Emmy nominations 2016: Oops! We goofed by NOT predicting Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Laurie Metcalf or Ninjas

As is the case every year with the mercurial Emmy nominations, there were several nominees who were close calls, some who were near-misses, and others who were complete shockers. That’s actually encouraging since we often chide the TV academy for preferring reruns to new blood.

Below, check out the list of the Emmy nominations most of us didn’t see coming.

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HUGE SHOCKERS
These contenders were such long shots that our predictors all but wrote them off, but they proved us wrong.

Best Comedy Actress
Laurie Metcalf, “Getting On”

Best Comedy Supporting Actor
Matt Walsh, “Veep”

Best Comedy Guest Actress
Melora Hardin, “Transparent”

Best Drama Supporting Actress
Maisie Williams, “Game of Thrones”

Best Drama Guest Actor
Mahershala Ali, “House of Cards”
Hank Azaria, “Ray Donovan”
Paul Sparks, “House of Cards”

Best Drama Guest Actress
Molly Parker, “House of Cards”

Best Reality-Competition Program
American Ninja Warrior

2016 Emmy Awards: Complete list of nominations

CLOSE CALLS
We knew they had a shot, but these nominees still didn’t make most of our predictions.

Best Comedy Actor
Thomas Middleditch, “Silicon Valley”

Best Comedy Guest Actress
Laurie Metcalf, “The Big Bang Theory”

Best Drama Actor
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”

Best Drama Actress
Keri Russell, “The Americans”

Best Drama Supporting Actor
Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

Best Drama Supporting Actress
Maura Tierney, “The Affair”
Constance Zimmer, “UnReal”

Best TV Movie
“A Very Murray Christmas”

Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor
David Schwimmer, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
Bokeem Woodbine, “Fargo”

Best Reality Host
RuPaul Charles, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
Steve Harvey, “Little Big Shots”

Best Variety Talk Series
“Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”

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