Let me start this article by saying that Chris Evans of Defending Jacob and Tom Pelphrey of Ozark season three were robbed at the Emmy’s. 100% robbed. Especially Pelphrey, who gave one of the most intense and powerful performances I had ever seen in TV. Ozark was nominated, as was Laura Linney. So…how did they miss Pelphrey? I’m getting frustrated all over again, but those who decide who gets nominated for an Emmy did get a few things right. Such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and much of its cast being nominated. Mark Ruffalo definitely deserved his Emmy nomination for HBO’s I Know This Much is True. And I’m happy Netflix’s Unorthodox is getting some love.

Okay, now to the rest. Many which you expected to get nominations. (Even though I though Evans and Pelphrey were going to get nominated). It should come as no surprise that HBO’s Watchmen leads the Emmy’s with 26 nominations. If you’ve watched the show, you of course agree that it deserves every bit of recognition it gets. In fact, it was so powerful that it pretty much did one season, dropped the mic, and walked away – knowing no one else could ever really do it as well as they did.

We are pleasantly surprised, though; to see Disney+’s The Mandalorian get 15 Emmy nominations. This is definitely something I can get behind. This space Western really did a fantastic job in telling a Star Wars story without making it feel like something we’ve seen before. Pedro Pascal played the titular character and the show was helmed by Jon Favreau. Baby Yoda became a cultural phenomenon from this show. And Giancarlo Esposito made such an impact in the two episodes he was in, he nabbed a nomination. Congratulations, The Mandalorian!

Here is a full list of all of the nominees, provided by EW:

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul
  • The Crown
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Killing Eve
  • The Mandalorian
  • Ozark
  • Stranger Things
  • Succession

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Dead to Me
  • Insecure
  • Schitt’s Creek
  • The Good Place
  • The Kominsky Method
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • What We Do in the Shadows

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me
  • Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
  • Issa Rae, Insecure
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson, black-ish
  • Don Cheadle, Black Monday
  • Ted Danson, The Good Place
  • Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
  • Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
  • Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
  • Olivia Colman, The Crown
  • Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
  • Laura Linney, Ozark
  • Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
  • Zendaya, Euphoria

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jason Bateman, Ozark
  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • Steve Carell, The Morning Show
  • Brian Cox, Succession
  • Billy Porter, Pose
  • Jeremy Strong, Succession

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  • The Masked Singer
  • Nailed It!
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Top Chef
  • The Voice

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Jeremy Irons, Watchmen
  • Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
  • Paul Mescal, Normal People
  • Jeremy Pope, Hollywood
  • Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
  • Shira Haas, Unorthodox
  • Regina King, Watchmen
  • Octavia Spencer, Self Made
  • Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul
  • Nicholas Braun, Succession
  • Kieran Culkin, Succession
  • Matthew Macfadyen, Succession
  • Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
  • Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
  • Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
  • Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
  • Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
  • Julia Garner, Ozark
  • Sarah Snook, Succession
  • Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
  • Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Thandie Newton, Westworld

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Mahershala Ali, Ramy
  • Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
  • Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek
  • William Jackson Harper, The Good Place
  • Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
  • Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Betty Gilpin, GLOW
  • Yvonne Orji, Insecure
  • Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
  • Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
  • Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
  • D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place
  • Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Dylan McDermott, Hollywood
  • Jim Parsons, Hollywood
  • Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen
  • Jovan Adepo, Watchmen
  • Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Holland Taylor, Hollywood
  • Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America
  • Margo Martindale, Mrs. America
  • Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America
  • Toni Collette, Unbelievable
  • Jean Smart, Watchmen

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • Drunk History
  • Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program

  • Amy Poehler, Making It
  • Nicole Byer, Nailed It!
  • Bobby Berk, Queer Eye
  • RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Barbara Corcoran, Shark Tank
  • Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Andrew Scott, Black Mirror
  • James Cromwell, Succession
  • Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
  • Martin Short, The Morning Show
  • Jason Bateman, The Outsider
  • Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

  • Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder
  • Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black
  • Cherry Jones, Succession
  • Harriet Walter, Succession
  • Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Phylicia Rashad, This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Fred Willard, Modern Family
  • Dev Patel, Modern Love
  • Brad Pitt, Saturday Night Live
  • Adam Driver, Saturday Night Live
  • Eddie Murphy, Saturday Night Live
  • Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Angela Bassett, A Black Lady Sketch Show
  • Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Saturday Night Live
  • Maya Rudolph, The Good Place
  • Wanda Sykes, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Bette Midler, The Politician

Outstanding Limited Series

  • Little Fires Everywhere
  • Mrs. America
  • Unbelievable
  • Unorthodox
  • Watchmen

Other nominations I’m happy for are Andrew Scott’s nomination for Black Mirror and Sterling K. Brown in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

What do you think about this year’s Emmy nominations?


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