The Americans on FX was totally robbed, and no one more so than Matthew Rhys.
I agree with the other posters who are over the 'Girls' hype.
"In no way do I think I stopped commanding a spotlight. I think I travel with one." -- Johnny Weir
I watched The Americans but am not surprised that it wasn't nominated. I thought everything about it was good but not great. A better 2nd season should get them some nominations.
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
The only explanation I can think of (well, aside from the fact that she's such a newcomer and there's often a "pay yer dues" attitude by TBTB) is that she's so freakin' good I found myself frequently forgetting that it's only 1 actor playing all those parts. Not only is it amazing to be consistent in your portrayal of 4 + distinct characters ... she's also pulling off the technical challenge of acting & reacting in scenes against a tennis ball or an X on the wall.
No disrespect to the other noms in this category, but Maslany gets my write-in vote for sure.