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10 Notable Tidbits About The Emmy Ballots That Went Out Yesterday

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire June 11, 2013 at 3:03PM

The nomination ballots for 65th Primetime Emmy Awards have been mailed out, and there are a few notable category placements (and complete snubs) that the ballots make clear. So before you start predicting the possible outcome for July 18th's nomination announcement (as Indiewire already has here), keep the following 10 tidbits in mind.
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Tony Hale is submitted for 'Veep' but not 'Arrested Development' this year.
Tony Hale is submitted for 'Veep' but not 'Arrested Development' this year.

The nomination ballots for 65th Primetime Emmy Awards have been mailed out, and there are a few notable category placements (and complete snubs) that the ballots make clear.  So before you start predicting the possible outcome for July 18th's nomination announcement (as Indiewire already has here), keep the following 10 tidbits in mind:

1. "Saturday Night Live" snubbed a bunch of Oscar winners in the guest acting categories. Ben Affleck, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway all won Oscars and hosted "Saturday Night Live" in the past year, but their hopes at getting closer to EGOT won't happen from the latter. "SNL" did not submit any of them in the guest acting category, instead choosing Bruno Mars, Melissa McCarthy, Martin Short, Justin Timberlake and Kristin Wiig.

2. Portia de Rossi is going lead for "Arrested Development." Joining the expected likes of Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi has perhaps unwisely opted to go lead for the fourth season of "Arrested Development," despite having relatively minimal screentime compared to the likes of her competitors, which now include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Dunham, Melissa McCarthy, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Edie Falco and Zooey Deschanel.

3. Tony Hale submitted for "Veep" but not "Arrested." The only cast member to not submit for "Arrested Development" was Tony Hale, who submitted in the supporting actor category for his work in HBO's "Veep" instead.

Highmore and Farmiga in 'Bates Motel'
Highmore and Farmiga in 'Bates Motel'

4. Freddie Highmore is going supporting for "Bates Motel." Despite being a true co-lead to Vera Farmiga (who indeed submitted in the lead actress category), Freddie Highmore is going supporting for "Bates Motel," keeping with the long-standing tradition of younger actors automatically getting downgraded to supporting categories.

5. "Community" and "Eastbound and Down" are not on the comedy series ballot. Don't expect either of these cult favorites to make Emmy's final cut, neither were on the ballot for best comedy series (though it's unlikely either would get nominated even if they were).

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