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  • sturnc
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    What do you guys think the worst total snub is in Emmy history. I mean never nominated, not nominated and never won. The few that came to my mind were ignoring It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in big categories. Honestly it should have at least a few best Comedy Series noms, Howerton, Day, Olson, Devito, and McElhenny should have some supporting noms, Day and Olson should probably have a wiw or two under their belts, directing specifically for last season’s masterpiece Charlie Work, and writing should have been a shoo-in, but the show has been ignored by the Emmy’s for 10 seasons and they’ll make it 11 come July.

    The other inexcusable snub by the Emmys is their total ignorance of the fantastic work of the cast of Parks and Recreation other than Poehler. Ansari, Offerman, Pratt, Plaza, Scott, Lowe, and Jones should have gotten nominated and most if not all, should have won. Plus, throw in guest performers like Kathryn Hahn, Ben Schwarz, Jon Glaser, Billy Eichner, Kristen Bell, Jenny Slate, Megan Mullaly, Sam Elliott, Patton Oswalt, Patricia Clarkson, and Bo Burnham and the snub becomes all the more egrigious.

    So what show/performer do you think has been done wrong by the Emmys? 

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    Boidiva02
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    I think given the acclaim it had, snubbing Party of Five across the board was a bit inexcusable.    The acting, writing and direction all merited not only nods but wins. I would have nominated Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, Paula Devicq and Lacey Chabert for acting. I would have given wins for Drama Series (1996, 1997), because in 1996-1997, Po5 was just as good as Law & Order or The Practice were.  I would have given writing nods in 1995, 1996 and 1997. 

    Specifically here are the noms I would have given out:

    Outstanding Writing:

    1995: 
    “Pilot” or “Thanksgiving”  (both written by Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman)

    1996: 
    “The Wedding” (Keyser/Lippman) 

    1997: 
    “Intervention” (Keyser/Lippman) 

    Drama Series:

    1995:
    Possible Submissions include:
    “Pilot”, “Thanksgiving”, “In Loco Parents” or “The Ides of March” 

    1996:
    Possible Submissions:
    “Have No Fear, “The Wedding”, “Poor Subsitutes”, “Before & After” or “Altered States”. 

    1997:
    Possible Submissions:
    “Deal With It”, “Intervention” or “Going Home”

    Acting:
    Supporting Actress:

    Neve Campbell 
    1995: “Pilot” 
    1996: “Before & After” or “Altered States” 

    Lacey Chabert:
    1995: “Thanksgiving” 
    1997: “Intervention” 

    Paula Devicq:
    1996: “The Wedding” 

    Supporting Actor:
    Scott Wolf:
    1997: “Point of No Return” or “The Intervention” 

    In terms of the main cast and acting nods— I gotta mention A Different World. It was a brilliantly acted comedy that I cannot believe was snubbed. It really should have netted nods for Jasmine Guy, Kardeem Hardison and Cree Summer.

    Kerri Russell for Felicity is a big one.  She deserved a number of nominations.  I also think the writing was deserving of at least a nomination.

    And I still believe Courteney Cox (Friends) should have merited at least 1 nomination.

     

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    Mitchell Plah
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    The Americans Seasons 1-3

    Hannibal Season 2

    It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia Seasons 2-10

    Boardwalk Empire Season 4

    I have a feeling that the 2nd season of The Leftovers along with Carrie Coon and Ann Dowd will get snubbed too. 

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     The other inexcusable snub by the Emmys is their total ignorance of the fantastic work of the cast of Parks and Recreation other than Poehler. Ansari, Offerman, Pratt, Plaza, Scott, Lowe, and Jones should have gotten nominated and most if not all, should have won. Plus, throw in guest performers like Kathryn Hahn, Ben Schwarz, Jon Glaser, Billy Eichner, Kristen Bell, Jenny Slate, Megan Mullaly, Sam Elliott, Patton Oswalt, Patricia Clarkson, and Bo Burnham and the snub becomes all the more egrigious.
     

    100% agreed with this. The cast was outstanding. I have no idea why this show was never appreciated.

    I also want to call out:

    Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Body) – she’s always good, but this was her best performance.
    Lauren Graham and Kelly Bishop (Gilmore Girls)
    Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars) 
    Keri Russell (Felicity)

    Currently, I can’t believe how much The Americans is ignored. Every critic loves it, the leads are incredible, and it only gets better and better. I’ll never understand how this show, particularly Keri and Matt, aren’t showered with nomintions and wins.

    Also, Sam Heughan for Outlander’s final S1 episode. I know people question the show (I don’t), but in that episode – 100% he deserved to be nominated and possibly win. 

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    Rooney Moore
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    ^Was that the rape episode? That’s the only episode I’ve seen of the show and while he was good, he was outshined by Menzies.

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    adamunc
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    Yunjin Kim. She should have won Supporting Actress for the first season of Lost.

