Awright, for the Emmy Nominations, not everyone’s going to be happy. Overall, however, I think things have gotten better. Although “Game of Thrones” dominated, with 32 nominations, plenty of other new shows were given a chance to break through. Until a few years ago, the same shows and actors would be nominated every year to the point of ridiculousness, shutting out other worthy shows and performers.
To me, it’s an absolute shame that “Gilmore Girls” only got nominated (and won) for one makeup award; luckily, due to how things have evolved, creator Amy Sherman Palladino’s new show “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” received nominations left and right out of the gate, this year with 20 Emmy nominations.
A Gush About Favorite: “Pose” received six nominations including two big ones, Outstanding Drama Series and Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Billy Porter. It is disappointing that MJ Rodriguez (Blanca), the heart and soul of the series, did not get nominated.
Other newcomers: “Fleabag” with 11 noms and “Schitt’s Creek” finally breaking through with Season Five, including nominations for the two SCTV vets, Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. And Jodie Comer joined her co-star Sandra Oh of “Killing Eve” in the Lead Actress Category.
Happy to see nominated (in no particular order): Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rachel Brosnahan, Viola Davis, Jane Lynch, Maya Rudolph, Laverne Cox, Cicely Tyson, Jessica Lange, Michael Angarano, Ben Wishaw, Alex Borstein, Anna Chlumsky, Olivia Coleman, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Tony Shalhoub, Samatha Bee, “Amazing Race”, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, and of course “Veep”.
Disappointments: Only one nomination for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” for Original Music and Lyrics, with still nothing for Rachel Bloom despite the fact she’s won awards elsewhere including the Golden Globe. And Tracee Ellis-Ross of “Black-ish” was left out. I love her so much and want to be her friend. “The Big Bang Theory” cast got nada, as did Richard Madden of “Bodyguard”. And leaving out the “Good Fight”? It should be getting in the range of 10-20 nominations in my opinion.
Go here for a full list of shows and actors who were nominated. The Emmy’s will air on Sunday, September 22nd.
Here’s one of my favorite moments from the show: