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Everyone's buzzing (or grousing) about the Emmy nominees, with most of the conversation focusing on the major categories that get all of the attention during the live telecast. But there are plenty of deserving nominees in the secondary categories (the ones usually relegated to the Schmemmys technical awards ceremony) that are worth acknowledging. Here are the ones that had us cheering the most, which is a rare occurrence when it comes to Emmy noms:
The 2011 Emmy nomination announcements are still a month away, but since the list of who submitted themselves for consideration in the acting categories has been released, we thought we'd check out this year's playing field. Some of it is great, if unlikely (our favorites from shows like Community and Justified), and some of it, as with every year, is incredibly laughable. Let's take a look at some of funniest and saddest submissions, shall we? (And yes, we know these things often have more to do with stroking talent egos than anybody's actual belief in their chances of being nominated, but that doesn't mean it's not hilarious to see people like Martin Henderson and Chace Crawford throwing their names in the ring against Steve Buscemi and Jon Hamm. You'll see.)
He took the blue pill!
Counting down the minutes folks! The live blog starts at 8 sharp.
8:00 - And we're off! How will tonight's opening skit compare to last year's great "Born to Run" homage? I can never remember whether it's okay to like Jimmy Fallon now or not, but that was a pretty great beginning. Bonus points for the Jon Hamm/Jorge Garcia cameos.
8:01 - Yay Leonard Nimoy! That's a good way to start, for sure.
8:02 - Hmm, yeah I prefer the Springsteen already. C'mon Jane, showtunes are soooo 1995.
8:03 - Oh Jeremy Piven. We won't miss you at all.
8:04 - I like that they don't even let Nick Offerman be his actual self. That's how giant a shadow Ron Swanson casts now.
8:05 - Awww, couldn't we have seen more FNL? I know Mad Men is probably winning Best Drama, but give those boys a victory lap!
8:06 - Opening skit grade: C+. Some fun cameos, but definitely not on par with last year. Sorry Jane. Look forward to your monologue though!
8:09 - And Jane becomes the first TV person to hit up Martin Scorsese for work. The perils of sitting in the front row. Strangely short monologue.
8:10 - The EmmyTones, huh? Happy with five out of the six of them anyway. Who the hell let Wilmer onstage?
8:11 - Late night show host duel! I woulda thought Fallon would be more of a scrapper.
8:14 - Wow, Julie Bowen beats out Sofia Vergara for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy. How much friction will that cause on the set tomorrow morning? Consider it hazard pay for her stint on Lost
8:15 - She's as shocked about winning as Sofia is! Nice two husbands line though. And you couldn't ask for a better way to celebrate an anniversary.
Read the rest of our Emmys liveblog here.
If you want an Emmy, you might have to sing for it.
It's Emmy nomination morning, which means that instead of enjoying our relaxing mindless summer television, we instead are up in arms about who got nominated and, more importantly, who didn't. As always, the voters gave TV fans like us plenty to be happy about -- and plenty more that was just infuriating. Here's our gut reaction to who was honored and who was overlooked:
Crazypants is officially coming back to TV.
Two and a Half Men is somehow still managing to stay in the headlines, even post-Charlie Sheen.
The wait is finally over! Let's see who Mad Men and Modern Family beat, and bask in the glory of having clear eyes, full hearts in our complete up-to-the-minute winner's list for the Primetime Emmy Awards.