Some viewers of This Is Us were less than ecstatic about Tuesday’s announcement of the 74th annual Emmy Award nominees.
Despite prior wins for the program and a personal effort by Sterling K. Brown to have on-screen mom Mandy Moore nominated for her sad depiction of Pearson family matriarch Rebecca in the show’s final season, the smash NBC drama garnered only one nomination (for best original music and lyrics) when its series finale aired in May.
Moore, now 38 years old, has been nominated for a 2019 Emmy, a Golden Globe for the best-supporting actress, and two SAG Awards for outstanding performance by a drama series ensemble.
More than thirty-five awards were submitted for the show’s six seasons, and four were won: Brown in 2017, two for Ron Cephas Jones as a guest actor, and one for Gerald McRaney as a guest actor.
Moore’s portrayal of Rebecca’s fight with Alzheimer’s illness, especially in the touching penultimate episode “The Train,” moved fans and costars alike to call for Moore to be nominated for an Emmy.
One user said, “Mandy Moore plays Rebecca at every age and makes me forget it’s not really three separate characters. AMAZING ACTING.” She deserves an Emmy at the end of #ThisIsUs, some are saying.
“IF MANDY MOORE DOESN’T WIN AN EMMY AFTER THIS SEASON… RIOTING #ThisIsUs #TheFinalChapter WE ARE US “Someone else, jokingly,
In an April Instagram video, Brown (then 46) gushed about his co-star. The actor previously stated his desire for “everyone who votes” inside the Television Academy to assure Moore’s victory at the 2022 Emmy Awards.
“Yes, son, Mandy Moore is absolutely dominating the competition. She’s absolutely crushing it, and we need to give her some props “In other words: he said. “That woman is crazy. Mandy Moore, who plays my mom, is eight years my junior.”
“There’s never a point on set where I’m like, ‘Mandy Moore’s too young to portray my mama.’ No, she is my mama,” he said, referring to Moore as his on-screen mother. And the representation of someone going through what her character is going through is simply great, dude, with all the gorgeous delicate nuanced work that went into it.
Moore told PEOPLE in May that the love and support she had received was “very nice.”
She went on to say, “That is beyond my wildest imagination,” in reference to the number of supporters who have signed a petition demanding that she won an Emmy. “How very kind you are to say that of me.
I find it humbling that after 106 episodes, people are still talking about this show alongside others that have far larger budgets, produce fewer episodes every year (8-10 versus 18), yet don’t even come close to the quality or emotional impact of this one.”
“We’re giving kids permission to feel their feelings,” she said.
And that’s what I take away from it all: the knowledge that I was a part of something so historic that few people ever get to experience.
Moore also shared what she will miss the most about her time spent on-screen as Rebecca Pearson.
“Most of all, I’ll miss hanging out with my buddies. Although I will miss my coworkers and the opportunity to do this job, I know that things will never be the same “SHE TOLD THE PEOPLE. “I get to portray the perfect mother, someone who is nonetheless fallible and can teach us all valuable lessons despite her imperfections.
Not to mention the fact that I don’t always agree with the decisions she makes. Because I can’t keep playing this lady, I feel like I’m less equipped for life in general.”
Several other programs were nominated for their final seasons, but This Is Us earned almost no nominations.
Ozark, a Netflix original drama that just finished its fourth and final season in April, was nominated for 13 Emmys on Tuesday, including outstanding drama series, drama lead actor (Jason Bateman), drama lead actress (Laura Linney), drama supporting actress (Julia Garner), and drama guest actor (Jack O’Connell) (Tom Pelphrey).
Issa Rae, who starred in and created HBO’s Insecurely, was nominated for three awards after the show’s fifth and final season ended in December. The last episodes of BBC America’s Killing Eve and ABC’s Black-ish both aired in April, and both shows received two nominations.
Emmy Nominations Feature a Heavy Dose of “Succession” and “Ted Lasso” in the Most Competitive Categories
The cast and crew of “Succession” and “Ted Lasso” had a productive morning.
The 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented on September 12, and several nominees were announced for Tuesday’s broadcasts in the most competitive categories.
There were a total of 25 nominations for “Succession,” more than any other program, including outstanding drama and nominations for Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong as outstanding main actors.
