New kids on the block weren't all the rage -- or the new black -- when nominations for the
were announced Wednesday morning.
For a year brimming with new quality TV, particularly on the drama side, newcomers were shut out. The likes of "Masters of Sex," "The Americans,"
Instead, familiar players (with just as great of a buzz) such as
That's not to say old chums on the awards block can rest on their laurels. "Mad Men," for the first time in its history, was left out of the running--not even Jon Hamm could scrounge up an acting lead. And "The Good Wife," after generating a lot of chatter with its all-cylinders season, didn't get recognized. Nor did "Girls," causing a bit of a breakoff just as it was steadily building its awards prestige.
A show running around with an asterisk--is it old or is it new?--is "