2012 Emmy Nominees Announced: Snubs & Surprises!

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The Emmy nominees were announced this morning. So, which newbies were nominated and who got dissed?

The Emmy nominations for 2012 were a little less predictable than they've been in the past, with some perennial nominees getting bumped out in favor of new blood. Which means that the list of snubs and surprise nominations is a little longer than usual.

So let's get to it:


"The Good Wife" and its male actors: The CBS series, a best drama nominee in each of its first two seasons, was seen as the commercial broadcast networks' best chance to keep a toehold in the category. It missed the cut, however, as did two of its male stars who were nominees in 2011, Josh Charles and Alan Cumming. You can probably thank (or blame) "Downton Abbey" for that: The PBS show switched from miniseries to drama series this year and snagged both a series nod and two supporting actor nominations, for Jim Carter and Brendan Coyle.

Hugh Laurie: The "House" star had been nominated for his work in six of the show's first seven seasons, and it was widely thought he'd get a seventh nod for the final season. It was widely thought wrong, as it turns out, and that's a shame.

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