Seriously, Emmy “jidges”? Seriously? Okay, I’m with you on most of the nominations — yay for Jim Parsons and the cast of 30 Rock! — but how in your bloody minds could you leave out Cat Deeley (pictured, left), the venerable host of So You Think You Can Dance?
Is anyone else as angry as I am over this egregious reality host snub? Sure, folks like Jeff Probst (Survivor) and Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) certainly deserve to be in contention. But I’ll take Cat any day over Top Chef‘s Padma Lakshmi (pictured, right) and, yes, even Project Runway’s Heidi Klum, two reality hosts who snagged Emmy nods for proving they can simply read off a cue card. (Or maybe voters were swayed after watching Padma eat a burger?) Cat, on the other hand, has gone above and beyond: During her four-season tenure as the host of the awesome dancing reality show, she has displayed genuine enthusiasm for the show’s subject, provided a shoulder for the dancers when needed, and placed a contestant’s set of grillz in her own mouth for laughs. How does that alone not garner a nod?
Anyone else screaming bloody hell?! Are voters too busy during summer vacation to watch the Fox hit? When will Cat get her due?
More on Emmys:
EW’s full rundown of the 2009 Emmy nominees
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Michael Ausiello’s Snappy Judgments: 2009 Emmy Nominations!
EW.com counts down the 25 Biggest Snubs in Emmy History
Michael Slezak shares his anger over Emmy snubs
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