Emmy Nominations 2009: The Yays and Boos

While there were some pleasant surprises, as usual, I find myslef disappointed at this year’s nominations.

My thoughts…

The Yays:

  • Flight of the Conchords getting nominated for Best Comedy Series (even though season one was MUCH better)
  • Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) getting nominated for Actor in a comedy series (although it seems weird to single one out over the other)
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) getting nominated forActor in a Comedy Series because Sheldon, hands down, is the funniest character on television right now
  • Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?) getting nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) getting nominated for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Kristin Chenoweth (Pushing Daisies) getting nominated for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (and she better win this time)
  • Kristin Wiig (Saturday Night Live) getting nominated for Supporting Actress in Comedy Series
  • Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) getting nominated for Actress in a Drama Series because season two was really her breakout and at least one of the women from this show needed to be nominated
  • John Slattery (Mad Men) getting nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama because he can have three lines in an episode and two of them are probably the best lines of the episode.
  • Justin Timberlake (Saturday Night Live) got nominated for Guest Actor in a Series.  Just make him part of the cast already
  • Michael Emerson (Lost) getting nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama because he can make reading the phonebook sound compelling
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog got nominated for Short-format Live-Action Entertainmen. Awesome!

The Boos:

  • Entourage for Best Comedy Series? Jeremy Piven wasn’t even nominated and he could be the only reason the last season was even remotely watchable.  I need another Really? with Seth & Amy for this one.
  • Family Guy for Best Comedy Series? This would have been cool a few seasons ago but now?
  • The Shield had what I considered one of the top three final seasons of any show and it didn’t get any major nominations.  I challenge anyone to watch the final season (out on DVD) and tell me that’s justice.
  • Friday Night Lights continues getting snubbed.  I’ve given up on it getting nominated for Best Drama but can Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler get some love
  • Big Love got nominated for Best Drama Series but received no acting nominations? Say what now?
  • While I’m glad Gabriel Byrne got nominated for In Treatment, I’m bummed Alison Pill didn’t get one.
  • John Noble should have gotten a Supporting Actor in aDrama nomination for Fringe
  • Danny McBride should have gotten nominated for East Bound & Down because he’s Kenny Fucking Powers!
  • Battlestar Galactica got snubbed in it’s final season (except for one Directing nomination and some tech ones).  While the final season wasn’t perfect but Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell were.
  • Are Two and a Half Men and Boston Legal really that good?
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half MenBEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Sarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman Program

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock
Rainn Wilson, The Office

Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Kristin Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty


BEST DRAMA SERIES Big LoveBreaking Bad
Mad Men

Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Glenn Close, Damages
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal
Michael Emerson, Lost
William Hurt, Damages
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
William Shatner, Boston Legal
John Slattery, Mad Men

Rose Byrne, Damages
Hope Davis, In Treatment
Cherry Jones, In Treatment
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy

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I realize everyone has their own tastes and all but let’s have 100 nominees in each category. Really. I mean Drama Actor is pretty packed, and there’s no James Spader in sight! It’s sad that theree is no Leary, Chiklis or Chandler but the one’s chosen are worthy actors. I know people have their opinions, but still…..

Emmys sucks… and that’s… all

Yikes! I know you didn’t have much time to pull this together and post it, but you need an editor, stat!

Seriously? No Denis Leary, Elizabeth Mitchell, Katherine Heigl, Chi McBride, Josh Holloway? The Emmy nominations are a BIG disappointment.

How in the world the Emmy voters could overlook “Friday Night Lights” and its amazing cast for arguably its best and most critically acclaimed season is TOTALLY beyond me. They are idiots. Period.


I am so tired of two of the best ensembles on TV getting ignored. I am so happy for Michael Emerson, but where in the world are the rest of the cast of LOST? Especially Josh Holloway and Jeremy Davies. And I love Steve Carrel and Rainn Wilson, but come on- where’s the love for Jenna Fischer who was outstanding this season? And what about Ed Helms? I really wish the voters had thrown a little more LOST and Office love into the nominations.

Where’s Anna Paquin for Tru Blood, the cast of Battlestar Galactica?

I knew it would happen, but snubbing Elizabeth Mitchell and Mary McDonnell (among others from each of their shows) still stings.

Friday Night Lights got robbed! Again! Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler should’ve been nominated, and the show should’ve been nominated for Best Drama. What were they thinking?

oh come on???? “Family Guy, and HIMYM” getting best comedy nominations and “Pushing Daises” being overlooked??? How pathetic! Only bright spot, Jim Parsons.

No Katherine Heigl? Good.

Michael Emerson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ugh..no Eva Longoria! I’m pissed! And Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl and Ed Westwick deserved nominations as well..Once again, the academy has f***** up!


The Emmys are a joke. Entourage? Family Guy? Charlie Sheen? And where’s the love for South Park, Rescue Me or The Shield? I haven’t seen the supporting nominees, but I assume the year’s two best performances – Walton Goggins and Callie Thorne – are nowhere to be found.

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No BSG, no care.

Glad to see Jim Parsons and HIMYM nominated. I can’t believe there are no Lost acting nominations!! How does Tony Shaloub keep getting nominated (and winning)? Is that show even still on?

Yay for Jim Parsons! Michael C. Hall (hopefully this is his year)! yay Neil Patrick Harris! Its a shame Pushing Daisies, Lee Pace and Chi McBride were not included. 😦

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One thought on “Emmy Nominations 2009: The Yays and Boos

  1. I agree with all your commenst regarding the shows I watch 😉 YAY for HIMYM!! And for NPH, Jim Parsons (hilarious), JT, Michael Emerson, Kristin Wiig, etc. And no, Two and a Half Men is NOT that good. And I believe Boston Legal got canceled last year.

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