The contenders for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, and we can’t help but pore over the picks from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. So who unexpectedly got tapped, and who majorly got snubbed?
Naturally, perennial favorites like Modern Family, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad made the cuts for the shows categories. In terms of actors, we figured Veep‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus was a lock, as well as House Of Cards’ Kevin Spacey. However, we always get a few curveballs thrown our way to keep us on our toes! Browse through the gallery above to see the top choices that we didn’t see coming. And then check out this adorable video from the cast of Orange Is The New Black, who totally surprised us this year.
Below, check out some reactions from the Twitterverse, read a full list of nominees here, and in the comments, let us know who you think deserves to win. Don’t forget to see if your favorites actually take home those coveted statuettes as the Emmy Awards air Monday, August 25.
Wait...'Girls' is a comedy? Learn something new everyday. #EmmyNoms— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) July 10, 2014
We live in a world where Emmy voters think House of Cards was better than The Good Wife this year. Brb going back to bed. #EmmyNoms— Shaunna Murphy (@ShaunnaLMurphy) July 10, 2014
Tatiana Maslany is literally doing 5-7 times the work as any actress on screen, yet it doesn't go recognized. #EmmyNoms— DZ (@PutJackOnJill) July 10, 2014
So relieved they didn't waste a perfectly good #Emmynoms on Tatiana Maslany when they had that overlooked Modern Family cast to consider!— Mario Correa (@mariosity) July 10, 2014
The Emmys threw credibility out the window long ago. By snubbing Tatiana Maslany they have now also crushed it with a grand piano. #EmmyNoms— Ivan Vukovic (@IvanVukovic) July 10, 2014
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