The 2012 Emmy nominations have been announced, and for the first time in a long time, the Best Comedy Series nominations are for the most part all series that ASTers like and enjoy ("The Big Bang Theory" excepted). Not a questionable choice like "Nurse Jackie" or "Glee" in the bunch. Last year's winner "Modern Family" is joined by perennial favorites "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "30 Rock", as well as HBO's two new comedies "Veep" and "Girls". ASTers will probably also be happy to see Louis CK nominated for lead actor in a comedy series, as well as writing and directing nominations for his FX series. "Community" is also nominated for an Emmy this year, with the episode "Remedial Chaos Theory" and its writer Chris McKenna nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.
SNL scored several nominations, with Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader nominated for supporting actress/actor respectively in a comedy series, as well as nominations for Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, and Jimmy Fallon for their SNL hosting stints. "Portlandia" is nominated for the first time for writing in a variety series and best variety series, while "Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre" received a nomination in the traditional variety special category against such shows as the 84th Annual Academy Awards and the 69th Annual Golden Globes.
A complete listing of all comedy nominations follows after the jump.