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Surprises

 

Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black

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Finally, the young star gets the recognition she deserves. This has been a long time coming, and it was exciting to see the Emmys finally honor Tatiana Maslany a nomination.

Homeland

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The show is back in the awards race this year after missing out last year. And Claire Danes got some deserved love for her performances again as well.

Comedy Central

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The network made quite a show at the Emmys this year with nominations for Drunk History, Inside Amy Schumer and Key & Peele (not to mention some of their stars too). Not bad for a network built on immature comedy.

Kyle Chandler in Bloodline

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Netflix certainly knows how to campaign for their shows. Bloodline may not have gotten a nod in the series category, but it’s quite an accomplishment for Chandler to get one of two nominations for the series (Ben Mendelsohn got a supporting nod).

Anthony Anderson in Black-ish

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The freshman comedy series is one of a few new inclusions at the Emmys this year, and Anthony Anderson getting an Emy nomination didn’t seem like anything to count on, but here we are. It’s a shame Randall Park didn’t get a nod for Fresh Off the Boat though.

Keegan-Michael Key in Key & Peele

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Here’s one of Comedy Central’s most surprising nominations. It doesn’t seem right to nomination Key without including Jordan Peele, but clearly something about one half of the duo struck a stronger chord with the Emmy voters.

Will Forte in Last Man on Earth

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The Saturday Night Live star made Last Man on Earth one of the most entertaining new comedies of the season, and while we wish the series would have gotten nominated too, given Forte a nomination is just fine by me.

Amy Schumer

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She’s the hottest comedian on the scene right now, especially with her movie Trainwreck hitting theaters this weekend, so it makes sense that the Emmys would give her some recognition with a nomination. It probably helped that this second season of her show Inside Amy Schumer has been stellar as well.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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All right, this isn’t exactly a surprise since the show has been crushing timely news satire, even more than The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, but I could not be more thrilled that the HBO series was nominated this year.

Parks and Recreation

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The show hasn’t consistently been part of the comedy series line-up, but since the final season was such a knockout, I’m elated that it got a farewell nomination.

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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The new Netflix series is a fine follow-up from 30 Rock creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and thankfully the Emmy voters also recognized how great of a comedy show this is. Bonus points for Titus Burgess also landing a nod.

Lisa Kudrow in The Comeback

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Talk about a comeback, who would have thought that Lisa Kudrow would end up with a nomination for the revived HBO series. I can’t say that Ellie Kemper shouldn’t have been nominated instead, but congratulations to Kudrow just the same.

The Flash

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Hey, The CW may not have a strong presence at the Emmys this year (or any year for that matter), but The Flash got a nomination for visual effects, so that’s pretty cool.

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That’s all for this year’s snubs and surprises from the 67th Emmy Awards. Were there any nominations that you disagree with? Who do you think should have been nominated? Sound off below!

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