2015 Emmy Award Nominations: 7 Snubs and Surprises

What about "The Affair" and "Outlander"?

As expected, some newcomers, such as "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” booted out old favorites, such as “Big Bang Theory,” even with the expanded outstanding drama and comedy categories. Then again, we were surprised to see that some new series, such as “The Affair” and “Outlander,” were completely shut out.

Meanwhile, veteran shows such as “Mad Men,” “House of Cards,” “Game of Thrones” and “American Horror Story: Freak Show” had very strong showings.

Here’s our list of snubs and surprises:

Tatiana Maslany

You may have heard the sound of the Internet collectively cheering: Finally, after being snubbed for the first two seasons of “Orphan Black,” star Tatiana Maslany scored an Emmy nomination for lead actress in a drama.

#CloneClub & #clonesbians, this bud's for you. Thanks buddies :)

— Tatiana Maslany (@tatianamaslany) July 16, 2015

CONGRATS to @tatianamaslany on a well deserved emmy nomination. i think she should get one for every character she plays on #OrphanBlack

— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) July 16, 2015
*Entire Internet deletes "Tatiana Maslany Was Robbed" tweets* — James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) July 16, 2015

‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

‘Empire’

‘The Affair’

One of television’s most-talked-about shows, “The Affair,” was completely shut out from the Emmys. Even star Ruth Wilson, who won a Golden Globe earlier this year didn’t get a nomination.

Gina Rodriguez

Another Golden Globe winner, Gina Rodriguez, was not nominated in the comedy category for her performance in the CW series “Jane the Virgin” despite being the darling of the 2014-2015 season.

#CloneClub & #clonesbians, this bud's for you. Thanks buddies :)

CONGRATS to @tatianamaslany on a well deserved emmy nomination. i think she should get one for every character she plays on #OrphanBlack

— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) July 16, 2015
*Entire Internet deletes "Tatiana Maslany Was Robbed" tweets* — James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) July 16, 2015

‘The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

‘Empire’

‘The Affair’

One of television’s most-talked-about shows, “The Affair,” was completely shut out from the Emmys. Even star Ruth Wilson, who won a Golden Globe earlier this year didn’t get a nomination.

Gina Rodriguez

Another Golden Globe winner, Gina Rodriguez, was not nominated in the comedy category for her performance in the CW series “Jane the Virgin” despite being the darling of the 2014-2015 season.

‘The Affair’

One of television’s most-talked-about shows, “The Affair,” was completely shut out from the Emmys. Even star Ruth Wilson, who won a Golden Globe earlier this year didn’t get a nomination.

Gina Rodriguez

Another Golden Globe winner, Gina Rodriguez, was not nominated in the comedy category for her performance in the CW series “Jane the Virgin” despite being the darling of the 2014-2015 season.

Gina Rodriguez

Another Golden Globe winner, Gina Rodriguez, was not nominated in the comedy category for her performance in the CW series “Jane the Virgin” despite being the darling of the 2014-2015 season.