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07/14/2016 01:39 pm ET Updated Aug 29, 2016

Emmy Nominations Snub 'Orange Is The New Black,' Lady Gaga, 'The Leftovers' And So Many More

See which of your favorites were omitted from this year's ballot.
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Every year, we talk about who was “snubbed” at various award shows. It’s a bit of a misnomer, considering the word “snub” implies a voting body turned its noses up in disgust. These things are all based on math, after all. But why dismiss such a grand tradition? Here we are, once again, discussing who was omitted from this year’s Emmy nominations, which were announced Thursday morning. 

  • "Orange Is the New Black"
    After the Emmys changed its qualifying rules last year, this Netflix gem was shuffled from the comedy race to the drama
    Netflix
    After the Emmys changed its qualifying rules last year, this Netflix gem was shuffled from the comedy race to the drama race. It managed major nods in 2015 despite the change, but this time the show came up short in every major category. (Keep in mind it's Season 3 that's in consideration.) Even two-time winner Uzo Aduba was excluded. Ironically, its sole nod was for Outstanding Casting.
  • "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"
    One of the best new shows on TV, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" should have at least netted a nod for Rachel Bloom, who won a Golden G
    The CW
    One of the best new shows on TV, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" should have at least netted a nod for Rachel Bloom, who won a Golden Globe for her performance earlier this year.
  • Clive Owen, "The Knick"
    For proof that not enough people watch "The Knick," see Clive Owen's second consecutive snub for Cinemax's rich medical
    CInemax
    For proof that not enough people watch "The Knick," see Clive Owen's second consecutive snub for Cinemax's rich medical drama. 
  • Lady Gaga, "American Horror Story: Hotel"
    Gaga won the Golden Globe in January, but her breathy turn as a vampiric hotel countess didn't transfer to the Emmy
    FX
    Gaga won the Golden Globe in January, but her breathy turn as a vampiric hotel countess didn't transfer to the Emmys.
  • Paul Giamatti, "Billions"
    Paul Giamatti as a state attorney with a penchant for BDSM? What more do you need, Emmys?
    Showtime
    Paul Giamatti as a state attorney with a penchant for BDSM? What more do you need, Emmys?
  • Constance Wu, "Fresh Off the Boat"
    Constance Wu, the soul of "Fresh Off the Boat," was once again overlooked.
    ABC
    Constance Wu, the soul of "Fresh Off the Boat," was once again overlooked.
  • "Getting On"
    Laurie Metcalf and Niecy Nash were rightfully recognized for their performances, but the final leg of HBO's delicate ger
    getting on
    Laurie Metcalf and Niecy Nash were rightfully recognized for their performances, but the final leg of HBO's delicate geriatric-ward dramedy "Getting On" deserved a series nomination. It was one of TV's finest achievements.
  • Shiri Appleby, "UnREAL"
    Nominations for Lifetime's soapy summer drama, which goes behind the scenes of a "Bachelor" analog, were always a dicey gambl
    Lifetime
    Nominations for Lifetime's soapy summer drama, which goes behind the scenes of a "Bachelor" analog, were always a dicey gamble. Constance Zimmer made off with a supporting bid, but Shiri Appleby faltered in the lead-actress contest.
  • Kerry Washington, "Scandal"
    Washington was nominated for playing Anita Hill in HBO's "Confirmation," but her signature turn on "Scandal" was ignored
    ABC
    Washington was nominated for playing Anita Hill in HBO's "Confirmation," but her signature turn on "Scandal" was ignored for the second consecutive year.
  • Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
    Remember how Jim Parsons has won four Emmys for this show?
    CBS
    Remember how Jim Parsons has won four Emmys for this show?
  • Julianna Margulies and Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
    Ten-time Emmy nominee Julianna Marguiles bid adieu to Alicia Florrick after seven seasons on "The Good Wife," and the Emmys c
    CBS
    Ten-time Emmy nominee Julianna Marguiles bid adieu to Alicia Florrick after seven seasons on "The Good Wife," and the Emmys couldn't even give her one final acknowledgement. Christine Baranski was also shut out.
  • Gina Rodriguez, "Jane the Virgin"
    Rodriguez is yet another recent Golden Globe winner who hasn't prospered with the Emmys. Her delightful work on "Jane th
    The CW
    Rodriguez is yet another recent Golden Globe winner who hasn't prospered with the Emmys. Her delightful work on "Jane the Virgin" deserves better.
  • "Show Me a Hero"
    What, did this HBO limited series about small-town civil-rights violations not leave any effect? Even Oscar Isaac, one o
    HBO
    What, did this HBO limited series about small-town civil-rights violations not leave any effect? Even Oscar Isaac, one of the internet's primo boyfriends, did not receive a nomination.
  • "Girls"
    "Girls" was an Emmy darling in its first few seasons, but as its quality ebbed, so did its awards favor. Bummer: This year wa
