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Emmy nominations: The good, the bad and the ugly (Boomer's version)

July 8, 2010 | 12:54 pm

"Overall excellent nominations throughout with very few complaints," says our Emmy expert Chris "Boomer" Beachum, who gives us his take on Emmy's good, bad and ugly results. Earlier, we posted the views of Rob Licuria. Now let's hear from Boomer:

THE GOOD

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● Some very pleasant surprises for people waiting a long while (Connie Britton, Kyle Chandler, Matthew Fox, Elizabeth Mitchell, January Jones, Christina Hendricks). Some very pleasant omissions for people and shows that had overstayed their welcome (Sally Field, Holly Hunter, Kiefer Sutherland, Sandra Oh, Chandra Wilson, Charlie Sheen, Jeremy Piven, "Weeds," "Family Guy," "Entourage").

● Loved the wide range of shows getting nominations in directing and writing.

● Loved noms for people like Amy Poehler, Martin Short, Archie Panjabi, Mike O'Malley, Gregory Itzin.

● The return of Sharon Gless!  Way to go, USA Network!!

● Showtime continuing its recent hot streak with series noms for "Nurse Jackie" and "Dexter."

● "Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" getting well-deserved nominations (and hopefully some wins on a ceremony televised by NBC).

Betty White for "SNL"!  The easiest winner prediction of this year!

THE BAD

Matthew Morrison for "Glee"? Really??

Mariska Hargitay, Holland Taylor AND Jon Cryer? You've got to move on, voters!

● No traditional sitcom for comedy series (like the red-hot "Big Bang Theory").

● Surprised with the "True Blood" nom for drama series (but no Anna Paquin?).

● Golden Globe winner Chloe Sevigny snubbed again for "Big Love."

Jason Alexander still can't catch a break ... even playing himself this time.

THE UGLY

● Way too many nominations for "Glee"!  Enjoy them while you can, gleeks, because next year will fall to around five or six noms total.

● Way too many nominations also for "The Pacific"... an incredibly boring miniseries considering it is HBO, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.

● No major nominations for my favorite comedy, "Community" (especially Joel McHale and Danny Pudi).

● Every adult star on "Modern Family" gets nominated except longtime TV star Ed O'Neill (how insulting!).

● How did Jeremy Irons not get nominated while everything else in "Georgia O'Keeffe" did?

Courteney Cox still remains without an Emmy nomination after over 20 years on TV.

Jon Hamm deserved a guest acting nomination (for hosting "SNL") but not for his two-minute cameo on "30 Rock."

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Photo: Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler in "Friday Night Lights" Credit: NBC/ DirecTV

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Did Tony Shaloub ("Monk"), Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and anything else associated with the overrated "30 Rock" REALLY need to be nominated again? I agree - Move on, voters! Also , no Best Drama nod for "Friday Night Lights"?

Glee is great.And it deserved it 19 noms.And maybe next season it will get only 7-10 noms.

I agree on Courtney Cox,she is a great actress and she is getting over-looked.I do wish she gets nominated on the Golden Globes.

And there is a reason Courtney Cox had not been nominated. She's a horrible actress and "Cougar Town" is awful.

Sorry but please don't discount the amazing work of Mariska Hargitay on "Law & Order :SVU" this past season. She was incredible. Take a look at the episode titled "Perverted" and you will agree that this actress has consistently turning in fascinating work on this series.

I'm thrilled to see Mariska Hargitay nominated again. She consistently does a great job with the material she is given. I'd love to see new writers for SVU and more acknowledgement for Chris Meloni.

Happy with another nomination for Mariska. She is great, fantastic, wonderful and beautiful actress. Even if she does not win it's worth seeing her on the red carpet.

Thomas Gibson not nominated for Criminal Minds?!?!?!?! After episode 100?!?!?!? ARE YOU PEOPLE INSANE?

Excuse me... 'The Pacific' was one of the GREATEST mini-series of all time. You clearly have no heart or any liking for great storytelling and history. Boring my foot!!!

Way too many nominations for 'The Pacific'? An incredibly boring series? Are you joking? The Pacific deserves each and every award it was nominated for; it was a brilliant mini series and will rack in the most awards on Emmy night. In fact, it could have used a couple more nominations under the acting categories for Joe Mazzello, James Badge Dale, and Rami Malek.

Sorry!! hahahahah I am so embarrased, of course that Elizabeth Mitchell also got nominated but in the guest actress category. I apologize next time I will make sure of checking out all categories.

Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost/V) did not get nominated! I think you are confusing her with Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) who did score a nomination.

Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost/V) did not get nominated! I think you are confusing her with Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) who did score a nomination.

Rainn Wilson had a very mediocre season on The Office. Ed O'Neill should have taken Jesse Tyler Ferguson's place. Jeremy Piven? Don't make me laugh. Nick Offerman should have taken Jon Cryer's place. But Chris Colfer, for his stunning performances as a complex gay teen actually does deserve the nomination.
Also, it got ONE writing nomination for the pilot, so its not like the Emmys said, "We love Glee's writing!" As I said, the performances & technical aspects were the aspects that were most-nominated and those were all deserving.

Uh... Chris Colfer has nothing on say Rainn Wilson, Danny Pudi, Ed O'Neil, Nick Offerman, or Jeremy Piven. Glee is a good show, but it's not that great. It's really not well written, and it's very predictable. Matthew Morrison is a passable lead, but he's not Emmy worthy. Whatever. At least Lost got all kinds of love.

What nominations, aside from Morrison's, would you have taken from Glee?There was nominations for Chris Colfer, Lea Michele, Jane Lynch - all of whom were highly deserving. A singular writing nomination for the pilot - deserving. The two direction nominations for the pilot and "Wheels" - both completely deserving. NPH, Mike O'Malley and K Chenoweth were all stellar and again, were totally deserving.

Would you have taken the nominations from Art Direction, Casting, Costumes (The Power of Madonna), Hairstyling (one for The Power of Madonna, one for Hairography), Make Up (one for The Power of Madonna, one for Theatricality) or Sound Mixing (The Power of Madonna)?
The majority of Glee's nominations were technical and as its a musical series with lots of conceptual musical performances, its bound to reap tons of technical nominations and I'm betting it'll continue to do so for years to come.

People can criticise the writing or plotlines, but there's tons of aspects of Glee that are totally worth recognising and while you may lament the lack of nomination for other comedies, you can't begrudge Glee their nominations, the vast majority of which - aside from Morrison's - were deserving.

NO ENTOURAGE?!?!? Not watching THE EMMYS this year.

It's unfortunate that Chloe was snubbed again this year. She's always been my favorite part of the show and has always risen above the others with her spot-on performance (especially last season), which is really saying something considering the caliber of actors they have assembled. However,
this past season she really was THE (only) best thing about the show in a season that was ill-conceived, poorly written, badly acted (exceptions for Chloe and Matt Ross, who shined), and just all-around disappointing. I'm truly hoping that next season the show will bounce back to the creative high of season three and Chloe's amazing performance will finally be rewarded.

Jon Hamm totally deserved that nomination. That 2 minute scene was the funniest scene in the entire season of 30 Rock!

Matthew Morrison deserves his nomination.

And I have no idea why critics like Parks and Recreation. It's not that funny. Community is much better and so is its cast.

It's ridiculous that Chuck only got one nomination.


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