Primetime Emmy Nominees, Disney shows poorly

Nominees in major categories for the 58th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

  • Drama Series: "Grey’s Anatomy," ABC
  • Comedy Series: None
  • Miniseries: None
  • Made-for-TV Movie: "Flight 93," A&E*
  • Variety, Music or Comedy Series: None
  • Variety, Music or Comedy Special: "78th Annual Academy Awards," ABC
  • Actor, Drama Series: None
  • Actress, Drama Series: Geena Davis, "Commander in Chief," ABC
  • Supporting Actor, Drama Series: William Shatner, "Boston Legal," ABC
  • Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Candice Bergen, "Boston Legal," ABC; Sandra Oh, "Grey’s Anatomy," ABC; Chandra Wilson, "Grey’s Anatomy," ABC
  • Actor, Comedy Series: None
  • Actress, Comedy Series: None
  • Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: None
  • Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Alfre Woodard, "Desperate Housewives," ABC
  • Actor, Miniseries or a Movie: None
  • Actress, Miniseries or a Movie: Kathy Bates, "Ambulance Girl," Lifetime*; Judy Davis, "A Little Thing Called Murder," Lifetime*
  • Supporting Actor, Miniseries or a Movie: Robert Carlyle, "Human Trafficking," Lifetime*
  • Supporting Actress, Miniseries or a Movie: None

*Disney has partial ownership in A&E and Lifetime.

Disney clearly has a lot of work to do to even get nominees in some of these catagories. Has Disney totally given up on the comedy genre? What about Miniseries or Variety shows? Plus what happened to Lost last season? I’d say it’s not just the fans that have noticed the drop off in quality episodes.