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Emmy 2011 Nominations: Snubs, Surprises and Reactions

July 15, 2011

Kristi Turnquist

In the wake of the Thursday morning announcement of the 2011 primetime Emmy award nominations, reactions are rolling in.

Among them: Kyra Sedgwick was robbed of a best drama series actress nod (especially since she won last year) for "The Closer."

And with all the HBO love, where was recognition for "Treme"?

With "Breaking Bad" not eligible this year, Bryan Cranston wasn't nominated for best actor in a drama -- which made room for Timothy Olyphant to score a nod for "Justified."

And do all the nominations for "Game of Thrones" mean the Emmy voters are overcoming their resistance to genre-based show?

And it just goes on from there. The Los Angeles Times has a round-up of Twitter reactions, including a fan of Kate Winslet, part of the 21 nominations earned by "Mildred Pierce" (from Portland-based director Todd Haynes and writer Jon Raymond). Sample Tweets:

Marvelous Mr. Maker: No Kyra Sedgwick... Can't believe this...

AM_092: Martha Plimpton! Though not enough love elsewhere for "Raising Hope"

PaulHan: The Emmys ... where you need a federal court order to evict shows like "Mad Men" and "Dexter" and Hugh Laurie + Mariska Hargitay from the lineup.

Atypical: No Neil Patrick Harris? They can't get enough of Jon Cryer I guess ... Jimmy Fallon makes the cut in variety series over Letterman. Didn't expect that.

SkyLight: Go Kate Winslet! Get that Emmy!

Hybrid87: "SYTYCD" + Cat Deeley made me very happy. Disappointed though that Emmy voters can't seem to connect with "Parenthood" because Krause, Emerson, Graham and Whitman would have all made their categories stronger.

TV Guide's take on the snubs: Sedgwick, "Fringe," "Community," "Cougar Town," "The Walking Dead." And surprises ("The Kennedys," Louis C.K., "So You Think You Can Dance")

TV Guide.com also has an interview with about Oregon's own Ty Burrell, one of the nominees from "Modern Family," showing his own good judgment and class by saying NBC's "Community" should have been nominated. "It's a great show and should be up there with us. I was really happy to see Parks and Recreation nominated. Several of the actors on that deserved to be nominated. It's true of most shows. I feel like they should rotate nominees. We just feel lucky we were able to get in there."

IndieWire asks: "Best Emmy nominations ever?" Peter Knegt, aka "The Lost Boy," blogs: "Despite a few glaring omissions (cough, 'Treme,' 'The Walking Dead,' the supporting cast of 'Parks & Recreation,' cough), I don't think I've ever been so pleased."

Readers? What do you think? Whose nominations are deserved, and who got overlooked?



Source: Copyright (c) 2011, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.


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