• Louis C.K. gets four Emmy noms; “Community” gets snubbed, and more

    This year’s Emmy Awards are loaded with a slew of quality comedy nominations. Outside of frequent nominees and winners such as The Office, The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live, many not-so-mainstream comedies are getting respect this year– most impressively Louis C.K. as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series playing the titular character in FX’s critically acclaimed Louie. The man also picked up two nominations for his televised stand-up comedy concert, Hilarious. And speaking of stand-up noms, veteran comedian Colin Quinn picked up one for Long Story Short, his one-man show that went from Broadway to HBO.

    Accompanying C.K. in the television lead actor category is Steve Carell for his incredible final season’s portrayal of Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s bumbling boss. All of Comedy Central’s late night line up were nominated for Outstanding Variety Series and Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music or Comedy Series which is nothing surprising considering it is one of the most acclaimed late night blocks on television today.

    One of the major disappointments is a lack of nominations for Dan Harmon’s brilliant second season of Community. I scoured the list four or five times believing I had just missed a nod for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series for Community‘s final two-part episode which was arguably the best hour of television ever to air (take that, LOST fans!)

    A complete list of comedy nominations is below.

    Outstanding Comedy Series

    30 Rock
    The Big Bang Theory
    The Office
    Glee
    Modern Family
    Parks & Recreation

    Outstanding Variety Series

    The Colbert Report
    Conan
    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
    Real Time with Bill Maher
    Saturday Night Live

    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

    Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
    Louis C.K, Louie
    Steve Carell, The Office
    Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
    Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
    Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

    Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

    Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
    Tina Fey, 30 Rock
    Laura Linney, The Big C
    Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
    Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
    Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope

    Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

    Chris Colfer, Glee
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
    Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
    Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
    Ty Burrell, Modern Family
    Jon Cryer, Two And A Half Men

    Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

    Jane Lynch, Glee
    Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
    Julie Bowen, Modern Family
    Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
    Kristen Wiig, SNL
    Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

    Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

    Episodes, “Episode 107 ”
    Louie, “Poker/Divorce”
    Modern Family, “Caught In The Act”
    The Office, “Good-Bye Michael”
    30 Rock, “Reaganing ”

    Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

    The Colbert Report
    Conan
    The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
    Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
    Saturday Night Live

    Dave Emrich

    While not slaving away and working his fingers to the bone for Laughspin, Dave plays drums with his band Mark It Zero. He also writes comedy and is a frequent tweets @daveemrich. Dave is a huge fan of video games, rye and exotic meats – he also sets a DVR because The Daily Show airs too late for his infantile sleeping habits. Dave works in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in Marketing and Advertising and thinks OJ was guilty.

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