Emmy Nominations As Tweeted By The Stars

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It's that time of year, the time when everybody takes to social media to bitch about how their favorite show got snubbed. Unless you hop into a time travel machine, go back a few years, step outside and bitch about how The Wire got the shaft, just stop - your argument is invalid.

This year's Emmy Nominations look to be a balance between previous favorites and new kids on the block. Okay, maybe not a "balance" as many of the nominees have been there before, but the Emmys definitely gave some love to some new shows.

Leading the charge with 17 total nominations is the sitcom Modern Family. I don't watch that show, but I hear one of its actresses is quite the beauty.

A quick recap of the nominations -

Best Drama: Boardwalk Empire, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men, Games of Thrones, Dexter

Best Actress in a Drama: Kathy Bates - Harry's Law, Connie Britton - Friday Night Lights, Mariska Hargitay - Law & Order SVU, Julianna Marguiles - The Good Wife, Elisabeth Moss - Mad Med, Mireille Enos - The Killing

A full list is available here.

On a personal note, I'm happy to see Game of Throne's Peter Dinklage get a nod for Supporting Actor for his role as Tyrion Lannister Also, coolest person on the face of the planet Louis C.K. was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy.

Celebrities, both nominated and simply commentating, have taken to Twitter to talk about the Emmy nods.

RT @SHO_Shameless Shameless Congratulations Joan Cusack on her Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series #Emmy nomination for #Shameless! 10 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

#Emmy nods to some of my favorites. Big congrats. Modern Family, @TheGoodWife_CBS @MadMen_AMC @GleeonFOX. 37 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Excited as always for my #emmys nom! Also congrats/welcome to @catdeeley and the usual suspects @JeffProbst, @PhilKeoghan, @Tom_Bergeron 1 hour ago via UberSocial · powered by @socialditto

1 Drama school report...age 14...2 Emmy nods ..age 38... Perseverance..;-) http://yfrog.com/khf7orj 37 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

Glee and Modern Family both received a ton of nominations. They are currently two of the most talked about Emmy-nominated shows on Twitter -

So happy #glee was nominated for an Emmy today for best comedy series!! And a HUGE congrats to my BFF @chriscolfer and the amazing Jane:) 35 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

So glad Modern Family leading pack of Emmy nominations. I LOVE that show! Congratulations @ericstonestreet @jessetyler Ty, Julie & Sofia! 20 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Glee, Chris and me! Emmy noms. My birthday today as well. Imploding a bit here in Atlanta! 49 minutes ago via Echofon · powered by @socialditto

I'm thrilled for the emmy noms for @ericstonestreet and @jessetyler, my favorite couple on TV, hands down. 1 hour ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

The reality and talk show people are excited as well -

So happy right now. So proud of our show. Congrats everyone who works on Late Night on the #Emmy nom. 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Yay! @Mythbusters got nominated for an Emmy! 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

We've been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program!! http://t.co/zsqOpou 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

4 Emmy Nominations for @NoReservations and ZPZ!!!! Congratulations! Well deserved!! http://t.co/Juh0Yud 1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Of course some stars aren't happy with the choices, as Treme's Wendell Pierce shows -

How could Khandi Alexander not be nominated for an Emmy?How could our music dept. not get nominated?How could our costumes not get nominated 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Now it's time for the fun part: Predictions, in the form of a who will win and who should win format.

Best Drama - Who Will Win? Boardwalk Empire. Who Should Win? Game of Thrones. Hands down the most beautifully crafted season arc I've seen since The Wire. And before you ask, yes, I've seen all 5 nominees.

Best Actress in a Drama: Who Will Win? Julianna Marguiles for The Good Wife. The Emmys eat that show up. Who Should Win? Elisabeth Moss for Mad Men.

Best Actor in a Drama: Who Will Win? Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk Empire. Who Should Win? Kyle Chandler for Friday Night Lights.

Best Variety Show of Comedy Series: Who Will Win? The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Who Should Win? Real Time with Bill Maher.

What do you guys think? Let us know in the comments.

Josh Wolford
Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf