Snappy Judgments: 2009 Emmy Nominations!

Emmy-snap-judgment_l I’m Super-Ecstatic About:
•    Best drama nod for Big Love.
•    How I Met Your Mother finally breaks into the best comedy category.
•    Jeremy Piven gets snubbed for best supporting actor, clearing the way for Neil Patrick Harris’ long overdue win.
•    Michael J. Fox up for guest actor for Rescue Me.
•    Emmy voters make Howie Mandel pay for ruining last year’s Emmys by snubbing him for best reality host. Even better: They gave the slot to Amazing Race emcee Phil Keoghan.
•    Jim Parsons!
•    Jane Krakowski, Tracy Morgan, and Jack McBrayer among 30 Rock‘s 172 nominations.
•    Aaron Paul breaks through for Breaking Bad.
•    Supporting comedy nods for two of my favorite Kristins (Wiig and Chenoweth).
•    Elisabeth Moss!
•    My incredibly prescient predictions.

Keep reading to find out which nominations/snubs made me want to hit someone in the face sad.

Yawns to:
•    Entourage gets a nod for its worst season yet.
•    Tony Shalhoub.
•    Anything involving Boston Legal.

I’m Super-Pissed About:
•    Nothing for the final season of The Shield or Walton Goggins.
•    Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton get the shaft again. Also unacceptable: No FNL for best drama.
•    Nothing for Chuck or Zach Levi.
•    Big Bang Theory is a bust in comedy series category. (But woo-hoo Jim Parsons!)
•    Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny, and Ginnifer Goodwin get no love for Big.
•    Michael Urie’s Ugly snub.

OK, that’s my two cents’ worth. Now it’s your turn. Post your own snappy judgments below.

For a list of the major nominees, click here. For Tucker’s take on this year’s crop, head over to Watching TV. And for Slezak’s reaction, click here.

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  • Wendy

    Happy to see Big Love, Jim Parsons, NPH, Kristin Wiig, Chenowith, and Flight of the Conchords get some love. Actually really excited for all the Best Drama nominees, though I could have swapped out Damages for BSG in a heartbeat.
    Angry about the unrelenting need to nominate Entourage (a slot better deserved by Chuck or BBT), Tony Shalhoub & Charlie Sheen (Zac Levi was sincerely robbed for Lead Actor).
    CHUCK! The show was truly amazing this year and they could have used the publicity. (I think they only got one nomination for stunt work, well deserved but still.)
    Zachary Levi (Chuck)- He deftly balanced comedy, action, and heart breaking drama this season…he anchors the show for a full hour and that’s not something many other people could pull off. Here’s hoping they get it right next year.
    BSG – Whether you liked the last episode or not, the show was phenomenal and gripping in it’s final season.
    EJO & MM (BSG) – Mom and Dad of the fleet were so deser

  • Matt Kremkau

    I can’t believe Rescue Me is not on that list. Denis Leary and the show have been the best this season and no recognition except for Michael J Fox guest appearance. It’s BS

    • Hunter

      “I can’t believe Rescue Me is not on that list. Denis Leary and the show have been the best this season and no recognition except for Michael J Fox guest appearance. It’s BS”

      YEAH!!!! I second that!!!

  • Martina

    No Heigl. Seriously. Come ON, that was her best work yet. Chandra and Sandra are fine actors, but this wasn’t their season.

  • kikibug13

    >.> No Supernatural love. :(

  • Mae

    I do hope NPH wins this time! And Jim Parsons as well! Sad about no Chuck noms but there is always next year.

  • Mina

    I LOVE that House got nominated for Best Drama and Best Sound Editing or whatever that was. I’m also glad Hugh Laurie got the nod! Cograts to him and the show! What I’m EXTREMELY pissed about, is that Lisa Edelstein from House, was ONCE AGAIN, overlooked!!! It’s an OUTRAGE!! What more does she have to do to get even just a nomination???!

  • d

    what about chuck? gahhh

  • Wendy

    EJO & MM (BSG) – Mom and Dad of the fleet were so deserving of a final recognition. I think the gap in time from the nominations and the finale + the prejudice against genre shows is to blame. But seriously…this is a HUGE slight to the incredible work done by these two actors.
    The Big Bang Theory – Another geek show that I love, but at least Jim Parson’s got his due. It’s cool that Family Guy picked up a nomination for Comedy, but I think they should have kept it in the animated category so either Chuck or BBT could take that slot. IMO those shows were more deserving.
    True Blood – The first season was incredible, but I think this one will crop up in next year’s batch of fresh faces.

  • Mz

    I would imagine the Rescue Me snub is due to the writers strike…. not sure they met the deadline for something on air. Anyone know?

  • eider j. puerta

    you’re so right about FNL Ausiello.
    They deserve so much!!
    and so happy for Jim Parsons!
    How about no Desperate Housewives? and Damages.. should have not been that much on the categories. Maybe just Glenn Close.
    Excited for Jim Parsons, chandra, lost.
    Tony Shaloub.. he just won’t die, will he? AND DExter =)
    Loving Miguel Prado to be as a guest actor.

  • Paula

    Mariska Hargitay is there. That’s all I can see.

  • Jerz

    No love for Chuck. what a bunch of crap! I’m glad for the Flight of the Conchords noms, but I still feel like Zac Levi was totally robbed. He deserved it more than any of those others. Entourage? Are you joking?

  • Alison

    In addition to your notes, I’m also excited that Pushing Daisies and BSG get a few final noms in the technical categories and that Dr. Horrible is nominated in its special category (!!). Also love the recognition of PBS’s stellar BBC mini-series import, Little Dorrit (though I would have liked a leading actor nod for Matthew Macfadyen) and all the non-fiction noms for This American Life’s amazing ep, John Smith.

  • Shebe

    I’m estatic that Kristen Chenoweth got nominated for Pushing Daisies but what about Lee Pace?

  • bean

    It is inconceivable to me that any Emmy voter could not recognize the leads of Friday Night Lights as some of the best acting on any show. You are right on about that.

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