The 2017 Emmys Snub 'Gilmore Girls' & Its Two Best Actors
Oy! It's time to consume all of the junk food, because the 2017 Emmy nominations snubbed Gilmore Girls. It's an absolute shame, especially since both Lauren Graham and Kelly Bishop gave outstanding performances as Lorelai and Emily Gilmore, respectively, in the Netflix series revival. As a whole, the show also did not score a nom.
After the beloved series was revived in November 2016 as Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, it was obvious that the show deserved to be honored for its performances. The only time the dramedy was nominated for an Emmy was in 2004 for Outstanding Makeup in a Series (Non-Prosthetic). It also won. Can you believe it or any of the actors have never been nominated? It's shocking, not to mention frustrating for fans.
In the original series, both Graham and Bishop gave phenomenal performances — and the same can be said for the reboot, where they took their characters and storylines to the next level. From the scene where Lorelai was overlooking the mountains and talking to Emily on the phone about her father to Emily finding her independence after the death of Richard, Graham and Bishop brought the four episodes to life.
Admittedly, A Year in the Life wasn't perfect and had its flaws, so it's understandable why the series didn't get recognized. However, it is disappointing that Graham and Bishop, who gave some of their best performances ever, got snubbed. When it comes to Emmy nominations, you can't always get what you want.
With that, allow Emily Gilmore to express your likely disappointment if you're a Gilmore Girls fan.