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Emmy nominations: The good, the bad and the ugly

July 16, 2009 |  9:36 am

I asked our forum moderators Robert "Rob L" Licuria and Chris "Boomer" Beachum to give us their reax to Emmy nominations in the format of the good, the bad and the ugly. Rob is first to pipe in. His views below. Here is a list of Emmy nominees.

Flight of the Conchords Family Guy

• The drama and comedy series categories are stacked with seven nods each. Big surprise with "Big Love" finally making it in (inexplicably) without any acting or writing/directing nods. Chris "Boomer" Beachum was right about "Flight of the Conchords" and Tom O'Neil and I were right about "Family Guy"! Here is the chart with our predix.

• No "24" in drama series or drama actor. Ditto for "Boston Legal." Sigh of relief. "Breaking Bad" breaks through! Hallelujah!

• Jim Parsons! Rose Byrne! Jemaine Clement! Elisabeth Moss! Hope Davis! Kristin Wiig! Most of all Aaron Paul!

• No Katherine Heigl!

• Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colliccho in race for best reality host!

• The Timberlake/Samberg collaboration for "Saturday Night Live," "Motherlover," got a music and lyrics nod.

• Tina Fey as Sarah Palin makes it into guest.

• Although I love Tracey Ullman, I'm glad the category fraud of her in comedy supporting actress didn't work. ATAS, fix this problem!


• No nomination for John Mahoney ("In Treatment"), even though everybody thought he was a lock.

• "Rescue Me" almost completely ignored, and "The Shield" shut out entirely.

• "True Blood" shut out of main categories

• "Anna Paquin" shut out. Twice!

• "Big Bang Theory" didn't make comedy series, even with seven nominees in the category.


• No John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer. No Michael Chiklis or Denis Leary. But plenty of room for Tony Shalhoub and William Shatner.

• "Battlestar Galactica" made it in directing, but not Ronald D Moore for writing its finale. Ditto no Mary McDonnell. Booooo!

• Only two nominees in miniseries. No "House of Saddam."

• January Jones snubbed! Ditto Patrick Fischler and Melinda McGraw, guests in "Mad Men." Such wide support for the show, but the guest categories are where old big stars live.

• No directing nod for Anthony Minghella.

Photos: HBO, Fox

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