    HBO
    "Girls" was an Emmy darling in its first few seasons, but as its quality ebbed, so did its awards favor. Bummer: This year was the show's best yet.
  • "You're the Worst"
    This one was always a long shot, but we'd be the worst not to have remained hopeful.
    FX
    This one was always a long shot, but we'd be the worst not to have remained hopeful.
  • "American Idol"
    This cultural touchstone had its swan song this year, and the Emmys sent a big ol' shrug emoji its way in Outstanding Reality
    Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
    This cultural touchstone had its swan song this year, and the Emmys sent a big ol' shrug emoji its way in Outstanding Reality-Competition Series.
  • Christian Slater, "Mr. Robot"
    Slater should have been a shoo-in.
    FX
    Slater should have been a shoo-in.
  • "The Leftovers"
    Carrie Coon. Justin Theroux. Regina King. Christopher Eccleston. Liv Tyler. Amy Brenneman. Ann Dowd. Pick one! Any of them! P
    HBO
    Carrie Coon. Justin Theroux. Regina King. Christopher Eccleston. Liv Tyler. Amy Brenneman. Ann Dowd. Pick one! Any of them! Please! (But especially Carrie Coon.) "The Leftovers" boasts one of the strongest ensembles in popular culture.
  • "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
    Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" blazed through the Emmys throughout the bulk of its run, but in Trevor Noah's hands, the TV Academ
    Eduardo Munoz / Reuters
    Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" blazed through the Emmys throughout the bulk of its run, but in Trevor Noah's hands, the TV Academy issued a thumbs down.
  • Patrick Wilson, "Fargo"
    Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemmons, Jean Smart and Bokeem Woodbine were recognized for their stellar "Fargo" performances, so pour
    FX
    Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemmons, Jean Smart and Bokeem Woodbine were recognized for their stellar "Fargo" performances, so pour one out for Patrick Wilson.
  • Alison Wright, "The Americans"
    Fans of "The Americans" don't have much to complain about, considering the often-snubbed show finally got some love. One majo
    FX
    Fans of "The Americans" don't have much to complain about, considering the often-snubbed show finally got some love. One major exception: Alison Wright.
  • The supporting cast of "Silicon Valley"
    Thomas Middleditch made the cut after two egregious snubs. The other Pied Pieper fellas were not so fortunate. A note to T.J.
    HBO
    Thomas Middleditch made the cut after two egregious snubs. The other Pied Pieper fellas were not so fortunate. A note to T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Martin Starr, Josh Brener and Kumail Nanjiani: We love you guys.
  • "American Horror Story: Hotel"
    Beyond Lady Gaga, we should note that this is the first "American Horror Story" season lacking a series nomination. Has
    FX
    Beyond Lady Gaga, we should note that this is the first "American Horror Story" season lacking a series nomination. Has Ryan Murphy's camp-fest dried up? If so, we're only mournful for Denis O'Hare, who gave a delicate performance as the Hotel Cortez's transgender bartender.
  • Sophie Turner, "Game of Thrones"
    Go ahead and unleash your battle cry for whichever member of the "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/game-of-throne
    HBO
    Go ahead and unleash your battle cry for whichever member of the "Game of Thrones" ensemble you thought was most snubbed. We're on Team Sophie Turner, whose performance as Sansa Stark has matured to incredible heights over the past couple of years.
  • "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee"
    John Oliver and Samantha Bee are the only late-night hosts that matter right now. Oliver got his nod, but Bee missed out on&n
    Maarten de Boer via Getty Images
    John Oliver and Samantha Bee are the only late-night hosts that matter right now. Oliver got his nod, but Bee missed out on hers. It's criminal.
  • "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"
    "The Late Show" has suffered in David Letterman's absence, as proven by Stephen Colbert's shutout. Where we're at it, the sup
    CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images
    "The Late Show" has suffered in David Letterman's absence, as proven by Stephen Colbert's shutout. Where we're at it, the superior "Late Night with Seth Myers" is in the same boat.
  • The cast of "Roots"
    The "Roots" reboot scored an Outstanding Limited Series nod, but Anika Noni Rose and her sprawling castmates were collectivel
    History
    The "Roots" reboot scored an Outstanding Limited Series nod, but Anika Noni Rose and her sprawling castmates were collectively shut out. 
  • "Outlander"
    "Outlander" fans, there is still no justice.
    Starz
    "Outlander" fans, there is still no justice.
  • "Horace and Pete"
    Louis C.K.'s surprise series should have stormed the drama categories.
    Horace and Pete
    Louis C.K.'s surprise series should have stormed the drama categories.
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