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The 2019 Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday morning, and as always, there were plenty of snubs and surprises. 

  • Surprise: “Schitt’s Creek” Pop TV’s beloved word-of-mouth hit finally broke through at the Emmys this year not only with a long-overdue comedy series nomination, but also a pair of nods for its stars Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.


  • Snub: “The Kominsky Method” Chuck Lorre’s Netflix comedy took home the top TV comedy prize in an upset at the Golden Globes earlier this year, but “Kominsky” couldn’t crack the series category at the Emmys despite nods for stars Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas.


  • Snub: “The Big Bang Theory” Lorre had similarly bad luck with his long-running CBS hit “The Big Bang Theory,” once an Emmy contender which was completely overlooked for its final season.


  • Snub: “black-ish” The beloved ABC sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series three times before, but this year the show was passed over for a nomination in favor of a trio of newcomers to the category.


  • Surprise: Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner, “Game of Thrones” HBO’s fantasy epic went out with a bang at the Emmy’s this year, besting its own record with a total of 32 nominations, including a trio of first-time nominations for supporting players Sophie Turner, Alfie Allen and Gwendoline Christie.


  • Surprise: “Nailed It” The reality competition category is often dominated by the same long-running shows, but this year Netflix’s Nicole Byer-hosted ode to amateur baking snuck in with its first nomination.


  • Snub: “The Masked Singer” Fox’s adaptation of the South Korean celebrity singing competition found less luck in the reality competition category, missing out on a nomination despite being one of the few breakout hits of the last broadcast season.


  • Surprise: “Bodyguard” The Richard Madden-led series was a hit when it aired in the U.K. and found a new audience when it debuted on Netflix stateside. Madden was widely expected to get a nomination, but in the end, the show itself snuck into the drama series category while its star was overlooked.


  • Snub: “Homecoming” Neither Julia Roberts nor her Amazon drama were nominated despite previous awards recognition. Beyonce’s “Homecoming” concert film/documentary even got more nominations.


  • “Game of Thrones” goes out on top but “Big Bang” misses out

    The 2019 Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday morning, and as always, there were plenty of snubs and surprises. 

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