Emmy Nominations: The Good Wife's Last Hurrah, Outlander's Pretty Nods, The Whispers (!) and Other Fun Facts

The Good Wife Finale

As nominations for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards were announced, CBS’ The Good Wife found a little something to soothe the sting of the slap Alicia received — a nod for Outstanding Writing, for its divisive series finale.

Also falling under Gone, But Not Forgotten: The one-and-done Limitless and Minority Report each got nominated for Outstanding Music Composition, The Whispers received a nod for Original Main Title Theme Music and Galavant‘s “A New Season” is up for Original Music and Lyrics.

Other fun nomination facts:

NOT-SO-SNUBBED | Though the Academy didn’t say aye to any of Outlander‘s cast, the Starz drama did pick up a pair of nods, for (the highly specific) Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie and (again, specific!) Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program. Similarly, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend multi-hyphenate Rachel Bloom may not have made it into the acting race, but her CW comedy still amassed four nods, including for choreography and Original Main Title Theme Music. And before Jessica Jones starts busting skulls, she should find some solace in her two noms (for Outstanding Main Title Design and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music).

DEATH NOTICES | Netflix’s Making a Murderer, which was on the tip of everyone’s tongues months ago, maintained enough buzz to rack up a half-dozen nominations, including for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series…. The Walking Dead will take a stab at two races (Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup and Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role), while the web series Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 landed in two categories, including Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series (Michelle Ang as Alex).

LIVE AND KICKING | NBC’s The Wiz Live amassed six nominations, while Fox’s Grease: Live garnered 10 nominations.

TRIPLE THREATS | Laurie Metcalf (Getting On, The Big Bang Theory, Horace and Pete) and Keegan-Michael Key (as Key & Peele performer and writer, plus SuperMansion voice work) are each up for three awards

BIG SIP O’ LEMONADE | Beyonce’s HBO special netted four total nominations, including Outstanding Variety Special and Best Revenge Scheme Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Program.

ARROW MISSES THE MARK… AGAIN | No amount of parkour and punches by Oliver Queen & Co. could leap the CW superhero series into the Stunts category, which this year counts as its nominees Game of Thrones, Gotham, Daredevil, Rush Hour and The Blacklist.