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Graham left at Emmy altar again!

July 6, 2006 |  6:47 am


Ouch! Poor Lauren Graham got slapped again! After six previous snubs, the Emmys tinkered with the voting system specifically to give that Gilmore Girl a shot at best comedy actress at last, but, weirdly, she got shut out again.

There are lots of other shockeroos among these nominations, which were supposed to boost the luck of all low-rated rivals. Somehow it ended up getting "Two And A Half Men" and Charlie Sheen the noms they couldn't reap under the old system -- a popular vote that should've, theoretically, favored TV's most popular comedy.

Specifically, those alternative networks like FX, UPN, WB, Showtime, TNT and USA were supposed to benefit most and that didn't happen. None of the nominees for best comedy or drama series are from those second-tier channels and only three contenders for lead actor and actress: Denis Leary ("Rescue Me"), Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer") and two-time past winner Tony Shalhoub ("Monk").

Last year America's TV critics were outraged that "Will & Grace" had the most Emmy noms even though it had one of its worst seasons ever. This year it leads again, after an even worse year, but at least it didn't make the cut for best comedy series!