Out of all the major upsets that took place at the 2012 Emmys, the biggest shock of the night was perennial Emmy darling Mad Men leaving empty handed this year!
The AMC hit was nominated for nine Emmys this year, more than they had ever been nominated for in a single year since the show first aired. But whether it was in writing, directing or acting, Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, and the rest of the cast and crew came up short in every category. They even lost the Outstanding Drama Series category to Homeland, an area they had faithfully won for the last four years running!
Despite the total snub from Emmy voters, there were some who suspected that the show could be in for a rough night. Although Mad Men was renewed for a sixth season, the fifth season has been getting lackluster reviews from critics and loyal fans.
The other shock of the night was Jon Cryer winning the Best Actor in a Comedy category for Two and a Half Men. Jim Parsons had won two consecutive Emmys for Big Bang Theory and seemed to be a lock for a three-peat. Also, let's be honest: most critics hate Two and a Half Men. The only thing more shocking would have been Charlie Sheen winning a Best Actor nod that night.
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