Emmy Snubs And Shockers That Took Fans By Surprise

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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The 75th Emmy Award nominations were announced Wednesday, and the list is full of snubs and shockers taking fans by surprise.

Elton John led the nominations for his farewell show from Dodger Stadium, and could potentially leave a mark on Hollywood by becoming an “EGOT.” If he wins, he’d be among the few who have won all four of the major American entertainment awards: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. Among the snubs were Selena Gomez, Steve Martin, Emily Blunt, Elizabeth Olsen, Carson Daly, Ryan Seacrest, James Corden and Kevin Costner, who was snubbed for his work on “Yellowstone.” Lizzo’s nomination was among the biggest surprises.

The nominations were announced by way of virtual ceremony from the Hollywood Athletic Club.

Emily Blunt was completely disregarded for her work in “The English,” while Elizabeth Olsen was disregarded for “Love & Death.”

Selena Gomez was overlooked for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. This is the second time the “Only Murders in the Building” star has been passed over, according to Billboard. The show seems to be in a bad-luck streak, as Steve Martin was also overlooked for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series, despite the fact he was nominated in 2022.

Carson Daly and Ryan Seacrest failed to make their mark on the Emmys, as both were passed over for outstanding reality-competition host. The heavy-hitters seem to be lacking something the Emmys are looking for, as Seacrest has been snubbed since 2016 despite his continued success as the host of “American Idol.” Daly previously earned an Emmy for “The Voice” but for some reason didn’t make the cut for a 2023 nomination.

James Corden’s “The Late, Late Show With James Corden” wasn’t on the radar for an Emmy nod, either. The show was recognized with nominations for four years in a row, from from 2016 to 2019, but has never won for outstanding talk series.

The outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) category snubbed “A Grammy Salute to The Beach Boys” and “Homeward Bound: A Grammy Salute to the Songs of Paul Simon.”

The biggest surprises came with the nomination of “Dear Mama,” which spotlights Tupac Shakur and his mother, Afeni, in the category of outstanding documentary or non-fiction series.

“The Notorious B.I.G.: Sky’s The Limit: A VR Concert Experience” received a nomination for outstanding emerging media program. (RELATED: Here Are The 10 Most ‘Holy Sh*t!’ Moments From The Grammy Awards)

Lizzo’s nomination for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) for “Lizzo: Live in Concert” might’ve been the biggest shocker.

“Succession” is the frontrunner, and was the year’s most-nominated program with 27 nominations, followed by “The Last of Us” and “The White Lotus.”

Adam Blackstone, Nicholas Britell, Ed Sheeran and Max Martin were among the nominees in the seven Emmy music categories.