Brooklyn Nine-Nine was majorly snubbed Image: Twitter
The nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards are out, and we're not sure if they will have a ceremony or just mail all the awards to Game of Thrones. Because the show got 22 nominations. We'll say it again — 22.
The Emmy nominations are touted as unfair almost every year, as the number of shows — on TV and streaming platforms — are consistently on the rise. There are just too many shows to consider. But that is no excuse to snub BoJack Horseman, Will & Grace, Viola Davis and Al Pacino when they found a way to include The Big Bang Theory.
C'mon Emmy, be better.
The best Emmy move is definitely the six nominations for food adventurer Anthony Bourdain's last show Parts Unknown.
Streaming is clearly the future as Netflix was the top platform this year with 112 nominations. HBO was second with 108. HBO's money-makers Game of Thrones and Westworld got 22 and 20 nods respectively.
"What a mad thrill this is, to be nominated for a job that I love alongside my two Lannister brothers." — Lena Headey, up for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for Game of Thrones, said in an email statement.
Speaking of her Lannister brothers, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who plays her brother-bae Jaime Lannister on the show, and Peter Dinklage who plays Tyrion Lannister, both won Emmy nominations. Dinklage also made Emmy history as he is the most nominated actor in the Supporting Actor category.
Donald Glover's Atlanta was the top comedy series nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of the absence of three-time winner Veep. Atlanta will face new shows including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, GLOW and Barry, but if predictions are to be believed, Atlanta will go home a winner.
Atlanta main man Glover is also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor for hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live. Sterling K Brown is nominated in the same category for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but the show itself received no other nomination which was a big disappointment, considering it was a big year for the show (it was picked up by NBC, as fans were outraged after its Fox cancellation).
"I was outside trying to get my puppy to poop on the grass so, very romantic lifestyle that I lead!" David Harbour aka Chief Hopper told a news agency, as he heard he is up for Best Supporting Actor in a drama series for Stranger Things.
"Being a kid from Compton, one could only dream of moments like this so it's truly a humbling experience right now," said Anthony Anderson, up for Best Actor in a comedy series for Black-ish.
One of the most shocking Emmy disappointment was the snub to Will & Grace. Both Eric McCormack (Will Truman) and Sean Hayes (Jack McFarland) were expected to get nominated for their roles on the show, considering it has been the strongest reboot of this year.
Their co-star Debra Messing (Grace Adler) didn't get nominated either, but Meghan Mullally (Karen Walker) was the only recurring actor to get a nod.
Fans can't wrap their heads around the snubbing of shows such as animated series BoJack Horseman (which has never won an Emmy, BTW), Outlander, and actors such as Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Mandy Moore (This Is Us), Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder), and brace yourself — Al Pacino for playing the former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in TV drama Paterno.