The list of Emmy 2017 nominations is here. With over 400 television shows to choose from and just a handful of slots per category, there were a few strong contenders that did not make the cut. To keep you updated, we listed down the most notable snubs in Emmys 2017 below.
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story
FX’s American Horror Story has been dominating the Emmys with a whopping 18 nominations in total and Paulson always had a spot every year. But her Emmy streak finally came to an end in 2017. With the show only scoring four nominations, the actress has been snubbed in the TV Academy’s acting races for the first time in 6 years.
The Americans, FX
Series stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys individually received nominations for the Outstanding Lead Actor/Actress in a Drama Series category. However, FX’s acclaimed Cold War drama failed to make it to the Best Drama category — again.
The Leftovers, HBO
HBO’s critically acclaimed series, which recently concluded its third and final season, was not nominated for Outstanding Drama Series this year, or in any of its previous seasons. Carrie Coon, who earned praises for her lead performance, was not recognized as well, although she was nominated in Emmys 2017 for her supporting work in Fargo.
The Leftovers nomination this year was only for Ann Dowd as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
Lena Dunham, Girls
Dunham’s one last chance to bag the comedy acting prize for the show she co-created went down the drain. After being nominated for the first three seasons, the actress was shut out of the category this year and so was the show when it deserved at least a firework or two. Girls’ series finale aired this past April.
Other worthy candidates which the Academy snubbed this year include Oprah, Mandy Moore (This is Us), Ed Harris (Westworld), Winona Ryder (Stranger Things), Tonight’s Show With Jimmy Fallon, American Gods, and The Walking Dead among others.
Even without Game of Thrones, HBO is still in the lead this year with 110 nominations, but Netflix is closing in on the cable king with 91 nominations. The streaming service has three of the best drama nominees (House of Cards, The Crown, Stranger Things) while HBO has only one: Westworld.
Hosted by Stephen Colbert, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live in CBS on Sunday, September 17.