The 2014 Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and guess what? There's a bunch of things people are upset about! Yes, perhaps it's ridiculous to get our hopes up every year for actors and shows that will almost certainly get ignored by television's august awards body, but that didn't stop the internet from banging its head against the wall over the institutional stagnation on display. Here's some of the most grievous snubs, and unworthy nominees, from this year's slate.
Tatiana Maslany misses out again
It’s been said before, and it will be said again, but, yes, Tatiana Maslany most certainly deserves an Emmy nomination for playing a bevy of clones on Orphan Black. With no nomination this year, it is starting to seem unlikely that the Academy will ever recognize her work. And that sucks. - EZ
Michael Sheen's snub
Though we’re really happy that Lizzy Caplan got a nomination for Masters of Sex, Michael Sheen should have certainly taken Jeff Daniels’ spot on the lead drama actor list, for turning in wonderful work as the repressed William Masters. - EZ
The Good Wife is snubbed for its all-time best fifth season
Lord knows what a broadcast drama has to do anymore to get an Outstanding Series nomination. The Good Wife had by all accounts a remarkable year and collected a few acting nominations for its trouble, but after falling off the Drama Series wagon last year it couldn’t get back on. As expected, Homeland was snubbed and replaced by HBO’s True Detective, but Good Wife got boxed out by Downton Abbey and remains on the outside looking in, for a season that certainly should been in the discussion to win the trophy. - DS