Emmys 2013: Who got snubbed?
July 18th, 2013
03:55 PM ET

Emmys 2013: Who got snubbed?

Netflix is definitely happy with the Emmy choices this year, but some TV fans aren't impressed.

With (the fantastic, let's be clear) "House of Cards" up to win the best drama series Emmy - a historic event, if it comes to pass - that means that some of the other outstanding TV dramas, like "The Walking Dead," have been left out in the cold.

As CNN.com commenter Danny622 says, this past season of "TWD" may not have been its best, but there's no getting around the fact that it's one of the best shows on TV.

FX in particular has a surprisingly light presence on this year's nominees list, given the greatness that can be found on "Justified," "Sons of Anarchy" and new show "The Americans." We know that this is a good problem to have - better too many great dramas on TV than a drought - but still: there really are more things happening on FX than "American Horror Story."

Commenter LordRyus feels our pain, and also notes the other huge oversight of the day: no love for "Orphan Black's" Tatiana Maslany. The BBC America star tackles multiple characters in her role as an orphan named Sarah who finds herself caught in an increasingly treacherous mystery, and she handles the challenge with ease.

"The emmys once again ignore genre shows, no wonder people care less and less about this award," LordRyus said. "The lack of nomination for Tatiana Maslany is a travesty, no actress had harder shooting hours (18 hour shoots for months, 1 day off (lost her voice)) or pulled off multiple characters in a single show as well as she did before, ever."

Bobby Weller agreed, commenting, "Yeah, I don't care how many good drama shows there are, no lead actress has performed better than Tatiana Maslany. Not saying they can't, but she has to play like 8 clones (3 of which are main characters) and her characters have to constantly interact with each other in scenes.. It seems almost impossible that someone can be that good at acting."

While we're talking about individual nods, "Parenthood" fans are not pleased that Monica Potter's work hasn't been called to the forefront.

On the comedy side, the lack of love for Fox's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" was pretty shocking, and where's "Parks and Recreation"? Amy Poehler is lovely, but so is the show and other members of its cast.

As much as we love the nominated leading actors in the comedy category, we think commenter Sister Valium (what a name!) makes a great point: "Not for nothing, but I think once you've won the award for your role/tv show, you shouldn't be nominated for the same thing over and over."

We applaud this idea in theory, especially since it sounds like it could free up space for other actors who are doing amazing work, but can't edge out the consistent favorites. What do you think? Should awards ceremonies start mirroring the presidency - you can get up to two wins, and then you're done? Share your Emmys snubs and surprises in the comments.

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    July 20, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. sarah

    TWD is the best thing on T.V. T.V. shows are now a contest between rival ad companies.

    July 20, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  11. The show offers nothing===and i 1 hour you'll hear it complain of no respect and degraded and never allowed to be himself...give it 1 hour...tread your own path


    July 20, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  12. Off too jorge...looking like a fool again...bye.


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    July 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Elaine Smith

    Sons of Anarchy. Katey Sagal and Maggie Siff were robbed. Katey had a hard storyline this season, a women trying to find herself in her 50's. Maggie Siff is always underrated, and like Katey she had a hard storyline as well. Trying to take the reins of First Lady of the club, but at the same time wanting out of the lifestyle she is living. Also think that Charlie Hunnam could have been nominated, although I feel like the male lead category is pretty strong I figured he wouldn't get considered. And Jimmy Smits – wow! He really gave the show some light in an otherwise dark season.

    July 19, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
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    July 19, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
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    The beautiful actress above is Tatiana Maslany, from the BBC America TV show "Orphan Black."


    July 19, 2013 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  17. clearly

    the show has no attraction whatsoever.

    July 19, 2013 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  18. shabang

    Bring back barbara eden from i dream of genie then maybe i will watch the boob tube! that babe b da shizzle! grrr!....

    July 19, 2013 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • mark

      Always had a crush on "I dream of Jeannie" wow that Barbara Eden is incredible

      July 23, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Marcia

    Where does she get those outfits?

    July 19, 2013 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
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    She is so pretty isn't she?

