"Mad Men" Gets 16 Emmy Nominations; But Somehow, Not January Jones

by thelostboy
July 16, 2009 1:45 AM
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You can read the whole emmy nomination list here, and I'll refrain from some long winded rant about the few unexpected good things ("Flight of the Conchords" & "Breaking Bad" love; Jeremy Piven & "Two and a Half Men" snubs; "Mad Men"'s near sweep of the writing category, Sarah Silverman, Aaron Paul, Tracy Morgan & Kristin Wiig's nods), to the many somewhat expected bad things ("Friday Night Lights" and "The Shield" basically no major nods (though "FNL"'s best casting nomination is very well deserved); the snubs of Allison Pill, Christina Hendricks, Mary McDonnell, Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler, among many, many others; and I mostly love "30 Rock".. but 22 nominations!? It was a fairly uneven season). But let me just focus in on one ridiculous, unfortunate occurrence in this morning's nominations:

Where the fuck was January Jones? Did these voters actually watch "Mad Men"? Anyone that could honestly suggest Mariska Hargitay or even Jones' "Mad" co-star Elisabeth Moss (at least in lead.. Moss was not around as much in season 2) deserves a nomination over Jones is out of their mind. At least you're in good company, J.J.... Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lauren Graham and you should start a club.


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5 Comments

  • jen | July 25, 2009 12:10 PMReply

    I totally agree. JJ is an amazing actress. I am pissed off she didn't get nominated.WTF!?! Someone was obviously smoking crack when they counted the votes-I demand a recount~

  • jill | July 21, 2009 4:23 AMReply

    I agree ~ I was spellbound by her in Mad Men this past season. Ah well, hopefully, SHE knows she rocks!

  • Josh | July 17, 2009 3:14 AMReply

    I completely agree.

  • Mike | July 16, 2009 2:32 AMReply

    I'm happy for all the Grey Gardens love. And Jane Krakowski did get a nom.

  • Jaime | July 16, 2009 1:09 AMReply

    I love January Jones, but I have to disagree with you here -- Elizabeth Moss is the heart and soul of the show, and she does a damn good job at it. Her speech to Pete in the finale was one of the best acted scenes in the entire season.

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