Emmy Nominations 2017: Snubs and Surprises, From ‘Transparent’ to ‘The Americans’ (Photos)
Jill Soloway’s Amazon series earned a total of seven nominations this year, but was shut out of the Outstanding Comedy Series category for the first time in its three-season run.
Surprise: “Stranger Things”
There was no shortage of hype for the Duffer Brothers’ ’80s nostalgia piece when it premiered last summer, and the Netflix drama became one of five freshman series to crack the Outstanding Drama Series category, besting veteran nominees including “Orange Is the New Black,” “The Americans” and “Homeland.”
Snub: “The Americans”
FX’s critically acclaimed “The Americans” finally cracked the Emmy nominations for the first time last year, and it earned two nominations for stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell this time around, but the spy drama was noticeably absent from this year’s Outstanding Drama Series nominees.
Surprise: Pamela Adlon, “Bettter Things”
Pamela Adlon, the star and creator of FX’s “Better Things” came out of nowhere to make the list of nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, besting “Insecure’s” Issa Rae, “Girls’” Lena Dunham and “I Love Dick’s” Kathryn Hahn, among others.
Snub: Oprah Winfrey, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”
The Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie was arguably this year’s most competitive category, meaning someone was bound to be snubbed. With a wealth of deserving actresses for voters to choose from, Oprah Winfrey went unrecognized for her role in the HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”
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Source: The Wrap