Emmys 2012: ‘The Voice’ Scores, ‘Glee’ & ‘Idol’ Snubbed
Nominations for a 64th Emmys were announced today, and conspicuous among a prolonged list of nods for “Mad Men,” “Modern Family” and “American Horror Story” was a distinguished miss of nominations for “Glee,” “American Idol” and “The X Factor.” “The Voice” scored a tip nod, however, and “Smash” saw several nominations in a initial season.
It’s already been a severe year for “Glee,” and a blows usually keep on coming. On tip of a Fox comedy series’ descending ratings, this outlines a initial year given “Glee” initial aired that it has not been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series during a Emmys. In fact, in comparison to a show’s 19 nominations in 2010 and 12 nominations in 2011, “Glee” perceived usually 3 this year. In 2010, a uncover took home 4 trophies, and in 2011, it won two.
This year, “Glee” sees nominations for Outstanding Cinematography and Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series, and Dot Marie Jones (Coach Beiste) is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, for a second year in a row.
Also lacking in nominations are Fox’s existence singing foe shows, “American Idol” and “X Factor.” While a former warranted 3 nominations — for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special, and Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program (Ryan Seacrest) — a initial deteriorate of “X Factor” was not nominated during all.
NBC, meanwhile, saw success with a singing competition, “The Voice,” that perceived a curtsy for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, along with nominations for art direction, hairstyling, and lighting.
The network’s new Broadway-inspired “Smash” garnered 4 nominations for a initial season, including Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Music Composition for a Series, Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Uma Thurman’s opening as Rebecca Duvall.
Among a other nominations were She Him singer/actress Zooey Deschanel (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – “New Girl”), Tony Bennett’s “Duets II” PBS Special (Outstanding Variety Special), Lionel Richie’s AMC-presented unison special (Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special), and a Grammy Awards (Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special).
“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy saw a overwhelming series of nominations for his other show, “American Horror Story,” that front on FX and scored 17 nods for a initial season, competing as a miniseries. After a announcement, Murphy sounded a certain note on his churned day.
“You can’t be vehement about a ones that we get and afterwards spin around and say, ‘But what about what we didn’t get?’ we select to demeanour during a potion as half full,” Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter, adding, “I have zero bad to contend about anything; we usually feel beholden for what we got and happy for Dot.”
The 2012 Emmys, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, atmosphere Sunday, Sept. 23 during 7 p.m. ET on ABC. For a full list of nominees, revisit THR.com.