No love for The Wire:2007 Emmy nominations

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I had hope, I really thought this would be the year.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 2007 Emmy Awards.

HBO’s The Wire garnered not a single nomination.

Showtime’s Dexter faired slightly better in that is was rewarded with three nominations for main title design, title theme music, and editing.

WTF?

I don’t want to knock those that were nominated, but we are seeing the same old folks and the same old shows nominated each year. While some of them are certainly deserving, some have seen their peak come and go, and are a mere sliver of what they once were.

It would be nice to see the lesser known shows that are responsible for some of the best work on television today rewarded instead of those have a bigger name.

For The Wire and Dexter to be snubbed is an absolute crime.

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Emmy Nominees:
COMEDY SERIES
“Entourage, HBO, Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
“The Office, NBC, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille, LLC, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
“30 Rock, NBC, Broadway Video, Little Stranger, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
“Two And A Half Men, CBS, Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television
“Ugly Betty,” ABC, ABC Studios

DRAMA SERIES
“Boston Legal,” ABC, David E. Kelley Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
“Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, ABC Studios
“Heroes,” NBC, Tailwind Productions in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
“House,” Fox • Heel and Toe Productions, Shore Z Productions, Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
“The Sopranos,” HBO, Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment

MINISERIES
“Broken Trail,” AMC, Once Upon a Time Films in association with Butcher’s Run Films
”Prime Suspect: The Final Act” (Masterpiece Theatre), PBS, ITV Productions and WGBH Boston co-production
”The Starter Wife,” USA,Hay Pop Pty Limited in association with McGibbon/Parriott Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, for NBC Universal Television Studio

MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
“Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee,”HBO, Wolf Film/Traveler’s Rest Film in association with HBO Films
“Inside The Twin Towers,” Discovery Channel, A Dangerous Films Productions for BBC / RTL / France 2 and Discovery Channel in association with Blakeway Productions
“Longford,” HBO • A Granada Production in association with Channel 4 and HBO Films
“The Ron Clark Story,” TNT, Granada America and MAGNA Global Entertainment
“Why I Wore Lipstick To My Mastectomy,” Lifetime, Produced by Grossbart Kent for Lifetime Television

REALITY
“Antiques Roadshow,” PBS, WGBH Educational Foundation
“Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan,” National Geographic, Produced by MPH Entertainment, Inc. in association with Emery/Sumner Productions for the National Geographic Channel
“Extreme Makeover Home Edition,” ABC, Endemol USA
“Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List,” Bravo, Picture This Television, Bravo
“Penn & Teller: Bullshit!,” Showtime, Showtime Presents in association with Penn & Teller, A Division of Buggs and Rudy Discount Corporation, Star Price Productions, The Wolper Organization

REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM
“American Idol,” Fox, FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
“Dancing With The Stars,” ABC, BBC Worldwide Productions, LLC
“Project Runway,” Bravo, Magical Elves for The Weinstein Company/Miramax, Full Picture, Bravo
“Top Chef,” Bravo, Magical Elves, Bravo

ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Tony Shalhoub, “Monk”
Charlie Sheen, “Two and a Half Men”
Ricky Gervais, “Extras”

ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Hugh Laurie, “House”
James Gandolfini, “The Sopranos”
Kiefer Sutherland, “24”
Denis Leary, “Rescue Me”
James Spader, “Boston Legal”

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Robert Duvall as Prentice “Print” Ritter, “Broken Trail,” AMC, Once Upon a Time Films in association with Butcher’s Run Films
Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone, “Jesse Stone: Sea Change,” CBS, TWS Productions II and Brandman Productions, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television
Jim Broadbent as Lord Longford, “Longford,” HBO, A Granada Production in association with Channel 4 and HBO Films
William H. Macy as Clyde Umney & Sam Landry, “Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King – Umney’s Last Case,” TNT • Ostar Productions
Matthew Perry as Ron Clark, “The Ron Clark Story,” TNT, Granada America and MAGNA Global Entertainment

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “The New Adventures of Old Christine”
Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds”
Felicity Huffman, “Desperate Housewives”

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Edie Falco, “The Sopranos”
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”
Sally Field, “Brothers and Sisters”
Minnie Driver, “The Riches”
Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU”

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Queen Latifah as Ana, “Life Support,” HBO, Foxx/King Entertainment, Flavor Unit Films, Urban Romances and Shelby Stone Productions in association with HBO Films
Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison, “Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre),” PBS, ITV Productions and WGBH Boston co-production
Mary-Louise Parker as Zenia Arden, “The Robber Bride,” Oxygen, Working Title TV and Shaftesbury Films
Debra Messing as Molly Kagan, “The Starter Wife,” USA. Hay Pop Pty Limited in association with McGibbon/Parriott Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, for NBC Universal Television Studio
Gena Rowlands as Melissa Eisenbloom, “What If God Were The Sun,” Lifetime, By Fox Television Studios, JECO Productions and Old Beantown Films for Lifetime Television

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama, “Entourage,” HBO, Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold, “Entourage,” HBO, Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson, “How I Met Your Mother,” CBS, Twentieth Century Fox
Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, “The Office,” NBC, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille, LLC, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper, “Two And A Half Men,” CBS, Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
William Shatner as Denny Crane, “Boston Legal,” ABC, David E. Kelley Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
T.R. Knight as George, “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, ABC Studios
Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura, “Heroes,” NBC, Tailwind Productions in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Michael Emerson as Ben, “Lost,” ABC, ABC Studios
Terry O’Quinn as John Locke, “Lost,” ABC, ABC Studios

