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Emmy Nominations: Who got Nominated and Who Didn’t?

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Before I get to the analysis, I have to say—this is the best list of Emmy nominations I have ever seen! So many people and shows that deserved to be nominated were finally recognized by the Television Academy. They mostly got it right, giving nominations to Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Mireille Enos, Michelle Forbes (The Killing), and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) in the Drama categories. They should also be commended for giving nominations to Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Louis C.K. (Louie), Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope), the guys and gals from Modern Family (Ed O’Neill, Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Julie Bowen, and Sofia Vergara), Chris Colfer (Glee) and Laura Linney (The Big C) in the Comedy categories.

Even though they did a great job, they could always do better, and they definitely overlooked some performers. Katey Segal was snubbed like crazy, not getting any recognition for her performance in Sons of Anarchy. Speaking of SOA, the show didn’t get nominated either, and neither did any of the actors on the show. Over on the Comedy side, I think it was a big error to nominate Melissa McCarthy for her performance in Mike & Molly. Don’t get me wrong, she definitely deserves the nomination, but just not this year. I truly thought that this would finally be the year that Patricia Heaton would return to the Emmy ballots for her incredible performance as Frankie Heck on the ABC Comedy The Middle. Another snub was the exclusion of Sean Bean in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category. I’m also disappointed that Fox’s Fringe didn’t get nominated for one single thing. The CW barely gets recognized by the academy, but it did get nominated for one thing this year: Sound Editing on Nikita. Nice. Another snub is in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category, where both Joel McHale (Community) and Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) were overlooked by the academy and instead placed Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) and Matt LeBlanc (Episodes). The biggest disappointment that I had with the nominations were that none of the guys from Parks and Recreation weren’t nominated, especially Nick Offerman! He was truly robbed of the nom by Jon Cryer.

For now, those are the surprises and snubs that I know of. If there are any more (which chances are, there are,) I will of course update the post with more of my rants. So that’s it! Emmy nominations announced! We’re now 66 days away from the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards! Make sure you watch on September 18 at 8/7c on FOX.

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AMAZING NEWS: Parks and Recreation, The Office, and Community renewed by NBC!

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The best news of the year has finally hit the surface: NBC has renewed most of it’s Comedy Block!!!

That’s right, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Community, and l have been renewed for next season. Here’s what new NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt said, “I am so pleased to renew these three outstanding comedies which are all at the top of their game creatively”

The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Community have been either steady (Office, Community) or up (Parks and Rec) versus last season. Also, now that NBC has renewed The Office, it’s now known that there will be life after Michael Scott on The Office, well, at least for another season. As NBC’s Chairman mentioned, all three shows have been at the top of their game creatively, and it’s great news for NBC’s Thursday Lineup ‘Comedy Night Done Right’ which also has the renewed 30 Rock.

It seems like freshman comedies Perfect Couples and Outsourced will be left in the dust if they don’t have a rapid rebound in the coming weeks. Perfect Couples was MIA since it’s Midseason premiere and Outsourced went down as the season progressed. NBC’s freshman shows have been struggling this season and many are doubtful that NBC will most of it’s new Dramas, including The Cape and The Event. Most of its freshman dramas have already been killed, like Chase and UnderCovers. The only freshman show that has done very will is David E. Kelley’s new law-dramedy ‘Harry’s Law’ which looks likely to be renewed.

Great news, right? I’ll have more renewal news as they come.

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