These Shows Were Snubbed and I’m NOT Okay with It – Emmys 2019

On July 16th I was ready: laptop connected to the TV, Instagram and Twitter opened and my full attention.

The 2019 Emmy Nominations were announced and while I was overjoyed by most of the people and shows who were recognized by the Television Academy, I was also pretty disappointed by those who did not make the cut.

(Also, big annoucement at the end of this post!!!)

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Netflix)

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (2018)

I get it. It’s a relatively new show and maybe they didn’t.. see it? I mean, I don’t get it.

It’s a fun and informative show that talks about issues you otherwise would not know a lot about. Tell me honestly, how much you know about corruption in cricket. Or about the dark side of the gaming industry. Seriously, tell me now.

I’ve raved about Hasan’s show and it’s honestly an interesting 20-25 minute (I can’t call it “desk piece” because he is standing, but you get the gist of it) monologue that informs you on what is going on in the world. And it’s funny, entertaining and diverse.

He is so charming and I’m so upset he and the show were not considered.

Better Things (FX)

Pamela Adlon in Better Things (2016)

The first two seasons were also produced by Louis CK so I’m putting it out there, but this third season was an improvement in an already very good show. A situation with is very ironic because according to IMDB, the ratings are lower in season 3 than in season 2.

This season felt indie, raw and experimental. Pamela Adlon also directed a lot of the episodes. It was very focused on Sam and her perspective on life. Every single episode felt like it was in a little bubble of its own and I thought it deserved some recognition.

Late Night With Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers in Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)


Can someone please explain this to me? HOW?!

The Writing Staff was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and I’m super happy for this. But are you seriously going to tell me that Seth didn’t deserve more recognition than Jimmy Kimmel?

The segment “A Closer Look” is AMAZING and incredibly useful to get a sum of the political events of the day before. And “Amber Says What”?” And “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell”?! There are so many iconic segments on this show and I hate the fact that it was snubbed.

And now the “fun” ones, the ones just for me.


I wanted Andre Braugher to be nominated. So bad. He killed it this season (and all the previous ones) and I want the Academy to give him an Emmy.

Good Omens

Michael Sheen and David Tennant in Good Omens (2019)

This was a great chance for my man David Tennant to be nominated for an Emmy.

And the show itself was great. Although it is definitely not my genre, I had a lot of fun watching it. I don’t know in which categories it should have been nominated, I just want David Tennant to win everything all the time because I love him.

I just love Brooklyn99 and David Tennant. It’s just that. I love them.

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! I have created a survey you can answer to give your opinions about this year’s Emmy Nominations! It’s really fun and easy! It will take you less than two minutes! CLICK HERE to take it! Thank you!

Was your favourite show nominated? Which ones do you think were snubbed?

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7 thoughts on “These Shows Were Snubbed and I’m NOT Okay with It – Emmys 2019

  1. I don’t know the rules specifically, but I think for award shows like the Emmys and Oscars, the shows/movies need to have been released during certain times in order to qualify to be nominated. So I have a feeling that Good Omens for example, was too new for it to get nominated for this year, and probably may be too old for next year.
    Also I think the process for getting a show/actor nominated is quite intense and long and costly, so smaller shows/studios may not be able to do it. There are and have been some really great network shows that aren’t getting any love and it’s probably because they’re small, overlooked shows that don’t get the same hype as the Game Of Thrones kind of shows do.
    I have a feeling the nominations and winners for these award shows is a lot more political and contrived than we’d like it to be.

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