Emmys 2013 Nominations: Biggest Snubs and Surprises

Among the nominations surprises and snubs, Netflix has officially arrived as an original TV content provider, and the Emmys have a lot of love for soapy dramas and their lead actresses, but in more than one surprising snub, last year's Emmy winners were not a sure thing to get even a nomination this time around. Check out the list of nominees. — Kimberly Potts, Yahoo! TV

"The Cohabitation Formulation" -- Wolowitz contemplates taking things with Bernadette to the next level, while Leonard rekindles his relationship with Raj's sister - leading Penny's (Kaley Cuoco, left) self-declared BFF Amy (Mayim Bialik, right) to offer unsolicited emotional support, on THE BIG BANG THEORY.
Kaley Cuoco and Mayim Bialik - The Big Bang Theory
"The Cohabitation Formulation" -- Wolowitz contemplates taking things with Bernadette to the next level, while Leonard rekindles his relationship with Raj's sister - leading Penny's (Kaley Cuoco, left) self-declared BFF Amy (Mayim Bialik, right) to offer unsolicited emotional support, on THE BIG BANG THEORY.
HOUSE OF CARDS, l-r: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly in Chapter 8 (Season 1, Episode 8, aired April 11, 2013), 2013-, ph: Patrick Harbron/©Netflix/courtesy Everett Collection
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright - House of Cards
HOUSE OF CARDS, l-r: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly in Chapter 8 (Season 1, Episode 8, aired April 11, 2013), 2013-, ph: Patrick Harbron/©Netflix/courtesy Everett Collection
(L-R) Lori Grimes (Sarah Wayne Callies); Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs); Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus); Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride); T-Dog (Robert 'IronE' Singleton); Beth Greene (Emily Kinney); Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson); Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln); Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan); Glenn (Steven Yeun); The Governor (David Morrissey); Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Andrea (Laurie Holden) - The Walking Dead - Season 3 - Full cast photo - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC
The Walking Dead
(L-R) Lori Grimes (Sarah Wayne Callies); Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs); Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus); Carol (Melissa Suzanne McBride); T-Dog (Robert 'IronE' Singleton); Beth Greene (Emily Kinney); Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson); Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln); Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan); Glenn (Steven Yeun); The Governor (David Morrissey); Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Andrea (Laurie Holden) - The Walking Dead - Season 3 - Full cast photo - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels/AMC
SCANDAL - "Truth or Consequences" - After discovering the truth about the rigged White House election, the "Gladiators in Suits" realize that a quickly unraveling Olivia may not always wear the white hat. Meanwhile, Mellie is forced to take extreme measures to try and reel Fitz in, on ABC's "Scandal" on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/DANNY FELD) KERRY WASHINGTON
Kerry Washington, "Scandal"
SCANDAL - "Truth or Consequences" - After discovering the truth about the rigged White House election, the "Gladiators in Suits" realize that a quickly unraveling Olivia may not always wear the white hat. Meanwhile, Mellie is forced to take extreme measures to try and reel Fitz in, on ABC's "Scandal" on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/DANNY FELD) KERRY WASHINGTON
Willie, Korie, Miss Kay, Jase, Phil & Si Robertson of the A&E series "Duck Dynasty."
Duck Dynasty
Willie, Korie, Miss Kay, Jase, Phil & Si Robertson of the A&E series "Duck Dynasty."
"Cows, Prepare to be Tipped" -- Walden dates a hot 22-year-old woman, Stacey (Hilary Duff), but finds himself more attracted to her worldly grandmother, Linda (Marilu Henner). Meanwhile, Alan and Jake go on a father-son bonding trip, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"
"Cows, Prepare to be Tipped" -- Walden dates a hot 22-year-old woman, Stacey (Hilary Duff), but finds himself more attracted to her worldly grandmother, Linda (Marilu Henner). Meanwhile, Alan and Jake go on a father-son bonding trip, on TWO AND A HALF MEN, on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Alan Harper (Jon Cryer) (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
"There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight" - Rayna finds comfort in the arms of an old friend after revealing to Daphne and Maddie her plans to divorce. Juliette is invigorated by the response to her new sound and takes steps to reinvent herself -- against the guidance of her management. Things are looking up for Scarlett and Gunnar when Rayna makes an offer to sign them to her label. While their hard work begins to show signs of success, Avery struggles to find his old sound and is forced to consider an attractive offer, on "Nashville."
Connie Britton, "Nashville"
"There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight" - Rayna finds comfort in the arms of an old friend after revealing to Daphne and Maddie her plans to divorce. Juliette is invigorated by the response to her new sound and takes steps to reinvent herself -- against the guidance of her management. Things are looking up for Scarlett and Gunnar when Rayna makes an offer to sign them to her label. While their hard work begins to show signs of success, Avery struggles to find his old sound and is forced to consider an attractive offer, on "Nashville."
NEW GIRL: Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is shocked by a special request from Schmidt in the all-new Season Two "Re-launch" episode of NEW GIRL on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Adam Taylor/FOX
Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
NEW GIRL: Jess (Zooey Deschanel) is shocked by a special request from Schmidt in the all-new Season Two "Re-launch" episode of NEW GIRL on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Adam Taylor/FOX
<b>Bob Black (Scott Bakula)</b><br><br>In the "Candelabra" book and movie, Black is the mutual friend who introduces Liberace to Thorson backstage at one of Liberace's Vegas shows. In Pyron's book, Black is identified as <b>Robert Street</b>, who, according to IMDB.com, was an uncredited choreographer in "Valley of the Dolls" and dancer in "Around the World in 80 Days" and "Stars and Stripes Forever." In Thorson's book, he wrote that he and "Black" remained friends after the Thorson-Liberace breakup. Street died of cancer in 2003.
Bob Black (Scott Bakula)
Bob Black (Scott Bakula)

