Reaction to the 2015 Emmy Nominations: Snubs and Surprises The Primetime Emmy nominations were announced Thursday morning, here are my thoughts on some of the big categories. Outstanding Comedy Series: Louie, Modern Family, Parks & Recreation, Silicon Valley, Transparent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Veep The surprises here were good ones, Parks and Recreation and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are both terrific shows and deserved their spots. Veep , of course, is always deserving. Emmy voters were never going to deny Louie and Modern Family. Haven't seen the other two. Outstanding Drama Series: Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards, Mad Men, Orange Is The New Black The snubs include Empire, w hich I haven't seen, but many people seem to like, and Bloodline , which I liked, if not loved, The Americans and The Good Wife . Honestly I don't think very highly of any of the shows that were nominated.