July 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT


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The Emmy nominations have finally arrived and it’s like Christmas in July at the EW offices.

EW Editor Henry Goldblatt and TV critic Melissa Maerz sat down with EW Morning Live host Jessica Shaw on Thursday to discuss all things Emmys — including the glaring omission of Empire from any series nomination. (Lee Daniels was similarly — though more profanely — displeased.)

Check out the video below for a comprehensive take on the nominations and comment below with your thoughts on which of television’s finest should be taking home the top prizes.

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