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The Worst 2020 Emmy Award Snubs: From Viola Davis to Reese Witherspoon
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Earlier today, the Television Academy debuted the 2020 Emmy Award nominations, and we couldn’t help but notice that several noteworthy performances were left off the list. From Reese Witherspoon to Viola Davis, keep reading for this year’s worst Emmy snubs.

1. Reese Witherspoon

Kerry Washington might have received a nomination for Best Lead Actress for Little Fires Everywhere, but the same can’t be said about Reese Witherspoon. The actress not only played Elena Richardson, but she also served as an executive producer on the show. Did we mention she also wasn’t nominated for Big Little Lies or The Morning Show?!

2. Rhea Seehorn

Although season five of Better Call Saul has been dominating headlines as of late, both Rhea Seehorn and Bob Odenkirk were snubbed by the Emmys. One Twitter user called Seehorn’s absence “the greatest snub of all time.” He added, “She’s giving one of the greatest Television performances ever.”

3. Viola Davis

The sixth (and final) season of How to Get Away with Murder premiered last year, so many assumed Viola Davis would be honored for her role as Annalise Keating. Instead, the Lead Actress nominations went to Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Olivia Colman (The Crown), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Laura Linney (Ozark), Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) and Zendaya (Euphoria).

4. Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman was also snubbed from the list of nominations. In Big Little Lies, she played Celeste Wright, a woman who is grappling with the accidental death of her husband, Perry (Alexander Skarsgård).

5. John Krasinski’s Some Good News

John Krasinski debuted Some Good News earlier this year in an attempt to bring a bit of light to the coronavirus pandemic. While many expected it to join the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category, that wasn’t the case. Perhaps it’s not considered an “official” show?

6. Hollywood

It’s important to point out that Jeremy Pope, Dylan McDermott and Jim Parsons all received nominations for Hollywood. However, the fact that the series was excluded from the Limited Series category is pretty shocking.

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