The biggest 2018 Emmy nomination snubs


Of course, not all of your favorite shows and actors can receive a nomination from Emmy – but it doesn’t mean you can’t complain about the snubs!

Much of the announced Emmy nominations were predictable, but there are quite a few people and shows who deserved some recognition, too.

The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

It’s the most-watched late night show on T.V. He doesn’t go for the easy Trump jokes, which I appreciate. Fallon is a 60-minute escape from the cluster that is politics right now, so we can drift off to sleepy land with a clear head and a few chuckles.

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Alison Brie

GLOW and Betty Gilpin each picked up honors (rightfully so!), but Emmy overlooked the show’s star. Alison Brie is one of the most dazzling character actors of our generation. As Ruth, she makes you feel sorry for her and root for her, even when she doesn’t deserve it. That’s talent.

Noah Schnapp

Will Byers was missing for the majority of the first season of Stranger Things. But during Season 2, the creature from the Upside-down possessed Will. For such a young actor, Noah Schnapp was brilliant, at times better than Millie Bobbi Brown. There, I said it.

Kristen Bell

On The Good Place, Eleanor has shown the most character growth since the beginning of the series, and Bell shows the most depth as an actor. I mean, Maya Rudolph got a nod for, what, five minutes of screen time? What gives, Emmy?

Justin Hartley

I’m not sure Hartley is the obvious choice for an Emmy nod. But of all the This is Us snubs, this is the worst. His work on the Kevin-centric “Number One,” was nothing short of stellar. His pain shown through every ounce of his body and jumped from screen to my tear ducts.

The Goldbergs

I may be a tad bias because I’m from Philly, but The Goldbergs getting overlooked year after year is annoying. Specifically, Wendi McLendon-Covey is Joan Rivers and Joan Clever wrapped into one. They don’t make them like that anymore.

Next: Why Killing Eve deserved more Emmy nominations

Kit Harington/Emilia Clarke

Their characters John Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are the biggest stars on the show, with the most screen time. If Game of Thrones submitted them in the Lead Actor/Actress categories, would they have received nominations?

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