Forget Throwback Thursday, it should be Travesty Thursday this week. Once again our Canadian gal Tatiana Maslany wasn’t nominated for an Emmy Award, and we’re pretty much ready to eat our feelings in mini powdered sugar donuts and pork rinds. We hope those Emmy voters are prepared, because no one should be surprised if some hardcore fans show up outside doors with pitchforks or something, because this is the second year in a row this snub has gone down and it ain’t cool. Tat deserves better than that.
Maslany wasn’t the only one who should have made that nomination list. What happened to The Americans? It’s not like Keri Russell chopped off all her hair again or something (we miss you, Felicity). Sure, Margo Martindale was nominated, but c’mon—it’s Margo freaking Martindale. She’s amazing. Of course she was nominated. That’s like not including The Good Wife as Best Drama after the jaw-dropping season it just completed. Oh wait, actually …
It’s good to see we’re still celebrating the power of sex at least. After one season Masters of Sex got five nominations, but somehow it wasn’t included in Best Drama? Um, excuse us while we go inquire about some electric shock therapy for voters.
Speaking of sexy, where was Game of Thrones’s Pedro Pascal? Nineteen nominations and he wasn’t included? The entire community of Westeros would probably be in shock right now if it were real. First dude had his skull crushed by some guy so big they call him The Mountain, and then he doesn’t even get props for it? Heck.
What about James Spader and The Blacklist? Or Dean freaking Norris from Breaking Bad? And it’s a darned shame that Shameless star Emmy Rossum didn’t get a nod. Obviously not everyone is a fan of the resting bitch face. And don’t even get us started on Bates Motel’s Vera Farmiga and The Killing’s Peter Sarsgaard. Do the Emmy voters also hate puppies or something?
At least in terms of comedy, the Academy cleaned up its act. OK so there was little love for the Scooby gang on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, or hair-to-there mom Wendi McLendon-Covey on The Goldbergs, but at least we know it’s OK to still nerd out over The Big Bang Theory. We’re also giving mad props that Silicon Valley and Veep were included. Selina Meyer for President, y’all. Speaking of, can Julia Louis Dreyfus please just get all the awards?
If you think you still want to watch (which you do), the 2014 Emmy Awards air Monday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.