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2015 Emmy Nominations Snub Jim Parsons, 'The Americans,' Kerry Washington And More

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The TV Academy is a notoriously redundant bunch, often honoring the same shows and performers year in and year out. But with this year's Emmy rule changes and a slate of excellent television to cherry-pick, it turns out a lot of our favorites made the ballot. In fact, the nominations are pretty swell. (Congrats, Tatiana Maslany! We were rooting for you, Lisa Kudrow! Didn't expect to see you there, Keegan-Michael Key!)

Still, there are plenty of omissions to gripe about. Some of these snubs are more heinous than others, but here's a roundup of names left off this year's Emmy shortlist:

  • Ellie Kemper, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
    Eric Liebowitz/Netflix
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • André Holland and Clive Owen, "The Knick"
    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (and while we're at it, Outstandi
    Cinemax
    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (and while we're at it, Outstanding Drama Series, too)
  • "Broad City"
    Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer)
    Comedy Central
    Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer)
  • "The Americans"
    Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Keri Russell), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
    FX
    Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Keri Russell), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Matthew Rhys)
  • "Getting On"
    Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Laurie Metcalf), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a
    HBO
    Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Laurie Metcalf), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Alex Borstein)
  • "The Leftovers"
    Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Carrie Coon), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama S
    HBO
    Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Carrie Coon), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Justin Theroux)
  • "Jane the Virgin"
    Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Gina Rodriguez), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Co
    The CW
    Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Gina Rodriguez), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Jaime Camil)
  • Kerry Washington, "Scandal"
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
    ABC
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • Thomas Middleditch, "Silicon Valley"
    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
    HBO
    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, "Portlandia"
    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series,&nbsp;<span>Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy</span><span>&nbsp;</sp
    IFC
    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy 
  • Constance Wu, "Fresh Off the Boat"
    Outstanidng Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
    ABC
    Outstanidng Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Lorraine Toussaint, "Orange Is the New Black"
    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
    Netflix
    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • "Empire"
    Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Terrence Howard)
    Fox
    Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Terrence Howard)
  • "Outlander"
    Outstanding Drama Series
    Starz
    Outstanding Drama Series
  • Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
    CBS
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
  • "The Big Bang Theory"
    Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jim Parsons)
    CBS
    Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jim Parsons)
  • Nicole Kidman, "Grace of Monaco"
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
    Lifetime
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Jane Fonda, "Grace and Frankie"
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
    Netflix
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • "The Affair"
    Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Dominic West), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
    Showtime
    Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Dominic West), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Ruth Wilson)
  • Lena Dunham, "Girls"
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
    HBO
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • "Justified"
    Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Timothy Olyphant)
    FX
    Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Timothy Olyphant)
  • Adam Scott, "Parks and Recreation"
    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
    NBC
    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • January Jones, "Mad Men"
    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
    AMC
    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, "Black-ish"
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
    ABC
    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Andy Samberg, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
    Fox
    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
    HBO
    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • "Rectify"
    Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Aden Young), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Se
    Sundance TV
    Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Aden Young), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Abigail Spencer)

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