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Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Emmy nominations: Lea Michele, ‘The Walking Dead’ and other shows and actors that got snubbed


An Emmy statuette. (David McNew - GETTY IMAGES)
The nominations for this year’s Emmys are out and (surprise, surprise) AMC’s “Mad Men” is leading the pack with 19 nominations.

(Biggest drama/comedy snubs in history)

And for every unexpected, yet deserved nomination (Jen Chaney will have a rundown of those later ), there’s an equally shocking snub. Let’s take a look at some of the categories with the most glaring omissions.

You can air your grievances and chat about the other nominations with Lisa de Moraes over at the TV Column at 1:30 p.m. ET.

(See a full list of the nominees here.)

Drama Series

While AMC is doing very well with its 1960s drama, the network’s two new shows, “The Walking Dead” and “The Killing,” didn’t get a nod in this category.

HBO’s “Games of Thrones” was nominated for its first season, but David Simon’s “Treme” was once again shamefully shut out. It’s like “The Wire” all over again.

The category will also upset fans of “Fringe,” the much loved, but little watched Fox show.

Comedy Series

NBC’s Thursday lineup was well represented: “The Office,” “Park and Recreation” and “30 Rock” are all nominated. But I’m sure there are “Community” fans out there who believe the show was more deserving of a nod than “The Office” and “30 Rock,” as well as the other three nominees, “Glee,” “Modern Family” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

Actress in a Comedy Series

Three words: No Lea Michele. The “Glee” diva, who was nominated last year, only has one more season to get the award. She better get beltin’.

Supporting Actor in Comedy Series

Four out of the six nominations in their category went to the actors from “Modern Family,” with “Glee’s” Chris Colfer and Jon Cryer of “Two and A Half Men” as the others. One of those “Modern Family” nods should have gone to a fella from “Parks and Recreations.” Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman and Chris Pratt would have all been deserving of the award.

So TV fans, which actors and shows were snubbed in you opinion? Vote now:

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