Julianna Margulies, Jon Cryer, Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family," "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Walking Dead" were among the key snubs in major Emmy categories.
Margulies, who stars in CBS' "The Good Wife," was shut out of the lead actress in a drama category, where she has been nominated three times, winning in 2011.
Also left out this time around was Cryer, who won last year for lead actor in a comedy for "Two and a Half Men." Cryer has been nominated seven times in a row and won supporting actor for the role in 2009.
Other major performers left out in the cold in leading acting categories were Michael C. Hall of "Dexter," Steve Buscemi of "Boardwalk Empire," Zooey Deschanel of "New Girl" and Keri Russell of FX's freshman drama "The Americans."
Left out of the supporting actor in a comedy category was Stonestreet of "Modern Family," who last year won his second award for supporting actor in a comedy series for the show.
HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Americans," which earned acclaim from critics, were left out of the drama category. Also snubbed was "The Walking Dead," AMC's zombie apocalypse drama.
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