Emmy Nominations Announced

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61st Primetime Emmy Awards

61st Primetime Emmy Awards

The nominations for the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning and, although there were the usual number of snubs, the Television Academy has made some great choices this year.

They’ve expanded the number of nominees to six in the major acting categories and seven in the comedy and drama series categories. As a result, many first-timers made the cut. So instead of focusing on who should have been nominated but wasn’t, let’s celebrate the pleasant surprises. For example…

Simon Baker for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Patrick Jane on The Mentalist.

Jim Parsons for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.

Family Guy for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Which of these surprise Emmy nominations are you most excited about? Voice your choice in today’s featured poll. And be sure to tune in to the Emmy Awards on September 20th on CBS to find out who wins.

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