The Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, and fans can count on contentious races. With awards stalwarts like Veep, Better Call Saul and House of Cards unable to contend for Emmys this year, several categories were left wide open for newcomers and long-overlooked vets.
Critics and fans will be delighted with a few inspiring storylines: Sandra Oh set a record. Issa Rae finally got nominated. The Americans may just pull off a win or two following its last season. But there were disappointments too: stans for David Lynch’s bizarre Twin Peaks, Emilia Clarke’s fearsome turn in Game of Thrones or the irreverent Netflix true crime spoof American Vandal will certainly be disappointed. But what can we do except head out into the parking lot and spray paint inappropriate pictures on the Emmy voters’ cars.
Here are all the Emmy snubs, surprises and storylines to come out of the nominations.
Netflix Nabs More Nominations Than HBO
For 17 years, HBO has always earned the most Emmy nominations. Netflix finally broke that streak, earning 112 nominations this year. The change signals a shift in the power dynamics between streaming services and the premium cable giant: AT&T recently told HBO they have to produce more shows to keep up with Netflix.
Sandra Oh Sets a New Milestone
Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh is the first Asian actor to be nominated for the Best Actress in a Drama category. The Canadian actor is no stranger to the Emmys: She’s been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama five times.
But Killing Eve Gets Snubbed from Best Drama Category
To fans’ outrage, neither the breakout BBC America show nor Oh’s costar Jodi Comer earned Emmy nominations
SOURCE: THE TIME