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July 14 2011

Christina Hendricks gets nominated for an Emmy. Seth Green's Robot Chicken got three nominations.

Shout if you see anymore relevant nods.

As much as i like Christina Hendricks, I think Archie Panjabi deserves another win. She is just fantastic in "The Good Wife". Kalinda Sharma is the best character on TV right now, if you ask me.
Love that Louis CK was nominated! I don't really get what defines some of the categories. Why is everyone on Modern Family a "Supporting Actor"? Nurse Jackie is a comedy? Oh, and Community was robbed. That is all...
Robbed is right, Matt LeBlanc gets a nom for (kinda, sorta) playing himself, Johnny Galecki gets a nom for playing the straight-man on 'The Sheldon Cooper Show' and no-one from 'Community' is even on there as far as I can see (Donald Glover and Alison Brie are the comedy standouts for me but the whole cast is excellent) ? Banoonoos. Good to see Louie CK on there though i'd imagine he'll be pretty puzzled by his own inclusion (in interview he seems to think he's a bit of a sucky actor).

As to this category, haven't seen enough of the others to judge fairly but Margo Martindale was absolutely brilliant as Mags Bennett, she'd be my pick.

[ edited by Saje on 2011-07-14 15:18 ]
Permaybehaps the Academy will consider Nathan Fillion Next year......?
What has John Noble have to do to get nominated? *sighs*.
Terriers has vanished down Hollywood's memory hole.
Community follows the long line of awesome shows totally ignored by the awards system.
How does Community, with all its creativity and originality, not get nominated for a single award? It's ridiculous, as is the supporting actor category being completely dominated by one show.
And I'm disappointed that Sean Bean wasn't nominated for lead actor, because he was incredible on GoT. Very happy that the show is up for best drama though.

[ edited by emmy on 2011-07-14 17:51 ]
What has John Noble have to do to get nominated? *sighs*.

Not be on a SF show.
Simon says:

What has John Noble have to do to get nominated? *sighs*.

Amen, brother. His work on Fringe has always been solid, but this past season in particular has been breathtaking.
OT, but did Community get better? I tried watching the first few episodes and was distinctly underwhelmed.

[Edit] I almost forgot... Yay for Christina! She's fantastic on screen and off and I wish her all the best.

[ edited by Amrita on 2011-07-14 18:25 ]
I was hoping for Toni Collette. Once again nominated for the final season. :/
But I am happy for Christina Hendricks. :)
How does Community, with all its creativity and originality, not get nominated for a single award? It's ridiculous, as is the supporting actor category being completely dominated by one show.
And I'm disappointed that Sean Bean wasn't nominated for lead actor, because he was incredible on GoT. Very happy that the show is up for best drama though.


Couldn't agree more, on all counts (Community, Supporting actor in a comedy and Game of Thrones). Also really glad about the best drama nom and even more about Peter Dinklage's nomination.

Also glad about all the The Good Wife nominations, would love to see Archie Panjabi win again too (though I guess her performance last year was just a little bit stronger than this year's.)

Sad to see all the nominations for such a weak season of Dexter (after the show being mostly ignored in its stellar early season) and many other shows way past their prime (such as House, Friday Night Lights, The Office). Guess the Emmy voters always are a rather conservative bunch. Maybe Community will win in five years, just when they've completely run out of ideas.

BTW on Community: I love Donald Glover and Alison Brie too. Glover especially is outstanding IMO, though really the rest of the cast is pretty amazing too. Actually I love all our Community stars. Okay, now I'm just babbling... so I'm going to stop now.
Amrita, did you have expectations going in? If you were aware of the buzz, it didn't really get like that till the last few episodes of season one and all of season two - deservedly so. Episode 7, Halloween, is probably the beginning of the show progressively getting better and better (until it starts experimenting, at least). Worth another look in my book! ;)
Jaymill, I didn't have any expectations at all. Just tuned in to watch the pilot and next few episodes because you never know if you're going to find another Pushing Daisies or Better off Ted. My husband and I were watching together and it was like, "Do you like this?" "No." "Me neither. What else is on..."

Since everyone here is so positive about it maybe I'll give it another try.
Amrita, yes. Give Community another try. It's twice as good as everyone else says it is. ;-) Glover most definitely deserves some kind of recognition for his work. It's rather brilliant. Though I also love the rest of the cast.

Saje, definitely right about Margo Martindale. She was quite outstanding in bringing to life one helluva character. Hendricks is good, but as all things Mad Men, I believe the character to be overrated. Michelle Forbes was also excellent, but the role was pretty one-note. Which was not her fault.
Well personally, i think not nominating Lauren Graham for 7 years of Gilmore Girls and now 2 years of Parenthood is a sin. She is my favorite actress and i am used to the feeling i get when someone or some show who is obviously worthy of at least a nomination is ignored.

I like Community. From time to time, I love it even. But after two episodes it feels like they try too much and too hard to be original and my excitement for the show vanishes. On the other hand, modern family is constantly funny and the characters seem more natural than community's. Although I agree that it is bad when a category is dominated by one show, they all deserve it. It's not like the time all Desperate Housewives ladies were on there. I think Modern Family cast deserves the nominations and I hope Ty Burrell wins this time.

We all know Nurse Jackie and The Big C are not comedies. (Although the latter is trying to be one this season)I think the academy should create a dramedy category already. Maybe then Nathan Fillion can find a slot for a nomination and since two comedy actress slots will be available (let's face it, Edie Falco and Laura Linney will be nominated every year their show is on and i certainly don't complain), maybe then some Community love will happen.
Oh yeah, I would have loved to see Parenthood nominated too, Peter Krause would have also been an option IMO. And yes, the lack of Gilmore Girls nominations for Lauren is completely ridiculous.
Rooting for Chistina! She's been doing an incredible job for years on Mad Men.

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