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Hold Me, Lana: The 2012 Emmy Snub Awards

By / 07.19.12

Earlier this morning, Josh posted the 2012 Emmy Nominations. There’s plenty there to rejoice about, mostly in the Drama categories. I guess if you have SEVEN nominees, it’s hard to leave out much. That said, they managed to leave out a few worthy nominees. In the Comedy categories, however, they just plain effing biffed it. All up and down the place. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise: The Emmy Awards have always been three or four years behind the curve when it comes to comedy, and they’ve only just gotten over their obsession with The Office, exchanging it for a new obsession with Modern Family, another show already on the decline.

Below are this year’s biggest snubs. Now, I’m not saying they ALL deserved nominations. Especially in the drama categories, many of them certainly shouldn’t be elevated above those that were nominated. Think of some of them as genuine snubs, and think of others as runners-up, actors, actresses, and television shows that at least warrant our attention. Except for John Noble. Motherf—ing Emmy a**holes should have given him ALL the awards.

Among only the snubs, I have bolded who should win.

Best Drama
Justified
Sons of Anarchy
Parenthood
Southland
Awake

Best Actor — Drama
Timothy Olyphant — Justified
Kelsey Grammer — Boss
Michael Cudlitz — Southland
Ron Perlman — Sons of Anarchy

Best Actress — Drama
Katey Sagal — Sons of Anarchy
Emmy Rossum — Shameless
Anna Torv — Fringe

Best Supporting Actor — Drama
John Noble — Fringe
Walton Goggins — Justified
Neal McDonough — Justified
Bob Oedenkirk — Breaking Bad
John Slattery — Mad Men

Best Supporting Actress — Drama
Lena Headey — Game of Thrones
Regina King — Southland
Kelly Macdonald — Boardwalk Empire
Maisie Williams — Game of Thrones
Kiernan Shipka — Mad Men

Best Comedy
Louie
Community
Parks and Recreation
Cougar Town
Happy Endings
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Best Actor — Comedy
Garret Dillahunt — Raising Hope
Joel McHale — Community
Charlie Day — It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Adam Scott — Parks and Recreation
Danny McBride — Eastbound & Down

Best Actress — Comedy
Martha Plimpton — Raising Hope
Courteney Cox — Cougar Town
Ashley Rickards — Awkward
Jane Levy — Suburgatory

Best Supporting Actress — Comedy
Katie Aselton — The League
Gillian Jacobs — Community
Busy Phillips — Cougar Town
Allison Williams — Girls
Eliza Coupe — Happy Endings
Anna Chlumsky — Veep

Best Supporting Actor — Comedy
Nick Offerman — Parks and Recreation
Danny Pudi — Community
Damon Wayans Jr. — Happy Endings
Adam Pally, Happy Endings

Best Television Movie or Miniseries
The Hour
Appropriate Adult

Best Animated Series
Archer

Worst Child Actor Ever
Manny, Modern Family


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