The 2012 Emmy nominations are out, and they're chock full of pretty excellent choices in the comedy world. Modern Family has a boatload of nominations, as usual, getting a nod for best comedy series, six different supporting actor/actress nominations, and a bunch of others. Some more surprising nominations include Community's first nomination, for Chris McKenna's writing of "Remedial Chaos Theory." Girls had a great showing, getting nominated for best comedy series as well as Lena Dunham getting nominations for acting, writing and directing. Louie got in there again with nominations for lead actor, writing and directing, and Louis CK's Live at the Beacon Theater got nominated for Outstanding Special [...]
Look, I don't know if precisely 83% of your favorite famous funny people will be on stage at the Comedy Awards. But really, it seems accurate enough when you see this list of people who will be participating: Chris Rock, Will Arnett, Tracy Morgan, Maya Rudolph, Adam Scott, Jon Stewart, Hannibal Buress, Ty Burrell, Louis C.K, Chevy Chase, Paul Feig, Tina Fey, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Annie Mumolo, Amber Nash, Jim O’Heir, Chris Parnell, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, The Gregory Brothers, Aisha Tyler and Kristen Wiig. Also, more people will be announced later this week, potentially getting that figure up to like 87%.
Producer/haircut Brian Grazer has stepped in to replace bearded bro-child Brett Ratner as producer of the Oscars. Ratner had stepped down from the job after speaking the way he normally speaks to friends about gay people and women, but this time did it in front of cameras and microphones. Duh, Brett! That's basic PR stuff: always pretend to not be as gross as you are when microphones are around.
Yesterday, Eddie Murphy also dropped out of hosting the awards, although Grazer is reportedly trying hard to get him back on board. Ratner directed Murphy in Tower Heist, a movie Grazer produced. Whatever happens, we've just [...]
Amy Poehler sums up Nick Offerman's Emmy snub nicely: "It's a hot load of bullshit that he didn't get a nomination, and you can quote me on that."
The Emmy nominations have been announced, and you can finally rest easy: Matt LeBlanc got the nom for Outstanding Lead Actor. Oh, also Louis C.K., if you were interested. Emmy presenter Melissa McCarthy was also nominated for her sitcom Mike & Molly, which resulted in a lot of flustered, charming laughter during the telecast. We'd also like to give a special Emmy shout-out to Spitsider's very own contributor Sarah Schneider, for her nomination as part of SNL's writing staff in the category of Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series. Because this is how Splitsider gets it done. Check out the nominees…after the jump!