Emmy SNUBS for 2015; ‘Empire’s’ Lee Daniels not impressed
“Game of Thrones”, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”, “House of Cards”, and “Mad Men” fared well when the Emmy nominations were announced. But there were a few notable snubs:
In an Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jim Parsons, SNUBBED.
“Empire” only got three nominations and “How to Get Away with Murder” only got two . . . and neither were nominated for Outstanding Drama Series.
Taraji P. Henson from “Empire” and Viola Davis from “How to Get Away with Murder” WERE recognized in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category . . . but that wasn’t enough for “Empire” creator Lee Daniels.
In an UNCENSORED Instagram post, he said, quote, “[Eff] these mother[effers]!”
At least their lead actresses were nominated. “The Good Wife” and “Scandal” weren’t as lucky. “The Good Wife” got four nominations, and “Scandal” got one, but there was nothing for Julianna Margulies and Kerry Washington.
And Comedy Central’s “Broad City” was totally shut out. (Careful) Abbi Jacobson responded by Tweeting, quote, “Who do you have to peg in this town?” (That’s a reference to an episode where her character “pegged” a guy with a strap-on.)
Other snubs include: Gina Rodriguez from “Jane the Virgin”, who won the Golden Globe earlier this year. The show only got a nomination for Best Narration. And Showtime’s “The Affair”, which won two Golden Globes this year, was completely shut out.
And then there’s “Girls” and “The Americans”, which only got two nominations apiece . . . Ellie Kemper from “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” . . . “Getting On” got just one nomination . . . and “Parenthood” didn’t get anything.
By the way, Katy Perry was nominated for “Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program” for her Super Bowl halftime show. And she gave “Left Shark” a shout-out.
She Tweeted, “Um, woke up to my first Emmy nomination for the Halftime show! Very proud of everyone involved, especially #LeftShark.”
Edie Falco earned her sixth nomination for “Nurse Jackie” . . . so she’s now collected a dozen Lead Actress nominations, tying her with Angela Lansbury.
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