Perhaps the biggest snub of all was CBS' The Good Wife. It wasn't nominated for best drama despite the universal acclaim it received for its most recent, shocking season.
While FX's Cold War thriller received numerous nods at both the Critics' Choice Television Awards and the TCA Awards, the series failed to receive any recognition from the TV Academy.
The Fox comedy's rookie status didn’t stop it from nabbing Golden Globe wins for both outstanding comedy and lead actor Andy Samberg. But the early recognition wasn’t enough to win over the TV Academy.
'Masters of Sex'
Showtime's critically acclaimed newcomer about real-life 1950s sex researchers was left off the outstanding drama list, and lead Michael Sheen didn't manage to score an acting nom, either. It wasn't all bad news for Masters, though: Lizzy Caplan broke through in the crowded lead actress race.
While lead actress Lena Dunham was recognized, the HBO series itself was left out of the outstanding comedy race after back-to-back nods in 2012 and 2013.
Fox's animated staple didn't make the list for outstanding animated program — a shocking omission. This isn't the first time The Simpsons has been left out of the category, though: It wasn't nominated for two years in the early 1990s when it tried for outstanding comedy series noms instead.
Keri Russell failed to make the shortlist for her role as 1980s Russian spy Elizabeth Jennings on FX's The Americans.
After five consecutive years of Emmy nominations for her beloved Peggy Olson, the Mad Men star doesn't have a shot at gold this year.
After winning the Golden Globe earlier this year, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star's exclusion from the lead actor in a comedy series category is surprising as the Fox comedy has been considered one of the 2013-14 season's best new shows.
Despite being the star of The Blacklist, NBC's biggest rookie hit from the past season, the TV vet was left off the shortlist for lead actor in a drama series.
The Americans lead Matthew Rhys didn't make the cut in the acting categories, joining his co-star Keri Russell.
Despite a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination for his role as troubled sex researcher Dr. William Masters, Michael Sheen failed to receive a nod. Co-star Lizzy Caplan did, however, make the cut.
The star of BBC America's clone conspiracy thriller failed to the make the cut on Emmy nomination morning, prompting Tatiana Maslany to trend worldwide on Twitter.
Ed O'Neill wasn't the only Modern Family regular to get snubbed by Emmy (his co-star Sofia Vergara was too).
Mindy Kaling was up bright up and early to co-present the Emmy nominations with Carson Daly at the TV Academy, but the creator/executive producer/star of Fox's low-rated but beloved The Mindy Project couldn't garner a nomination.
New Girl'sZooey Deschanelwas among the leading ladies edged out of the comedy actress category Thursday. WithOrange Is the New Black'sTaylor Schillingadded to a category crowded with Emmy favorites (Edie Falco, Lena Dunham, Amy Poehler, Julia Louis-DreyfusandMelissa McCarthy), that left the "adorkable" actress out of the running after earning a nomination in 2012.
A mainstay on the Emmy shortlists, Sofia Vergara didn't make the cut for the first time, having scored a nom for her portrayal of Gloria Delgado on Modern Family each year she's been eligible.
While Claire Danes received an acting nomination for her turn as Carrie Mathison, Damian Lewis — whose Nicholas Brody was sacrificed at the end of season three — failed to get an honor for his Homeland swan song.
'The Walking Dead'
AMC's The Walking Dead — the biggest series on television among adults 18-49 — continued to find itself shut out among the acting and drama series categories this year despite critical buzz for stars including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and supporting actress Melissa McBride, whose character, Carol, had the difficult task of having to "put down" a young, deranged girl who killed her sister.
A recent Critics' Choice Television Award win for Bellamy Young for her role as the president's wife on ABC's Scandal wasn't enough to earn her an Emmy nom.
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