Emmy Awards Nominations 2014: The 5 Biggest Snubs Including Orphan Black, Walking Dead, Good Wife
Dissed list, pissed list? Game of Thrones, True Detective, and Breaking Bad racked up the accolades at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award nominations on Thursday, July 10, but many acclaimed, celebrated shows and stars were omitted by the Television Academy. Us Weekly rounds up the five biggest snubs here.
1. Tatiana Maslany and Orphan Black
Twice not as nice! Fans were fuming that the popular BBC drama was snubbed for the second year in a row. Even more infuriating, though, was the omission of show lead Tatiana Maslany, who plays not one, but five different characters in the series.
2. Andy Samberg and Brooklyn Nine-Nine
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor, who won a Golden Globe in the Comedy category for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series back in January, was overlooked for an Emmy nomination in his category. Samberg, though, was not alone as his Fox TV show, which also won a Golden Globe this year, was shut out.
3. The Walking Dead
Another year, another snub. Fans hoped that this would be the year the AMC series would finally see a nomination for Best Drama Series or anything else, besides Makeup. Despite smash ratings, the zombie apocalypse show was, again, overlooked.
4. The Good Wife
CBS had an aggressive campaign—pointing out that The Good Wife had to make 22 episodes each season compared to True Detective's 8 episodes—in hopes that the show would finally be nominated for Best Drama Series this year. Alas, even after Josh Charles' character was shockingly killed off, the Academy still overlooked, arguably, one of broadcast TV's best shows.
The Silver lining? Show leads Julianna Margulies and Charles were still nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series and Supporting Actor in a Drama, respectively.
5. Jay Leno
Harsh! Former Tonight Show host Leno was overlooked by the Academy in the Variety Series category in his final year on the show, but his replacement, Jimmy Fallon, made the cut along with Jimmy Kimmel.
Additional snubs included James Spader for The Blacklist, Elisabeth Moss for Mad Men, and the exclusion of shows like The Americans and Sons of Anarchy. The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on Monday, August 25. Share more snubs with Us here!