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Eye on Emmy: Key Art Unveiled — Who Do You Want to See Score a Nod on Thursday?

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Emmy nominations are less than 48 hours away, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is revving up the buzz machine by releasing the official key art for the Sept. 23 ceremony.

And we are embedding the poster below largely for two reasons — to remind you to set your alarms for 8:30 am/EST Thursday, and to solicit your last minute dream nods.

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So view the artwork below and then hit the comments with an answer to this question: If you could pick one show or performer you’d like to see recognized on Thursday, who (or what) would it be?

Ready, set, go.



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  • Nick Offerman

    Comment by Pat – July 17, 2012 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Parks and Rec FTW!

      Comment by Allison Weaver (@SpiffyPop) – July 17, 2012 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It will be a crime if he does not score a nomination. It will be an even bigger crime if Parks & Rec does not score a nod as well.

      Comment by Ava – July 17, 2012 12:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Unfortunately he won’t get nominated. He has been doing a great job playing Ron Swanson for a few years now and if the academy didn’t recognize him last year or the year before that, it won’t recognize him now.

        Comment by Aljosa – July 17, 2012 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Don’t be so sure about that. The Gold Derby site has him at 20 to 1 odds of winning right now and he’s predicted to be in the 5th slot after the Modern Family guys. Max Greenfield is showing in the 6th slot at 25/1 odds, and all other nominees are at 100 to 1. Sorry, numbers geek right here.

          Comment by Britta Unfiltered – July 17, 2012 05:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nick AND Amy. PULEASE.

      Comment by rachelleet – July 17, 2012 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nick Offerman. He’s way past due! And P&R should win for Best Comedy

      Comment by Melanie – July 17, 2012 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES! Nick and Amy. those are the 2 most important to me. although a nomination for Community is high up on that list as well.

      Comment by noa – July 18, 2012 05:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ELLEN POMPEO.

    Comment by EllenFTW – July 17, 2012 10:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ellen has been deserving an Emmy nod since the season 6 finale. She has been on fire and keeps getting better. Having said that, I feel like the actress most deserving of Emmy recognition for season 8 would have to be Sandra Oh. That woman…there are no words. And from another Shondaland show: Kadee Strickland and Caterina Scorsone. How Kadee didn’t get nominated last year is a mystery to me and an utter disgrace to the Emmys and Caterina – once again – was on fire this season. Unfortunately, the Emmys seemed to lose interest in Shondaland after the second season of “Grey’s Anatomy.”

      Comment by Ryan – July 17, 2012 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Caterina Scorcone most definitely deserves one for her entire intervention/baby arc on Private Practice last season. Her acting and all her scenes with Addison were phenomenal. And I’m shocked that Ellen Pompeo has never received an Emmy nod. I mean she’s been leading a show for 8 friggin years and not one nomination from them to acknowledge her amazing work. I swear sometimes the people who chose the Emmy nominations really piss me off. So many great actors just keep getting passed by and the same actors are allowed to compete every year for many years. even if they don’t win. They need to start giving other actors a chance.

        Comment by A – July 17, 2012 11:17 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yeah, the whole drug addiction plot was really well acted. And KaDee Strickland was even better the previous season with the rape storyline. But the thing is the performances are much bigger than the show itself.

          Comment by Me34 – July 17, 2012 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Not just the drug addiction but the pregnancy! Caterina deserves an Emmy nom for the finale alone (and the intervention episode, of course). I agree that KaDee really should’ve been nominated last year but she did great work this year, too. Her scenes with Mason and Erica were gut-wrenching.

            Comment by Ryan – July 17, 2012 12:38 PM PDT  
    • I support this one.

      Comment by Me34 – July 17, 2012 11:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with this one.

      Comment by Me34 – July 17, 2012 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Noble!

    Comment by hershey – July 17, 2012 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • John Noble deserves this more than anyone. The man has not only played one character beautifully but two diverse characters and he makes it look easy.

      Comment by Joel – July 17, 2012 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I support this.

      Comment by Me34 – July 17, 2012 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He won’t get nominated, unfortunately.

      Comment by Aljosa – July 17, 2012 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Naya Rivera…enough said…

    Comment by Pam – July 17, 2012 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • She definitely won’t get it, but I support this.

      Comment by Me34 – July 17, 2012 11:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i honestly would love that — she was simply amazing this year.

      Comment by kim – July 17, 2012 08:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Of all the Glee cast I think Naya and Lauren Potter have the best shots – which, admittedly, are thin.

      Comment by Katy – July 17, 2012 09:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community…mostly Gillian Jacobs or Jim Rash

    Comment by Chris – July 17, 2012 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES. Let’s get “Community” some proper nods (and, when the awards air in September, some wins)! Rooting for them.

      Comment by Angela – July 17, 2012 12:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks & Recreation deserves every comedy award imaginable.

