51 unforgivable Emmy snubs: ‘The Leftovers,’ Rami Malek, Oprah Winfrey, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson …

The 2017 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, July 13 and amidst all of the welcome additions were a slew of unforgivable snubs. Many major contenders and frontrunners were left out in the cold, including last year’s Best Drama Actor winner Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”). Other big names to miss out include Oprah Winfrey (“Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”), Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Roanoke”). Reminder: “Game of Thrones,” “Outlander” and “Orphan Black” were all ineligible this year but they’ll return at the 2018 Emmys.

As for snubbed series, HBO’s “The Leftovers” only contends for one acting bid, while popular programs like “13 Reasons Why” (Netflix”) “Bates Motel” (A&E), “Doctor Who” (BBC), “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access) and “The Good Place” (NBC) were completely shutout. Despite seven nominations, “Transparent” (Amazon) failed to return to the Best Comedy Series lineup, while last year’s Best Drama Series nominees “The Americans,” “Homeland” and “Mr. Robot” were not invited back to that top race.

In this era of Peak TV it makes sense that not every worthy candidate can earn Emmy love, but there’s simply no excuse for ignoring some of these shows and performers. Below, see the Top 51 biggest snubs that were expected to contend based on Gold Derby’s racetrack odds. Did we miss anything? Let us know by sounding off down in the comments section below.

COMEDY

NOT BEST COMEDY SERIES
“Transparent”

NOT BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Issa Rae (“Insecure”)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”)

NOT BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Hank Azaria (“Brockmire”)
Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”)

NOT BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Rita Moreno (“One Day at a Time”)
Jane Krakowski (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Gaby Hoffmann (“Transparent”)
Andrea Martin (“Great News”)

NOT BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”)
Andre Braugher (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)

NOT BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Christine Baranski (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Laurie Metcalf (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Laura Dern (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)

NOT BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Peter MacNicol (“Veep”)
Aziz Ansari (“Saturday Night Live”)
Peter Scolari (“Girls”)

DRAMA

NOT BEST DRAMA SERIES
“The Americans”
“Homeland”
“The Leftovers”
“Mr. Robot”

NOT BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers”)

NOT BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”)
Justin Theroux (“The Leftovers”)

NOT BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Winona Ryder (“Stranger Things”)
Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”)
Maura Tierney (“The Affair”)

NOT BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ed Harris (“Westworld”)
Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan”)

NOT BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Gillian Anderson (“American Gods”)
Carrie Preston (“The Good Fight”)

NOT BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Dylan Baker (“The Good Fight”)
Beau Bridges (“Masters of Sex”)

MOVIE/MINI

NOT BEST LIMITED SERIES
“American Crime”

NOT BEST TV MOVIE
“Churchill’s Secret”
“Custody”

NOT BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTRESS
Oprah Winfrey (“Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”)

NOT BEST MOVIE/MINI ACTOR
Jude Law (“The Young Pope”)

NOT BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kathy Bates (“American Horror Story: Roanoke”)
Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Roanoke”)

NOT BEST MOVIE/MINI SUPPORTING ACTOR
Hank Azaria (“The Wizard of Lies”)
Martin Freeman (“Sherlock: The Lying Detective”)
Michael Stuhlbarg (“Fargo”)

REALITY/VARIETY

NOT BEST REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
“Dancing With the Stars”

NOT BEST REALITY HOST
Tom Bergeron (“Dancing With the Stars”)
Steve Harvey (“Little Big Shots”)
Carson Daly (“The Voice”)

NOT BEST VARIETY TALK SERIES
“Daily Show with Trevor Noah”
“Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

NOT BEST VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
“Maya and Marty”

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