19 July 2012 @ 09:46 am
Emmy nominations  
And here we go!

Outstanding Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
"Modern Family"
"30 Rock"
(REALLY, no P&R or Community again?! At least no Glee...)

Outstanding Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire" ♥♥♥♥♥
"Breaking Bad" ♥♥♥♥♥
"Downton Abbey" ♥♥♥♥♥
"Game of Thrones" ♥♥♥♥ (noooooooo my bbs how do I choose)
"Mad Men"

Outstanding Miniseries or Made for Television Movie
"American Horror Story" (I love that we're calling this a miniseries because RM is too incompetent to plan out more than one season, so he went "new story next year! That was always the plan!" and pretended it wasn't a regular series. S M H)
Game Change ♥♥♥
"Hatfields & McCoys" (welp, guess I should watch this)
Hemingway & Gellhorn
"Luther" ♥♥♥
"Sherlock" ♥♥♥♥
(shame Political Animals was too late!)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock" (I don't...I don't even...)
Don Cheadle for "House of Lies"
Louis C.K. for "Louie"
Jon Cryer for "Two and a Half Men" (really? REALLY?! We STILL feel that bad for him because of Charlie?!)
Larry David for "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Bonneville for "Downton Abbey" ♥♥
Steve Buscemi for "Boardwalk Empire" ♥♥♥♥
Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad" ♥♥♥♥
Michael C. Hall for "Dexter" (ehhh...I love him, of course, but not this season, lawd)
Jon Hamm for "Mad Men"
Damian Lewis for "Homeland"

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Kevin Costner for "Hatfields & McCoys"
Benedict Cumberbatch for "Sherlock" ♥♥♥♥ (and yesterday was his birthdaaaaay omg bb)
Idris Elba for "Luther" ♥♥♥
Woody Harrelson for Game Change ♥♥♥
Clive Owen for Hemingway & Gellhorn
Bill Paxton for "Hatfields & McCoys"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Zooey Deschanel for "New Girl"
Lena Dunham for "Girls" (oh, no, does that mean I have to keep hearing about this infernal show?)
Edie Falco for "Nurse Jackie"
Tina Fey for "30 Rock"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "Veep"
Melissa McCarthy for "Mike & Molly"
Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation" (lol yes I love Tina vs. Amy)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates for "Harry's Law"
Glenn Close for "Damages"
Claire Danes for "Homeland"
Michelle Dockery for "Downton Abbey" ♥♥♥
Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife"
Elisabeth Moss for "Mad Men"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Connie Britton for "American Horror Story"
Ashley Judd for "Missing" (...that wasn't actually supposed to be a miniseries, but okay, way to make lemonade! I actually like her now after watching her talk about this show, ngl)
Nicole Kidman for Hemingway & Gellhorn
Julianne Moore for Game Change ♥♥♥
Emma Thompson for The Song of Lunch

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell for "Modern Family"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson for "Modern Family"
Max Greenfield for "New Girl"
Bill Hader for "Saturday Night Live" ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!!!! (ERR MAH GERD NOT EXPECTING THIS)
Ed O'Neill for "Modern Family"
Eric Stonestreet for "Modern Family"
(okay srsly I love MF too but it's time to get off its dick already. And no Nick Offerman AGAIN?!)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Jim Carter for "Downton Abbey" ♥♥
Brendan Coyle for "Downton Abbey" ♥♥
Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones" (I love him, but seriously, Alfie or Jack deserve a shot this year)
Giancarlo Esposito for "Breaking Bad" ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (YES GOOD GEDDIT GUS)
Jared Harris for "Mad Men"
Aaron Paul for "Breaking Bad" ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (nooooooo why they gotta be against each other noooo)
(but but but my bb Jack ;_____________; and also Michael lbr)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Tom Berenger for "Hatfields & McCoys"
Martin Freeman for "Sherlock" ♥♥♥♥♥
Ed Harris for Game Change ♥♥♥♥
Denis O'Hare for "True Blood"
David Strathairn for Hemingway & Gellhorn

