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Emmys 2011: Nomination Snubs & Surprises

by Maggie Furlong & Jean Bentley, posted Jul 14th 2011 12:00PM
Watching Melissa McCarthy try to keep her composure announcing the 2011 Emmy Awards nominations after learning that she herself had also received a nod (for CBS' 'Mike & Molly') was a delightful way to spend the morning, wasn't it?

But after the contenders were named and co-announcer Joshua Jackson (Fox's 'Fringe') walked away empty-handed, we were finally able to take in what had just happened.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (i.e. the Emmy nominating committee) likes the familiar, so we weren't expecting too many shockers -- but we were wrong.

Critically acclaimed shows like 'Terriers' walked away completely empty handed, while 'The Cape' (the frikkin' CAPE) got one. There were some pleasant surprises, though. 'Men of a Certain' age star Andre Brauhger was recognized (though unfortunately not his costar, Ray Romano), and so was 'Friday Night Lights.' Finally.

'Boardwalk Empire,' seemingly created for the sole purpose of laying the smackdown at awards shows, cleaned up with 18 noms, yet only two were for acting. The same happened with the superb 'Game of Thrones' -- 13 nods, yet Sean Bean and Emilia Clarke were snubbed.

Some snubs we were totally on board for, though. Showtime's not-really-comedies 'Nurse Jackie' and 'The Big C' were shut out of the Best Comedy Series category (which is good since, again, they're NOT ACTUALLY COMEDIES), and Kyra Sedgwick, lovely as she is, had her first nomination-less year since 2005.

You can read more about the snubs we're happy about in a separate article, but read on for the rest of the 2011 Emmy snubs and surprises below.

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