In good news, Amy Poehler, who is co-hosting the awards show with Tina Fey, was nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical). So:
There are not a ton of nominations about which I'm excited, since I haven't seen way more than I have seen (and much of the stuff I've seen doesn't deserve to be there).
But I am excited to see Life of Pi and its director Ang Lee nominated, because oh that film was so beautiful and so good. It is some real bullshit, though, that Suraj Sharma hasn't been nominated for Best Actor, because that movie couldn't be a best picture nominee without his remarkable performance. Boo.
Yay for Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield getting nominated for New Girl. Yay for the always-nominated Breaking Bad. Yay for Meryl Streep getting nominated for some movie I haven't seen that, if I'm honest, kinda looked like garbage. (Sorry, Meryl!)
Major boo for the AS PER USUAL overwhelming whiteness of the nominations. Seriously, that Kerry Washington isn't nominated for Scandal is absurd. Which is only the tip of the white iceberg.
Finally: I would like to say congratulations to Anne Hathaway on her nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Les Mis.
Matt Lauer did not receive any nominations.