LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - What?! How could they?! Are you serious?! What-what-what ... You mean they nominated THAT one, but not THAT one??
Yup. With plenty of fresh shows invading the major Emmy categories this year, it means competition was tougher than ever — and some of the usual honorees were left in the cold. Overall, the Academy actually did a pretty good job of avoiding snubs that were flat-out jaw-droppers, but there’s still plenty to complain about for fans.
Below is a list of those weeping bitter Emmy tears this a.m.:
— HBO’s “Entourage,” along with co-star Jeremy Piven, were mercifully squeezed out of the comedy series and supporting comedy actor categories, respectively. Piven’s actually won the past three years, and “Entourage” was nominated for each.
— Though practically every member of the cast of “Modern Family” received an Emmy nomination, Ed O’Neill, oddly, did not.
— NBC’s “Community” was shut out, while “Parks and Recreation” only scored for star Amy Poehler.
— OK, this one stings a bit: “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains” left out of the reality category despite one of the show’s best seasons ever.
— “House” didn’t make the cut among drama series this year.
— Fans of FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” hoped for a nod for the very worthy Katey Sagal or, possibly, a drama series nod.
— “Cougar Town” star Courteney Cox was also denied.
— Though the final season of “Lost” was honored, the swan songs for “Ugly Betty,” “24” and “Law & Order” were left out of the series categories.
— Charlie Sheen may have received quite a raise in salary this year, but the Emmys broke his four-year nomination streak.
— Katherine Heigl. Haa...
—- The stars of “True Blood”...
— “Family Guy.” Remember last year when its nomination in the comedy series category was the big headline?
— Honorable snubby mentions: CBS’ “Undercover Boss,” John Noble on “Fringe,” the trio of leads from “The Pacific.”