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9 Emmy Snubs That Left TV Fans Upset

Fans were shocked to discover that these nine stars did not receive 2021 Emmys nominations.

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Pedro Pascal

Series: The Mandalorian

Category He Should’ve Been Nominated For: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

What is The Mandalorian without The Mandalorian himself? While the thrilling Disney+ show received 24 nominations, fans were shocked when its titular character, played by Pedro Pascal, did not receive one.

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Nicole Kidman

Series: The Undoing

Category She Should’ve Been Nominated For: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

While Hugh Grant received a nomination for his role in the HBO Max series, justice was not served when it came to nominating Kidman for her stunning portrayal of his wife Grace in the crime thriller.

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John Boyega

Series: Small Axe

Category He Should’ve Been Nominated For: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Boyega took center stage with his captivating performance as Leroy Logan, a forensic scientist who became one of the first Black British police officers, in the anthology series Small Axe. Not only did he deserve a nomination, but the entire anthology did too.

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Sarah Paulson

Series: Ratched

Category She Should’ve Been Nominated For: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Paulson’s delightfully twisted performance in Netflix’s eponymous psychological thriller and precursor to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is one that needs to be seen to be believed. Cutting, sinister, and absolutely enthralling, Paulson definitely should’ve been included in this year’s nominations.

Anthony Mackie

Series: The Falcon & The Winter Soldier

Category He Should’ve Been Nominated For: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

In The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, Mackie’s gripping depiction of superhero Sam Wilson and his internal conflict with taking up the title of Captain America was honest, empowering, and definitely deserved a nomination.

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Jane Levy

Series: Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Category She Should’ve Been Nominated For: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Levy’s cheerful performance as the lovable Zoey, who suddenly finds herself in a world full of song and dance, was the energy boost the world needed. Now, after the show’s cancelation, it’s even more frustrating for fans that she didn’t receive an Emmy nomination this year.

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Sebastian Stan

Series: The Falcon & The Winter Soldier

Category He Should’ve Been Nominated For: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Stan’s portrayal of the guarded, traumatized war veteran and supersoldier Bucky Barnes — as he learned to trust himself and find his place in the world — was both incredibly emotional and definitely nomination-worthy.

Thuso Mbedu

Series: The Underground Railroad

Category She Should’ve Been Nominated For: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Mbedu’s compelling performance as Cora, a young woman escaping from slavery using the underground railroad, is raw, honest, and captivating from the very first scene and should’ve earned her a nomination.

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Carl Lumbly

Series: The Falcon & The Winter Soldier

Category They Should’ve Been Nominated For: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Lumbly’s poignant portrayal of veteran and supersoldier Isaiah Bradley in The Falcon & The Winter Soldier was one of the show’s greatest heartbreaks and absolutely deserved a nomination.

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