2019 Emmy nomination snubs: Which shows and stars didn't make the cut?
"The Big Bang Theory" didn't go out with such a bang after all.
CBS' smash-hit sitcom, which came to an end earlier this year, was totally snubbed in Tuesday's Emmy Award nominations in all the major categories. Even Jim Parsons, who's been nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series six times (and won four), couldn't make the cut. Only the show's longtime director managed to snag a single nomination for the show.
"Big Bang" wasn't the only fan-favorite program to miss out. Emma Stone almost certainly expected recognition for her role in Netflix's "Maniac," and George Clooney, who starred in Hulu's "Catch-22," was also left behind.
But before fans get all up in arms about the stars missing from the nomination list, they should double-check that their favorites were even eligible. Netflix's "Stranger Things" and HBO's "Big Little Lies" are nowhere to be found, but that's because they were released well past the cutoff date. That also goes for Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale."
Among the actors and actresses who did land noms were Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who consecutively won for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series every single year from 2012 to 2017. She had to break her streak in 2018 because the show was on hiatus as she battled breast cancer.
Other highly-favored nominees include Sterling K. Brown for "This Is Us" and Emilia Clarke for "Game of Thrones."