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Emmy Snubs! The Academy Votes Team Coco, But Shuts Out TV Veterans Ed O'Neill and Courteney Cox

by Kim Potts, posted Jul 8th 2010 10:30AM
Conan O'BrienWell, apparently we can assume that Emmy voters are on Team Coco. When the 2010 Emmy nominations were announced this morning, among the major snubs was the absence of a nod for 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series category, while 'The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien' is among the nominees.

NBC had submitted Leno's version of the show, while O'Brien submitted his 'Tonight Show,' and, bolstered by TBS' campaign of support for the cable network's newest late-night host, Coco took the nod.

Among the other biggest snubs by the Television Academy:

Katey Sagal- Another shocking dismissal of Katey Sagal's powerful performance on FX's biker drama 'Sons of Anarchy,' for a season in which her biker mama Gemma suffered and bounced back from a brutal rape.



Patricia Heaton- No Emmy love for ABC's freshman comedy hit 'The Middle,' or its lead actress, Patricia Heaton, who was a seven-time nominee (and two-time winner) for 'Everybody Loves Raymond.'

Kiefer Sutherland- '24,' in its final season, and star Kiefer Sutherland, didn't receive Outstanding Drama Series or Lead Actor nominations.

Walton Goggins- FX's other great drama, the Elmore Leonard-inspired 'Justified,' was also overlooked at the nomination announcement, as were Emmy-worthy performances by lead Timothy Olyphant and should-have-been-a-contender supporting actor Walton Goggins.

- On the comedy side, Emmy voters also apparently have been keeping up with the real-life Charlie Sheen saga, as he failed to receive a Lead Actor in a Comedy Series nomination for 'Two and a Half Men,' despite the fact that he's been a nominee for the last four years.

Meanwhile, among the surprising nominations announced this morning:

Julianna Margulies- A freshening up of nominees with Outstanding Comedy Series nods to 'Glee' and 'Modern Family,' and first-time Outstanding Drama Series nods to 'True Blood' and CBS' freshman hit 'The Good Wife,' which also earned a Lead Actress nomination for Julianna Margulies.

Matthew Fox- 'Lost' also received an Outstanding Drama Series nomination for its final season, while Matthew Fox received his first Emmy nomination (ever) in the Lead Actor category, and, in a move that will certainly delight the devoted fanbase of 'Friday Night Lights,' 'FNL' stars Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler received first-time nominations in the Lead Actress and Actor categories.

Tony Shaloub- Among the biggest headscratchers, meanwhile, amongst those who received nominations: Tony Shaloub, who is yet again a Lead Actor nominee for the now-defunct 'Monk.' A Shaloub nomination in the category has become such a habit that it even popped up as a joke on 'Scrubs.'

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And more Emmy snubs ...

Charlie Sheen- Charlie Sheen (left) was dissed during a year of personal scandal ... is that also the reason 'The Late Show with David Letterman' didn't receive a nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series this year, the first time in the show's history that it did not receive a nomination in the category? Or that Letterman himself was snubbed in the Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program race?

Ed O'Neil- Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell all received well-deserved Supporting Actor nominations for 'Modern Family,' but veteran star Ed O'Neill did not. All four actors had submitted themselves in the supporting category ... perhaps 'Married ... with Children' star O'Neill should have entered the Lead Actor race?

Anna Gunn- Anna Gunn, (left) as Bryan Cranston's wife Skyler on 'Breaking Bad,' was again denied an Emmy nomination, despite a particularly strong performance in the show's third season.

Treme- HBO's 'Treme,' like 'The Wire' before it, got no Emmy love in the acting categories, and only two nods elsewhere (for directing and original music).

Joel McHale- Joel McHale (left), the lead actor in NBC's freshman comedy 'Community,' just got better, as did the show, as the season unfolded, but was denied any Emmy recognition.

Danny Pudi- The Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category, perpetually one of the most loaded races at the Emmys, includes three 'Modern Family' stars, scene-stealing 'Glee' star Chris Colfer, Neil Patrick Harris for 'How I Met Your Mother' and 'Two and a Half Men's' Jon Cryer, but excluded several other deserving candidates, including 'Community's' Danny Pudi (left) and 'Parks and Recreation's' Nick Offerman, both of whom were largely responsible for their shows' uptick in quality last season.

Merritt Wever- And in the Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category -- a race that should be all but over with 'Glee' star Jane Lynch as a nominee -- tired performances by Kristen Wiig ('Saturday Night Live'), Holland Taylor ('Two and a Half Men') and Jane Krakowski ('30 Rock') earned nominations, but the delightful Merritt Wever from 'Nurse Jackie' (left) was again snubbed.

Courteney Cox- Courteney Cox (left), the only 'Friends' actress to be snubbed during that show's run (and, ironically, probably the one most consistently deserving of a nod), was denied again by the Emmy folks for her work on 'Cougar Town,' another performance in which she showcased her serious all-around comedy chops.


