Every year, the Emmys giveth and the Emmys taketh away. When the 2016 Emmy Awards nominations were announced this morning, many major contenders and frontrunners were cruelly snubbed. See the Top 10 biggest head-scratching snubs below. For the complete list of Emmy nominations, click here.
Despite intense fan acclaim and three major Golden Globe nominations, the Starz fantasy epic only nabbed two tech noms this morning: Best Production Design and Best Costumes. Snubbed are stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies and last year’s nominee for Best Music Composition, Bear McCreary. Let the internet backlash begin in three … two … one …
“Mozart in the Jungle”
Apparently when Emmy voters skunked this Amazon comedy last year, it wasn’t a fluke. The reigning Golden Globe champ for Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Actor (Gael Garcia Bernal) was completely ignored outside of a lone bid for Best Sound Mixing.
Congrats to USA’s “Mr. Robot” for earning six bids including Best Drama and Best Actor (Rami Malek), but it was quite eye-popping to see the show’s biggest name-check nominee Slater left out in the cold.
Two-time champ Aduba was the frontrunner to win Best Drama Supporting Actress for the third cycle of “Orange is the New Black,” however she was mysteriously M.I.A. in the list of noms. In fact, her show only received a single bid for Best Casting.
Yes, we know that Bloom earned two nominations today for CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (Best Music/Lyrics and Best Main Title Theme Music), however she missed out on the biggie of Best Comedy Actress. Maybe next year?
“Downton Abbey” cast
The departing PBS series earned all the major bids like Best Drama, Best Directing and Best Writing, however only one of the show’s stars — Maggie Smith — earned a nomination. Gone are former nominees Jim Carter, Joanne Froggatt, Michelle Dockery and Hugh Bonneville.
“The Good Wife” cast
While guest stars Michael J. Fox and Carrie Preston were honored for their guest-starring work, all of the show’s regular cast members were left in the dust, including Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Alan Cumming and Margo Martindale. We object!
“Modern Family” cast
Is the end of “Modern Family” near? After seven years on the air, this Best Comedy Series nominee received by far its lowest tally yet with just four bids. Worse yet, only one cast member — Ty Burrell — was recognized, down from a whopping seven back in 2011.
The freshman Showtime drama was a spoiler for a Best Drama Series nom and all three stars (Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff) were expected to earn acting bids. Sadly, the show received zero nominations in all. Hmm, perhaps they should just rename it “Millions”?
“So You Think You Can Dance”
Fox’s perennial reality-competition show and its charming host Cat Deeley were both snubbed after five consecutive nominations each. It only nabbed a trio of tech bids this year: two for Best Choreography and one for Best Lighting Design.