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Emmys 2011: Snubs We're on Board With!

by Jean Bentley, posted Jul 14th 2011 12:40PM
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoWhile some of the head-scratching 2011 Emmy nomination snubs are infuriating (no 'Walking Dead'? At ALL?), some we're gleefully happy about.

No offense to Kyra Sedgwick, 'Nurse Jackie' or Lea Michele (plenty of offense to 'The Killing'), but we're kinda glad over here at AOL TV that they didn't waste precious nomination slots. Gotta spread those award accolades around. Share the wealth, people.

Below, a few of the Emmy snubs we can really get behind. Agree? Vehemently oppose? Share your thoughts in the comments.

LettermanAll network late-night shows except 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'
The funniest, most biting late-night skewering is done on cable -- glad to see the academy recognize that fact. (And I'm glad Fallon got a nod too -- he might be a terrible interviewer, but he's hilarious, charming, creative and his show is a delight to watch.)

Kyra Sedgwick, 'The Closer' (TNT)
Listen. She's fabulous, hilarious, talented, etc. etc. etc. But she didn't need to get nominated for a sixth (SIXTH!!!) consecutive year for 'The Closer,' a show I'm not certain that people actually talk about anymore. And she didn't! She had her day. It's someone else's turn.

'Nurse Jackie'/'The Big C' (Showtime)
It's baffling that 'Nurse Jackie' scored so many comedy nominations last year, considering IT'S NOT A COMEDY. 'The Big C' hadn't debuted in time for last year's awards, so I was sure it would do the same thing this year. Fortunately, aside from an acting nod for Laura Linney (she is Laura Linney, after all), 'The Big C' left the comedy fields open for actual comedies.

Matthew Morrison/Lea Michele, 'Glee' (Fox)
We all know this season belonged to Chris Colfer's Kurt, so it's refreshing the Emmy committee didn't nominate Morrison's creepiest teacher ever and Michele's diva-in-training just because.

The Killing'The Killing' (AMC)
We'll grant the acting nominations for Mireille Enos and Michelle Forbes because they were pretty great, but we're just glad AOL TV critic Mo Ryan didn't have to unleash her fury on the TV academy for awarding the show a Best Drama Series nom like she did on the AMC execs for that joke of a season finale.

'The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards' air Sunday Sept. 18, 8PM ET on Fox.

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My votes, across the board, would have gone to & for the best suspense, drama on TV, period , for " The Killing " As a dedicated viewer of this -awesome - series, I was immediatley drawn into it by the superb acting of Miereille, Michelle & Joel Kinemann. But also, to compliment the very fine acting involved in this series is the directors very exceptional use of photography and attention to location. And of course, all that rain in Seattle, which only helped set the proper mood for for a really good murder mystery & the many, many lives that the death of one 17 year old girl, has affected.

August 14 2011 at 9:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What about Parenthood for crying out loud! Does anybody watch TV? Every actor and every thing about that series should have been nominated! I know it's against "The good wife" which is excelent also but common.. It's an incredible series if you've lived one day as a human. Not one nomination for anything. Really? Fantastic acting, fantastic writing, fantastic show. TiVo anyone?

July 14 2011 at 9:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

All network late-night shows except 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' - Really? I like Jimmy Fallon. I regularly watch his show. But The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is much better, with a lot less money behind it. Who else does interviews without the little blue card? Nobody.

July 14 2011 at 7:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to swr599's comment

This is a very good point. I do watch and enjoy Ferguson -- I suppose I was more impressed that Fallon and the cable folks were singled out instead of Letterman & Leno.

July 14 2011 at 8:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I love Kyra, Nomination or not, she is the best best best!!!!

July 14 2011 at 6:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Cable shows that do small seasons shouldn't take slots from network shows that have to do 20 to 30 episodes a year.

July 14 2011 at 3:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

people do talk about the CLOSER, its better then ever. jean bentley is so out of touch with the common people that she has lost sight of reality, maybe its from watching so many reality shows. remember NCIS? its still going and more popular then ever. what no nominations?
i will also snub anything she writes.

July 14 2011 at 3:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I will now snub anything that Jean Bentley writes

July 14 2011 at 2:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Frank McBee

This article was unnecessary. Just say who you are happy with why be negative to these actors?

July 14 2011 at 2:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Frank McBee's comment

How is this negative to the actors? None of my criticisms have anything to do with the acting.

July 14 2011 at 8:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Frank McBee

These are the kind of articles that are so unnecessary. Just say who you are happy with. Why go negative?

July 14 2011 at 2:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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