This Year's Biggest Emmy Snubs

Sure, 'Game of Thrones' was nominated, but its star wasn't
By Tim Karan,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2011 1:15 PM CDT
Emmy Nominations 2011: This Year's Biggest Snubs
Among some of the biggest Emmy snubs: Sean Bean of 'Game of Thrones.'   (AP Photo/HBO, Nick Briggs)

Once you're in with Emmy voters, you're probably in forever—but getting in is the hard part. Not everyone is happy with this year's list of nominees. "The academy's membership snubs good people and shows while rewarding the same favorites (some deserving, others not) time and time again," writes Matt Zoller Seitz on Salon. Some notable snubs:

  • The Borgias for Outstanding Drama: "The Borgias was totally overshadowed by Game of Thrones," writes Zoller Seitz. "But it was just as good, and tonally much more sophisticated."
  • Community for Outstanding Comedy: "A bad episode of Community is more original than the best of what most other series have to offer," he writes. "It's doing something extraordinarily ambitious, difficult, and fragile, and should be recognized."
  • Sean Bean for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama: "He was the moral compass of [Game Of Thrones], and its heart. It's damned hard to make goodness as interesting and exciting as Bean did."
Click for the entire list—along with a few pleasantly surprising nominees. (More Emmy Awards stories.)

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