Monday, August 21, 2017

The ten we missed

Back in July, we offered "The Acting nominations that should have been."  Here are the top ten people readers said we overlooked.

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1) Jennifer Lopez.

Her portrayal on SHADES OF BLUE has been praised here and we readily agree with readers that it was an oversight that we did not include her on the list for BEST ACTRESS in the drama category.  She clearly had earned a right to be on the list.  Well over 50% of the e-mails pointed that out and we do not dispute the point in the least.

After Lopez, the next three were all from the same show.

2, 3 and 4) Dan Stevens, Jean Smart and Aubrey Plaza.

The three were in FX's LEGION.  Stevens, some readers felt, should have been nominated for BEST ACTOR while Smart and Plaza should have been nominated for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS.

5) Aja Naomi King.

King plays Michaela Pratt on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. Last season was a standout for her and many e-mails argued she deserved a nomination for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS.

6 and 7) Rami Malek and Christian Slater.

Readers pointed out Rami Malek had won the Emmy for BEST ACTOR last go round but wasn't nominated this time by the Emmys or by us on our July list.  They felt this was an oversight.  They also felt Christian Slater had earned a supporting nomination for the same series.

8) Gavin Houston.

Oprah Winfrey's OWN network is often overlooked but many readers felt Gavin Houston had more than earned an Emmy nomination for his performance of Jeffrey Harrington on OWN's THE HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS.

9) David Alan Grier.

THE CARMICHAEL SHOW wrapped up its final season this month and did so, a number of you noted, without ever getting an Emmy acting nomination.  Those readers noting this felt David Alan Grier had more than earned a supporting actor nod.

10) Kat Dennings.

2 BROKE GIRLS' Kat Dennings also never received a nomination for her comedic work.  As many of you pointed out, Julia Louis-Dreyfus' automatic nomination has made Louis-Dreyfus the most overrated actress currently working.

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