The Emmy nominations 2010 list contain a lot of notable names. Some on the Emmy nominations 2010 list are welcome, while other Emmy nominations are not so appreciated. A few cult favorites were snubbed again, although a few others finally broke through at last. On the flip side, some old favorites fell off, although others stayed on, despite complaints. There are always debatable choices and puzzling decisions every year, but there have been worse in past years. However, the Emmy nominations 2010 list is still sparking debate over the snubs and nominees.
The Best Comedy series category welcomed Glee and Modern Family, which few complained about. Yet aside from that, it was the same old-same old list of 30 Rock, The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Some complained that 30 Rock and The Office didn’t do enough to earn nods this year, while new favorites like The Big Bang Theory, Cougar Town, Community and Parks and Recreation were passed by.
The Emmy nominations 2010 list for Best Drama was less controversial. Although old standbys like Mad Men, Lost, Breaking Bad and Dexter were there, there weren’t many objections. However, fans of Sons of Anarchy, Men of a Certain Age, Justified and Treme had reason to complain.
As for the actors on the Emmy nominations 2010 list, the casts of Glee, Modern Family, Mad Men, Lost, The Good Wife, Damages and 30 Rock seemed to make up half the field. For Glee, Jane Lynch, Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison were expected nominees, yet fans were surprised to see Chris Colfer make the Supporting Actor cut.
Still, that was nothing compared to the pleasant surprise for critics, when Friday Night Lights’ Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton finally made the cut. However, they still carped about the show missing the Best Drama field again.
There wouldn’t be an Emmy nominations 2010 list without complaints for Tony Shalhoub and Jon Cryer getting selected again. But this is the last time Shalhoub will get in for Monk, to the relief of many pundits. Meanwhile, although Cryer and Holland Taylor got in, Two and a Half Men’s Charlie Sheen was snubbed for the first time in years. Ed O’Neill was also turned down for Modern Family, despite virtually all of his co-stars getting in.
Sci-fi fans loved seeing Lost’s Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn on the Emmy nominations 2010 list, along with Matthew Fox. Despite that, they hoped Fringe’s John Noble and other Lost actors could have snuck in.
Sharon Gless was a surprise choice for Burn Notice, in a Supporting Actress category filled with Mad Men and Good Wife performers. Elisabeth Moss was a Best Actress contender last year, but now she has dropped down to become a Supporting Actress favorite.
But the Emmy nominations 2010 list is crowded in other categories. Guest Actor in a Drama alone has John Lithgow, Ted Danson, Robert Morse, Beau Bridges, Alan Cumming, Dylan Baker and Gregory Itzin. Guest Actress has Lily Tomlin, Sissy Spacek and Ann-Margret, among others. Still, other categories are not so challenging, like a Best Miniseries field that has heavy favorite The Pacific against Return to Cranford – and nothing else.
The Academy did find room to make a statement on Conan O’Brien’s behalf. Although his Tonight Show was scrapped, it got on the Emmy nominations 2010 list for for Best Variety Series. If O’Brien actually wins an Emmy or two, he will pick it up in a year when NBC is broadcasting the awards.
Today’s nominees will now prepare for the red carpet on August 29, while those snubbed will watch on and hope for better luck next year.
Entertainment Weekly- “Emmys 2010: Glee, Modern Family lead the nominations”
Salon- “Emmy nominations: Who got snubbed?”