With more television shows and platforms than ever before, the Television Academy, which votes on the Emmys, is faced with a lot of hard decisions.
Naturally, each year there are a ton of deserving actors, writers, producers, and shows that end up without a nomination.
But the snubs for our favorites don’t get any easier to digest each year, as evidenced by the 2016 Emmy nominations announced Thursday.
This list includes the shutouts of genre shows “The Walking Dead,” “Jessica Jones,” and “Daredevil.”
There was also some disrespect to the ladies, including “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “Broad City,” and “Orange Is the New Black.” And where in the world is Jim Parsons?
Here’s a look at the biggest snubs of the 2016 Emmy nominations:
Rachel Bloom and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (The CW)
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There are few shows that can come out of development hell at one network, repackage themselves, and then emerge as masterful as “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” That’s what it did after being passed over by Showtime, then moving to its sister network The CW. This show brings together rom-com writing with original musical performances by some pretty talented actors.
Plus, Bloom won the Golden Globe, people!
“The Walking Dead” (AMC)
With plenty of nods to its makeup effects, “The Walking Dead” has still yet to be honored for its total package. We used to blame it on the fact that the TV Academy wasn’t into genre TV, but “Game of Thrones” has the most nominations this year. So what’s going on?
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” did nab a writing nomination, but it failed to break into the late-night/variety-show boys club for a show nom. That’s absolutely ridiculous. There is no other voice as certain, as topical, and as hilarious as host Samantha Bee. She and her team are really calling BS on everyone that deserves it. That fearlessness should have been recognized.
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