Now we have digested the lengthy Emmy nominations list, it’s time for the annual snub list.
There are always big names that miss out, even when the Academy manages to boost categories such as Drama and Comedy.
Ben Mendelsohn is the highest profile Aussie to land a nod, for Bloodline.
“As an actor who has spent twenty years trying to crack America, the day I reached the Bloodline set and found my name on a chair next to Sissy Spacek’s was the happiest of my working life. This has just matched it. Thank you, Daniel Zelman, Glenn and Todd Kessler, for creating, in Danny Rayburn, this absolute gift of a role and to Netflix for allowing me to bring him to life (and death). I am grateful beyond measure,” he said.
But other Aussies such asNicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco (a telemovie in the US) and Frances O’Connor in The Missing both dipped out (where is James Nesbitt for The Missing please?), along with numerous other US-based jobbing actors. There are probably some others nominated in the Creative Arts Emmys, given it covers everything from hairdressing to FX.
Amongst those that didn’t fare too well: Empire, The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory, The Missing, Penny Dreadful, The Americans, The Walking Dead, Jane the Virgin, Ray Donovan, The Affair, Masters of Sex, The Leftovers, Marvel’s Daredevil, Outlander -yes, apparently Downton Abbey is still better than them all.
Lily Tomlin gets a nod for Grace & Frankie but not Jane Fonda. Cue the on-set rivalry?
Please Like Me was always going to be a no-show. I understand it opted not to submit itself due to Josh Thomas being in Australia filming when he would have needed to be on the ground in the US to campaign. Expect that to change next year.
But it was great to see Tatiana Maslany finally recognised for Orphan Black.
Who else do you reckon was snubbed?