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Sometimes it’s not hard to wonder what Emmy voters were thinking.

Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday, and series ranging from “The Crown” to “The Mandalorian” to “Emily in Paris” were nominated for television’s top awards.

But for all of the worthy nominees, there are plenty of shocking omissions from the list. This year is no different when it comes to rebuffs, as critically acclaimed and fan-favorite series and actors have been banned from the roster, from Nicole Kidman in HBO’s “The Undoing” to the delightful musical by HBO. Peacock, “Girls5Eva”.

And these aren’t the only big names missing from the list. Due to production delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some favorites from last year’s ceremony are ineligible because they did not air new episodes in the June 1, 2020 eligibility window at the May 31, 2021. So while fans might be wondering where the nominations are for “Succession,” “Ozark,” “Stranger Things,” “Better Call Saul,” “Killing Eve,” “The Morning Show,” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ”, they simply had nothing to blame.

Cedric the Entertainer will host the Emmys on Sunday, September 19 on CBS (8 EDT / 5 PDT) with a more traditional in-person ceremony than the one we saw last year when Jimmy Kimmel conducted a virtual award on ABC. Until then, here are the most shocking, blatant, and sad rebuffs on the 2021 Emmy nominations list.

Nicole Kidman

Despite winning an Emmy for her first season of HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” the Oscar-winning actress was overlooked for her performance in the premium cable network’s animated crime drama “The Undoing”. His co-star, Hugh Grant, managed to make the list.