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2015 TV The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs  

Lisa Waugh
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List Rules Vote up the most egregious Emmy snubs of 2015

The 2015 Emmy Award nominations recognized plenty of top-notch shows and awesome performances, but we're here to vote on the great shows and actors that weren't among the 2015 Primetime Emmy nominees. There are a lot of surprising snubs to choose from, but with this list, you can decide just which actor, actress, or series was snubbed hardest. Which most deserved a Primetime Emmy Award, only to end up without so much as a nomination?

Lily Tomlin got an Emmy nomination but her Frankie and Grace co-star Jane Fonda got bupkis? Harsh. Jon Hamm got some last minute love but many of Mad Men's outstanding supporting players just have to watch at home like the rest of us. Bummer. 

The Big Bang Theory star and previous Emmy favorite Jim Parsons was nowhere to be found. And there was no love for Thomas Middleditch or the Silicon Valley supporting cast. Michael Kenneth Williams got zero recognition for playing Chalky White on Boardwalk Empire. Not even a hug for Jeffrey Wright on the same show. Say what?! And how about Miss Rosa on Orange Is the New Black. Barbara Rosenblat made us feel all of the feelings during her run. 

What were the biggest snubs of the 2015 Primetime Emmy Award nominations? Let's look at the list of big hurts and grouse together. Vote up the performers and shows that you think most deserved to be 2015 Emmy nominees.
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Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
RazzleDazzle(Crimsonny) added Hugh Dancy Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Hannibal

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Melissa McBride is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Melissa McBride Not Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for The Walking Dead

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The Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
The Walking Dead Not Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series

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UnREAL is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
tvwatcher35 added UnREAL

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Jon Voight is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Jon Voight Not Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Ray Donovan

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Connie Britton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
aria2000 added Connie Britton

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Caitriona Balfe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Caitriona Balfe Not Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Outlander

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Ruth Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Ruth Wilson Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for The Affair

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Walton Goggins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Mia W (SweetLilMzMia) added Walton Goggins Not Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Justified.

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Keri Russell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Keri Russell Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for The Americans

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Ellie Kemper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Amy Boal added Ellie Kemper Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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Thomas Middleditch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Thomas Middleditch Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Silicon Valley

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Timothy Olyphant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Timothy Olyphant Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Justified

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The Americans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
The Americans Not Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series

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Jordan Peele is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Jordan Peele Not Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Key & Peele

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Matthew Rhys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Matthew Rhys Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for The Americans

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Barbara Rosenblat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Barbara Rosenblat Not Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Orange Is the New Black

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Gina Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Gina Rodriguez Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Jane the Virgin

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Jimmy Smits is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Jimmy Smits Not Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor on a Drama Series for Sons of Anarchy

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Dominic West is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Dominic West Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for The Affair

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Titus Welliver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Titus Welliver Not Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Bosch

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Clive Owen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Clive Owen Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for The Knick

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Tobias Menzies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Tobias Menzies Not Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Outlander

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Michael Kenneth Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Michael Kenneth Williams Not Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Boardwalk Empire

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Empire Not Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series

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The Knick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
The Knick Not Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series

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Ilana Glazer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Ilana Glazer Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Broad City

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Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Jane Fonda Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Grace & Frankie

The Most Outrageous Emmy Snubs of All Time

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Justin Theroux is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Justin Theroux Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for The Leftovers

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Aden Young is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Aden Young Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Rectify

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Eva Green is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Eva Green Not nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Penny Dreadful

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Terrence Howard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Terrence Howard Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Dramatic Series for Empire

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Jeffrey Wright is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Jeffrey Wright Not Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Boardwalk Empire

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Jussie Smollett is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
aria2000 added Jussie Smollett

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Shiri Appleby is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
tvwatcher35 added Shiri Appleby

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Jim Parsons is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Jim Parsons Not Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for The Big Bang Theory

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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Shocking 2015 Emmy Nomination Snubs
Outlander Not Nominated for Outstanding Drama Series