Every year, there are Emmy snubs. However, for 2017 we do think that some of the snubs are more maddening than usual.
For the sake of this article, we’re going to be updating this list throughout of some of the people we most wanted to see make the list — some of these are personal snubs, some are predictions by the industry that went up in smoke, and some are a little bit of both.
The Leftovers – One of the best shows of the year with one of the greatest endings in recent memory. Somehow, a goose end for the show and stars Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon (who was thankfully nominated for Fargo).
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin – What’s someone on The CW have to do to score a nomination? This was her best year, and she’s deserved more from them before.
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – Once again, we echo everything that we just said. Another brilliant performance that’s gone without some love.
Vikings – We knew that it was a longshot, but it remains one of TV’s most-underrated shows.
James Spader, The Blacklist – Another unlikely nominee, but one we always root for because of his work. Alas, network TV’s getting increasingly ignored.
The Good Place – One of the best network comedies of the year comes out of this with very little love to its name.
Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel – Given all of his work there over the years, this was the perfect time to honor him with a nod.
Lizzie Caplan, Masters of Sex – We’d make the same argument here without a doubt.
Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson, The Fall – We figure that most Emmy voters haven’t heard for the Netflix import, let alone seen it. Still, that’s a tragedy.
Issa Rae, Insecure – Seriously, how did this happen? How are we not giving her some love at the show for one of the best comedies of the past year?
Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul – While many of her co-stars got some love, she was unfortunately left out of the running.
Survivor – Routinely one of the best reality competition shows out there, and often ignored in this category.
@midnight with Chris Hardwick – Change “reality competition show” to “variety talk series,” and you’ve got a very similar situation here.
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – It was a longshot, but it would’ve been fun to see it get a little attention in the limited series category.
Peter Capaldi, Doctor Who – It was never going to happen in a million years, but it would be fun to see the Tardis show up on Emmy night.
Now, your thoughts
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