Actors that Received the Biggest Emmy Snubs in 2012

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The nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards are out , and as usual there are quite a few surprises. The biggest stunner might have involved the HBO show "Girls," which scored a total of five nominations. However, it's always hard not to notice who received a major snub. While the actors that received honors were certainly deserving, there were plenty of big names that didn't get the recognition that they deserved. With the nominations official, here is a look at the actors that were snubbed the most in 2012.

Hugh Laurie

Since the British star just wrapped up his final season as the lead character on "House," all signs pointed to him landing another Emmy nomination. After all, the role has earned him a nomination every year since 2007. Unfortunately, it looks like his swan song has gone unrecognized. Maybe the voters grew tired of the character, but it would have been nice to see the star take one more trip down the red carpet.

Nick Offerman

Since four of the six supporting actor nominees in the comedy category came from "Modern Family," there wasn't a whole lot of room for anyone else. Only Bill Hader of "Saturday Night Live" and Max Greenfield of "New Girl" were recognized along with the four male stars of the ABC comedy. That left out Offerman, whose brilliant work on "Parks and Recreation" is one of the biggest reasons that the show has earned so much critical praise . His dry sense of humor has helped him create one of the best characters on TV, and it would have been nice to see him recognized. I have nothing against the "Modern Family" gang, but Nick is as worthy of the honor as anyone on that show.

Michael Pitt

Steve Buscemi makes "Boardwalk Empire" tick and he was worthy of earning another nomination, but what about his main supporting player form the first two seasons? As the ill-fated Jimmy, Michael took the character to shocking heights in the second season. He demonstrated remarkable depth as he gave viewers something truly different, and it would have been nice to see his final work on the show receive the respect that it deserves.

Danny Pudi

The "Community" actor was another victim of the domination of "Modern Family." As the goofy but warm-hearted Abed, Danny is the best thing about the sitcom that has become a cult favorite. Perhaps the poor ratings and brief hiatus turned voters off to the show, but that isn't fair to the actor. Once again, his snub is proof that the Emmys don't always reward originality.

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