How Science Fiction/Fantasy Did in The 2012 Emmy Nominations

The nominations for the 64th annual Emmy Awards were revealed this morning. Join us below in taking a look at the nominees as we tally up where science fiction and fantasy make their presence known.

Community is nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the episode “Remedial Chaos Theory.” An episode that tells a story across seven different alternate realities in only 22 minutes.

Game of Thrones is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series and Peter Dinklage is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Let’s hope he wins it again this year! (Although beating out Jared Harris and Giancarlo Esposito will be tough.)

A big wow to the FIVE major nominations for Sherlock, including Outstanding Drama, Lead Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Supporting Actor (Martin Freeman), Direction (Paul McGuigan), and Writing (Steven Moffat)

An Outstanding Animated Program nomination went to Futurama and two Outstanding Short-form Animated Program nominations went to Adventure Time and Phineas and Ferb.

Finally, Mythbusters was nominated for Outstanding Reality Program. Because of science.

The full list of nominees is here. Any cheers? Or jeers?

Stubby the Rocket is the mascot of and was once nominated for Outstanding Amount of Cardboard Stand-ups of Star Trek Characters In Its Cargo Hold.


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