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ONTD Original: Emmy Nominations 2018 Snubs and Surprises

The Emmy nominations were announced earlier today and with them came some glaring snubs and some surprise nominations.


Mandy Moore (This is Us)
Mandy Moore was ignored again this year by the Emmy voters for her performance in NBC drama "This is Us". While Moore was heavily praised for her heartbreaking performance in the Superbowl episode, Emmy voters showed her no love for the Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, the show got plenty of love overall; her fellow co-stars Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown did get nominated in the lead actor category, Gerald McRaney and Ron Cephas Jones got nominations in the guest actor category, and the show also got a nomination in the Outstanding Drama category.

Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor)
Ignored for his brilliant performance in Bates Motel for 5 years in a row, Freddie Highmore was snubbed once again for his portrayal of autistic Dr. Shaun Murphy in the ABC drama.
Whose slot did he deserve: Jason Bateman (Ozark)

Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time)
The EGOT winner's hilarious portrayal of flamboyant and larger than life cuban mother and grandmother Lydia Margarita del Carmen Inclán Maribona Leyte-Vidal de Riera was criminally ignored by the Emmy voters for a 2nd time in a row in the supporting actress in a Comedy series and so was the critically acclaimed reboot of the original "One Day at a Time".
Whose slot did she deserve: Any of the SNL performers (those shouldn't even be in that category!)

Killing Eve
The thrilling and addictive drama from Phoebe Waller-Bridge's mind quickly became favorite among critics and fans alike and deserved a nomination in OP's opinion. At least Sandra Oh, who plays the titular character got a nomination in the lead actress category, becoming the first actress of Asian descent to do so, tho fellow lead actress Jodie Comer fell through the cracks due to the category being to stacked
Whose slot did it deserve: Stranger Things

Will and Grace
The critically acclaimed revival, which has already been renewed for 2 more seasons, didn't get much love from the Emmy voters, being snubbed in the outstanding comedy category, with the voters choosing to side with "Curb Your Enthusiasm" revival instead. Eric McCormick and Debra Messing were similarly ignored in the lead actor/actress categories, and so was Sean Hayes for a supporting role, despite being the top pick to be nominated and WIN by GoldDerby users. Megan Mullally did continue her streak of getting nominated in the supporting actress category, which she has done 7 times before and winning twice.

Constance Wu (Fresh Off the Boat)
I know it's never gonna happen but it doesn't make me any less mad how the voters avoid her year after year after year. She's long overdue a nomination in the lead actress in a comedy series category.

Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones)
For the first time, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington decided to compete in the lead actor/actress in a drama series categories, after being nominated for their performance in Game of Thrones where they both had been nominated in the supporting category. This didn't turn out to be a good idea, tho. Their co-stars Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage (record 7th nomination) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau did get nominated in the supporting categories, tho, with the show also expectedly getting a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.

Twin Peaks
The revival, 25 years in the making, was considered a shoo-in for nominations in the limited series categories but was completely shutout. David Lynch did 2 nominations for writing and directing, though.


Ted Danson (The Good Place) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Issa Rae (Insecure) for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Matt Smith (The Crown) for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Zazie Beets (Atlanta) for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kenan Thomas (Saturday Night Live) for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ed Harris (Westworld) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Alienist for Outstanding Limited Series
Maya Rudoplph (The Good Place) for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco (Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders) for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Regina King (Seven Seconds) for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

sources: GoldDerby, Emmys website, me

what were your snubs, and which nominations surprised you, ONTD?
Tags: award show - emmys, constance wu, emilia clarke, fresh off the boat (abc), game of thrones (hbo), kit harington, mandy moore, matt smith, ontd original, orphan black (space / bbc america), tatiana maslany, the crown (netflix), the good place (nbc), this is us (nbc), westworld (hbo)
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