The 63rd Emmy Nominations Are Here!

Its Emmy time!!! Today the Emmy Nominations were announced! As Usual I have here the list of Nominees. There were a lot of great nominees this year. Which made me very happy and some just made me want to jump of a cliff. So as usual, things are right in the world! Hey even Nikita got a nod for Sound Editing! For a CW show, that is pretty damn awesome! So Congrats to them! Now here is the list of what you all have been waiting for!

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Now this is what I call a quality list this year. Now I am still upset over the fact that Fringe and Justified  were not justly nominated over Dexter (that’s just a lazy choice Emmys) or the over rated Boardwalk Empire; I am BEYOND thrilled that for its FINAL season, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS WAS NOMINATED FOR BEST DRAMA!!! Took you long enough Emmys! Also I am beyond thrilled that Game of Thrones made it on this list as well. I guess one Fantasy/Sci-Fi show is all the Emmys are willing to give and Game of Thrones was a great choice. I am also thrilled that The Good Wife made this list yet again and same goes of course for the ever great Mad Men.

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Nominations I am Happy about: Margulies, Britton, Moss. Them being nominated make me very very happy! If any of them win I will be ecstatic!
Nominations I can deal with: Enos. She was pretty great in The Killing, even if the show wasn’t impressive in the long end.
Nomination I am rolling my eyes over: Hargitay and Bates. Seriously Emmys? Have you not seen Parenthood or Fringe? I know Hargitay is your go to nomination but seriously, Lauren Graham and Anna Torv DESERVE to be nominated. They are FRIGGIN OUTSTANDING and you ignoring them is really starting to piss me off!!

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Nominations I am Happy about: Hamm, Chandler, and of course OLYPHANT!! So happy that  Olyphant got nominated for his outstanding work on Justified.
Nominations I can deal with: Buscemi and Laurie. We all knew it was coming. Now as long as he doesn’t go and win, I think I will be ok.
Nomination I am rolling my eyes over: Hall. Sorry but I can’t forgive you Emmys for not nominating Sean Bean for Game of Thrones. That’s just not right.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andrew Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

Nominations I am Happy about: WALTON GOGGINS!!!! So happy right now!!! DINKLAGE too! Josh Charles and Alan Cumming getting nominated make me pretty damn happy as well!
Nominations I can deal with: Braugher, Slattery
Nomination I am rolling my eyes over:  WHERE IS JOHN NOBLE EMMYS????????

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men


This whole category is just like the Supporting Actor’s category. There is nothing I am mad about. I still think Emilea Clarke should have been nominated for Game of Thrones but this list is pretty damn good. I do hope Martindale takes home the trophy though.

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Bruce Dern, Big Love
Beau Bridges, Brothers & Sisters
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Paul McCrane, Harry’s Law
Jeremy Davies, Justified
Robert Morse, Mad Men

I want Jeremy Davies to take home the Trophy. Dickie Bennett was one hell of a character and Davies put his all into it. So glad he was nominated!

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Mary McDonnell, The Closer
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Randee Heller, Man Men
Cara Buono, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Alfre Woodard, True Blood

I am so happy that Cusack was given the Shameless nomination and not William H. Macy because his role was not all that impressive. But I have to say if Randee Heller doesn’t win this award, well than the Emmy voters clearly didn’t watch this season of Mad Men. Mrs. Blankenship MADE season 4 of Mad Men (ok maybe The Suitcase did as well. )

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

Nominations I am Happy about: Parks and Recreation, The Big Bang Theory : mainly I am ecstatic over the fact that Parks and Rec finally got the recognition it deserves from the Emmys. It’s a great comedy and I am pulling for it to win!
Nominations I can deal with: The Office, Modern Family, 30 Rock
Nomination I am rolling my eyes over:  Glee: I love Glee  I really do, but I love it the way I love Gossip Girl, meaning I know it’s not quality TV but I watch because I enjoy the characters.  Now here’s the thing, this show is no longer Emmy quality so it shouldn’t be nominated over comedies like Community and Cougar Town which are way better in every single way possible.

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Nominations I am Happy about:  Poehler, McCarthy, and Plimpton. All of them are great!
Nominations I can deal with: Fey and Linny. Linny will probably win too.
Nomination I am rolling my eyes over:  Falco again. I’m sorry but I think Courtney Cox deserved to be nominated.

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Nominations I am Happy about:  Louis C.K. , Jim Parsons
Nominations I can deal with: Carell and Baldwin. I kinda hope Carell wins this year to be honest, since he’s like actually never won before!
Nomination I am rolling my eyes over:  LeBlanc and Galecki. Because these bozzos were nominated that meant NO JOEL MCHALE!!! THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE EMMYS!!! UGHHH

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Nominations I am Happy about:  Colfer deserves the Emmy this year. His work was pretty great,
Nominations I can deal with: all the Modern Family guys
Nomination I am rolling my eyes over:  Cryer over Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, Nick Offerman, Neil Patrick Harris, Jason Segal…the list goes on people.

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Nominations I am Happy about:  Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara
Nominations I can deal with: Krakowski, Lynch
Nomination I am rolling my eyes over:  Betty White, Kristen Wiig over Busy Phillips or Allison Brie or Aubrey Plaza

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Idris Elba, The Big C
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Zach Galifianakis, Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon, 30 Rock
Will Arnett, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock

Again all of these nominees in the Guest Categories are pretty great as well. Glad to see Gweenie getting a nomination!

The Emmys will air on Fox on Sunday, September 18th. Till then lets all start speculating on who might win!!

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