    July 19, 2013 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
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  23. shabaog

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    July 19, 2013 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  24. Casual Observer

    Let's be honest, "The Walking Dead" might be fun as hell, but it ain't no Shakespeare.

    There's a reason summer blockbusters are rarely nominated for best picture yet the films that gross a couple million always go on to win the thing. Similarly, to suggest that "The Walking Dead" is as good as any of the other shows nominated is downright laughable. Hell, it's not even the fourth best show on its own network.

    July 19, 2013 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Danny

      Compared to last seasons Homeland, TWD was much better in all ways. I agree that it's not Shakespeare, but what on this list is?

      July 19, 2013 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      @Danny: you're a fanboy who is just embarrassing himself with this nonsense. TWD is a literally a bit of a joke of a show. One big gimmick of a premise stretched into god know how many more seasons.

      July 19, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark

      If you watch the pilot for Walking Dead" you will see some of the most original writing as well as originality ever on TV! Watching Rick staring at a half zombie (bicycle girl) on the ground and feeling sorry for her was phenomenal! And the music for the show is some of the best music ever introduced on TV. I disagree with you on this show. As the show continues, it may seem "typical" since it's going on season 4, but remember, this show is about the drama between people using the background of "walkers" to fuel it. Best show on TV

      July 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  25. victor sargeant

    PBS BBC...AMERICAN DEPARTMENT STORE DEVELOPER...STEINBERGS? IN LONDON 1890s? Great show....Actor was from Cable Show about being a Hollywood Agent with his staff...e...something? They didnt get mention either.

    July 19, 2013 at 1:10 am | Report abuse |
  26. Brian

    I'm surprised Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) didn't get a nod. The Red Wedding scene was awesome and she was superb

    July 19, 2013 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Completely agree. Can't understand Emelia Clarke over Fairley or Heady, who both do consistently outstanding work.

      July 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Peace ☮

    Nothing for Walking Dead? Really?
    I hope American Horror Story/Jessica Lange wins something.

    July 18, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      I know! TWD is my favourite TV show, sure it's not shakespear but it does have some poignant moments and great screenplay and special FX etc! Why can't they reward hard work, talent and shows that are actually POPULAR!? I only just starting watching American Horror Story and it's much better than I expected, I'm still in season 1.

      July 19, 2013 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Danny

      Actually, they were in fact nominated for 3 technical awards including special effects and prosthetics. I surely thought they would have gotten a nom for best drama, and one for best supporting for David Morrissey (the governor)

      July 19, 2013 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  28. blaineparrish

    No clue who any of these people are or the shows. Never seen one of them. I guess I should pay less attention to things that matter.

    July 18, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Get a TV, a bucket of KFC, another bucket for your erm "waste" and spend at least 1 month catching up. You have 2 seasons of walking dead and 2 seasons of American Horror Story to watch!!

      July 19, 2013 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
    • M

      Not everyone has cable, myself included. I choose not to pay for TV that used to be sold as "Commercial-Free Television", but now airs more advertising than network tv.. which is A LOT! So cable gets their money TWICE; from the subscribers *and* advertisers. No thank you. I rather watch network tv with a mute button than actually pay to see ads between a million channels of reality-tv.

      July 19, 2013 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
    • S.

      yea but your right here honey–go if you don't like it.

      July 19, 2013 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      My boyfriend pays for it, so I forget that it costs money. And yes they have alot of stupid advertisements too, which I forgot since i dont pay for it.

      But KFC is there for everyone.

      July 19, 2013 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  29. tairris

    Scandal was snubbed and Jeff Perry was ROBBED... so was Bellamy Young!! All of Scandal

    July 18, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  30. metalhead65

    awards shows are all about politics and who kisses the most ass. as long as they ignore the shows I like I will ignore the this show the way the grammy awards ignore the music I like. if they can ignore Justified and Sons Of Anarchy then that tells me it is not worth my time.

    July 18, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Jerry Flores

    Still no NCIS. What about BONES? Those are wonderful shows.

    July 18, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 18, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |


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  34. Di Arrhea

    I love television. All TV shows should get an Emmy! Yay!

    July 18, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |

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