Los Angeles: Comedy 'Modern Family', political drama 'House of Cards' and 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' were snubbed from the winners list at the 2015 Emmy Awards despite multiple nominations. 'Louie', 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' and 'Better Call Saul' also failed to make it to the winners list.
'House of Cards' was unable to make the most of its 11 nods, with only 'Fantastic Four' actor Reg E Cathey taking home the Emmy for outstanding guest actor in a drama series. Apart from this, the show won two Emmys, both of which were awarded at the Creative Arts ceremony last week.
The fourth installment of FX anthology series 'American Horror Story' had 19 nominations, the second most for any show, but it managed to win only five awards, all of which were in technical categories handed out earlier.
'Modern Family', which tied with 'Frasier' for fifth consecutive best comedy series win last year, was up for a record sixth award in the category but lost to 'Veep'. The show, which won 21 Emmys over the past five years, also failed to register a win in the best supporting actor (Ty Burrell) and supporting actress (Julie Bowen) categories. It won an award at Creative Arts ceremony.
'Louie' went home empty-handed. Freshmen series 'Better Call Saul', 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' and 'Bloodline' earned nominations, but failed to take home any Emmy statuette.
The Emmys was not kind to shows that were up for awards for their final seasons as 'Parks and Recreation', 'Key & Peele', 'The Late Show With David Letterman' and 'Sons of Anarchy' were all left out of the winners list. 'Boardwalk Empire', up for 10 awards, only won two, both at the Creative Arts ceremony. 'The Colbert Report', which beat 'The Daily Show' for the best variety series Emmy for the past two years, bagged its lone award at the Creative Arts ceremony.
Some of the most popular shows which were excluded at the nominations stage were 'The Big Bang Theory', 'Jane the Virgin' and Lena Dunham of 'Girls'.