In the "Candelabra" book and movie, Black is the mutual friend who introduces Liberace to Thorson backstage at one of Liberace's Vegas shows. In Pyron's book, Black is identified as Robert Street, who, according to IMDB.com, was an uncredited choreographer in "Valley of the Dolls" and dancer in "Around the World in 80 Days" and "Stars and Stripes Forever." In Thorson's book, he wrote that he and "Black" remained friends after the Thorson-Liberace breakup. Street died of cancer in 2003.
MODERN FAMILY - ABC's "Modern Family" stars Eric Stonestreet as Cameron. (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
MODERN FAMILY - ABC's "Modern Family" stars Eric Stonestreet as Cameron. (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)
Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in A&amp;E's "Bates Motel." Photo by Joe Lederer
Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel"
Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in A&E's "Bates Motel." Photo by Joe Lederer
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in Dexter (Season 7) - Photo: Robert Sebree/SHOWTIME
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in Dexter (Season 7) - Photo: Robert Sebree/SHOWTIME
Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
&lt;b&gt;SNUB: "Sons of Anarchy" and "Justified"&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br&gt;<br>We know Emmy voters get FX, since "American Horror Story: Asylum" is this year's most-nominated show &hellip; so how to explain the snubbing of "Sons of Anarchy" and "Justified," two of the finest dramas on cable? "SOA's" rich fifth season was deserving of series and individual nods, from leads Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal to supporting cast Ron Perlman, Kim Coates, Maggie Siff, and Jimmy Smits, and guest star Harold Perrineau. Ditto the fourth season of "Justified," which deserves nominations for writing (best dialogue on TV), lead and supporting actor (Timothy Olyphant and Walt Goggins have the best frienemy bromance in primetime), and guest stars, which, this season, included Jim Beaver as the central figure in the Drew Thompson mystery and scene-stealing turns from Patton Oswalt, Ron Eldard, and Mike O'Malley. Oh, and Walt Goggins' guest star performance as Venus Van Damme on "SOA" &hellip; another sad snub.
Sons of Anarchy and Justified
<b>SNUB: "Sons of Anarchy" and "Justified"</b><br>
We know Emmy voters get FX, since "American Horror Story: Asylum" is this year's most-nominated show … so how to explain the snubbing of "Sons of Anarchy" and "Justified," two of the finest dramas on cable? "SOA's" rich fifth season was deserving of series and individual nods, from leads Charlie Hunnam and Katey Sagal to supporting cast Ron Perlman, Kim Coates, Maggie Siff, and Jimmy Smits, and guest star Harold Perrineau. Ditto the fourth season of "Justified," which deserves nominations for writing (best dialogue on TV), lead and supporting actor (Timothy Olyphant and Walt Goggins have the best frienemy bromance in primetime), and guest stars, which, this season, included Jim Beaver as the central figure in the Drew Thompson mystery and scene-stealing turns from Patton Oswalt, Ron Eldard, and Mike O'Malley. Oh, and Walt Goggins' guest star performance as Venus Van Damme on "SOA" … another sad snub.
Matt LeBlanc as himself in "Episodes"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"
Matt LeBlanc as himself in "Episodes"
Christine Shields Markoski, has her torch snuffed out by Jeff Probst, during the second episode, of SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
Survivor and Jeff Probst
Christine Shields Markoski, has her torch snuffed out by Jeff Probst, during the second episode, of SURVIVOR: SOUTH PACIFIC on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
BOARDWALK EMPIRE episode 25 (season 3, episode 1): Steve Buscemi.
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
BOARDWALK EMPIRE episode 25 (season 3, episode 1): Steve Buscemi.
The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. With the return of its all-star cast plus guest star Academy Award&reg;-winner Shirley MacLaine, Downton Abbey, Season 3 airs over seven Sundays on PBS beginning on January 6, 2013. Shown: Shirley MacLaine as Martha Levinson &copy; Carnival Film &amp; Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE
Shirley MacLaine, "Downton Abbey"
The Great War is over and a long-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues, and personal crises grip the majestic English country estate for a third thrilling season. With the return of its all-star cast plus guest star Academy Award®-winner Shirley MacLaine, Downton Abbey, Season 3 airs over seven Sundays on PBS beginning on January 6, 2013. Shown: Shirley MacLaine as Martha Levinson © Carnival Film & Television Limited 2012 for MASTERPIECE
"Orphan Black"
Orphan Black
"Orphan Black"
"Because You're My Sister" Episode 415 -- Pictured: (l-r) Peter Krause as Adam Braverman, Monica Potter as Kristina Braverman -- (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)
Monica Potter, "Parenthood"
"Because You're My Sister" Episode 415 -- Pictured: (l-r) Peter Krause as Adam Braverman, Monica Potter as Kristina Braverman -- (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)

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