What are the most egregious Emmy snubs of 2012? This list includes television shows, actors and actresses who really deserved, but didn't get, a Primetime Emmy nomination from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are always snubs and surprises when it comes to awards show nominations, and this year was no exception. This list includes some of the biggest, most shocking 2012 Emmy snubs.
The nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced by Kerry Washington and Jimmy Kimmel on July 19, 2012. What celebrity didn't hear their name called? Which TV shows' casts were the most disappointed? For everyone excited they *did* get the big nomination, there are always many more who are no doubt crushed because they didn't get the nod. We can't all be 'Mad Men' or 'American Horror Story,' after all. Both of those programs, by the way, received 17 2012 Emmy nominations each.
The 64th Primetime Emmys will air live on Sunday, September 23, 2012, from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Jimmy Kimmel will host the show on ABC.
Should any of these 2012 Emmy snubs wind up on the list of the most outrageous Emmy snubs of all time?
Poor 'Community': Three seasons of this fantastic NBC comedy, and still NO nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series! The category is certainly competitive, but '30 Rock' had a relatively weak(ish) season, so why ignore the brilliance of 'Community' once again, Academy?While the show itself is a notable Emmy snub, the fact that NO actors, including Joel McHale and Alison Brie, got any comedy acting nominations is criminal, too.
Once again, 'Parks & Recreation' star Nick Offerman was overlooked by the Academy. Despite being one of the funniest guys on TV, Offerman failed to garner an Emmy nomination for acting in a comedy series. At least his co-star, Amy Poehler, did get one. So there's that.
In eight seasons on Fox's 'House M.D.,' Hugh Laurie garnered six Emmy nominations for Lead Actor in a Drama Series -- but he never won. 2012 marked the end of Laurie's run as the grumpy, brilliant Dr. Gregory House, and sadly, he won't get one final shot at winning: Laurie was snubbed in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Not only was Neil Patrick Harris shut out of the 2012 Emmy nominations, his show, 'How I Met Your Mother,' also got snubbed. To recap, the number of 'HIMYM' nominations this year: ZERO.