Now that we know the full list of people nominated for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, we now turn to what is an annual tradition for many TV fans — criticizing them and pointing out some of the biggest entries left out.
Thanks in part to a few baffling decisions, there is some moves this year that are even stranger than others.
“Community” – Three seasons and no Emmys? What’s going on here? This year, “Community” won the Critics’ Choice Television Award in their version of Outstanding Comedy Series, but the Emmys chose instead to give love to an old show in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and one in “Veep” that only started to find its footing halfway through is season.
“Happy Endings” – Another example of a comedy the Emmys hate, mostly because it skews young and is roll-on-the-floor funny.
“Sons of Anarchy” – Showrunner Kurt Sutter now has something to be angry about again.
“Revenge” – It wasn’t likely to get a Drama Series nomination, but what about for Madeleine Stowe?
“Glee” – The only nomination came for Dot-Marie Jones in the guest acting category.
“The Walking Dead” – There’s no reason for zombies to rise this year.
“The Killing” – No one ever forgave Veena Sud for the ending to season 1.
John Noble, “Fringe” – We need to create an alternate universe where Noble’s greatness will actually be recognized.
Nick Offerman and “Parks and Recreation” – Even though weather kept Offerman from attending the ceremony, it may be for the best considering how the Emmys yet again gave him the finger and nominated every person alive from “Modern Family.” Also, wha gives with not giving the show as a whole some love, especially when it was considered a favorite?
Jessica Pare and John Slattery, “Mad Men” – “Downton Abbey” having a better-than-expected performance kept these two possible contenders from getting in.
Kelsey Grammer, “Boss” – Winning the Golden Globe in the same category apparently means nothing here.
Dustin Hoffman, “Luck” – For once, neither does being a hugely successful actor.
Hugh Laurie, “House” – How do you not nominate Laurie or the final season of the show? He now has eight seasons and no Emmys to show for it.
Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey, “Game of Thrones” – They didn’t have a huge chance to begin with … but it was still a chance.
Robert Carlyle, “Once Upon a Time” – The shining star of this season was left in the dark.
“Survivor” – For the first time since the category was started, Jeff Probst will not win for Outstanding Host.
Network television – Only three out of the twelve shows nominated in the top two categories aired on network TV last year, and this is the smallest number we can remember.
What was the biggest snub in your mind? We want to hear from you below! To check out the full nominations, be sure to head over to this link.
Photo: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences