The 2017 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning, and as always, there were snubs and surprises aplenty.
Snub: "Transparent" Jill Soloway's Amazon series earned a total of seven nominations this year, but was shut out of the Outstanding Comedy Series category for the first time in its three-season run.
Surprise: "Stranger Things"There was no shortage of hype for the Duffer Brothers' '80s nostalgia piece when it premiered last summer, and the Netflix drama became one of five freshman series to crack the Outstanding Drama Series category, besting veteran nominees including "Orange Is the New Black," "The Americans" and "Homeland."
Snub: "The Americans"FX's critically acclaimed "The Americans" finally cracked the Emmy nominations for the first time last year, and it earned two nominations for stars Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell this time around, but the spy drama was noticeably absent from this year's Outstanding Drama Series nominees.
Surprise: Pamela Adlon, "Bettter Things"Pamela Adlon, the star and creator of FX's "Better Things" came out of nowhere to make the list of nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, besting "Insecure's" Issa Rae, "Girls'" Lena Dunham and "I Love Dick's" Kathryn Hahn, among others.
Snub: Oprah Winfrey, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"The Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie was arguably this year's most competitive category, meaning someone was bound to be snubbed. With a wealth of deserving actresses for voters to choose from, Oprah Winfrey went unrecognized for her role in the HBO film "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."
Surprise: Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones, "Saturday Night Live"Bayer and Jones join last year's winner Kate McKinnon as nominees for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, making a full half of the nominees in the category for "SNL." The late-night sketch series tied HBO's "Westworld" for the series with the most nods this year with 22.
Snub: Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot"Last year's Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Rami Malek went un-nominated this year, meaning both of last year's winners in the drama lead categories are absent this time around, given "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany's ineligibility.
Surprise: Zach Galifianakis, "Baskets"Following Louie Anderson's win for Supporting Actor in a Comedy, FX's "Baskets" earned two nods for its second season. Both Anderson and lead Zach Galifianakis were recognized in their respective categories.
Snub: Claire Danes, "Homeland""Homeland" and its lead Claire Danes were both missing from Drama Series and Lead Actress categories this year after years of consecutive nominations and previous wins.
Snub: "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon"In a year where late-night was boosted by Trump-mania, NBC's inoffensive "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon" both struggled in the ratings and failed to earn a Variety Talk Series nomination, supplanted by TBS' "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" and CBS's "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert."
Surprise: "RuPaul's Drag Race"Coming off a move to VH1 and its highest-rated season yet, "RuPaul's Drag Race" earned a total of seven nominations at this year's Emmys, in addition to one for its streaming-only aftershow "Untucked." Host RuPaul Charles earned his second nod after taking home the trophy last year.
Snub: Tom Bergeron, "Dancing With the Stars"Tom Bergeron's absence from the reality host category marks the first time in its 10-year history that the category will go without the "Dancing With the Stars" host. The ABC competition show also failed to score a series nod for the first time since 2006, ending an 11-year run.