A bad moon rose on the Emmy hopes of
, the female breakout star of
struck a sour note,
's top motorcycle mama ran out of gas, and
couldn't close a nomination after last year's victory.
Several of TV's most high-profile series and performers were snubbed in various marquee categories in the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, prompting responses ranging from graceful to incredulous.
's vampire fantasia, "True Blood," both among cable's most popular series, failed to score a nomination for outstanding drama series. The lead performers on those shows, including Oscar winner
of "True Blood," were shut out in the acting categories.
"Glee" scored five nominations in the acting categories, including supporting actress
, who was nominated last year, is not in the running in the lead actress in a
, who finally scored an Emmy for lead actress in a drama last year for "The Closer" after being nominated four previous years, failed to nab a nomination in the
drama's penultimate season.
Sedgwick tweeted a reaction to the snub while praising costar
's nomination as guest actress in a drama series for her role as Capt. Sharon Raydor: "I was disappointed this morning for sure, I had a premonition all night about it. But SO happy for sweet Mary!!"
Kurt Sutter, creator of FX's highly rated outlaw-biker drama
correctly predicted that the show would not receive any nominations. On the eve of the announcement he tweeted that the series would be shut out: "Too dirty, too bloody, too pulpy."
Still, he unleashed a stream of profane, pointed but humorous tweets after the Emmy announcement. In one, he wrote, "…not saying we deserve any Emmys. Just like to be included."
Also left out of the outstanding drama category was
's highly touted
starring Oscar winner