What nominations did we expect to appear on the 2017 Emmy Ballot?
Well, let's just say our list would have looked a little bit different.
The following would have been included, for sure!
Let us know who would have been included on your list.
The Leftovers - HBO
The drama was at its highest as it sailed off into the sunset. If barely a single critic was left wanting after the three-season arc The Leftovers delivered, it's time to question the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, their makeup and how they make their decisions.
Carrie Coon - The Leftovers
Yes, Coon was a part of two dramas this season, but The Leftovers showcased her talents in a way she may never get the opportunity again. It's inconceivable that she was nominated for Fargo OVER The Leftovers and not both.
Freddie Highmore - Bates Motel
The final season of Bates Motel was the culmination of Norman's journey. Without his mother at his side, all of the heavy lifting fell to Freddie Highmore to make every move Norman made accessible to the audience. It was probably his defining role of a lifetime and absolutely tragic he didn't get a nod.
Not nominating Fallon in light of the other lighter fare late night offerings who did make the cut seems like a political snub, and frankly, that's not how America is supposed to work.
Lena Dunham - Girls
Dunham may be many things, but she's also talented and what she achieved with the storyline of the Girls in question over the run of the series was impressive. The growth of Hannah Horvath alone was remarkable and noted.
Jude Law - The Young Pope
Law is not only a high caliber actor who made the switch from film to television for this particular role, he did it with all the panache we'd expected from him for the entirety of his run as Lenny, the young American Pope.