Not everyone received an Emmy nomination on Thursday morning. The nominations for the 67th annual Emmy Award nominations were announced via live stream ahead of the Sept. 20 ceremony. While some snubs from last year had been amended, with nods for “Orphan Black” star Tatiana Maslany and “Mad Men” actress Elizabeth Moss, plenty of actors and TV shows were left out of certain categories. Some shows were even completely snubbed, despite critical acclaim.
Complete Snubs: Some programs failed to get a single nomination among the major categories. “Sons of Anarchy” took its last motorcycle ride this season, but it failed to receive any Emmy love. Freshman comedy “Jane the Virgin” was also snubbed in the major categories (though it received a nod for best narrator), even though Gina Rodriguez won the Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy earlier this year. “Parenthood” has always been underappreciated, and fans hoped that the show would finally make the cut in its final season. Unfortunately, even a heart-wrenching finale couldn’t get it any acknowledgement.
Best Drama: “The Good Wife” is a veteran that has been nominated in the past, but didn’t make the cut this year. All of Shonda Rhimes’ dramas, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder,” were snubbed in this category. Marvel and Netflix’s first joint venture, “Daredevil,” also didn’t seem to impress Emmy voters. The biggest shock of the snubs might be the absence of “Empire” in this category.
Best Actress in a Drama: Ellen Pompeo gave an outstanding performance as Meredith Grey on “Grey’s Anatomy” after the death of Derek Sheperd (Patrick Dempsey), but it wasn’t enough to garner a nomination. Fellow Shondaland actress Kerry Washington also didn’t receive any recognition for “Scandal.” Newbie Caitriona Balfe also failed to receive a nomination for “Outlander,” despite plenty of critical acclaim. Surprisingly, Julianna Marguiles was left out as well, even though she won for “The Good Wife” last year.
Emmy snub of Outlander - boo - one nomination for score. Really? disgusted
— Alice-May Maddocks (@AliceMMaddocks) July 16, 2015
Best Actor in a Drama: Freddie Highmore was not nominated for “Bates Motel,” despite a strong performance. Even though he kept audiences on the edge of their seats this year, Terrence Howard didn’t receive any recognition for “Empire” either.
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama: While “Orange is the New Black” received several nominations, it’s surprising that Taryn Manning (Pensatucky) was snubbed after her large storyline. While “Game of Thrones” got plenty of nominations as well, Sophie Turner had a particularly heavy storyline this year in which she proved herself as a dramatic actress.
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama: While many of his castmates were nominated, Evan Peters didn’t receive any love for his role in “American Horror Story: Freak Show.” Tom Verica also didn’t receive a nomination for his work as Sam in “How to Get Away with Murder.”
Best Comedy: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” failed to get any Emmy nods here. HBO’s hit “Girls” was also snubbed in the category again this year. “Big Bang Theory” might be the highest rated comedy, but it didn’t receive favor among Emmy voters.
Best Actress in a Comedy: Lily Tomlin was nominated for “Grace and Frankie,” but her co-star Jane Fonda didn’t receive the same recognition. “Fresh Off the Boat” actress Constance Wu also was responsible for some major laughs this season, but failed to garner a nomination. “Shameless” star Emmy Rossum didn’t receive a nomination either, despite the fact that she basically carries the show, but she handled it like a pro.
Congrats Bill Macy!!!
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) July 16, 2015
Best Actor in a Comedy: None of the men from “Parks and Recreation,” like Nick Offerman, Adam Scott or Chris Pratt, were nominated in the show’s final season. Andy Samberg from “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was also missing from this category. Surprisingly, “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons was snubbed from this category.
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy: Aubrey Plaza didn’t score a nomination for “Parks and Recreation.” Carol Kane was one of the few “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” actors who didn’t receive any recognition, despite being hilarious. Mindy Kaling also didn’t get any love for “The Mindy Project.”
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy: Cameron Monaghan’s “Shameless” performance as his character suffered from bipolar disorder was deserving of accolades, but the dramatic aspect may have prevented him from being nominated. Alex Karpovsky’s storyline on “Girls” this year also seemed worthy of some awards.
Check out which shows managed to score Emmy nominations here.
The 2015 Emmy Awards air Sunday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. EDT on Fox. Which snubs are you most angry about? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!