The 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards made their nominations official on Wednesday morning, but we feel like for the most part, many of them were likely met with a collective yawn. Other than maybe Rami Malek and to a certain extent Ellie Kemper, there was very little evidence that the voters really tried to recognize new or different talent. They also kept Maggie Smith on the list for some unexplained reason; they’d probably still be nominating Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock” in the event that they were allowed to.
You can view all the nominations over here; for this article, we’re pointing out what we think to be some of the biggest and most surprising snubs.
“Fargo” – Maybe there was confusion as to whether or not it was a Drama Series or a Miniseries? We otherwise have no clue why it wouldn’t get any attention.
“The Leftovers” – Had a better season than any show on the list; alas, no nomination.
“Outlander” – Despite great performances and fan campaigns, voters remain unmoved by the Starz fantasy drama.
“Empire” – Apparently big ratings mean nothing. We’re not shocked by the series snub, but Maggie Smith over Taraji P. Henson?
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” – We knew the show wouldn’t get any love, but seeing her left out this year is saddening.
“Master of None” – One of the most-popular comedies of the past few months gets no love.
“Hannibal” – A beautiful and artistic series that may still be ahead of its time.
“Halt and Catch Fire” – A wonderful show that fell victim to the fact that very few people watch it. Those who do are aware of its brilliance.
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