The 6 Biggest Emmys Snubs, From Amy Poehler To Taraji P. Henson
We all have opinions as to who earned the biggest snub of the 2015 Emmy nominations. From Empire's relative shut out (aside from Taraji P. Henson's nomination) to once again a lack of nominations for consistently great shows like The Americans and The Walking Dead, the Emmys always seem to leave out some incredible television and actors in every major category (IMO). But at Sunday night's telecast of the 2015 Emmy Awards, the snubs didn't stop with the nominations. Many favorite shows that received well-deserved nominations were snubbed by voters in favor of more obvious choice winners. From evergreen nominees who truly deserve recognition for the outstanding work they've done for years to newcomers who time and time again have stolen the spotlight on some great new shows, the Emmy Awards snubs were angering to watch, despite a fun and wonderfully weird telecast hosted by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star (and fellow Emmy-snubbed actor) Andy Samberg.
While there were, of course, some nominees who were destined to be snubbed by the Emmys voters — like Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany who deserves every award ever but was never going to win opposite Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Elisabeth Moss, Robin Wright, or Claire Daines because Emmy voters usually stick with star power and veteran winners over unique performances — some snubs were just so frustrating considering how much certain actors and shows deserved to win. These are just a few of the most frustrating snubs of the night.
1. Amy Poehler Loses To Julia Louis-Dreyfus... Again
I can't explain how angry and saddened I am that Poehler was not once given an Emmy for her exceptional work as the perfect Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. I will forever hate the Emmys just a little bit every year for this snub. No offense to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but this should have been Poehler's year.
2. Taraji P. Henson Doesn't Get Love For Cookie
But silver lining, her friend Viola Davis did for How To Get Away With Murder, making Davis the first African American woman to win the Leading Actress Emmy. Can't be anything but proud of that!
3. Orange Is The New Black & Mad Men Don't Get The Emmys Love
This is a snub for some people so it had to be included. But for me, Game Of Thrones has always deserved Emmy love for Outstanding Drama so I am most certainly pleased by their win, even if it was over such amazing shows as OITNB and the final season of Mad Men.
4. Christina Hendricks & Game Of Thrones Actresses Are Ignored
Uza Aduba's win was absolutely deserved but Christina Hendricks, Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey all had incredible performances in the final season of Mad Men and the most recent season of Game Of Thrones, respectively. It's hard to be upset for these women when Aduba is so wonderful as well.
5. Tituss Burgess Is Left Out
No offense to Tony Haley who is hilarious on Veep, but Tituss Burgess became a damn star thanks to The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. He deserved the win and it's a shame he didn't get it. But this is not the end of Titus Andromedon.
6. Amy Schumer Doesn't Get A Clean Sweep
She may have taken home the Emmy Award for Best Variety Sketch series, but Schumer should have also received the Emmy for Writing In A Variety Series. Unfortunately Jon Stewart's final season trumped all of the other shows so I can't complain too much. Plus Schumer winning anything is perfection.