Every year, the Emmys do a decent job highlighting some of the best in TV … and also reminding us that a certain percentage of their voters are out of touch with what people are actually watching now. This is why we’ve grown to be rather partial to the Critics’ Choice TV Awards, if for no other reason than that we feel it is a more accurate presentation of TV trends.
This article is all about some of the snubs for the 2014 show, and there were plenty that at least merit a mention or two in this article. Want to see the full list of nominees, along with more articles later about surprises and reactions? Then head over to this link now.
Tatiana Maslany – We cannot put this one on this list big enough. The fact that the show did not give her an Actress in a Drama Series nomination is at this point a joke. Do voters not know what BBC America is, or do they prefer to just stay asleep at the wheel?
“Orphan Black” – Also, the show that Tatiana is on is very good, as well.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” – No real love in the lead actor or series category for the Golden Globe winner. Surprising, no? A nod for Andre Braugher was at least something nice, but not enough.
“Sons of Anarchy” – Not surprising at all that it failed to get a series nomination, but it really should’ve received more attention this year.
Maggie Siff – She was “Sons of Anarchy’s” best hope.
Dean Norris – While most of his “Breaking Bad” cohorts got the love they deserved, he was the predictable snub this year.
The “Silicon Valley” cast – It’s nice to see the series get nominated, but what about the guys who worked so hard on it?
“Survivor” – After its best two seasons in a long time, the Emmys took a nap (as usual) with the reality competition category.
Pedro Pascal – Sure, “Game of Thrones” had 19 nominations to lead all shows, but he was actually one of the most deserving ones.
“Hannibal” – Really, it doesn’t matter what category you are talking about. Not giving it any love is a shame.
James Spader – This one we’re really surprised by, given that “The Blacklist” is a popular network show and the Emmys love Spader most of the time.
Melissa McBride – The one “Walking Dead” nomination we really wanted didn’t happen.
Mariska Hargitay – How did “Law & Order: SVU” deliver so much great material for her, only for her to not get a nomination to show for it? Shocked by this omission.
Of course, there is so much more than this to discuss, and we’ll have more of that in the coming days.
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