Emmys: 9 Snubs and Surprises at the 2016 Awards (Photos)

Linda Ge
Emmys: 9 Snubs and Surprises at the 2016 Awards (Photos)

From “The Night Manager” to Kate McKinnon to “Downton Abbey,” here are the biggest snubs and surprises at the 2016 Emmys.

Supporting actors

Louie Anderson (“Baskets”) and Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”) kicked off the  night with unexpected wins for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in a comedy, respectively.

Susanne Bier, “The Night Manager”

“The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” swept basically everything on Emmy night, but in the Best Directing category, where 3 of its directors were nominated, AMC’s miniseries beat them all.

Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

In a category packed with “Game of Thrones” actresses, “Downton Abbey” came away with one last trophy for Maggie Smith for its final season.

 

Surprise: First awards of the night

Louie Anderson (“Baskets”) and Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”) kicked off the  night with unexpected wins for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in a comedy, respectively.

Snub: “Game of Thrones” actors

“Game of Thrones” may have gotten the most number of acting nominations in its history in 2016, but it came away empty handed Sunday night, when they were beaten by Maggie Smith of “Downton Abbey” and Ben Mendelsohn of “Bloodline.”

Snub: “Fargo”

While “People v OJ” was always expected to dominate the miniseries category, most people assumed Noah Hawley‘s excellent show would get something – perhaps Jean Smart for Best Supporting Actress – but it came away empty-handed.

Surprise: Jeb Bush

A former presidential candidate showing up as a chauffeur is one way to start the show that no one expected.

Snub: “House of Cards”

Thirteen nominations, in basically all the major categories, including Best Drama, but Netflix’s flagship show came away empty-handed Sunday night.

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