Traveling to the Emmys season, which was overshadowed by both the Black Lives Matters protests and the Covid-19 pandemic, the question arose as to whether we would see new nominations or regular business trends. Tuesday’s announcement wasn’t filled with surprises, but you were able to read a few timestamps for the nominees, starting with…
Everyone liked Disney +’s Star Wars series and its beatification baby Yoda, but no one expected Emmy to be nominated for Best Drama Series. Perhaps the coronavirus has made us sensitive to food TV, a possibility that is supported by at least a slightly more surprising nominee in the category, Netflix̵7;s “Strangers.” More socially engaging shows that didn’t help Pose, The Good Fight and Morning Show.
If you’ve been looking for signs of an increase in diversity, you can find them in playable categories, although reading something into a particular nomination is unwise. But still: Zendaya’s nomination “Euphoria,” William Jackson’s Harper for “Good Place,” Andre Braugher for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Octavia Spencer for “For Your Creation: Inspired by Ms. CJ Walker’s Life,” Jeremy Pope. for Hollywood and Samira Wiley for The Handmaid’s Tale (surpassing her actress Anna Dowd) in running much less than expected names.
Snub: Reese Witherspoon
Accustomed to being a producer and performer of very famous television dramas, Witherspoon did not receive an actress nomination for “Little Fires Everywhere,” “Morning Show,” or “Big Little Liars,” and the latter two shows were closed. in a drama race. However, she will have many reasons to pay attention to Emmys on the night, when the “Little Fire” series and many actors’ nominations for her series will be nominated.
Snub: Jane Lynch
Lynch was seen as a lock in the comedy supporting the actress for her now-usual coma role as Sophie Lennon in The Amazing Lady Maisel. Cecily Strong probably took her place and dropped her second nomination in the category (along with Kate McKinnon) for Saturday Night Live.
Surprise: “What we do in the shadows”
Droll FX’s vampire comedy is a critical favorite, but it wasn’t thought to have had much of a chance at Emmys. You’re most likely to pay the price for an unexpected appearance of Shadows on the comedy series: Hulu’s Ramy.
Snub: “Late Late Performance with James Corden”
For each of the last four years nominated in the multi-language category, Corden was removed from the usual suspects (Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah, John Oliver) after the category was reduced to five of the six nominees.
Surprise: Steve Carell and Mark Duplass
Jennifer Aniston and Billy Crudup’s acting nomination “Morning Show” was no surprise, but it was a little shocking to see how Carell and Duplass joined them, especially when the series itself wasn’t included in the drama category.
Snub: At Home with Amy Sedaris
The television academy had announced that the category of variety sketch series would be reduced to four nominees, but only three names were read on Tuesday, leaving a great Sedaris parody of a small home improvement show.
Snub (sort): Better Call Saul
Yes, the AMC series was nominated for Best Drama and Giancarlo Esposito was nominated for a supporting actor field. But it was noticed that Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn and Jonathan Banks, all solid favorites in their categories, were shut down.
A small show and people who I think were better than most or all of the nominees in their categories: Good Fight, CBS All Access; Our Boys, HBO; Bosch and Titus Welliver, Amazon; Zoe Kazan, Story Against America, HBO; Quiz and Matthew Macfadyen, AMC; Nicholas Pinnock and Indira Varma in For Life, ABC; “My Great Friend: A New Name,” HBO; The Conners, ABC; Tamsin Greig and Harriet Walter in Belgrade, Epix; Sophina Brown, Twenty, BUT. And there’s really no need for any TV awards that don’t feature John Goodman’s ever-amazing performance, The Conners.