    Comment by August – July 17, 2012 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Alison Brie (Community)
    John Noble (Fringe)
    Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings)
    Lena Dunham (Girls)

    Comment by davey – July 17, 2012 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think Lena is the only one who could get nominated

      Comment by Aljosa – July 17, 2012 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla.

    Comment by Mary – July 17, 2012 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Naya Rivera. It’s a shame she was let down by the material she was given.

    Comment by Xe – July 17, 2012 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Stana Katic and Kim Raver would be a dream, but probably not going to happen. Lena Headey has a good chance of getting nominated though, I think :)

    Comment by Emma – July 17, 2012 10:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lena Heady’ Cersei improved so much in season 2. Much much better (never would imagine I’d be supporting her for a nomination comparing it to how much material had in season 1, but not enough performance quality). I agree with this one.

      Comment by Me34 – July 17, 2012 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SANDRA OH!!

    Comment by Anonymouse1013 – July 17, 2012 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Breaking Bad.

    Comment by Alice Zelichonok – July 17, 2012 10:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It’ll have a lot for sure (Giancarlo Esposito is a lock and a possible winner and Anna Gunn will probably join), but agree with this.

      Comment by Me34 – July 17, 2012 12:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I don’t see how giancarlo wins — he just doesn’t have that emmy episode — if anyone it will be Aaron Paul — but if Josh Charles gets nominated for the good wife and submits Another Ham Sandwich — watch out.

        Comment by kim – July 17, 2012 08:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris colfer

    Comment by T.Mehari (@tgmehari) – July 17, 2012 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love Chris Colfer, but I don’t think the material was there for him this year. And let’s face it, if there are 5 nominations it’s basically everyone not from Modern Family is competing for that last slot. : /

      Comment by Katy – July 17, 2012 09:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anjelica Huston in Outstanding Supporting Actress on a Drama Series for her work on Smash.

    Comment by whisperintherain – July 17, 2012 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Noble (Fringe)

    Comment by Nicolas – July 17, 2012 10:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Would LOVE to see Courteney Cox finally get a nomination!

    Comment by K – July 17, 2012 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Amy Poehler

    Comment by mawhi – July 17, 2012 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Madeleine Stowe!

    Comment by Matt – July 17, 2012 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks and Rec! or Fringe…or Sherlock

    Comment by phalettiaphotography – July 17, 2012 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic. BEAT THE ODDS! Probably the must deserved and put off :) Give Castle some credit!

    Comment by Alyssa – July 17, 2012 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally agree they deserve it!!

      Comment by Mary – July 17, 2012 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Timothy Olyphant

    Comment by V – July 17, 2012 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d kill for Madeleine Stowe to get a nomination for “Revenge.” One of the best actresses on television. Period.

    Comment by Ryan – July 17, 2012 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • John Noble

    Comment by Regal – July 17, 2012 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Laura Linney

    Comment by V – July 17, 2012 10:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Matt Le Blanc

    Comment by V – July 17, 2012 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He’s unfortunately not eligible — showtime didn’t air new “episodes” during the eligibility period which makes no sense, he would have had a good chance of winning.

      Comment by sam – July 17, 2012 08:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Eden Sheer form “The Middle” she’s amazing!!!
    “Happy Endings” for Comedy Series

    Comment by Eric – July 17, 2012 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, Eden is underappreciated for sure. It is the rare adolescent actor who can pull off comedy in quite the way she does on that show.

      Comment by Britta Unfiltered – July 17, 2012 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • most of the nominations will be deserved but i will FLIP if kathy bates and mariska hargitay are nominated again. a waste of 2 slots because, as talented as they are of course, kathy won’t win for harry’s law and marsika’s been nominated 500 times already.

    the underdogs i’m pulling for are the happy endings cast, kerry washington, and madeleine stowe! i hope max greenfield gets a nom also as he’s predicted to by many.

    and i REALLY hope american horror story and its awesome “weirdness” don’t get shut out. rooting for noms for connie, dennis o’hare, and frances conroy.

    Comment by Bee – July 17, 2012 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ed O’Neill

    Comment by V – July 17, 2012 10:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hope he wins. Last season was the best for his character… :)

      Comment by Me34 – July 17, 2012 12:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens – Justified

    Comment by V – July 17, 2012 10:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

    Comment by Kaitlin – July 17, 2012 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I second this! Fingers crossed this is FINALLY her year for a nod.

      Comment by Carmen – July 17, 2012 11:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Waiting here too.

      Comment by Me34 – July 17, 2012 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And Maggie Siff! Season 4 was her year. And Charlie was okay, too…

      Comment by Ryan – July 17, 2012 12:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THE MIDDLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PATRICIA HEATON and EDEN SHER PLEASE!!!!!

    Comment by Jorge Jose Herrera – July 17, 2012 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder – Justified

    Comment by V – July 17, 2012 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He is one of the most complicated and well-written characters on television and only Walton can bring him to life and make me root for Boyd. What talent he has.

