Emmy nominations: The good, the bad and the ugly (Part 2)
First, our Emmy amigo Robert "Rob L" Licuria gave his rundown on Emmy nominations in the format of the good, the bad and the ugly. Now here's Chris "Boomer" Beachum piping in. Here is a list of nominees.
Probably the best overall set of nominations from the Emmys this decade (lots of deserving first-timers, snubs when appropriate for the most part, returning favorites when deserved).
Jim Parsons, Jemaine Clement, Simon Baker, Sarah Silverman, Elisabeth Moss as welcome additions in the lead categories!
Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer, Aaron Paul, Kristen Wiig, Jane Krakowski, Rose Byrne, Cherry Jones all as first-time nominees in supporting!
Harry Shearer finally having a real shot at winning his first Emmy for "The Simpsons."
"Saturday Night Live" back in the running with a standout season.
All the love for "Grey Gardens" on HBO.
"Yeah!" for finally moving away from James Spader, America Ferrera, Rachel Griffiths & Kathryn Joosten.
"Yeah!" for getting rid of "Boston Legal" for drama series.
Me for my surprisingly correct predictions of "Flight of the Conchords," "How I Met Your Mother" and "Breaking Bad" in the series races.
No January Jones (how could you, Emmy voters?)! Elisabeth Moss deserved her nomination, but Jones had the best work of the year.
No major nominations for "Pushing Daisies" (except Kristin Chenoweth).
No John Mahoney, Walt Goggins, John Noble or Josh Holloway for drama supporting actor.
No Amy Poehler for "Parks & Recreation."
No Jenna Fischer or John Krasinski yet again for "The Office."
No Patrick Fischler, Melinda McGraw or Robert Morse for guest acting in "Mad Men."
No Albert Brooks, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Amy Ryan, Susan Sarandon, Sigourney Weaver or Sharon Gless in guest acting, either.
Double snubs for Anna Paquin for drama actress and movie actress (that old Oscar win not automatically working any more).
Multiple snubs for Emmy favorite Tracey Ullman (not bad in general, but bad for her and Showtime).
Continued support from lazy voters (William Shatner, Tony Shalhoub, Mariska Hargitay).
WOW! No Jeremy Piven after winning three in a row (not disagreeing — just really surprised they also hated what he did on Broadway).
The overwhelming number of directing and writing nominations make it way too easy for "30 Rock" and "Mad Men" to win again (they probably deserve those back-to-back series wins, but that takes all the fun out of predicting).
There is no more ugly. This is a really great set of nominations this year!!
Photo: Jim Parsons of "The Big Bang Theory." Credit: CBS