The 2017 Emmy Nominations are here, and people are calling the Emmys out for not nominating Danielle Brooks for her performance as Taystee in Orange Is The New Black.
Brooks' co-stars Uzo Aduba and Samira Wiley were nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, but Wiley was nominated for her portrayal of Moira in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.
Brooks congratulated them on Twitter.
Congrats to my girls @UzoAduba and @samirawiley for their #emmynoms So proud of you ladies and love the hell out of ya! Xoxo
Brooks also tweeted her love and congratulations for Laverne Cox, who was nominated for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Orange Is The New Black.
Congrats to @LaverneCox too for her #emmynom for guest actress! Woohoo!!! Love you
In a tweet from July 10, 2017, in what I'm assuming is about the upcoming Emmy nominations, Brooks said,
Choosing to remind myself that my work is not in vain, nor needs validation by any other human.My work is solid and I'm proud of what I do.
Brooks' Taystee has been one of the many vital characters throughout the entirety of Orange Is The New Black, and her performance is definitely worthy of a nomination at the very least, in my opinion.
And fans agree.
Fans are also pissed Orange Is The New Black didn't get an Emmy nomination for Best Drama Series.
These last two seasons have been pivotal and powerful for the show, so it's pretty confusing to me that it didn't get any love.
Orange Is The New Black and Danielle Brooks are just some on a long list of shows that were snubbed this year.
Fans feel HBO's Insecure definitely deserved a lot more love, and people also think Mandy Moore deserved a nomination for her work on This Is Us.
One of the biggest snubs, in my opinion, is the fact that Gina Rodriguez wasn't nominated for Best Actress for her performance as Jane Villanueva on Jane The Virgin.
Some may be surprised to see that the final season of HBO's GIRLS didn't get any nominations other than Riz Ahmed (!!!) for Best Guest Actor and music supervision, but I'm glad it didn't, honestly. That ending sucked. Don't @ me.
Anyway, Danielle Brooks deserves better.