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SNUB: ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC)

Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show hasn’t just eclipsed Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show in the ratings — it’s also taken the lead in the Emmy race. For the first time since ascending to Johnny Carson and Jay Leno’s old chair in 2014, Fallon failed to qualify in the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category. (The Tonight Show was recognized in the Outstanding Interactive Program category.) It appears that rubbing Donald Trump’s hair doesn’t bring you good luck. — Ethan Alter

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Emmy Nominations 2017: Snubs and Surprises

In the era of Peak TV, shows and actors are much more likely to be snubbed than honored by the Emmys.

Even with seven nominees in most categories, hall-of-fame performances were overlooked in this morning’s Emmy nominations. The critically acclaimed last season of HBO’s The Leftovers was left out in the cold in major categories. Another buzzed-about show that couldn’t get any recognition for its final season: Girls.

Emmy voters lavished love on This Is Us, including nominations for leading men Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown, but leading lady Mandy Moore couldn’t crack the highly competitive Best Drama Actress category. There were very pleasant surprises, too. Voters clearly have a long memory, since they reached back to honor last summer’s gritty limited series The Night Of.

Here are the snubs and surprises that jumped out at us.

The Emmys will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, hosted by Stephen Colbert and airing on CBS.

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