â€˜Community,â€™ Neil Patrick Harris get snubbed by Emmy Awards
Kathy Batesâ€™ gets a nod for her lackluster show, but these stars get nothing?
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While the announcement of Emmy nominations is usually a cause for celebration, thereâ€™s always a dark cloud of suckage in the otherwise merry occasion. For the overlooked and underappreciated, itâ€™s a morning worth sleeping through. Or maybe itâ€™s still cause to rise early â€“ to find a new agent.
Sandra Oh, â€œGreyâ€™s Anatomyâ€ for Best Supporting Actress
Though after seven seasons â€œGreyâ€™sâ€ has been losing steam, it seemed like a good bet that Oh, a four-time nominee for her work on the show, was a good candidate for another nod. With her character suffering post traumatic stress disorder and briefly quitting surgery following a hospital shooting, she had plenty of dark, scary places to go. But itâ€™s a no for Oh. Oh come on, like you could pass that one up.
Michael Pitt, â€œBoardwalk Empire,â€ Best Supporting Actor
As the ambitious war veteran and Al Capone cohort, indie-film vet gave one of those restrained, intense performances that usually gets noticed. â€œBoardwalk Empireâ€ certainly didnâ€™t get overlooked with 18 nods.
Aubrey Plaza, â€œParks and Recreation,â€ Best Supporting Actress
While Jane Krakowski nabs her third nod for the funny but one-note Jenna Maroney, the supporting cast of â€œParks and Recreationâ€ (Aubrey Plaza included) was overlooked. Plazaâ€™s deadpan delivery may have been too deadpan for the Academy, but it seems odd that only Amy Poehler would get a nod when the show itself is nominated for Best Comedy. This isnâ€™t â€œThe Amy Poehler Show,â€ people!
Neil Patrick Harris, â€œHow I Met Your Mother,â€ Best Supporting Actor (and a whole lot of other people)
This category may be the one most crowded with oversights. Neil Patrick Harris, who has wowed us with his turns on â€œGleeâ€ (for which he won an Emmy) and hosting the Tonys (for which he won an Emmy) was nominated last year â€œHIMYM.â€ While the show is uneven at bet, Harris makes it worth watching. Also distressing was the absence of â€œCommunityâ€ stars Donald Glover and Danny Pudi, whose characters have the best, most natural bromance on television. Nick Offerman of â€œParks and Recreationâ€ was also overlooked, despite his ability to steal scenes with just his moustache.
Emmy Rossum, â€œShameless,â€ Lead Actress, Drama
Perhaps the inclusion of Kathy Bates (always great, but this time great on the corny â€œHarryâ€™s Lawâ€) makes the lack of attention for Rossumâ€™s unglamorous turn as the daughter of an alcoholic (William H. Macy) all the more disappointing. Also passed over: Kyra Sedgwick for â€œThe Closer.â€ Though she won last year, another nod might have been a nice send-off for the show.
Gabriel Byrne, â€œIn Treatment,â€ Lead Actor, Drama
As a therapist with problems, Gabriel Byrne is always worth watching â€“ unless, apparently, youâ€™re an Emmy voter.
Toni Collette, â€œThe United States of Tara,â€ Lead Actress, Comedy
Though she won in the category and got a nod last year, apparently Toni Collette (and her turn as a woman with multiple personalities) has lost its appeal. But none of us will have the show to kick around any more, as itâ€™s another TV casualty.
Rob Lowe, â€œParks and Recreation,â€ Lead Actor, Comedy
Though Rob Lowe made an Alec Baldwin-worthy turn by leaping from drama (â€œWest Wingâ€) to comedy, apparently it wasnâ€™t enough to impress voters.
â€œJustified,â€ Outstanding Drama
While Timothy Olyphant was recognized for his turn as an old-school U.S. marshal, it wasnâ€™t enough to get the Academy interested in the series he stars in, â€œJustified.â€
â€œCommunityâ€ and â€œLouie,â€ Outstanding Comedy
Two of the most genre-busting comedies on TV, â€œCommunityâ€ and â€œLouieâ€ failed to make the cut. Though â€œLouieâ€ did earn a nod for its star, Louis C.K., his naturalistic acting isnâ€™t really what makes the show so compelling â€“ itâ€™s the showâ€™s dark, sometimes poignant look at life after divorce. And that â€œCommunity,â€ which redefines meta and turns the sitcom on its ear, would be passed over so completely is just wrong, plain and simple.
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