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik for "The Big Bang Theory" (OMG YAS)
Julie Bowen for "Modern Family"
Kathryn Joosten for "Desperate Housewives"
Sofía Vergara for "Modern Family"
Merritt Wever for "Nurse Jackie"
Kristen Wiig for "Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski for "The Good Wife"
Joanne Froggatt for "Downton Abbey"
Anna Gunn for "Breaking Bad" ♥♥♥ (YES GOOD; Skyler haters can go dissolve in a barrel of acid)
Christina Hendricks for "Mad Men"
Archie Panjabi for "The Good Wife"
Maggie Smith for "Downton Abbey" ♥♥♥♥
(Lena Headey should be here for "Blackwater," come the fuck on)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Frances Conroy for "American Horror Story"
Judy Davis for Page Eight
Jessica Lange for "American Horror Story" (oh god please stop making this show happen I beg of you)
Sarah Paulson for Game Change
Mare Winningham for "Hatfields & McCoys"

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
"The Colbert Report"
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
"Late Night with Jimmy Fallon"
"Real Time with Bill Maher"
"Saturday Night Live"
(omg how do I choose)

Outstanding Reality Competition Program
"The Amazing Race"
"Dancing with the Stars"
"Project Runway"
"So You Think You Can Dance"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"

In the smaller categories:
- Dot-Marie Jones got a nod for "Glee," which is AWESOME because she is fabulous even though that part is horribly written
- "Person of Interest" got ONE nomination for sound and that is fucking lame
- Loretta Devine for "Grey's," deservedly
- Uma Thurman for "Smash," ridiculously
- Mark Margolis for "Breaking Bad," hilariously, and special effects for "Face Off," of course
- Tim Van Patten for directing BE's "To The Lost," and the show got a few other costume/cinematography nods
- "Once Upon a Time" got a costume nom for "Hat Trick," which is hilarious to me because SEBASTIAN
- Moffat got a writing nom for "A Scandal in Belgravia," to which I say HA HAAAAAAA IRENE HATERS
- "The Hour" got writing as well
- "The Walking Dead" got makeup & effects stuff
- "The Borgias" got music and costumes and stuff
- "Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker" is up; HOORAY

...and that's about it. Nothing AT ALL for "The Office" or "House;" ouch. D: Predictable, but surprisingly not awful!
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Mad Tinkerinever on July 19th, 2012 02:03 pm (UTC)
Do people just not get Community?! I think it's the funniest show on now. wtf
extraordinary machine.: TV - Communityla_petite_singe on July 19th, 2012 02:04 pm (UTC)
It's definitely my favorite comedy, but I guess the hiatus really hurt it. :\ Such a shame; it's wonderful. But I ADORE "Remedial Chaos Theory" and I will just have to hold onto my joy for its nom.
Madame Mervin, Hammer of Sues: SPN - Misha - ZOMG IMMA STARdas_mervin on July 19th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
The only TV series I watch is "Supernatural". Soooo....pretty much none of this means anything to me. So I'll just go with what you said, we generally have similar tastes when it comes to this kind of thing. BOO TO EVERYTHING SINGE BOO'D AND YAY TO EVERYTHING SINGE YAY'D!!! We stand TOGETHER on this. *nods very seriously*
extraordinary machine.: TV - Supernatural - Casla_petite_singe on July 19th, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
Awww, poor bb show will never get any noms ever, will it. Just shows how much ratings/numbers matter in these things. :P But OH MAN, you should try Breaking Bad! And/or Boardwalk. And you like Sherlock, right?? Did you watch S2 yet????

/television shoulder devil
Madame Mervin, Hammer of Sues: SPN - Castiel - Sexy tonguedas_mervin on July 19th, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, I do like "Sherlock". I'm saving Season 2 for when I'm back in Oklahoma, though--since S3 is forever away, I am dragging it out. However, I have finished S1 and I liked it. I didn't have too many surprises, though--the tumblrs I pay attention to love "Sherlock", and they adore Moriarty so I know all about his crazy ass.
extraordinary machine.: TV - Sherlock - Moriartyla_petite_singe on July 20th, 2012 02:44 pm (UTC)
Dear, dear Jim. ♥ Andrew Scott is the light of my life. Well, one of them. S2 is awesome; hope you enjoy when you get to it!
Kristeneco49rvra on July 19th, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
All my shows, with the exception of Sherlock and Homeland (which I picked up late) got pretty much snubbed. They threw Justified a- not even a bone, I don't know- something with Art Direction and a Guest Actor nom for Jeremy Davies, but it's totally lame. Fangirling aside, Neal McDonough was freaking PHENOMENAL this season.
extraordinary machine.: TV - Boardwalk Empire - Richardla_petite_singe on July 19th, 2012 07:15 pm (UTC)
That's way harsh, Tai. :\ That was me last year with the Oscars; basically ALL of my faves got snubbed. Wasn't Southland on hiatus or switching networks or something? For some reason they seem to forget about shows when they do that, like with Community. It is b. disappointing. But yay, Daniel Faraday! ♥
Anya: himym → woo girlerethesunrises on July 19th, 2012 07:45 pm (UTC)