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budo

24 should have been nominated to say the least. Sutherland being left out is most likely on account of his scandel. Damn shame as they both should have won.

August 30 2010 at 6:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dave Howard

Ed O'Neill and Courtney Cox are wonderful actors, but everyone on those new ABC comedies (The Middle, Modern Family, and Cougar Town) is fantastic. The writing is great, and ABC finally has a chance to compete with CBS in comedy prime time.

August 02 2010 at 8:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
J.W.

Coco gets a nomination? COCO has less talent than Charlie Sheen. Hey Conan, if your out there take heed - your doing too much speed dont believe all the good things people are saying about you - there all lies. Even your ratings are paid for. Who and what big money person backs a talentless piece of crap like you anyway? I'd like to meet him. COCO you ARE NOT a class act your a stupid looking T.V. clown -nothing more. You gotta know everything about you is STUPID don't you? Stupid nickname "COCO" it should be KOO-KOO, stupid humor, stupid looking hair, stupid looking red beard .... you are the late night "Bozo the Clown". YOU confirm the fact that it's "WHO YOU KNOW" not "COCO Talent" THAT PAYS YOUR WAY. JERRY SEINFIELD, JOHNNY CARSON, JACK PAR were all class acts - they have natural talent - COCO you have none- you were born a talentless class fool. Talent is something you are born with - you will never achieve greatness so quit while your ahead. However, I do have something positive to suggest in hopes of helping your career - I think you would do very well as MC on Captain Kangaroo - your producers may think that to. Good Luck "Coco" you stupid looking TV clown.

July 14 2010 at 2:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Paul

Such hatred for someone you've never even met. And not even someone whom a hatred towards would at least make some sense, but a COMEDIAN. You realize that, like him or not, all he does is write and tell jokes, right? Like, at worst, he's not funny to you. Yet you attack him like he personally harmed your family or committed severe crimes or something.

I think you need to see a psychologist to work out your anger issues.

July 15 2010 at 4:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jammerski

Cougartown is the LAMEST show on television! She should be embarrassed taking that role! PITIFUL she has sunk so low in her career.

July 09 2010 at 4:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
goodguy889

HET! WHY DONT THET REPLACE CHARLIE WITH MEL GIBSON. THAT CHARACTER NEEDS TO BE A CHAIN SMOKING, ALCHOLIC, WOMANIZING,HOMOPHOBIC,RACIST. YOU CAN LAUGH YOUR A** OFF WATCHING MEL BERATE THE DIFFERENT RACES WHILE MAKING LOVE TO "BIMBOS". HIS TV NEPHEW COULD BE GAY AND MEL WOULD PUT OUT CIGARETTES ON HIM. HE COULD MAKE AUCHSWICH JOKES BEHIND HIS JEWISH FRIENDS BACK. BURN A COUPLE OF CROSSES ON THE MALIBU BEACH AND MEL WOULD MAKE "TWO & HALF" A SCREAM.

July 09 2010 at 11:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BETTY

CHARLIE SHEEN IS NO ACTOR REGARDLESS OF PRIVATE LIFE. ITS A SHAME SOME VERY GOOD ACTORS WERE SNUBS NOT JUST ONES YOU MENTIONED. MANY OF THE OLDIES SHOW PACK THEIR TENTS AND RETIRE WITH THEIR MILLIONS AND LET SOME NEW BLOOD GET A START. THE CAST OF BIG BANG ARE HILARIOUS BURN NOTICE, CLOSER, PSYCH ROYAL PAIN ETC WHATS WRONG WITH ALL OF THEM DOESNT ANYONE GET OFF THEIR DUFF AND CHANGE A CHANNEL

July 08 2010 at 7:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jan Jelinek

The Sons of Anarchy is the best show on TV. I think Katey Sagal's obvious snub is because of the academy's distaste for that genre of show. She is awesome as Gemma. I can't wait for season 3.

Speaking of Married With Children-- Ed O'Neill is great in Modern Family. He is just as funny now as he was as Al Bundy. Like the article said, maybe he should have been a lead actor candidate instead of a supporting actor candidate. He has been around a long time and he is due for an accolade like this.

July 08 2010 at 7:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
sdl71books

Where was any recognition for NCIS? Emmy's have become irrelevent - catering to a boutique mentality and ignoring plot lines and performances that challenge you to think and participate in the program.

July 08 2010 at 6:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
John

I like Sheen, even if he is an idiot in his personal life. Burning Mercedes at the foot of Mulholland Drive are really very funny footnotes. He is a good actor and as far as Hollywood is concerned, I guess they are less concerned with talent than with politics.

July 08 2010 at 6:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
robyn

I dont understand why they will not give Katy and Sons of Anarchy there just rewards. Katy was outstanding in season 2. Sons is one of the best shows on these days. But again the awards shows always seem to favor the more popular stars and this crap really isnt even based on how good the show or actor is any more.

July 08 2010 at 6:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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