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Emmy Nominations Are Out - And So Are Some Snubbed TVWW Favorites
July 16, 2015  | By David Bianculli
 

Contenders for this year’s Emmy Awards were announced Thursday, with some nice nominations, but also with a few snubs that can be summed up in a single word: AAAAAARGH!...

FX’s Justified, perhaps the most unfairly overlooked drama series in Emmy history, was overlooked once again in its final year – a year in which it was so good, it should have been nominated not only for Outstanding Drama Series, but in the major acting and supporting acting categories as well. Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter, Mary Steenburgen, Sam Elliott, Garret Dillahunt… you all deserved better.

And not only was Justified overlooked, but so was sister FX series The Americans, where the lead performers, Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, played so many subtle layers of their characters each week, they should have been in the mix as well.

The only consolation was that Academy voters managed to acknowledge both Tatiana Maslany, the chameleonic Orphan Black star ignored last year by the Emmys, and Jeffrey Tambor, whose lead role in Transparent was a masterpiece of restraint and sensitivity. And for Better Call Saul to get a nod in the drama category is a real win for quality TV, and Bob Odenkirk’s and Jonathan Banks’ acting nominations there, likewise.

But when snubs also include The Good Wife, and all the actors there except for the brilliant Alan Cumming and Christine Baranksi, there’s no proper response but to scream foul.

Or, at least, to just scream.

AAAAAARGH!!!!!

For a full list of nominees, go to the Emmy website.



 
 
 
 
 
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