    It’s also sinful that Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, and Jean Smart were never nominated for Designing Women.  

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    Courtney
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    ^Was that the rape episode? That’s the only episode I’ve seen of the show and while he was good, he was outshined by Menzies.

    Yes, it was.

    I think they were both outstanding, but Sam had to go to a much darker place emotionally – I think. Menzies played evil all season. 

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    Riley
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    Maybe not the most unforgivable snub ever, but there has been a Dexter rewatch going on in the background of this household for whatever reason and all that I can think about is poor Jennifer Carpenter!

    Michael C. Hall was nominated year after year after year and the show variably got single-season villains in, but Jennifer Carpenter deserved a nomination alongside Michael C. Hall every single time and should have won a couple of times.

    Think of it this way: Bryan Cranston got nominated every season for Breaking Bad, plus Giancarlo Esposito and Jonathan Banks each got a nomination for short memorable arcs, but what if they had never even nominated Aaron Paul (and he never got his multiple awards)?

    Shame, Emmys!  Shame.

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    Carpenter had a couple good seasons, and I would have nominated her here and there, but the acting nor the writing for her character was ever legitimately special… imo or whatever. 

    Of course, The Wire and Battlestar Galactica getting done in every year is what immediately stands out to me.

    ‘Buffy’ fans tend to mention “The Body”, “Once More With Feeling” and Gellar being its major snubs. But the second and third seasons are still some of the most fun, influential television ever. The fact that those seasons got nothing (particularly during a time when there wasn’t a lot of great things on TV) is a bigger deal to me.

    Voters showing just how anti-WB they were by continuously snubbing Graham and Bishop despite the acclaim and Gilmore girls being a perfect Emmy show for that time.

    The supporting male cast of Arrested Development should have dominated their category for the show’s first three seasons, particularly Arnett.  

    They somewhat made up for it later, but the almost complete snubbing of Friday Night Lights’ first three seasons is still hard to get over.

    Roseanne never getting into series despite the acclaim, its ground-breaking nature and being a top five watched show throughout most of its run. 

    All the shows that got snubbed in series, writing, directing and acting to make room for Modern Family.

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    Courtney
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    Buffy fans tend to mention “The Body”, “Once More With Feeling” and Gellar being its major snubs. But the second and third seasons are still some of the most fun, influential television ever. The fact that those seasons got nothing (particularly during a time when there wasn’t a lot of great things on TV) is a bigger deal to me.

    Voters showing just how anti-WB they were by continuously snubbing Graham and Bishop despite the acclaim and Gilmore girls being a perfect Emmy show for that time.

    I agree, Season 3 was Buffy’s strongest season and I think it definitely should have been nominated. It’s an iconic show and S3 is a nearly perfect season. I do think Sarah kept growing as an actor though. One of her best performances was on Angel in “I Will Remember You”.

    And yes, Lauren and Kelly were/are fantastic. Perfect in comedy and drama. The show as a whole should have been nominated too. No other show has ever done what they did with dialogue.  

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    Parks And Recreation cast members. I mean, for real. Apart from the regular cast, I would’ve nominated Kathryn Hahn, Paul Rudd, Patricia Clarkson, Megan Mullally, Paula Pell, Jenny Slate, Ben Schwartz, Nick Kroll, Jon Glaser, Louis C.K. & Mo Collins in the guest acting categories – hell, Jon Hamm for that 15-second long cameo as well; that was long enough to get Ellen Burstyn nominated! And, they did give the nomination to Amy Poehler, year in and year out – they should’ve given her the f-cking Emmy when she deserved it! (That is in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.)

    Cristin Milioti, for the last season of How I Met Your Mother. Yes, the last season was an emotional roller-coaster that crashed and burnt, but Milioti’s performances were gems in the mud of a once-great successor of Friends. Her performance in the 200th episode of the series was Emmy-worthy and I would fight anyone for it. 

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    Courteney Cox for Friends seasons 1 – 7 and 10th.

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    Joseph
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    John Krasinski never being nominated in Comedy Supporting Actor for The Office is a strange one for me. Particularly the second season, which he is great in, and has a great submission in “Casino Night”. That was even The Office’s Emmy winning season, and Carell was the only cast member nominated (and he would have won if he has submitted “Take Your Daughter to Work Day”. Amy Ryan should have also been nominated in Guest Actress for Season 4.

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    Teridax
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    From the looks of it, Izombie on the CW. For decades, people will wonder how David Anders “Blaine” wasn’t at least nominated for Best Drama Supporting Actor ONCE. Also, even though it’s an Animated show, surely Danny Phantom deserved at the very least 1 nomination for Outstanding Animated Program?! I believe so!

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    Kevin Jacobsen
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    Like people have said, the cast of Parks and Recreation. But particularly Nick Offerman. For the life of me I cannot fathom how he couldn’t even get one nomination for such an iconic supporting role that tends to win so much at the Emmys.

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