Emmy nominations: The good, the bad and the ugly (Boomer's version)
"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:
● 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!!
● "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!
● 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.
● 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."
Photo: Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler in "Friday Night Lights" Credit: NBC/ DirecTV