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There were bound to be some losers after the 2012 Primetime Emmy nominations were announced and there were plenty. American Idol was shut out of the outstanding reality competition category and Parks and Recreation wasn’t nominated for outstanding comedy series. In addition, not a single broadcast drama was nominated in the outstanding drama series category.
As Entertainment Weekly notes, Parks and Recreation wasn’t nominated for outstanding comedy series. The NBC sitcom did have one of its best seasons and was nominated in the category in 2011. Actor Nick Offerman, who arguably plays the funniest character on the show, Ron Swanson, was also snubbed.
Both of FX’s most acclaimed shows, Sons of Anarchy and Louie, were snubbed, reports Deadline. Sons received zero nominations, although Louis C.K. was nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for Louie. Justified, Showtime’s Dexter, AMC’s The Walking Dead and HBO’s ill-fated Luck are all other dramas that were also noticeably shut out.
Fox’s Glee only received three nominations and just one in any of the major categories. Dot Marie Jones was nominated for her guest role.
Hugh Laurie was not granted one last shot at getting an Emmy win for House. Another drama series star, Kelsey Grammer, was also not nominated. He actually won a Golden Globe for Boss, but clearly the TV Academy has different standards than the Hollywood Foreign Press.
Not a single drama on the broadcast networks was nominated for outstanding drama series. CBS' The Good Wife is usually the lone broadcast representative, but was left out this year.
Survivor host Jeff Probst had won the outstanding reality show host Emmy the past few years, but was not nominated this year for some reason. Instead, Betty White got a nod for Off Their Rockers.
NBC’s Community earned its first major nomination in the comedy writing category, but nothing in any other category. The show has been on the air for three seasons and has featured great performances, but the Academy hasn’t been impressed.
Of those that did get nominated, Mad Men and American Horror Story both earned the most nominations with 17. Downton Abbey came in a close second with 16.
Who do you think was snubbed? Let us know!