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Emmys: Biggest Snubs and Surprises | Variety

MICHAEL BUCKNER/VARIETY/REX SHUTTERSTOCK

This year’s Emmy race proved to be highly unpredictable, probably as a result of rule changes that opened up the voting to the broader membership.Among the biggest snubs of the night:

Beloved “Better Call Saul” star Jonathan Banks was considered the frontrunner for supporting drama actor — so much so that his competition didn’t even bother to write speeches, including winner Peter Dinklage.

Except for Jon Hamm’s big win, “Mad Men” was out of the running in the writing and directing categories for its farewell season.

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” came away empty-handed in the acting categories — a first for the “AHS” franchise since its inception.

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” made a splash with seven nominations but was not destined for Emmy glory for its first season.

Among the surprises:“Game of Thrones” commanded the ultimate respect from the Academy with writing, directing and best series wins.Regina King of “American Crime” prevailed over the showier work by a two-headed Sarah Paulson and a bearded Kathy Bates in “American Horror Story: Freak Show”“The Voice” dethroned long-time reality…

Source: Emmys: Biggest Snubs and Surprises | Variety

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