Sorry, Academy, but these three snubs are still smarting

By Jeff Jensen
Updated July 18, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Good Wife
The legal drama fielded one of the most smartly written, energetically acted, utterly enjoyable seasons any broadcast network has given us in years. To ignore it for the increasingly dusty Downton Abbey or the flashy house of cards that is House of Cards? Objection, your honor!

Tatiana Maslany
You can forgive Emmy for overlooking the actress in 2013. The whole world was just discovering her marvelous feat of multiplicity on the BBC America clone thriller Orphan Black. No excuses this year. Emmy voting is weird science indeed.

We get that pulp cosmic horror with rococo crime scenes and cannibalism is not everyone’s cup of bloody tea. Still, to give no love to the artful direction and the performances of Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, and Michael Pitt reflects a real lack of taste.