And... I have thoughts on lots of other nominations but I'm too surprised and happy by that one to consider anything else right now!
extraordinary machine.: Film - Outlanderla_petite_singe on July 20th, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
Right?! For some reason I didn't think actors on variety shows like SNL were in the same category as other comedies or something, but I love that he's nominated; he's been my fave for years. ♥♥♥♥
Mrs [insert crush of the week]: iron man → find your way back downtotallybalanced on July 19th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
no glee in the main categories \o/
extraordinary machine.: TV - Sherlock - Irenela_petite_singe on July 20th, 2012 02:47 pm (UTC)
IKR?? Heh. I love that even the Academy is growing disillusioned. I checked the Tumblr tag just out of trollish interest, and I'm seeing a lot of anger towards the writers for "ruining" the show. So this fandom may, like, self-destruct. Good Lord.
sarmoti: Life - Crews shadessarmoti on July 20th, 2012 12:15 am (UTC)
Homeland! Downton! Bill Hader! Max Greenfield! Remedial Chaos Theory!

There were def some odd choices and snubs (P&R, Community, etc) but today I choose to be positive.

I also really like Merritt Wever on Nurse Jackie, and hers is almost entirely a comedic role, while the show is more of a drama, obvs.
extraordinary machine.: TV - Boardwalk Empire - Margaretla_petite_singe on July 20th, 2012 02:48 pm (UTC)
Is it? I thought it was more of a dark comedy. Well, I guess those are hard to classify. Lots of pleasant surprises this year!
obstinate, headstrong girl!: parks | ron fucking swansonzombie_boogie on July 20th, 2012 12:24 am (UTC)
Here, Emmy's, let me correct something for you:

Oustanding Comedy Series
"Parks and Recreation"
"Happy Endings"
"Cougar Town"
"30 Rock"

There. Oh fine, I'd shrug off 30 Rock (even though I loved last season, it is past its prime) and maybe Cougar Town because I know Veep is popular, but THE OTHER THREE ARE NON-NEGOTIABLE. I actually would have slid New Girl in there over a few others that got in too, and I'm surprised the Emmys didn't given the nominations for Deschanel and Greenfield (!!!! SCHMIDT). Most of the comedy noms are a disastuh though. Like, we're still nominating Desperate Housewives and Two and a Half Men like it's 2004? The only saving grace will be if Amy finally wins her Emmy. KNOPE 2012 LIVES. I want to laugh-cry about the fact that they had the audacity to originally ask NICK OFFERMAN to announce the nominations.

But The Office and Glee got shut out, bless.

The drama noms are a bit less disasterous. The Outstanding Drama Series noms look solid. And none for the regular networks bye. And apparently they woke up and realized that Downton isn't a mini-series. YAY MICHELLE. That show was snatching wigs everywhere, and probably some of them didn't need to be snatched. I could have down without any of the acting noms except for the ladies, of course. SRSLY WHERE ARE ALL OF THE GAME OF THRONES ACTING NOMS. I know there's a lot of them, but if you can collectively jump on Modern Family and Downtown Abbey's dick show some love for Westeros. I would have nominated Alfie Allen (THEOOOOOOOON) over either of the Downton dudes (as far as I know Jack Gleeson wasn't submitted).

extraordinary machine.: TV - Communityla_petite_singe on July 20th, 2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
ITA with your revised category! MF really kinda needs to stop. I like the show, but good lord, this is just far too much. O____o I guess they nominated DH because it was its last season, but as they failed to give Steve Carell the award last year & gave Lost NOTHING in its final year (S6 was totes not the best, I admit it, BUT COME THE FUCK ON), I do not accept this method as valid. :P And seriously, why is Nick Offerman such a Susan Lucci?! What are they not getting?? awardsarestupid.gif But I do have faith in Knope 2012. If she won FMM, she should win the Emmy. That's just science.

