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Critics Buzzing on Twitter, Blogs Over Emmy Nominations

7/19/2012 05:58:20 PM

Nominees for the 64th Emmy Award were announced Thursday morning, and cries of both outrage and excitement were heard across the Twitterverse and blogosphere . The Voice replaced American Idol as the lone singing competition show in the Reality-Competition category, while Jeff Probst was noticeably absent from the best reality host category. Modern Family again saw its entire adult cast receive nominations in the supporting actress/actor in a comedy series category, while both NBC’s Parks and Recreation and Community were left out of the running for best comedy.  Girls‘ Lena Dunham was a welcome surprise for HBO, and Hatfields & McCoys broke records and caused a little jaw-dropping for History.

B&C ’s complete Emmy coverage

Click here to read an analysis of the Emmy nominations.

A round up of feedback on the noms from around the Web is below:

How the Emmys Gave Everyone a Shot at Happiness (Analysis)
–Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter

2012 Emmy Nomination Snubs & Surprises: ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘The Good Wife’
–Jace Lacob, The Daily Beast

Emmys 2012: The Hits and Misses: Critic’s Notebook
–Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times

Emmys 2012: Snubs (Hugh Laurie and ‘Parks and Recreation’) and Surprises (’Girls’ and Tio Salamanca)
– Rick Porter, Zap2It

Emmy Snubs: What the Academy Got Right and Wrong
–James Hibberd, Entertainment Weekly

2012 Emmy Awards Nominations Snubs
–Gregory Ellwood, HitFix

2012 Emmy Nominations: Five Biggest Snubs and Surprises
– Joal Ryan, E! Online

Meanwhile, on Twitter…

The Critics

@poniewozik: Bcast nets may say that Emmy compet w cable is unfair. They may be right. But “that’s what the money’s for.” (I learned that from cable!)
–James Poniewozik, TIME

@BastardMachine: First Steven Tyler, then J-Lo and now the Emmys have also quit on American Idol. The Death Star is going down!
–Tim Goodman, The Hollywood Reporter

@Variety_StuartL: Of all the snubs, near the top of the list should be Romola Garai for ‘The Hour.’ ‪#emmys
–Stuart Levine, Variety

@writerchica: So Dot-Marie Jones is the only #Glee actor to score a nomination. Times have changed. #Emmys
–MariaElena Fernandez, Newsweek/The Daily Beast

‏@sepinwall: Looks like last year’s Justified nominations were a blip. Only nods this year were Jeremy Davies for guest actor and for art direction.
Alan Sepinwall, HitFix

‏@tvoti: I don’t know what Community fans are upset about. A writing nomination is WAY cooler than a series nomination. #thingsonlyIthink
Todd VanDerWerff, The AV Club

The Stars and Producers

‏@sutterink: congratulations to ryan murphy @SteveLevitan @HowardMGordon @louisck @glenmazzara on their emmy nominations. congratulations to @adamlevine @CarsonDaly on the VOICE nomination. apparently cee lo’s kitty did the trick. bring on the cockatoo!
–Kurt Sutter, creator, Sons of Anarchy

@VDOOZER : I mock the Emmys, but the shows I (mostly) watch got nominated.
–Bill Lawrence, creator, Cougar Town

@dizzyfeet: Thank you to the Television Academy this morning. Six #EMMY nominations for #SYTYCD and three for #AmericanIdol. Yippeee!
–Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer, So You Think You Can Dance

@lenadunham: I have no jokes to make. This is an amazing morning.
Lena Dunham, creator and star, HBO’s Girls

@shoemakermike: Really happy for Wiig and Hader. So deserved.
Mike Shoemaker, producer and writer, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

@itsJulieBowen: Wow! I’m really overwhelmed and grateful. It feels weird that our outrageously talented writers were overlooked as they make MF so great.
Julie Bowen, “Claire” on ABC’s Modern Family

@iamgreenfield: I feel very fortunate to be a part of a show like New Girl! I love Television and all of you. #Emmys
Max Greenfield, “Schmidt” on Fox’s New Girl

@TheRealNimoy: No Emmy nomination for Fringe. Ridiculous. So much talent. So much hard work. So much imagination. LLAP
–Leonard Nimoy

@louisck: For the crazily 7 Emmy noms i got today, I want to thank New York City. Best backdrop, crews, actors, smell. I Love you NYC.
–Louis C.K., comedian and star, FX’s Louie

@jessetyler: Thrilled about all of Modern Family’s Emmy noms. Also super excited for my favorite new comedies: Veep & Girls & the brilliant @lenadunham
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Mitchell” on ABC’s Modern Family

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