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Four jaw-dropping Emmy snubs

July 16, 2009 |  7:04 am

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Looks like the Emmy Curse of the Vampires continues. Just as Sarah Michelle Gellar and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" were snubbed back in the 1990s, Anna Paquin and "True Blood" got skunked even though Paquin is an Oscar winner ("The Piano") as is the show's creator, Alan Ball ("American Beauty"), and the program is on Emmy powerhouse HBO.

 No "Jon & Kate Plus 8"! Ouch! Decide for yourself why you think that was snubbed.

TV's highest-rated laffer, "Two and a Half Men," is usually an automatic nominee for best comedy, but even though the race had seven contenders this year instead of the usual five, it still got skunked.

Last year, Katherine Heigl slapped the Emmys by refusing to submit her name for nomination when she wasn't happy with her role on "Grey's Anatomy." This year, the Emmys slapped her right back. No nomination!

Photos: HBO, TLC, CBS, ABC


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