Presenting: The All-Snubbed Team

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It's almost Emmy Awards week, which is great, except that perhaps the four best shows all year — Friday Night Lights, Battlestar Galactica, The Wire and The Shield — accumulated a meager six nominations... total.

To correct this injustice, Entertainment Weekly presents The Gluttys, given to the most egregious Emmy snubs of the year. Let's take a look...

Best Series, Drama
The nominees: Battlestar Galactica, Friday Night Lights, The Shield, The Wire.
And the Glutty goes to... The Wire! It wasn't just the best drama of the year, it was perhaps the best drama of any year. An engrossing look at cops, crime, politics, and education, and how they intersect in ways we never imagined.

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts
Best Actor, Drama
The nominees: Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Eddie Izzard (The Riches), Ian McShane (Deadwood).
And the Glutty goes to... Kyle Chandler! Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose! Except, apparently, when it comes to the Emmys. Indeed, Kyle Chandler's snub is mind-boggling to many.

Best Actress, Drama
The nominees: Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Annabeth Gish (Brotherhood), Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica).
And the Glutty goes to... Annabeth Gish! As a cheating addict-politician's wife, Gish was last summer's biggest surprise. Well, second biggest, if you include Tuesday Night Book Club making it onto a network schedule.

Best Supporting Actor, Drama
The nominees: Jack Coleman (Heroes), Walton Goggins (The Shield), Gerald McRaney (Deadwood).
And the Glutty goes to... Walton Goggins! In a naked and raw performance (literally and figuratively), Goggins mesmerized as a cop haunted by his past.

Best Supporting Actress, Drama
The nominees: Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), CCH Pounder (The Shield), Sonja Sohn (The Wire).
And the Glutty goes to... Elizabeth Mitchell! Katherine Heigl over her? Really? As fertility doctor Juliet, Mitchell was savvy, intelligent and complex — all the things that Emmy succeeds so well in overlooking.

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What a shame that Kevin Connolly was not nominated for an emmy! I think he plays Eric Murphy with such an understated manner, that he goes unnoticed in a crowd of comics. He is the straight man to Kevin Dillon, Jeremy Piven, and Jerry Ferrara. Kevin Connolly is Bud Abbott. It takes a great straight man in comedy to make your co-stars look so great. I hope Kevin Connolly takes Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven's emmy nods, and Jeremy's win, as a sign of how successful he is at making these guys look great. Adrian Grenier is also overlooked, because people don't realize how brilliant he truly is.... he is nothing like the old Vince Chase- big spender, womanizing, looking for a good time. Adrian Grenier has a lot more substance than that, and it has started to show thru in Season 3B and 4 of Entourage. I love how Adrian Grenier is playing the media for all its worth with this hyped up Paris Hilton story. He is getting more and more fodder for his documentary every time someone posts a story or video about them. Can't wait until Season 5. Hope the boys get a chance as Season 4 emmys next year, because both Kevin Connolly and Adrian Grenier put in stellar performances in Season 4. Unfortunately, sometimes these guys were all the drama in the comedy. I wonder if that confuses the committee.


Walton Goggins should have been nominated for and gotten the Emmy for sure. Check out his new movie, Randy and the Mob - it's hysterical!


Friday Night Lights Quotes

Coach: You may never know how proud I am of you.
Vince: You changed my life Coach.

I could tell you this kid right here's got more heart than almost any person you know.

Buddy Garrity

Friday Night Lights Music

  Song Artist
Muzzle of bees Muzzle of Bees Wilco iTunes
Song Evergreen The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Song Bang a Gong (Get it On) T. Rex