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emmys Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Vote up those who should have won their category at the Emmys, but didn't. Vote down the losers who deserved to lose. List includes the main acting categories.

Every year at the Emmy Awards, our favorite actors and actresses get snubbed in political decisions, or awards go by default to the elder statespeople of the acting community, who in some cases probably deserve it, but still, the masses are sick of it! The actors who should've won Emmys in 2016 is a who’s who of talented men and women who need more gold in their lives (gold statues, that is. They probably have enough money to buy more gold than they'll ever need). For every Aziz Ansari, who continually loses big to Jeffrey Tambor in the Best Actor in a Comedic Series category, there’s a Bryan Cranston, who somehow always gets nominated for theses awards. Who do you know, Bryan? Who do you know?! Check out the Emmy Award snubs 2016 and relive the pain all over again.

It’s heartbreaking to see the list of actresses who should've won Emmys but lost to Julia-Louis Dreyfus or Maggie Smith. Don’t they have enough awards on their mantles? Let the others have a taste you monsters! Yes, okay, fine, they're both phenomenal at what they do and, in an objective playing field, probably deserve to win, but given Maggie Smith's obvious f*ck-you attitude toward the Emmys, shouldn't someone who actually cares get that weird looking Atlas Shrugged statue? Emilia Clarke acted alongside f*cking dragons, for crying out loud! That can't be easy. 

It has to be tough to be snubbed at the Emmy Awards, which are essentially a precursor to the Golden Globes, where you and your show are going to lose all over again. Although, in the case of some of these stinkers, they kind of deserved to be included on this list of Emmy snubs 2016.

Vote on those who should have won their category at the Emmys, but didn’t. Vote down the losers who deserved to lose. You know who they are. 

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Anthony Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Anthony Anderson Nominated for Lead Actor (comedy) for Black-ish. Lost to Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent. 

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William H. Macy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
William H. Macy Nominated for Lead Actor (comedy) for Shameless. Lost to Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent. 

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Aziz Ansari is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Aziz Ansari Nominated for Lead Actor (comedy) for Master of None. Lost to Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent. 

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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Idris Elba Nominated for Lead Actor (limited) for Luther. Lost to Courtney B. Vance on the The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

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Ellie Kemper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Ellie Kemper Nominated for Lead Actress (comedy) for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Lost to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep. 

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Tracee Ellis Ross is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Tracee Ellis Ross Nominated for Lead Actress (comedy) for Black-ish. Lost to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep. 

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Ty Burrell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Ty Burrell Nominated for Supporting Actor (comedy) for Modern Family. Lost to Louie Anderson on Baskets. 

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Kevin Spacey Nominated for Lead Actor (drama) for House of Cards. Lost to Rami Malek for Mr. Robot.

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Emilia Clarke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Emilia Clarke Nominated for Supporting Actress (drama) for Game of Thrones. Lost to Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey. 

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Tituss Burgess is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Tituss Burgess Nominated for Supporting Actor (comedy) for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Lost to Louie Anderson on Baskets. 

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Constance Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Constance Zimmer Nominated for Supporting Actress (drama) for UnREAL. Lost to Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey. 

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Robin Wright is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Robin Wright Nominated for Lead Actress (drama) for House of Cards. Lost to Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black. 

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Lena Headey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Lena Headey Nominated for Supporting Actress (drama) for Game of Thrones. Lost to Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey. 

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Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Lily Tomlin Nominated for Lead Actress (comedy) for Grace and Frankie. Lost to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep. 

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Anna Chlumsky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Anna Chlumsky Nominated for Supporting Actress (comedy) for Veep. Lost to Kate McKinnon for Saturday Night Live. 

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Kit Harington is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Kit Harington Nominated for Supporting Actor (drama) for Game of Thrones. Lost to Ben Mendelsohn for Bloodline. 

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Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Taraji P. Henson Nominated for Lead Actress (drama) for Empire. Lost to Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black. 

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Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Peter Dinklage Nominated for Supporting Actor (drama) for Game of Thrones. Lost to Ben Mendelsohn on Bloodline. 

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Allison Janney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Allison Janney Nominated for Supporting Actress (comedy) for Mom. Lost to Kate McKinnon for Saturday Night Live. 

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Niecy Nash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Niecy Nash Nominated for Supporting Actress (comedy) for Getting On. Lost to Kate McKinnon for Saturday Night Live. 

