The 2016 Emmy nominations are in – and not everybody’s happy about the names that were read (or weren’t) on Thursday morning.
Read below for this year’s biggest snubs and surprises.
SNUB: No Good Wife?!
The critically acclaimed CBS hit surprised fans this February by announcing during the Super Bowl that this season’s finale would be its last. Four-time nominee and two-time winner Julianna Margulies did not get an outstanding lead actress nod. Nor did her colleague Christine Baranski, who has netted a supporting actress bid every year since 2010 (though she’ll be reprising the role in a digital spin-off this fall). Three-time nominee Alan Cumming also didn’t receive any recognition. Perhaps that slap was just too much for voters.
SURPRISE: An UnREAL Morning for Constance Zimmer
Zimmer earned her first Emmy nomination starring as cutthroat TV producer Quinn King on Lifetime’s addictively soapy, pitch-dark Bachelor satire.
SNUB: Where’s Uzo?
Despite winning the supporting actress statuette last year for her turn as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Orange Is the New Black, Aduba did not lock down a nomination this time around. In fact, it was a rough year all around for the ladies of Litchfield of penitentiary. Of the three nominations outside of Aduba’s last year, the show only maintained it casting nod this year.
SURPRISE: Newcomers Galore
Not all surprises are unpleasant. Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek and Master of None creator and star Aziz Ansari both translated Golden Globes nominations into a shot at Emmy. They were just a few of the first-time nominees who will spice up this year’s ceremony.
MIXED BAG: Acting Choices
Though perennial nominee Dame Maggie Smith was nominated for her work as Downton Abbey‘s sharp-tongued Dowager Countess, costar Michelle Dockery – who emerged as the heart and fire of the series – did not hear her named called. Likewise, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s ebullient Ellie Kemper scored a lead actress nomination but her scene-stealing on-screen boss Jane Krakowski didn’t make the cut. And despite Mr. Robot‘s acclaim, Golden Globe winner Christian Slater didn’t make the Emmys list.
SNUB: Colbert out in the Cold
Stephen Colbert couldn’t have entered the network late-night game at a better time, with the 2016 presidential election giving him fodder for Hunger Games spoofs and incisive interviews with candidates. Still, he was not named among the outstanding variety talk series field – even though The Colbert Report was a regular nominee, and seven-time winner, at past Emmys. (Fellow Daily Show alum and Full Frontal host Samantha Bee also didn’t receive recognition, despite coming into her own as a late-night host in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting – and, notably, being the only female ever to tackle the time slot.)
SURPRISE: Ryan Murphy Nominations – but for What Show?
Murphy is used to raking in the gold for American Horror Story, though the series only scored two above-the-line nominations this year (for competing supporting actresses Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates). Instead, it was Murphy’s new anthology series, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story that cleaned up with several acting nods and a chance at winning the outstanding limited series category.
SNUB: No Love for Girls
Though its Emmy presence has shifted in recent years, Lena Dunham’s HBO hit – which scored two acting nods last year – was shut out of this year’s ceremony as it heads into its final season.
SURPRISE: Anthony Anderson’s black-ish Lead Actor Nod
Okay, it’s his second year running to be nominated, so it’s not really that surprising – but you wouldn’t have known from the jubilant shriek the actor let out upon hearing his name called first in the outstanding comedy actor category.
Jimmy Kimmel will host the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, with the ceremony simulcasting on ABC.