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Emmys 2017: See All the Snubs and Surprises
All the great shows and performances that were left off the ballot
Breanne L. Heldman•@BreanneNYC and Lauren Morgan
Posted on July 13, 2017 at 5:48pm EDT
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2017 Emmy Nominations: Snubs and Surprises
Not every great show or performance can make the Emmy ballot. Here, we look at the nominations that shocked us and the omissions that bummed us out.
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SNUB: The Leftovers (HBO)
The critical darling, which wrapped its third and final season last month, earned one measly nomination (though it was for the very worthy Ann Dowd).
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SNUB: 13 Reasons Why (Netflix)
The controversial teen drama garnered a bajillion tweets... but no Emmy nominations.
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SURPRISE: Milo Ventimiglia in This Is Us (NBC)
Oddsmakers would've bet against the Gilmore Girls grad for a Best Actor in a Drama. Oddsmakers would've been wrong.
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SURPRISE: Ron Cephas Jones in This Is Us (NBC)
Both of Randall's fathers earned acting nominations — this one in the Supporting Actor category. But don't worry, Sterling K. Brown got one, too.
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SNUB: Mandy Moore in This Is Us (NBC)
With so many acting nominations for the new network drama, we were surprised to see the matriarch of the Pearson family left off the list.
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SURPRISE: Samira Wiley in The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
Star Elisabeth Moss' nomination for Best Actress in a Drama was both deserved and anticipated; Wiley's for Supporting Actress was both deserved and unexpected.
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SURPRISE: Liev Schreiber for Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Allowing for seven nominees in the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series category made room for Schreiber...
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SNUB: Paul Giamatti in Billions (Showtime)
... but not for Giamatti.
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SNUB: Ed Harris in Westworld (HBO)
At least he has his hat?
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SURPRISE: Carrie Coon in Fargo (FX)
Between Fargo and The Leftovers, Coon's had quite the year. And she's most certainly earned her surprise nomination for Best Actress in Limited Series.
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SNUB: Claire Danes in Homeland
Danes has won the Best Actress in a Drama category three times for this role, but she won't get to go for four this time around.
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SNUB: Christine Baranski in The Good Fight (CBS All-Access)
The Good Wife spin-off only earned a nod for its main title theme music.
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SNUB: The Americans (FX)
It was great to see nods for stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys (and Alison Wright for Guest Actress!), but where was the '80s spy series' slot in the Outstanding Drama category?
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SURPRISE: Ewan McGregor in Fargo (FX)
We're doubly thrilled over this Best Actor in a Limited Series nod... because McGregor plays two roles in this season of the anthology series.
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SNUB: Winona Ryder in Stranger Things (Netflix)
Ryder scoring a nod at the Golden Globe but not at the Emmys? Stranger things have happened. But, still, this one's a bummer.
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SURPRISE: Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
The dynamic duo both scored surprise nods for Best Actress in a Comedy.
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SNUB: Insecure (HBO)
Perhaps voters were laughing too loudly at Emmys mainstay Veep to realize just how funny Issa Rae and Insecure are? That's the only explanation we can come up with for this one.
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SNUB: Divorce (HBO)
Just because it's not funny like Sex and the City doesn't mean it's not worthy. OK, voters?
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SNUB: Catherine Zeta-Jones in Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Jackie Hoffman and Judy Davis both earned nods for their supporting turns on the anthology series. Not so much for CZJ.
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SNUB: Oprah Winfrey in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)
The made-for-TV movie earned a nod, but its unforgettable star didn't.
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SNUB: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Perhaps the pictured moment can explain Fallon's failure to earn a nomination in the Talk or Variety Show category?
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SNUB: Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)
Seth, we don't know either.
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SNUB: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
What does Rachel Bloom have to do to convince you how worthy her show is? Sing? Dance? SHE'S ALREADY DOING ALL OF THAT!
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SURPRISE: Felicity Huffman in American Crime (ABC)
The show was canceled, but the love for Huffman and her costar Regina King remains.
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SNUB: Girls (HBO)
This former Emmy darling's final season scored a handful of guest actor nods, but no love for the categories it once dominated, like Best Comedy Series and Best Actress in a Comedy.
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SNUB: The Good Place (NBC)
The lack of love for this freshman gem has us in not such a great emotional place.
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SNUB: Jeffrey Dean Morgan in The Walking Dead
Guess voters were as terrified of Negan as we are.