Mad Men, The Film Experience's favorite show for five years running, and American Horror Story -- cheating with a "miniseries" categorization (like Downton Abbey in its debut year) -- led the nominations with 17 a piece.
The Emmys seem to be over genre shows... or perhaps American Horror Story and Game of Thrones hogged too much attention for the wealth to be spread. True Blood and Teen Wolf scored 0 nominations between them (and to think True Blood once was a nominee for "Best Drama Series") and The Walking Dead and Ocne Upon a Time scored only 3 nods apiece. Dexter somehow managed to keep Michael C Hall nominated for a really terrible season despite earning no other nominations.
- Boardwalk Empire (not my cuppa)
- Breaking Bad (the show I feel guiltiest about missing year after year)
- Downton Abbey (bliss. I'd be happy to see this win)
- Game of Thrones (wildly overrated)
- Homeland (so much better than I expected. a worthy nominee.)
- Mad Men (still the best show on television - my vote)
Snubbed Entirely and Not Just Here: REVENGE. How weird is that given the impact it made as a new show? It's the best nighttime soap since Dynasty. Respect!
- The Big Bang Theory (laugh track.noooooo)
- Curb Your Enthusiasm (still. really?)
- Girls (yay! so individualistic)
- Modern Family (still funny. but not as strong as parks & recreation)
- 30 Rock (still hilarious. but not as strong as parks & recreation)
- Veep (often funny. but not as strong as parks & recreation which also lampoons government)
Snubbed: You guessed it!
And the rest of the nominations play like those are the only 12 series the voters watch, if you ask me!