Was Law and Order SVU star Mariska Hargitay snubbed by the 2014 Emmy Awards? Some fans think so after Hargitay gave some of her best work to the hit NBC show during the 15th season.
Hargitay was not nominated for a Best Actress in a Drama Series. The nominees for that award were Robin Wright (House of Cards), Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Claire Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) and Kerry Washington (Scandal).
Hargitay had previously said that the last season of Law and Order SVU was some of the hardest work she has ever done. "It was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, hands down, acting-wise," Hargitay said to EmmyWrap about this past SVU season. Despite the demanding nature of the storyline, Hargitay wanted to take it on.
"I love that it happened to me," the actress said. "Violence happens to anybody. I wanted to show how horrible it is. There's an archaic belief system about sexual violence - blame it on what she's wearing, she was drunk, he was a nice guy, she's a slut. A lot of things. But if you're like me - a bada--, gun-wielding, fearless lioness - and even she can be a victim of sexual assault, that says something."
Hargitay probably isn't too down about this year's Emmy Awards. She did win in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the role of Olivia Benson.
Law and Order SVU was renewed again and is expected to come back September 24.