While we got some welcomed surprises for 2018 Emmy Nominations, there are a few things about which we are salty. We could go on and on about several actors, actresses, directors, writers and shows that should have received nominations, but here are just a few that come to mind:
SNUB: Logan Browning for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Dear White People
For some reason, Justin Simien’s hit Netflix series based on his indie hit film of the same name keeps evading award love. While its stellar second season was driven by a nearly impeccable ensemble performance from the whole cast, Logan Browning’s portrayal as the ever-polarizing Samantha White competing with the best of them in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series was a dream of mine.
SNUB: One Day at a Time for Outstanding Comedy Series
What’s the deal? Not only was leading actress Justina Machado worthy of a nomination from one of the best comedies on television right now, should we chalk it up to the fact that the right people aren’t tuning in to watch?
SNUB: The Good Place for Outstanding Comedy Series
Ted Danson got his due for an acting nomination, but the cleverly orchestrated second season of the surreal dramedy missed out once again.
SNUB: Viola Davis for Outstanding Lead Actress for How to Get Away With Murder
For the first time in a few years, Davis isn’t on this list for Lead Actress, although she got a nomination for her guest spot on Scandal. This snub is concerning since Davis gives some of her best acting in the series as a whole during the third season.
SNUB: Queen Sugar for Outstanding Drama Series
The Emmys still aren’t trying to show love to the Ava DuVernay-helmed drama, which only continues to get better season after season.
SNUB: Killing Eve for Outstanding Drama Series
First of all, yes Sandra Oh! Secondly, what in the world — the fact that the most critically-acclaimed drama on television doesn’t even get a nomination? C’mon!
SNUB: Susan Kelechi Watson for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for This is Us
Watson turned it up a notch this season as Beth and needs to get rewarded for it. We know there have to be even bigger and better stories for her this season, so at least we have that to look forward to, and maybe it will be recognized next year.
SNUB: Ashley Blaine Featherson for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Dear White People
The fans of Dear White People begged for more Joelle in season 2, and we got it! Featherson delivered two-fold with a storyline of her own that we thought would have thrust her into this conversation.
SNUB: The Good Fight for Outstanding Drama Series
A spinoff becoming more well-received than the origin series? It doesn’t happen a lot, but for two seasons, that’s what The Good Fight has been doing. Is its lack of nominations due to CBS All Access? That’s gotta be it.
SNUB: The Chi for Outstanding Drama Series
Lena Waithe has a community-based drama that isn’t like anything on television, telling the interwoven tales of sparsely (but also tightly) connected residents of Chicago. With a standout performance from Jason Mitchell (who deserved a Lead nod of his own) and powerful writing? The Chi deserves.
SNUB: Jason Mitchell for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for The Chi
Mitchell has been killing it on television and film for a while now, particularly last year, and hasn’t gotten his things. Give Jason his things! He needed a nod here for that powerful funeral monologue this season, if for nothing else.