It was great to see Nicole, Judy & Geoffrey get nods -Nicole’s category is ridiculously crowded, up against Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Reece Witherspoon, Carrie Coon & Felicity Huffman. Every one of them a winner.
Geoffrey Rush has it nearly as tough, against Riz Ahmed, Robert De Niro, Ewan McGregor and John Turturro.
Series not nominated for major Emmys this year include The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Insecure, The Good Fight, The Big Bang Theory and The Young Pope.
Girls and The Leftovers also dipped out in major categories despite their final seasons (the latter is the bigger surprise there).
The Americans missed out for a Best Drama nod, while Transparent was a no show for Best Comedy.
Homeland‘s Claire Danes did not get a nod for best actress in a drama. Better Call Saul‘s Michael McKean would have been great to see in the drama supporting actor category.
There is some fuss Oprah Winfrey was overlooked for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -dunno, I didn’t catch that one. Rami Malek missed out on a nomination for Mr. Robot after his surprise win. It seems to have lost its buzz.
Black Mirror got a nod as a movie. Who knew?
And I will never get why Survivor is snubbed over The Amazing Race every year (other than the latter is admittedly, harder to film on the fly). It got a casting and cinematography nod. Probst is a superior storyteller (sorry Phil!).
But the biggest surprise of all? According to the chatter it’s Shannon Purser in a guest actress nod for her Stranger Things role as Barb.
Corrected: Ben Mendelsohn is nominated for guest actor for Bloodline.