“Game of Thrones” led the nominations for the 70th Emmy Awards, but which expected nominees missed the cut?
“Will and Grace”
The NBC sitcom earned 83 nominations and 16 wins during its original eight-season run, which ended in 2006. But the high-rated revival didn’t receive the same amount of love, earning just five nominations, including best supporting actress for fan favorite Megan Mullally as Karen. Co-stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack and Sean Hayes missed out.
Netflix’s ’80s-set women’s wrestling show managed a nod for best comedy series, but was down for the count in all other categories. Potential nominees Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin were both overlooked.
“Game of Thrones” stars
HBO’s hit fantasy series was ineligible for last year’s nominations due to its midsummer premiere, but was back in the running this year for its seventh season. Although the Emmy favorite earned 22 nominations, including best drama series, the show earned no leading actor nods for Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harrington. Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau still managed nominations for best supporting actress and actor.
The Television Academy wasn’t having the cherry pie. David Lynch’s ’90s cult classic, revived as a limited series on Showtime last year, earned nine nominations, but only in non-acting categories such as cinematography, directing and writing. Stars Kyle MacLachlan and Laura Dern were left out, although Dern snared an acting nod for HBO movie “The Tale,” playing a sexual abuse victim.
BBC America’s breakout spy thriller surprised with a well-deserved leading drama actress nomination for Sandra Oh, as an MI5 agent who gets too close to her target. But the show didn’t score any other nods, missing out in best drama series and supporting actress for Jodie Comer, playing mysterious assassin Villanelle.
Although the long-running comedy has largely fallen out of critical favor, it’s still been a perennial Emmy nominee, garnering 81 nods and 22 wins. But the ninth-season comedy was snubbed for the first time as an outstanding comedy series nominee, as well as all acting categories. It’s only nod: sound mixing.
The 70th Primetime Emmys will air September 17 on NBC (5 PDT/8 EDT) with hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che.