Let’s face it, one of the most fun parts of Emmy nominations morning is seeing who didn’t get nominated. Here are some of this year’s snubs.
Julianna Margulies in “The Good Wife.” Margulies has garnered raves for her performance as lawyer/scorned wife Alicia Florrick on the CBS drama, and been nominated every year the show has been on the air — until now. The 2010 winner was likely shut out because of the slew of new names in the category, including Kerry Washington (“Scandal”), Connie Britton (“Nashville”) and Robin Wright (“House of Cards”).
“The Americans.” Critics loved this FX show about KGB spies set in Reagan-era Washington, and some thought it might be the next big Emmy favorite. But the show and its stars (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) were absent from the awards, save for a guest acting nod to Margo Martindale, and one for main title theme music.
Eric Stonestreet. Perhaps sensing that people were waiting for an outburst — given that the two-time winner in the supporting comedy actor category was the only “Modern Family” adult cast member not nominated — Stonestreet simply tweeted this morning: “Congratulations to my fellow cast and crew members on their Emmy nominations. I have THE best job on TV.”
Tatiana Maslany. Many people were rooting for this Canadian actress, who broke through this year with an impressive performance on BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” playing six different characters (thanks to a cloning experiment). However, she was a no show in the drama category.
Jennifer Carpenter. Plot issues with Showtime’s “Dexter” aside, as the show enters its final season, Carpenter, by all critical accounts, knocked it out of the park last year when discovering the truth about her brother.
“The Office.” Sure, the NBC comedy took a dive, quality-wise, after the departure of Steve Carell. Still, the show received very few nods for the its final season.
Speaking of broadcast comedies…last year, “New Girl” broke through in a big way after its first season, with Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield making the shortlist. This year? Nothing. Same with “Parks and Recreation,” though Amy Poehler a nod for lead actress.
The music of “Nashville.” Yes, The Sarah Buxton/Kate York-penned “Nothing In This World Will Ever Break My Heart Again” scored a nomination for outstanding original music and lyrics — but that’s it? No offense to “Smash” or “The Neighbors” (who also showed up in the category), but the ABC drama’s musical choices, anchored by T Bone Burnett, were a cut above the rest.
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