Thursday morning, Carson Daly and Mindy Kaling took to the podium to announce the nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Many nominations were expected. In fact, they got their just due. On social media #Emmynoms and #Emmynoms2014 and Emmys exploded on Twitter and Facebook.
Congrats to the brilliant Key & Peele writers on their Emmy nom! And Hair! And Makeup!— Janel SantaCruz (@JanelSantaCruz) July 10, 2014
Obama-Galifianakis interview nominated for Emmy http://t.co/jfLMxDbIYL— Zulu Yama Gumbo (@bromoore) July 10, 2014
Game of Thrones took the crown - leading the pact with 19 nods. FX newcomer Fargo which debuted this Spring, followed suit with 18 nominations for its first year submission. The Fox spin-off station also nabbed other bragging rights as American Horror Story came in third for the most nods with 17.
Just a few years ago, Netflix was losing steam. It bounced back, however, with Netflix only series. Fast-forward to 2013, the streaming media company makes Primetime Emmy history for having the first online-only nomination. This year the company nabbed a jaw-dropping, but not surprising, 31 nods.
But for those on social media, this is where they get angry. Just a quick search of #Emmysnubs, and the smiling faces contradict with social media’s harsh reviews.
Some names mentioned on the Snub List:
Andy Samberg: The SNL alum and star of Brooklyn Nine Nine not only won big at this Golden Globe Awards with The Best Actor award in a Television Series; Musical or Comedy, but Brooklyn Nine Nine won as well with the Best Television Series; Musical or Comedy. But when it came time for the more than 16,000 voters to consider Sandberg or the show – they got snubbed.
Jay Leno: His last day on The Tonight Show was in February – but his last Emmy nomination ? 2013
Those are just a couple of names.
According to Entertainment Weekly the list for show and actor snubs, is a very long one. Sons of Anarchy and The Good Wife just a couple the site listed. While the online platform Vulture listed The Simpson’s as a major shut out for the Outstanding Animated Program Category.
Who is the major snub in your book? Let us know in the comments section.
If you look below, there are a couple of actors nominated this year who hail from Missouri. Some good news to close out the article.
On the Bright Side: Some Missouri and Kansas City Connections got some Emmy love:
Don Cheadle: Born in Kansas City, Mo.
Nominated for: Comedy Series, Lead Actor, “House of Lies”
Jon Hamm: Born in St. Louis, Mo.