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From Barb To Paper Boi, 11 Snubs And Surprises From The 2017 Emmy Nominations

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From Barb To Paper Boi, 11 Snubs And Surprises From The 2017 Emmy Nominations

In a year with fantastic seasons from Veep, Atlanta, and Master of None, the competition within the comedy categories is stiff. However, it would be nice if the Academy started to embrace the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's love for the unconventional.

Fleabag creator, writer, and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge may have given the year's very best performance, period. And say what you want about Girls and Vice Principals, but both HBO shows had worthy candidates for inclusion, from standout Girls episodes like "Hostage Situation" and "American Bitch" to stellar performances from Andrew Rannells and Kimberly Hebert Gregory.

Meanwhile, The Good Place and Search Party, new comedies that actually air on network television, produced inventive, groundbreaking seasons that deserve credit for their originality. The Good Place's big, season-ending twist was more shocking than any from this year's drama series (sorry, Westworld), and the nuanced, three-dimensional performances from the sad, struggling hipsters in Search Party were wonderfully refreshing.

And they passed over Ted Danson. #JusticeForTed — RB

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