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The Biggest Emmys Snubs and Surprises: 'Modern Family,' McConaughey, and More

The Biggest Emmys Snubs and Surprises: 'Modern Family,' McConaughey, and More

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Who won at this year's Emmys? We'll save you some time: pretty much everybody who won last year. While not entirely true—hi, Allison Janney!—this year's winners retraced the same steps to the stage they made last year. So while the big surprises and egregious snubs were a little fewer and farther between than we'd like in a major awards show, here's our round-up of the biggest.

Ty Burrell - SURPRISE

Can you still be shocked if something is boring and predictable? I suppose you can if you were dumb and delusional enough to think that the Emmy voters might liven things up a little bit. Let's be fair: Ty Burrell is incredible on Modern Family. Each episode of his could be a viable submission tape. But he's won before, and there were so many other people who would've been so much more fun to see win instead (among them his co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, though Andre Braugher would have been more deserving).

Louis C.K. - SNUB

Louis C.K. won for writing the brilliant Louie episode "And So Did the Fat Lady," but what's it going to take for him to win an acting trophy for his work on the show? Jim Parsons, who won his fourth Best Actor award Monday night, can now answer the question, what does $1 million an episode buy you? Apparently, Emmy teflon.

Jodie Foster - SNUB

That any voter saw Jodie Foster's wild Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes two years ago and did not vote for her for Outstanding Comedy Directing (Foster was nominated for her work on Orange Is the New Black), thus blessing us all with another batshit J. Fost speech, is inexcusable.

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Amy Poehler - SNUB

Is it really a snub when Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the one winning the award? God no. But it does seem borderline egregious that Amy Poehler has yet to win an Emmy for Parks and Recreation. We're Team Amy and Team Julia, but perhaps cheering a little bit louder for Team Amy now that Louis-Dreyfus has collected her third straight trophy for Veep. Spread the wealth, Jules.

The Amazing Race - SURPRISE

This is a little joke, y'all. The only things certain in life are death, taxes, and this goddamned show winning another Emmy.

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