The 2017 Emmy Awards nominations were announced Thursday, but as is the case with most years, many deserving TV shows, actors and actresses got snubbed. Gossip Cop has compiled a list of the biggest upsets below.
Fans on social media have been debating which series’ and performers are unfairly missing from this year’s lineup of nominees. Starting with Outstanding Drama Series, many people are disappointed that HBO’s “The Leftovers,” which aired its series finale earlier this year, failed to score a nod. Other fan-favorite shows missing from the drama category include “The Americans” “Mr. Robot,” “The Walking Dead” and “Billions.”
As for Outstanding Comedy Series, many fans of Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls” revival are outraged about the show’s lack of recognition by Emmy voters. HBO’s “Girls,” which ended its six-season run earlier this year, apparently wasn’t funny enough for the Emmys. And although the first two season of “Transparent” were nominated in the comedy category, the latest season didn’t make the cut.
Like the show itself, Justin Theroux on “The Leftovers” was left off the list of Outstanding Dramatic Actor nominees. Kevin Spacey from “House of Cards” and Paul Giamatti from “Billions” also got no love in the category. Ed Harris came up short for his supporting role on “Westworld,” despite the show itself tying with “Saturday Night Live” for the most nominations. Meanwhile, three-time Emmy winner Claire Danes (“Homeland”) didn’t score a nod, nor did Christine Baranski from “The Good Fight”
“Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany, who won Lead Actress in a Drama at last year’s ceremony, failed to score a nomination this year. Similarly, Rami Malek, who won Lead Actor for a Drama in 2016 for “Mr. Robot,” wasn’t recognized at all. Meanwhile, many expected Michael McKean to score a Best Supporting Actor nod for his dramatic turn on “Better Call Saul,” but the “SNL” alum was left off the list. And “Gilmore Girls” lead actress Lauren Graham went unrecognized in the comedy category.
As for Outstanding Variety Talk Series, both “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” were left off the list. And the critically acclaimed “Fargo” failed to score a Limited Series nod. Meanwhile, despite “This Is Us” cast members Sterling K. Brown, Ron Cephas Jones and Milo Ventimiglia scoring acting nods, and the show itself being nominated for best drama, lead star Mandy Moore was left out. Although Carrie Coon scored an acting nod for her role on “Fargo,” her performance on “The Leftovers” went ignored. The 2017 Emmy Awards will be held September 17 on ABC.
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