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2015 Emmy Nominations: Quick Reactions

July 16, 2015 by  

The Emmy nominations are out, and as you might expect there are some great acknowledgments, some infuriating snubs, and some questionable life choices.

A few thoughts about the 2015 Emmy nods…

  • Honestly, the thing that’s infuriating me the most right now is the total exclusion of JUSTIFIED. Realistically, I figured it would be hard for the show to take the top honors (even though it was one of the best — if not the best — drama this past year), but I figured Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, and Joelle Carter would get nominations. Possibly the show as a whole. And the extraordinary guest cast. But nope. They didn’t even get acknowledged. Absolutely ridiculous, considering it was the show at its finest.
  • Equally baffling is MASTERS OF SEX’s exclusion in the major categories. (Allison Janney and Beau Bridges did once again score guest actress/actor nods.) “Fight” was an incredible hour of television. Even if it doesn’t crack the top shows (which is a mistake), and Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan are also ignored (another mistake), you’re telling me there was no room in the writing/directing categories for that hour? Really?
  • I am a bit surprised THE AFFAIR was snubbed. Not only did it win at the Golden Globes, but the ambition of the show was so grand I figured it would get something.
  • Taraji P. Henson deserves everything for EMPIRE. Everything. And I know people are mad the show was shut out of the best drama race, but, really how was that show totally snubbed in terms of music?!
  • Hey, it seems Emmy voters finally got around to checking out ORPHAN BLACK! Tatiana Maslany is doing something literally no one else on TV is…it’ll be interesting to see what comes next.
  • BROOKLYN NINE-NINE’s Andre Braugher and UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT’s Tituss Burgess getting supporting actor nods is great.
  • PARKS AND RECREATION had a hit-or-miss final season, but the nods for Amy Poehler and the series are deserved. (Though the overall lack of Nick Offerman is weird/wrong.)
  • Sad, but not surprised by the lack of JANE THE VIRGIN, THE GOLDBERGS, RECTIFY, and YOU’RE THE WORST in the big categories. Slightly surprised BROOKLYN NINE-NINE didn’t get more acknowledgement.
  • It didn’t, really, have a chance, but PERSON OF INTEREST’s “If-Then-Else” was one of the most ambitious episodes of TV this year.
  • Anthony Mendez is fabulous as the JANE THE VIRGIN narrator, and I’m so glad he was acknowledged.
  • UPDATE: On the good side: I am thrilled that MOM’s Allison Janney got acknowledged (even if the show/Anna Faris deserved love, too). And Will Forte getting love for THE LAST MAN ON EARTH was a delightful — and earned. That first episode of LMOE worked because Forte brought you in and made you care, instantly.

I will likely have more thoughts, but for now, what has you most steamed?

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