2014 Emmy Awards nominations: Who got snubbed?

Tatiana Maslany on "Orphan Black." BBC America

This year's Emmy nominations are now out, and while some fans are celebrating their favorite shows others are left scratching their heads and throwing out that famous four-letter word: "Snub."

There was lots of love for "Game of Thrones" (19 nominations, the most of any show) and others like "Orange is the New Black," "Fargo" and "House of Cards" - but there were also some omissions that could have TV lovers crying foul.

Here are some of the ones that hurt us the most:

"Orphan Black"/Tatiana Maslany. Members of the #CloneClub were up in arms after the cult-hit show and its talented star -- who probably deserves an Emmy nod for each of the clones she plays on the series -- came up empty-handed.

"The Americans." HBO's "True Detective" competing as a traditional series instead of a miniseries meant there was stiff competition to get into the drama category, and FX's "The Americans" was denied a slot. Not only that, but series stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell were overlooked too (though Margo Martindale did get a guest-star nod).

"The Good Wife." The CBS drama got nods for stars Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles and Christine Baranski, but the series was nowhere to be found in the outstanding drama series category.

James Spader. His scene-chewing turn as Red on "The Blacklist" earned him a Golden Globe nomination, but it apparently wasn't enough to get him into the Emmys' lead actor in a drama series category (though, to be fair, it'd be hard to pick who should have been taken out in his place).

Mindy Kaling/"The Mindy Project." You'd have hoped that Kaling would have gotten to hear her own name while announcing this morning's nominations, but you'd have hoped wrong. The star missed out on a nod, and so did co-star Chris Messina and the delightfully funny show itself.

"Parks & Recreation." Amy Poehler was nominated for leading actress in a comedy series, but the show's strong sixth season and its great, time-jumping finale were left in the dust.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Considering that the show won the Golden Globe for best comedy series and for series star Andy Samberg, it's surprising to see neither get representation here. (Though, it should be noted, supporting actor Andre Braugher did.)

Bellamy Young. Kerry Washington's nomination for "Scandal" is completely, totally deserved. But Bellamy Young, who plays first lady Mellie Grant, had a great season with lots of character development and well-acted, heartbreaking moments that deserved recognition, too.

"The Simpsons." Here's an interesting one -- this is the first time in the show's history that it hasn't been nominated for either outstanding comedy series or outstanding animated series (per Emmy rules, a show can't be up for both categories).

Tell us: Which Emmy snubs surprised you the most?

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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