      Comment by adlib19 – July 17, 2012 02:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Emmy Rossum for Shameless, phenomenal acting all season long.

    Comment by sweetD – July 17, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes! She is terrific and just throws herself out there.

      Comment by Britta Unfiltered – July 17, 2012 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m not one of those people who is obsessed with Community but Community deserves to win Best Comedy, or at least get nominated, the only show this year that can match the quality of Community is Parks and Rec. It is a fact that Jim Rash, Danny Pudi, and Donald Glover are better actors than any of the four guys on Modern Family, the only one who truly deserves a nomination is Ty Burrel. The three women from Community also deserve a nomination (I realize that none of them actually will get one). And if you don’t believe me watch an episode of Community.

    Also Nick Offerman better get a nomination.
    So should Jane Krakowski, Breaking Bad (and most of its cast), Christina Hendricks better win, Girls (and Lena Dunham), and also Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

    Comment by James – July 17, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would love to see Girls nominated for anything, and Max Greenfield for New Girl. And why has HIMYM never been nominated for Best Comedy? I know NPH has been nominated but I would love to see the show recognized.

    Comment by Karrah – July 17, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It was nominated. For its 4th season in 2009

      Comment by Doug – July 17, 2012 10:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I would love to see Stana Katic get nominated. Her acting on the season 4 finale was genius.

    Comment by May – July 17, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Benedict Cumberbatch/Sherlock/Martin Freeman.

    Comment by Templar – July 17, 2012 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, so very much with you on this!!!!!

      Comment by JP – July 17, 2012 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Jon Hamm, Edie Falco, Julianna Marguiles, Elizabeth Moss, Sandra Oh, Ty Burrell, Hugh Laurie,Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Comment by Krissy – July 17, 2012 10:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Parks and Recreation and cast, Community and cast, New Girl and cast, NOT Glee and NONE of its cast, The Good Wife and cast, Breaking Bad and cast, Revenge and/or cast, SYTYCD and Cat Deeley, Game of Thrones and cast, Homeland and cast, Sherlock and cast. Like especially Amy Poehler, Max Greenfield, Jim Rash, Danny Pudi, Allison Brie, Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Danes, Damien Lewis, Mandy Patinkin, Giancarlo Esposito, Peter Dinklage, Bryan Cranston, Aarol Paul, Madeleine Stowe, Gabriel Mann, EVERYONE I LOVE ESSENTIALLY AND SNUB GLEE.

    Comment by Sarah El – July 17, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Claire Danes, Damien Lewis, Mandy Potinkin – really must see those three get nominations, amazed to see it took till here for them to come up. I also support Benedict Cumberpatch, Amy Poehler, John Noble & Robert Carlisle

      Comment by ben – July 17, 2012 12:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy Endings, Adam Pally, Eliza Coupe, Casey Wilson, Damon Wayans Jr Revenge, Supernatural, Amy Poehler, True Blood, any of the men from Parks & Rec, Community, The Good Wife(and all of its many guest stars including Anna Camp and Carrie Preston), Once Upon a Time

    Comment by tvaddict – July 17, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And Timothy Olyphant

    Comment by Krissy – July 17, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Amy Poehler, Sandra Oh, Jane Krakowski, Parks and Rec, Amy Poehler., Amy Poehler, Amy Poehler.

    Comment by nyla – July 17, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Any member of the cast of Parenthood

    Comment by Shannon – July 17, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nick Offerman
    Parks and recreation
    Kristen Wiig
    Lauren Graham

    they deserve it soo much!!

    Comment by line – July 17, 2012 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TGW needs it’s recognition! Archie Panjabi supporting actress, Josh Charles supporting actor and Julianna Margulies for best actress (though Claire Danes is going to win).

    Comment by Saint Alicia – July 17, 2012 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • ONCE UPON A TIME!! REVENGE! HOUSE!! NEW GIRL!! THE OFFICE!

    Comment by Jo! – July 17, 2012 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Robert Sean Leonard for supporting actor.

    Comment by OutOfTheBallpark – July 17, 2012 10:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Max Alder for his guest work on Glee. He more than deserves it.

    Comment by RachelA – July 17, 2012 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That should be *ADLER. Max Adler. typo.

      Comment by RachelA – July 17, 2012 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Completely agree. I can’t stand Glee, but Max deserves a nom.

      Comment by Taylor – July 17, 2012 02:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I also agree. One of few times my heart has broken while watching TV was when he was bullied and attempted suicide. Fabulous job.

      Comment by Sarah Elizabeth Ann (@myownlittlecrnr) – July 17, 2012 08:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Max Adler definitely deserves a nod; his acting was pure gold, so heartbreaking and touching…

      Comment by Carl – July 18, 2012 01:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Amy Poehler & Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
    End of list.

    Comment by Liv – July 17, 2012 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Community… and John Noble!

    Comment by Karen – July 17, 2012 10:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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