Emmy Nominations 2022: Millie Bobby Brown, Sadie Sink Get ‘Biggest Snubs’

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Another Emmys season invariably means another round of snubs. This year, the 74th Emmy nominations included a number of nods for shows like White Lotus, Severance, along with actors like Yellowjackets star Melanie Lynskey and Euphoria’s Zendaya.

Meanwhile, Netflix’s Stranger Things got a whopping 13 nominations in categories like production design, hairstyling, and prosthetics. What wasn’t included was a single acting nod, which has disappointed fans of the sci-fi horror series — many of whom were hoping for, at the very least, Sadie Sink to get a nod.

Here are some Emmys 2022 snubs that the Internet is miffed about and the list goes beyond the leading female cast of Stranger Things.

Sadie Sink, Millie Bobby Brown for Stranger Things 4

Stranger Things season four garnered 13 Primetime Emmy nominations, including outstanding drama series.

But the Netflix sci-fi series received no acting nods for any of its stars. The series hasn’t landed an acting nomination since season two, and that’s despite Carmen Cuba being honoured with an Outstanding Casting nomination this year.

Sink, in particular, earned wide acclaim from both fans and critics for her performance as Max Mayfield- a teenager who is grieving the death of her step-brother. The snub is shocking as several of the season’s Emmy nominations are for “Dear Billy,” an episode that heavily features Sink. Directed by Shawn Levy, the episode earned nods for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, Outstanding Music Supervision, and Outstanding Stunt Performance.

Suggested Reading: How Stranger Things Gives Its Female Characters An Equal Chance To Shine

Selena Gomez for Only Murders in the Building

Emmy 2022 Snubs

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Only Murders in the Building is a three-hander comedy resting on capable shoulders of Gomez, Steve Martin, and Martin Short, with the generation gap between her and the older men driving a lot of the humour. Gomez’s sarcastic yet vulnerable performance delivers a lot to the series. Yet she was snubbed by the Emmys while both her male co-stars were nominated.

Martin, on Selena Gomez’s Emmys snub, told Variety, “We’re a little dismayed that Selena didn’t get nominated because she’s so crucial to the trio, to the show. She kind of balances us.”

Mandy Moore for This is Us

This Is Us was a perennial nominee for most of its run, yet was largely shut out for its farewell season, with a lone nod for the original song The Forever Now from Kate’s wedding episode. Mandy Moore got honest about the snub and wrote on her Instagram stories, “Do I wish our show was recognised in what I think was its finest hour? Sure.” Moore also acknowledged Dan Fogelman’s “brilliant writing,” Ken Olin’s “impeccable direction,” and the show’s “insanely, wildly talented” cast and crew and added, “But nothing can take away what our show meant to so many. That’s an incredible legacy to be a part of. I will be grateful forever.”

Twitter reacts to the snubs

On Twitter, viewers are miffed at the choice of nominations for this year.

“Millie Bobby Brown snubbed again… this is crazy she’s been acting her ass off in Stranger Things for years now,”  a user voiced their displeasure.

One Twitter user commented that Brown and Sink are the ‘biggest snubs of the year.’ “No Emmy nomination for Sadie Sink, Millie bobby brown and is my villain origin story,” wrote another. Some commented that Sink was robbed of her well-deserved nod.

“Mandy Moore giving a career highlight performance portraying a mother in all ages and with Alzheimer’s and the Emmys decided to snub her again,” wrote one user.