I was happy to see Friday Night Lights get some attention for its final season, earning nominations for Best Drama Series, Drama Actor, and Drama Actress (Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton). Another show that deserved all its nominations was The Good Wife, which was nominated for Best Drama Series, as well as getting nods for a handful of the stellar cast, including Julianna Margulies (Best Drama Actress), Alan Cumming and Josh Charles (both for Best Supporting Actor), and Archie Panjabi and Christine Baranski (both for Best Supporting Actress). If you've never seen the show, all these nominations might seem excessive, but trust me, The Good Wife deserves every one of them.
The Comedy categories were flooded with Modern Family nominees, which made up four of the six Best Supporting Actor noms (Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill, and Eric Stonestreet), as well as two for Supporting Actress (Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen), and a nomination for Best Comedy Series, which is probably theirs to lose. Parks & Recreation managed to get a nomination for Best Comedy Series, which was one of the best surprises of the morning. This past season of Parks & Rec was outstanding, and its great to see them get noticed for it. I'm a little disappointed that the only cast member to get an individual nomination was Amy Poehler, because the supporting cast is fantastic, but Modern Family ate up all the Supporting spots. Another pleasant surprise was Martha Plimpton's nomination for Best Comedy Actress for Raising Hope. Fox's freshman comedy is a hilarious portrait of blue-collar family dysfunction, and I'm glad it got a little recognition, especially for the wonderful Martha Plimpton.
Other noteworthy snubs: The Walking Dead, True Blood, Sons of Anarchy, Treme, Big Love
For a full list of nominees, click here.