Amongst the various Emmy snubs this year (there are always a few) it’s hard to figure out the thinking behind snubbing The Good Wife for Best Drama Series -especially when Downton Abbey managed to score a nod.
While The Good Wife‘s fortunes in Australia are inextricably tied to TEN’s programming issues, the series has actually been a knockout. As good -if not better- than the first season.
While Julianna Margulies is rightly up for Best Actress in a Drama Series, the show itself missed out where it should have been recognised: in the Best Drama Series category.
Whilst I get the nods for Game of Thrones, True Detective, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and House of Cards, this year’s Downton wasn’t exactly it’s strongest season. That said, True Detective also elbowed its way into the Drama Series category when it was expected to submit for Miniseries. Maybe it’s to blame…
Another name that had been touted for an overdue nod is Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black. With her duplicitous roles on the series, it’s hard to find another actress who gets to showcase such range.
Others that might have been worth a nod include Ray Donovan (at least Jon Voight was recognised), James Spader for The Blacklist, The Walking Dead (only the most popular drama in the whole US of A), The Americans, Masters of Sex, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (it won a Golden Globe, but not even a nod as Comedy Series).
At this early stage I would be tipping Matthew McConaughey, Fargo and The Normal Heart to romp it in in their respective categories. The rest is much trickier.
Who else do you think was snubbed?
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast Live and exclusively on FOX8 on Tuesday August 26 from 10.00am.