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Thomas Haden Church as Tom Harte, “Broken Trail,” AMC, Once Upon a Time Films in association with Butcher’s Run Films
August Schellenberg as Sitting Bull, “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee,” HBO, Wolf Film/Traveler’s Rest Film in association with HBO Films
Aidan Quinn as Senator Dawes, “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee,” HBO, Wolf Film/Traveler’s Rest Film in association with HBO Films
Edward Asner as Luke Spelman, “The Christmas Card,” Hallmark, RHI Entertainment presents an Alpine Medien Production in association with Larry Levinson Productions
Joe Mantegna as Lou Manahan, “The Starter Wife,” USA, Hay Pop Pty Limited in association with McGibbon/Parriott Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, for NBC Universal Television Studio

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jaime Pressly as Joy Turner. “My Name Is Earl,” NBC, Amigos de Garcia Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Jenna Fischer as Pam Beesly. “The Office,” NBC, Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille, LLC, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper. “Two And A Half Men,” CBS, Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television
Conchata Ferrell as Berta. “Two And A Half Men,” CBS, Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television
Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater. “Ugly Betty,” ABC, ABC Studios
Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes, “Weeds,” Showtime. Showtime Presents in association with Lions Gate Television and Tilted Productions

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Rachel Griffiths as Sarah Whedon, “Brothers & Sisters,” ABC, ABC Studios
Katherine Heigl as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens, “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, ABC Studios
Chandra Wilson as Dr. Bailey, “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, ABC Studios
Sandra Oh as Cristina Yang, “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, ABC Studios,
Aida Turturro as Janice Soprano, “The Sopranos,” HBO, Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Lorraine Bracco as Dr. Jennifer Melfi, “The Sopranos,” HBO, Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Greta Scacchi as Nola Johns, “Broken Trail,” AMC, Once Upon a Time Films in association with Butcher’s Run Films
Anna Paquin as Elaine Goodale, “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee,” HBO, Wolf Film/Traveler’s Rest Film in association with HBO Films
Samantha Morton as Myra Hindley, “Longford,” HBO, A Granada Production in association with Channel 4 and HBO Films
Judy Davis as Joan McAllister, “The Starter Wife,” USA, Hay Pop Pty Limited in association with McGibbon/Parriott Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, for NBC Universal Television Studio
Toni Collette as Kathy Graham, “Tsunami, The Aftermath,” HBO, A Kudos Film and Television Production in association with the BBC and HBO Films

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Martin Landau as Bob Ryan, “Entourage,” HBO, Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Sir Ian McKellen as Himself, “Extras, HBO, BBC and HBO Entertainment
Stanley Tucci as David Ruskin, “Monk, “USA, NBC Universal Television Studio in association with Mandeville Films and Touchstone
Giovanni Ribisi as Ralph Mariano, “My Name Is Earl,” NBC, Amigos de Garcia Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Beau Bridges as Carl Hickey, “My Name is Earl,” NBC, Amigos de Garcia Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Christian Clemenson as Jerry “Hands” Espenson, “Boston Legal,” ABC, David E. Kelley Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Forest Whitaker as Curtis Ames, “ER, NBC, Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television
David Morse as Michael Tritter, “House, Fox, Heel and Toe Productions, Shore Z Productions, Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Tim Daly as J.T. Dolan, “The Sopranos, HBO, Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
John Goodman as Judge Robert Bebe, “Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, NBC, Shoe Money Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television
Eli Wallach as Eli Weintraub, “Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, NBC, Shoe Money Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Dixie Carter as Gloria Hodge, “Desperate Housewives,” ABC, ABC Studios
Laurie Metcalf as Carolyn Bigsby, “Desperate Housewives,” ABC, ABC Studios
Elaine Stritch as Colleen Donaghy, “30 Rock,” NBC, Broadway Video, Little Stranger, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Judith Light as Claire Meade , “Ugly Betty,” ABC, ABC Studios
Salma Hayek as Sofia Reyes, “Ugly Betty,” ABC, ABC Studios

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kate Burton as Ellis Grey, “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, ABC Studios
Elizabeth Reaser as Jane Doe, “Grey’s Anatomy,” ABC, ABC Studios
Marcia Gay Harden as Star Morrison, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” NBC, A Wolf Films Production in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Leslie Caron as Lorraine Chalmers, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” NBC, A Wolf Films Production in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Jean Smart as Martha Logan, “24,” Fox, Imagine Television & 20th Century Fox Television in association with Realtime Productions

INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM
Ellen Degeneres, “79th Annual Academy Awards,” ABC, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Stephen Colbert, “The Colbert Report,” Comedy Central, Central Productions with Busboy Productions and Sparina Productions
Jon Stewart, “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” Comedy Central, Central Productions LLC and Hello Doggie, Inc.
David Letterman, “Late Show With David Letterman,” CBS, Worldwide Pants, Inc.
Tony Bennett, “Tony Bennett: An American Classic,” NBC, RPM TV Productions, Inc.

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
“The Colbert Report,” Comedy Central, Central Productions with Busboy Productions and Sparina Productions
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,”Comedy Central, Central Productions LLC and Hello Doggie, Inc.
“Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” NBC, Conaco, Broadway Video, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
“Late Show With David Letterman,” CBS, Worldwide Pants, Inc.