(lol forever @ Glee. The Office's downfall makes me rather more sad because it used to be wonderful, but...yeah, no, its day in the sun has passed. Alas.)

I'm delighted with all the appreciation for British shows (Luther, DA, Sherlock), but yeah, spread it around a little more, sheesh. As much as I love Peter Dinklage I'm kinda disappoint that it's just him & no one else again; S2 was a bit of a mess in some ways, but there were a lot of great acting moments. I too would've nominated Alfie--seriously, who would have guessed he'd be so good?! (P.S.--last night at the Batman marathon, people snickered every time bb Jack Gleeson showed up, and after it was over the guy next to me was like "THAT'S who that was?! I knew he looked familiar!")

I am so completely in love with that episode. The "Roxanne" dance party at the end just totally warms my cold, dead heart.

Edited at 2012-07-20 03:02 pm (UTC)
Nazi Julie Andrews: (tv) breaking badbreakattiffanys on July 20th, 2012 03:27 am (UTC)
Mad Men disappointed me this season so it's Breaking Bad FTW this year. Bryan should win his 4th. Omg, I'm having a hard time deciding between Jesse and Gus too. They were both so great but I guess Aaron's already won..

The comedy nods are.. just bad.
extraordinary machine.: TV - Breaking Bad - Walt/Jessela_petite_singe on July 20th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I gotta go with Giancarlo too--I adore them both, but Aaron's won and, well, Gus sure ain't gonna be back, so. Marvelous show. ♥
backupbloodbackupblood on July 21st, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
I'm shocked at the mix of both deserved surprises (Anna Gunn! Bill Hader! Merritt Wever!!!) and just disgusting snubs (I was kind of expecting another Offerman overlook and Community will probably never really happen with the Academy, but WHERE THE FUCK IS JANE KRAKOWSKI? I mean, seriously. You're gonna nominate freakin' Blossom but not her?)

Stop trying to make Girls happen, America. It's not going to happen.

extraordinary machine.: TV - Communityla_petite_singe on July 21st, 2012 10:48 pm (UTC)
Their obsession with 30 Rock is oddly specific and limited every year. It's getting quite annoying. I guess that'll be over soon. :P Alas.

Girls may be the only show of which I am profoundly sick without ever having actually watched it. Everyone's just talking about it and talking about it endlessly (especially around here, since it takes place in NYC) and oh man, I am just tired as hale of hearing about it. Even though I often hear good things. Yeesh.
backupbloodbackupblood on July 21st, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
It's strange how its gotten the same number of nominations (13) each of the last 3 years but those noms seem to be all over the place with each passing year besides Alec and Tina. Like this year it got no writing or directing noms but next year it could take half of each, haha.

I don't know if Lena Dunham's intention for Girls was for us to detest the characters or to get some serious "douche chill" from their actions, but that's what I feel whenever I watch an episode. And it's probably the most overrated thing on TV since Modern Family.
Toilet Trained and Dumb: gaspshockhorrormicrocutts on July 24th, 2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
I'm personally more annoyed to see that Jim Parsons is nominated for TBBT over Alec Baldwin's (well, and Jon Cryer's. Both shows are below par IMO, and the time Johnny Galecki was nominated was SO OBVIOUSLY a sympathy nod I CAN'T EVEN).

On that note, that best comedy actor category practically gave me the biggest LOLZ because everyone who is nominated are basically more or less playing fictional versions of themselves.

I second the resounding cry for Y NO NICK OFFERMAN.

Also, who did the Modern Family cast sleep with for these consecutive Emmy nominations? GIVE ABED A CHANCE OR SOMETHING. PLENTY OF HILARIOUS SUPPORTING ACTORS OUT THERE, KTHANXBAI.
extraordinary machine.: TV - Sherlock - Irenela_petite_singe on July 24th, 2012 01:52 pm (UTC)
I still love Jim despite the very uneven writing on TBBT, although there's no denying that Steve Carell absolutely deserved to win over him last year. D: The comedy categories are always kind of a mess--the gap between middling network comedies and awesome cable dramas is widening every year and it's just...awkward. Sigh.

I don't want to start resenting MF because I do like it, but jfc, the critics & Academy people need to chill out. Yes, it's cool that everyone submits themselves as supporting, but spread the love.
eye never sleep: Boardwalk Empiretwilightthief on July 26th, 2012 03:14 am (UTC)
Im torn between BE and Breaking Bad to win best drama *bites nails*
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