2018 Emmy Nominations


The Emmy nominations snuck up on me today. For some reason I thought they were on the 16th. As usual, the Emmys are a weird bunch. Here are the main nominations plus my thoughts. 


DRAMA SERIES
The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld
It feels like an eternity since Game of Thrones was on the air. This is exactly what I figured the drama nominees would be. It's a good bunch, though I'd personally throw Mr. Robot in there. 

COMEDY SERIES
Atlanta
Barry
Blackish
Curb Your Enthusiasm
GLOW
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
BARRY?! That's a shock to me because I tried to watch it and found it to be incredibly boring. Shows like Atlanta and GLOW are ones that are on my current watch list.

LIMITED SERIES
The Alienist
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Genius: Picasso
Godless
Patrick Melrose
No Waco is disappointing, but I'm glad to see The Alienist here. 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld”
Claire Foy! This is a strong list of nominees. Moss won last year but I'm hoping Foy takes it this year. It would be the perfect send off for her final season of The Crown. 

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Sterling K. Brown, “This is Us”
Ed Harris, “Westworld”
Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”
Milo Ventimiglia, “This is Us”
Jeffrey Wright, “Westworld”
I'm glad to see Wright and Harris here for Westworld. I tried watching Ozark but I never made it past the 6th episode or so. It didn't work for me. I wish Rami Malik would've been nominated for Mr. Robot. 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE
Jessica Biel, “The Sinner
Laura Dern, “The Tale”
Michele Dockery, “Godless”
Edie Falco, “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers”
Regina King, “Seven Seconds”
Sarah Paulson, “American Horror Story”
The only one I've seen here is The Tale and Dern was outstanding in it. I'm in her corner. Really disappointed Dakota Fanning didn't make it in for The Alienist

LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE
Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”
Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose”
Jeff Daniels, “The Looming Tower”
John Legend, “Jesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert”
Jesse Plemons, “USS Callister: Black Mirror”
I knew Darren Criss would be here and he'll probably win. Jesse Plemons is a nice surprise as well, but I hate that Daniel Bruhl and Taylor Kitsch missed out. If John Legend wins he'll complete is EGOT which is exciting. I kind of want him to win on that basis alone. 

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Allison Janney. “Mom”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”
I don't watch any of these, but Insecure is on my watch list. 

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Ted Danson, “The Good Place”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
Bill Hader, “Barry”
William H. Macy, “Shameless”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game Of Thrones”
Peter Dinklage, “Game Of Thrones”
Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
Matt Smith, “The Crown”
Joseph Fiennes, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
It's about time Nikolasj Coster-Waldau got a nomination. He should've had one for season three of GoT. I'm happy Joseph Fiennes is in here too. If anyone ever wonders why people don't leave abusive relationships, please watch how Fred treats June on The Handmaid's Tale. It's one of the most realistic depictions of an abuser I've ever seen. I wish Noah Schnapp would've gotten in here for Stranger Things. Harbour is great, but Schnapp is so underrated. 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Lena Headey, “Game Of Thrones”
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
Vanessa Kirby, “The Crown”
Yvonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Alexis Bledel, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Thandie Newton, “Westworld”
Holy Handmaid's Tale, Batman. I'm so happy Stahovski is in here. She was outstanding this season and it's a huge surprise to see Vanessa Kirby as well. I'm going to miss her on The Crown. I'm always happy to see Lena and Thandie here too. Millie Bobby Brown I still think is massively overrated. 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”
Henry Winkler, “Barry”
Louie Anderson, “Baskets”
Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live”
Kenan Thompson, “Saturday Night Live”
Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Kenan Thompson is not a name I'd expect to see here. Good for him!

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta”
Laurie Metcalf, “Roseanne”
Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”
Leslie Jones, “Saturday Night Live”
Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live
Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace”

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Jeff Daniels, “Godless”
Brandon Victor Dixon, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”
Ricky Martin, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Edgar Ramírez, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Finn Wittrock, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “The Looming Tower”
John Leguizamo, “Waco”
I'm not sure which is the bigger joke here. Ricky Martin for Versace, where he did jack shit. Or Leguizamo for Waco where he did jack shit? I don't see how voters landed on him out of all the other Waco nominees. Rory Culkin and Paul Sparks had far more to do than he did. 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Adina Porter, “American Horror Story: Cult”
Letitia Wright, “Black Museum (Black Mirror)”
Merritt Wever, “Godless”
Sara Bareilles, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”
Penélope Cruz, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Judith Light, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Letitia Wright! She's my favorite nominee here. I'm surprised Judith Light went in supporting instead of guest.