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Jon Voight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Jon Voight Nominated for Supporting Actor (drama) for Ray Donovan. Lost to Ben Mendelsohn on Bloodline. 

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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Benedict Cumberbatch Nominated for Lead Actor (limited) for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. Lost to Courtney B. Vance on the The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

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Michael Kelly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Michael Kelly Nominated for Supporting Actor (drama) for House of Cards. Lost to Ben Mendelsohn on Bloodline. 

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Keegan-Michael Key is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Keegan-Michael Key Nominated for Supporting Actor (comedy) for Key & Peele. Lost to Louie Anderson on Baskets. 

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Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Kerry Washington Nominated for Lead Actress (limited) for Confirmation. Lost to Sarah Paulson on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. 

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Andre Braugher is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Andre Braugher Nominated for Supporting Actor (comedy) for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Lost to Louie Anderson on Baskets. 

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Jonathan Banks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Jonathan Banks Nominated for Supporting Actor (drama) for Better Call Saul. Lost to Ben Mendelsohn on Bloodline. 

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Tony Hale is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Tony Hale Nominated for Supporting Actor (comedy) for Veep. Lost to Louie Anderson on Baskets. 

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Laurie Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Laurie Metcalf Nominated for Lead Actress (comedy) for Getting On. Lost to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep. 

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Liev Schreiber is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Liev Schreiber Nominated for Lead Actor (drama) for Ray Donovan. Lost to Rami Malek for Mr. Robot.

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Will Forte is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Will Forte Nominated for Lead Actor (comedy) for The Last Man on Earth. Lost to Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent. 

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Maura Tierney is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Maura Tierney Nominated for Supporting Actress (drama) for The Affair. Lost to Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey. 

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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Tom Hiddleston Nominated for Lead Actor (limited) for The Night Manager. Lost to Courtney B. Vance on the The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

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Audra McDonald is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Audra McDonald Nominated for Lead Actress (limited) for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Lost to Sarah Paulson on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. 

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Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Claire Danes Nominated for Lead Actress (drama) for Homeland. Lost to Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black. 

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Amy Schumer Nominated for Lead Actress (comedy) for Inside Amy Schumer. Lost to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep. 

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Bryan Cranston is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Bryan Cranston Nominated for Lead Actor (limited) for All the Way. Lost to Courtney B. Vance on the The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

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Maisie Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Maisie Williams Nominated for Supporting Actress (drama) for Game of Thrones. Lost to Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey. 

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Kirsten Dunst is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Kirsten Dunst Nominated for Lead Actress (limited) for Fargo. Lost to Sarah Paulson on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. 

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Judith Light is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Judith Light Nominated for Supporting Actress (comedy) for Transparent. Lost to Kate McKinnon for Saturday Night Live. 

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Matt Walsh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Matt Walsh Nominated for Supporting Actor (comedy) for Veep. Lost to Louie Anderson on Baskets. 

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Lili Taylor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Lili Taylor Nominated for Lead Actress (limited) for American Crime. Lost to Sarah Paulson on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. 

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Bob Odenkirk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Bob Odenkirk Nominated for Lead Actor (drama) for Better Call Saul. Lost to Rami Malek for Mr. Robot. 

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Cuba Gooding, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Cuba Gooding, Jr. Nominated for Lead Actor (limited). Lost to co-star Courtney B. Vance on the The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

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Matthew Rhys is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Matthew Rhys Nominated for Lead Actor (drama) for The Americans. Lost to Rami Malek for Mr. Robot.

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Thomas Middleditch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Thomas Middleditch Nominated for Lead Actor (comedy) for Silicon Valley. Lost to Jeffrey Tambor for Transparent. 

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Kyle Chandler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Kyle Chandler Nominated for Lead Actor (drama) for Bloodline. Lost to Rami Malek for Mr. Robot.

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Gaby Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Gaby Hoffmann Nominated for Supporting Actress (comedy) for Transparent. Lost to Kate McKinnon on Saturday Night Live. 

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Felicity Huffman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Felicity Huffman Nominated for Lead Actress (limited series) for American Crime. Lost to Sarah Paulson on The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. 

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Viola Davis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Who Got Robbed Hardest at the 2016 Emmys?
Viola Davis Nominated for Lead Actress (drama) for How to Get Away with Murder. Lost to Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black.