What Emmy Did Right and What Emmy Did Wrong!

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newgirl2The Emmy Awards did their usual of bomb dropping this morning, revealing the nominations for the upcoming award show that plays out on September 22nd.

History was made today as Netflix’s “House of Cards” becomes the first show to be recognized that is delivered online.  The show garnered nine nominations in total including Best Drama and Lead Actor and Actress mentions for Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.  Shockingly, Corey Stoll who plays Peter Russo, was left off in the Supporting Actor category.

The most nominated show or program was FX’s “American Horror Story: Asylum” which netted 17 nominations.  It will compete in the TV Movie or Mini-Series category where its stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, James Cromwell, and Sarah Paulson all received nominations.  Very sad to see Lily Rabe omitted from the list alongside Paulson.  HBO’s hit-show “Game of Thrones” did exceedingly well, pulling in 15 nominations for itself.  Co-stars Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage were both nominated and will represent the cast this September.

Another tid-bit of history was made and that was by Louis C.K..  His comedy show “Louie” was nominated for six Emmy Awards including Best Comedy Series.  It becomes the first basic cable show to be nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.  A well deserved feat.  The FX Network in general pulled in 26 nominations in total.

Where there were some high spots, of course there are lows.  FOX’s quirky show “New Girl”, which had an outstanding second season was shut out in every category including that of stars Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield.  Both were nominees last year and were thought to be frontrunners in their categories.

The Emmys have seemed to jump off “The Good Wife” train a bit as star and previous winner Julianna Marguilles was snubbed in the Lead Actress – Drama category.  There were seven nominees in total in the category that includes Kerry Washington for her performance on ABC’s “Scandal”.  She becomes the first African-American actress since Cicely Tyson in 1995 to be nominated in Lead Actress.  Tyson was nominated for her role on “Sweet Justice.”

The new show “The Americans” didn’t fair with voters like the way many thought.  Keri Russell, Noah Emmerich, Matthew Rhys, and the writing were all omitted.  Margo Martindale is the only representation in Guest Actress despite being on nearly the entire season.

The fire seems to be dying on ABC’s “Modern Family” quite  a bit which led many, including myself, to think they would start omitting some of the actors from the nomination lineup.  Odds were stacked heavily against Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ed O’Neill as two potential that would miss.  In the end, two-time Emmy Winner Eric Stonestreet was left off the list.  Surprising since he was the one of the highlights of the show’s poor season.

If you missed the full nominees, check them out here.

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