Thursday, July 14, 2011

The 2011 Emmy nominations

- There are four actors from Modern Family nominated in the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy category. Yet, this isn't the most nominees ever from one show. In 1982, five actors from Hill Street Blues were nominated--winner Michael Conrad, Charles Haid, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz and Taurean Blacque. This year's nominees from Modern Family are Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Ed O'Neill and Ty Burrell.

- This is the first year that only one drama from the broadcast networks is represented in the Best Drama Series category. CBS' The Good Wife garnered the only drama nomination from the four primetime networks.

- The Best Drama category is packed with worthy candidates, yet it's a shame that Justified didn't make the cut. Thankfully, Timothy Olyphant was nominated for Best Actor.

- Even with the controversy about the historical facts of the show, The Kennedys, which aired on ReelzChannel, scored a nomination in the Movies or Miniseries category.

- Nominee Chris Colfer (Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy) claims that he learned via Twitter that he'd be leaving Glee after next season. Colfer's Kurt Hummel character will, apparently, graduate from the show's fictional McKinley High.

- Mad Men scored 19 Emmy nominations. It's thus ironic that the popular series has been dark since October 17, 2010 and won't start again until sometime next year on AMC.

- Every year there are notable stars and shows left out when the nominations are announced for the Emmys. Here are some notable snubs given today's announcement: Sean Bean from Game of Thrones, Kyra Sedgwick of The Closer, Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele from Glee, Katey Sagal of Sons of Anarchy, plus The Walking Dead and True Blood from the Best Drama list.

- And, our quote of the day goes to Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter. Sons did not receive any nominations in the major Emmy categories so Sutter went to Twitter to air his frustration. Tweeted Sutter, "Best part of not getting an Emmy nod--now I don't have to pretend to give a s--- about the profiterring d-bag academy." Sutter, by the way, is married to Sagal, who stars as Jemma Teller on the show and deserved a nomination. (Sagal won a Golden Globe earlier this year for her role on Sons.)

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