Tatiana Maslany’s Emmy nod praised by social media; ‘Empire’ snub gets fans riled up
Though it notched three nominations, the Emmy snub heard round the Twitterverse went to Fox's hit drama "Empire." But it wasn't all heartache on nominations morning: First-time Emmy nominee Tatiana Maslany finally locked in a long-deserved nomination, and her jubilant fans took to social media to celebrate.
The 29-year-old newcomer has played about a dozen clones discovering each other and their origins for three season on BBC America's sci-fi series, and she was dubbed the queen of the snubbed at the Emmys for the past two years, despite earning a Golden Globe nod last year. All that changed this year, when "Orange Is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba and "So You Think You Can Dance" judge Cat Deeley called out her name at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Thursday morning.
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As usual, fans lamented the dismissal of their favorite shows and called out the Television Academy for having a narrow world view.
Not that I care much for the Emmys, but I'm disappointed by the nominations.— Tiph le bisounours. (@ahumanespresso) July 16, 2015
"Empire," Fox's rookie drama, got three Emmy nominations: one for breakout star Taraji P. Henson, who plays sassy and scheming matriarch Cookie Lyon, and two for costume design. However, the hit show, which had been considered a shoo-in, was edged out of the best drama category, despite the field being expanded from six shows to seven.
Followers applauded the oft-quoted Henson's nod, but bemoaned costar Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett's snubs and the lack of acknowledgement of the hip-hop soap's place in the pop culture zeitgeist.
Empire has been cheated¿¿¿¿— Truman Capote (@SonikMudi) July 16, 2015
Anthony Anderson got one for Blackish but Terrence Howard couldn't get one for Empire? Hell naw.— UndenYable (@KLgotLyrics) July 16, 2015
And where is the best supporting actor nom for Jussie Smollett or Bryshere Grey for #DripDrop alone???— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) July 16, 2015
the more I look at this list the more annoyed I am. where's constance wu, gina rodriguez, jussie smollett, sam heughan agsjsjsjdjdnndkdk— Tanvi Berwah (@xginnyx) July 16, 2015
Super happy for Viola, Amy and Taraji!!! (But why no Terrence?) #Emmys— Júlia Rocha (@julia_mar) July 16, 2015
The fact that Better Call Saul was nominated for best drama and Hannibal and Empire were snubbed speaks volumes about the Emmys #EmmyNoms— Marchimus Maximus (@MarchYounglove) July 16, 2015
How was #Empire not nominated?!! I haven't seen one episode but damn.— Eddie (@rollinwiththeho) July 16, 2015
Meanwhile, it wouldn't be Twitter without some off-the-wall commentary.
Though nominating Nicole Kidman's hair without nominating Nicole Kidman is a slap in the face. She's the driving force behind her hair.— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) July 16, 2015
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Andy Samberg, will be held Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will air live on Fox. Several winners will be announced prior to that at the Creative Arts Emmys, which will air Sept. 19 on FXX.
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