Louis C.K. gets four Emmy noms; “Community” gets snubbed, and more

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This year’s Emmy Awards are loaded with a slew of quality comedy nominations. Outside of frequent nominees and winners such as The Office, The Daily Show and Saturday Night Live, many not-so-mainstream comedies are getting respect this year– most impressively Louis C.K. as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series playing the titular character in FX’s critically acclaimed Louie. The man also picked up two nominations for his televised stand-up comedy concert, Hilarious. And speaking of stand-up noms, veteran comedian Colin Quinn picked up one for Long Story Short, his one-man show that went from Broadway to HBO.

Accompanying C.K. in the television lead actor category is Steve Carell for his incredible final season’s portrayal of Michael Scott, Dunder Mifflin Scranton’s bumbling boss. All of Comedy Central’s late night line up were nominated for Outstanding Variety Series and Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music or Comedy Series which is nothing surprising considering it is one of the most acclaimed late night blocks on television today.

One of the major disappointments is a lack of nominations for Dan Harmon’s brilliant second season of Community. I scoured the list four or five times believing I had just missed a nod for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series for Community‘s final two-part episode which was arguably the best hour of television ever to air (take that, LOST fans!)

A complete list of comedy nominations is below.

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Office
Glee
Modern Family
Parks & Recreation

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report
Conan
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Real Time with Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K, Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two And A Half Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, SNL
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

Episodes, “Episode 107 ”
Louie, “Poker/Divorce”
Modern Family, “Caught In The Act”
The Office, “Good-Bye Michael”
30 Rock, “Reaganing ”

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report
Conan
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Saturday Night Live

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