woven seasons of all time to be so snubbed is a real disappointment.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau missing out for his ace season on “Thrones” was also a shame.

Mary-Louise Parker being snubbed also means she’ll never win an Emmy for her amazing performance as Nancy Botwin on “Weeds.”

And “Survivor” again missing out on the series race is a huge crime, especially given its two strong outings this year.

Both men who won for comedy last year — Jon Cryer (“Two and a Half Men“) and Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family“) — missing out on nominations may be welcome but feels a little weird.  

It’s ironic that “Girls” was able to break into the supporting races only on the male side with Adam Driver.

With “Boardwalk Empire” falling by the wayside in drama series and lead actor, Bobby Cannavale still gets nominated for his supporting turn?


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