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
F. Murray Abraham, “Homeland”
Cameron Britton, “Mindhunter”
Matthew Goode, “The Crown”
Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”
Gerald McRaney, “This Is Us”
Jimmi Simpson, “Westworld”
Jimmi! I love him. So happy he got a nomination here. I'm also happy for Matthew Goode. He was great in The Crown. 

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Diana Rigg, “Game Of Thrones”
Cicely Tyson, “How To Get Away With Murder”
Viola Davis, “Scandal”
Kelly Jenrette, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Cherry Jones, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Diana Rigg should win for saying the line "Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me." alone, but it's absolute bullshit Karin Konoval was looked over for her guest episode in The X-Files. Say what you want about the quality of this season but she was outstanding in it. Aside from Samira, those Handmaid Tale guest nominations are really strange. 

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Wanda Sykes, “black-ish”
Tina Fey, “Saturday Night Live”
Tiffany Haddish, “Saturday Night Live”
Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place”
Jane Lynch, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Molly Shannon, “Will & Grace”

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Katt Williams, “Atlanta”
Sterling K. Brown, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Bryan Cranston, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”2
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Donald Glover, “Saturday Night Live”
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”


TELEVISION MOVIE
“Fahrenheit 451” (HBO)
“Flint” (Lifetime)
“Paterno” (HBO)
“The Tale” (HBO)
“USS Callister (Black Mirror)” (HBO)
It's still so weird to me that Black Mirror gets submitted as individual movies and not as a limited series. It just feels off. 

10 comments:

  1. I loved Waco too, but i also really liked Barry. Ozark is a sloooow burn, but i like it. I'm glad they recognized The Alienist somewhere....

    I didn't even notice The Tale here! love! i love john leguizamo, but i don't know why he was nominated over, like, everyone else in waco. yeah. the movies category is always a bit corrupt to me. I'm ecstatic about Jimmi and Letitia too.
    also, ricky martin and edgar ramirez and penelope cruz should NOT be nominated. that was darren's show.

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    1. Edgar I can kind of see the but the other two no way. They were actually bad. Darren blew everyone else out of the water.

      Ozark was a slow burn. I couldn't even finish it. lol

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  2. I hope Evan wins as she is the one I want to root for but I'm upset at the lack of love for Twin Peaks.

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    1. Twin Peaks seemed really popular, that surprises me too.

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  3. I'm just glad Nikolaj and Ed are nominated. WTF with thandie being supporting though

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    1. I'm sure that's just so she and Evan don't compete for votes. It made sense last season but this season she probably had the same screen time, if not more than Evan.

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  4. You need to watch GLOW (I was so sad Allison Brie didn't get nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy, she's so great in it)! And The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which is so funny. Rachel Brosnahan is incredible as the lead.

    I NEED The Americans to win everything this year. The final season was SO FREAKING AMAZING, and it's been great all the way through. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys deserve all the awards for their body of work on that show. I was really upset Noah Emmerich didn't get nominated too, he's so underrated.

    Judith Light needs to win for that episode of ACS. WOW. I was also surprised she wasn't in Guest, though. Although that does mean Dame Diana can win now lol. Her last scene better clinch that Emmy - SO PERFECT.

    I'm mostly just pissed that Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend were totally blanked. I love those shows SO MUCH, and especially CXG was AMAZING this year. Also pissed that The Good Place didn't get nominated for Comedy Series. Love that show so much.

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    1. The Americans has really been catching my eye the past few years. I'm definitely going to start that show eventually. I also need to watch GLOW. I watched so much wrestling when I was a kid I'm surprised I didn't start it right away. I think I'm a bit burnt out on the 80's lol

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  5. Nice recap here. I'm definitely in the "Where the hell is Twin Peaks?" camp. It's really odd that it didn't get more nominations. And I just finished both seasons of Atlanta. That show is a damn game changer. HIGHLY recommend it.

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    1. I really need to watch it. I love Lakeith Stanfield.

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