The 2013 Emmy Award nominations were announced this morning in Los Angeles, and though there were fewer collective gasps than last year, there were still a few surprises.
Stacey Wilson, The Hollywood Reporter’s senior editor in charge of Emmy coverage, talked with ABCNews.com about a few of this year’s snubs and surprises.
Many were surprised when “The Good Wife” actress’s name didn’t appear on the list of lead actresses in a drama series. After being nominated three years in a row and winning once, Margulies got bumped for new faces, Kerry Washington and Vera Farmiga.
Connie Britton, who’s been nominated twice before for “Friday Night Lights” and “American Horror Story” scored a nom for “Nashville.”
“Connie and Kerry are the new broadcast people,” Wilson said. “Perhaps it was a craving for new faces. But two network people in that category is pretty cool. Though I feel bad for ‘The Good Wife,’ which is still very good but got lost in the shuffle.”
Fans of BBC America’s “Orphan Black” were outraged when the show and its star Tatiana Maslany were snubbed by Emmy voters. Maslany, who plays six different characters in the sci-fi drama, recently won a Critics Choice Award.
But Wilson was not surprised that Maslany and the show, which is just entering its second season, got no Emmy love.
“The show hasn’t hit fever pitch yet,” she said. “Probably a lot of voters didn’t get their eyeballs on it. Or they may have thought it a little too gimmicky. These genre shows have never done that well.”
There was no room for Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom” on the list of outstanding drama series, though star Jeff Daniels did get a nom for best actor.
“I’m actually not that surprised,” Wilson said. “Jeff Daniels for sure, but ‘The Newsroom’ is still so mixed in terms of reviews. People either love it or hate it.”
Another HBO series that didn’t make the cut was perennial favorite “Boardwalk Empire,” but Wilson thinks the cable network’s “Game of Thrones,” which did receive a nom, has the best chance of winning.
Zooey Deschanel is no longer the new girl. After scoring a nom last year for lead actress in a comedy series, the “New Girl” actress was snubbed and her show was shut out.
Instead, Laura Dern grabbed a nomination for her show “Enlightened,” even though it’s no longer on the air.
A more glaring snub in the comedy category for Wilson is Eric Stonestreet being left out of the nominees for best supporting actor, while three of his co-stars made the cut.
“He’s won twice, but to not even be nominated seems wrong,” Wilson said.