The Biggest Snubs of the 2018 Emmy Nominations

Every year, people turn to the Emmy Award nomination committee to predict which TV shows will flop and which will flourish in the future. Although the award is meant to recognize a job well done, it ends up being treated more like a crystal ball, with people using it as a predictor of future success. Every year, networks put up a fight to secure a nomination for their show or their show’s stars, which serves as a way to publicize their show to viewers and ensures that it continues to get the advertising dollars that are so critical to its success.

This year, the Emmy’s lauded shows like Game of Thrones, Westworld, and Atlanta, while offering a number of conspicuous snubs to popular shows like Twin Peaks and Will & Grace. Today, let’s explore this year’s snubs, and see whether we agree with the committee’s choice.

Twin Peaks

The snub that everyone is talking about for 2018 is Twin Peaks, a 90s era cult hit that was revisited I 2017 by creator David Lynch as an 18-episode limited series which aired on Showtime. It was recreated in exactly the same style as the first run of the show, which earned it a number of well-deserved artisan nominations for direction and writing but did not receive any nominations for acting or overall programming like people hoped it would. It’s an unfortunate snub, especially considering the fact that many publications have already hailed it as the best TV show of 2017.

The Good Place

The Good Place started off as a regular sitcom, but an end-of-season-one twist turned it into one of the most hilarious shows on television. It’s 13-episode third season will premiere just days after the Emmy Award ceremony, which producers undoubtedly planned in order to capitalize on potential awards.


Unfortunately, The Good Place only received one nomination as series lead Ted Danson was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Many people attribute this to the fact that half-hour sitcoms often have a difficult time getting the recognition they deserve from the nomination committee. Hopefully, the network, as well as the fans, will stick with the show and ensure that it keeps getting renewed even though it largely went unrecognized this year.

Freddie Highmore

People love a medical drama, and ABC delivered with The Good Doctor, which debuted last year. Based on a South Korean TV series of the same name, the show follows a young autistic savant played by Freddie Highmore who works at a hospital in California.

Although the show’s inaugural season has been critically praised and has so far had excellent ratings, the most popular aspect of the show is undoubtedly Freddie Highmore. His performance received rave reviews from multiple publications, but this year, he was snubbed by the Emmy nomination committee. Highmore has also been shut out in previous years for his work on Bates Motel.

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