This morning we woke up bright and early to find out who got nominated for 2012 Emmys, and while there were some obvious snubs (looking at you, people who didn’t nominate Parks & Recreation and/or Louie), there were also some fantastic news.
First on the docket is Lena Dunham, whose show Girls brought in a nomination for Best Comedy Series, Lead Actress In A Comedy Series, Directing and Writing, as well as Mad Men which swept nominations in acting (Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks and Jared Harris) and Best Dramatic Series.
Best Dramatic Series nominees included the previously mentioned Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey and Game Of Thrones, while Best Comedy Series included Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock, Veep, Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory.
Dramatic Lead Actor nominations went to Steve Buscemi, Jon Hamm, Michael C. Hall, Bryan Cranston, Hugh Bonneville and Damian Lewis, while Dramatic Lead Actress nods included Elisabeth Moss, Julianna Margulies, Michelle Dockery, Kathy Bates, Claire Danes and Glenn Close.
As for Lead Actress In A Comedy Series, Zooey Deschanel, Edie Falco, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy and Julie Louis-Dreyfus got named, while Louie CK, Larry David, Jon Cryer, Jim Parsons, Don Cheadle and Alec Baldwin earned Lead Actor noms.
Which brings the real question: why is Nick Offerman’s name missing? Considering Parks and Recreation wouldn’t be anything without Ron Swanson, it’s a snub for king and country. (But least Kristen Wiig walked away with a nomination for her last season on Saturday Night Live.)
The Emmys air on September 23 at 7 pm.