Emmy nominations 2011: Which stars and shows were snubbed?

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(CBS) The Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and while many are celebrating the recognition of their favorite shows and stars, others are griping about the omission of theirs.

Yes, the annual roundup of snubs is, perhaps, just as newsworthy as the nominations themselves. Here's a look at who was left out:

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  • Kyra Sedgwick, last year's best drama actress winner for her role on "The Closer," found herself closed out of the category this year.
  • While "Game of Thrones" earned 13 nominations for its debut season, none of those nods were for actor Sean Bean. Bryan Cranston's usual slot on the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series list was open this year (due to "Breaking Bad" taking a break between seasons), and some thought it would be Bean's to fill. Instead, it went to Timothy Olyphant of "Justified."
  • No love for the innovative sitcom "Community" or any of its ensemble cast, which includes standouts Joel McHale, Alison Brie and Danny Pudi.
  • Emmy voters also skipped out on "Cougar Town," meaning Courteney Cox will have to wait at least another year for her first Emmy nomination.
  • Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele, both nominated last year for their roles on "Glee," were both shut out of the leading comedy categories.
  • "Fringe" missed out on a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. But, as TVLine notes, the Emmys rarely recognize sci-fi shows ("The X-Files" being an exception to the rule).
  • Crowd pleaser "True Blood" also was left off the Outstanding Drama Series list, and leads Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer didn't get nominations either.
  • Same goes for "The Walking Dead" - AMC's zombie series fared well with fans and critics, but apparently not with Emmy voters.
  • Katey Sagal won a Golden Globe this year for her role as Gemma Teller Morrow on the "Sons of Anarchy." When this year's Emmy nominations were announced, she and the show didn't make the cut.
  • "Parks and Recreation" got a nod for Outstanding Comedy Series and Amy Poehler was nominated in the comedic leading actress category, but Emmy voters didn't recognize Offerman's portrayal of Ron Swanson.
  • A packed Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category (filled up, almost completely, by stars of "Modern Family") means that Neil Patrick Harris didn't get recognized for playing Barney Stinson.
  • "Desperate Housewives" got just one nomination this year - for Outstanding Voiceover. Ouch.

Tell us: What Emmy snub surprised you the most?

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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