Emmy Snubs For ‘Reservation Dogs,’ Selena Gomez, ‘Yellowstone’, ‘This Is Us’ – Deadline


TV Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma said this morning that the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations would reflect only “a fraction” of the immense talent on the small screen this year.

He was so on the nose about that, sadly.

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Yet again, TV Academy giveth and TV Academy voters taketh away, at least some of the hopes and dreams for the latter who didn’t make the cut this morning. Unveiled by Blockbuster co-stars JB Smoove and Melissa Fumero early (but not too early) Tuesday, the nominations certainly put a spring in the step of Ted LassoJon Stewart and Squid Game.

For Yellowstone and Reservation Dogs, However, not so much.

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There’s no host yet, but the 74th Primetime Emmys will air live at 8 pm ET September 12 on NBC and stream live on Peacock for the first time. If you are going to check your calendar app on your phone, yes September 12 is a Monday. NBC has the NFL on Sundays, and nothing, not even the Emmys, is getting in the way of that viewership catnip — especially for its matchup of Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Dallas Cowboys.

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In the meantime, here is our annual list of who got overlooked. Drop us a line if you think we missed anyone in the 2022 Emmys snubs, or even surprises.

SNUBS

‘Reservation Dogs’
FX

RESERVATION DOGS
The acclaimed and Peabody Award-winning FX comedy from Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi is a revolutionary spotlight on Indigenous Americans and our nation overall. TV Academy decided today to turn away from both the past and the future.

SELENA GOMEZ
Her Only Murders in the Building co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short were recognized, as was the Hulu show itself, but the superstar glue that holds it all together was locked out in her acting category.

THIS IS US
The final season of one of the only true heavyweight network shows out there and this is it — just an Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics nom?

SEAN PENN & JULIA ROBERTS
Nothing for the Gaslit stars? Their warring and Watergate-stained John Mitchell and Martha Mitchell were two for the ages from two of the all-time best.

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YELLOWSTONE
Despite SAG and PGA breakthroughs, Emmy pretty left the biggest show out there much all alone on the range today – again. Even prequel 1883 saw some below-the-line love, but nada for that show’s big-name cast.

GARY OLDMAN
The Oscar winner delivered some of his best work ever in AppleTV+’s spy thriller series Slow Horses. Yet, like the perpetual intelligence officer, Oldman was left out in the cold today.

JESSICA CHASTAIN
The actress took home an Oscar earlier this year, but Chastain’s heartfelt performance in Scenes From a Marriage was apparently DOA with Emmy voters — even though co-star Oscar Isaac got a nom.

BENJAMIN BRATT
The fact that the DMZ The actor doesn’t already have a shelf full of Emmys is a crime worthy of a Law & Order episode. The fact that Bratt was ignored today for his villainous stint in Ava DuVernay and Roberto Patino’s on-the-nose dystopian HBO Max miniseries is an out-and-out sin.

MAID
Someone’s going to have to clean up the TV Academy’s mess at missing out on giving a limited-series category nomination to this stirring Netflix series. Thankfully, Margaret Qualley was recognized today, but how could Andie MacDowell’s performance be just wiped away?

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GRACE & FRANKIE
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin literally had a semi-divine encounter in the series finale of Netflix’s longest-running original so far. But no blessing from the TV Academy.

Pachinko

PACHINKO
The Soo Hugh-created series was one of the most moving displays of television this or any year. Despite that, and the quality of the performances, the writing and everything else, the Korean drama from AppleTV+ might never even have happened, according to TV Academy voters.

MICHELLE HURD
The Star Trek: Picard The actress had some out-of-this-world turns in the second season of the Patrick Stewart-led Paramount+ series, but she wasn’t beamed up by Emmy voters.

AND JUST LIKE THAT…
Sex and the City was an Emmy nomination powerhouse during its six season run in the late 1990s. The small screen romcom even won’t Outstanding Comedy Series, as well as trophies for stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon over the years. In 2022, the HBO Max sequel of sorts couldn’t catch an Emmy cab to save its life.

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BLACK-ISH
Another great and ground-breaking series came to an end this year after eight seasons. What did the Kenya Barris-created comedy get as a goodbye present from the TV Academy? Outstanding Contemporary Costumes and Contemporary Hairstyling nominations. Nothing for Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne or the rest of the stellar cast.

BETTER THINGS
The Pamela Adlon series was totally ignored for its final season today. Which is simply a bad thing on the part of Emmy voters.

IS IT CAKE?
Is it a cooking competition show? Is the Mikey Day-fronted series a comedy show plastered in icing? Either way, the Netflix prgram is great TV comfort food that the TV Academy decided was too rich for its diet.

MATTHEW GOODE
The kid should have been in the Emmy race. The Crown vet and past nominee’s Robert Evans in The Offer was a delicious delight, but one the TV Academy refused.

SUPERHEROES:
Yes, the late, great Chadwick Boseman snagged a posthumous nomination in the Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance slot for his Star Lord T’Challa in What If? Still, no above-the-line recognition for Hawkeyethe highly promoted Loki, Moon Knight (thought star Oscar Isaac was nominated for HBO’s Scenes from a Marriage) or the satirical Peacemaker. Then again, the Force was not strong with Disney+’s Star Wars series The Book of Boba Fett either today.

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