8. Eric Stonestreet and Jon Cryer snubbed after winning last year. In a rare feat, "Modern Family" and "Two and a Half Men" actors Eric Stonestreet and Jon Cryer managed to go from winning one year, to not even being nominated the next. Worse for Stonestreet is that he's the only adult cast member of "Modern Family" not to be nominated.
9. Julianna Margulies doesn't make the epic best dramatic actress lineup. Another previous winner (though not last year), Julianna Margulies did not make the cut for "The Good Wife" this time around, despite there being 7 nominees. Elisabeth Moss, Claire Danes and Michelle Dockery all returned from last year's nominations, while newbies Vera Farmiga, Robin Wright, Connie Britton and Kerry Washington all joined them over Margulies in a surprising (for the Emmys) instance of a lot of fresh blood.
10. The lead actor in miniseries will go to HBO. Because every single one of the nominees was on an HBO show.
11. Laura Dern! Speaking of HBO, its critically lauded but ratings challenged "Enlightened" found a silver lining to its unfortunate cancellation in an extremely deserved nomination for lead actress Laura Dern. It recalls fond memories of Lisa Kudrow's post-cancellation nod for "The Comeback"...