2014 Emmy Nominations Snubs and Surprises
The 2014 Emmy nominations are in, and while we saw plenty of familiar names in the mix — your Breaking Bads, your Veeps — we also saw a few surprises pop up in the major categories. Plus, some great shows and actors got sadly overlooked as well. Here's our rundown of this year's biggest snubs and surprises.
Aside from some People's Choice and Critics' Choice awards love and a Golden Globe nod early in its run, AMC's wildly popular zombie drama has been virtually ignored by the awards shows. And once again, it got shut out of the major Emmy categories. The Governor's saga, Carol's heartbreaking decision in the grove, the powerful backstories, that showdown in the finale... the snub is particularly egregious this year, arguably the series' richest collection of episodes yet. The only consolation: TWD is in good company, as top-notch series Sons of Anarchy, Justified, and Rectify also continue to be denied the Emmy nominations they deserve.
After four consecutive Best Comedy wins (one more and the show will tie Frasier for most wins overall), can we all agree that Modern Family, as a series, is not only past its prime, but probably the least exciting contender on the Best Comedy Series list? And while the cast members continue to be quirkily funny and endearing, the Supporting Comedy Actor and Actress categories are too overflowing with deserving nominees for Modern Family to take up five or six out of 12 nods. That it took three, instead, this year? (With no nods for Sofia Vergara or Eric Stonestreet?) Better... though we still could, and would, argue against it.