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With 20 nods overall, including the best comedy series, “Ted Lasso” easily took the comedic crown. Star Jason Sudeikis was nominated for outstanding lead actor, and supporting actors Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, and Hannah Waddingham each received their own nominations. Supporting actor nominees include Sarah Niles, Toheeb Jimoh, and Nick Mohammed.
The limited series “White Lotus” was a big sensation, garnering a whopping twenty nominations overall and an astounding eight nods for supporting actors.
The final two shows on the list of the most-nominated shows are “Hacks” and “Only Murders in the Building,” which each received 17 nominations.
The List of Nominees for the Most Prominent Categories:
Outstanding comedy series
- “Abbott Elementary”
- “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
- “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
- “Only Murders in the Building”
- “Ted Lasso”
- “What We Do in the Shadows”
Outstanding drama series
- “Better Call Saul”
- “Squid Game”
- “Stranger Things”
Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
- Brian Cox, “Succession”
- Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game”
- Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
- Adam Scott, “Severance”
- Jeremy Strong, “Succession”
Outstanding limited series
- “The Dropout”
- “Inventing Anna”
- “Pam & Tommy”
- “The White Lotus”
Outstanding supporting actor in a drama series
- Nicholas Braun, “Succession”
- Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”
- Kieran Culkin, “Succession”
- Park Hae-soo, “Squid Game”
- Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”
- John Turturro, “Severance”
- Christopher Walken, “Severance”
- Oh Yeong-su, “Squid Game”
Outstanding lead actress in a drama series
- Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”
- Laura Linney, “Ozark”
- Melanie Lynskey, “Yellowjackets”
- Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”
- Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show”
- Zendaya, “Euphoria”
Outstanding supporting actress in a drama series
- Patricia Arquette, “Severance”
- Julia Garner, “Ozark”
- Jung Ho-yeon, “Squid Game”
- Christina Ricci, “Yellowjackets”
- Rhea Seehorn, “Better Call Saul”
- J. Smith-Cameron, “Succession”
- Sarah Snook, “Succession”
- Sydney Sweeney, “Euphoria”
Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
- Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
- Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary”
- Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”
- Elle Fanning, “The Great”
- Issa Rae, “Insecure”
- Jean Smart, “Hacks”
Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
- Donald Glover, “Atlanta”
- Bill Hader, “Barry”
- Nicholas Hoult, “The Great”
- Steve Martin, “Only Murders in the Building”
- Martin Short, “Only Murders in the Building”
- Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
- Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
- Hannah Einbinder, “Hacks”
- Janelle James, “Abbott Elementary”
- Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live”
- Sarah Niles, “Ted Lasso”
- Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Abbott Elementary”
- Juno Temple, “Ted Lasso”
- Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”
Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
- Anthony Carrigan, “Barry”
- Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”
- Toheeb Jimoh, “Ted Lasso”
- Nick Mohammed, “Ted Lasso”
- Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
- Tyler James Williams, “Abbott Elementary”
- Henry Winkler, “Barry”
- Bowen Yang, “Saturday Night Live”
Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie
- Toni Collette, “The Staircase”
- Julia Garner, “Inventing Anna”
- Lily James, “Pam & Tommy”
- Sarah Paulson, “Impeachment: American Crime Story”
- Margaret Qualley, “Maid”
- Amanda Seyfried, “The Dropout”
- Colin Firth, “The Staircase”
- Andrew Garfield, “Under the Banner of Heaven”
- Oscar Isaac, “Scenes from a Marriage”
- Michael Keaton, “Dopesick”
- Himesh Patel, “Station Eleven”
- Sebastian Stan, “Pam & Tommy”
- Murray Bartlett, “The White Lotus”
- Jake Lacy, “The White Lotus”
- Will Poulter, “Dopesick”
- Seth Rogen, “Pam & Tommy”
- Peter Sarsgaard, “Dopesick”
- Michael Stuhlbarg, “Dopesick”
- Steve Zahn, “The White Lotus”
Outstanding reality/competition series
- “The Amazing Race”
- “Top Chef”
- “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
- “Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls”
- “The Voice”
- “Nailed It!”
Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie
- Connie Britton, “The White Lotus”
- Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”
- Alexandra Daddario, “The White Lotus”
- Kaitlyn Dever, “Dopesick”
- Natasha Rothwell, “The White Lotus”
- Sydney Sweeney, “The White Lotus”
- Mare Winningham, “Dopesick”
Outstanding variety talk series
- “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
- “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”
- “Late Night With Seth Meyers”
- “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”
- “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”