Today the 2018 Emmy nominees were announced and we were happy, disappointed, and surprised by some of the nominees. This year fan favorites such as The Handmaid’s Tale, The Crown, and Game of Thrones were back in the major categories and picked up a few surprising nods. Other shows like GLOW and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel entered the race for the first time and are looking to make their mark. So, let’s start with our happy nominations.
Alexis Bledel – We feel in love with her back in her Gilmore Girl days and now we enjoy her even more than we thought possible in The Handmaid’s Tale. Bledel won the Emmy last year for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama and we were thrilled. This year she enters the ring in Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and she has a great chance at winning the trophy. When we saw she was nominated, we were overjoyed.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and The Crown – We have been cheering these two shows on this since the first premiered because everything about these two shows is amazing. From the acting to the writing to the directing to the production design everything works. We want to binge watch these two shows until we run out of episodes and are thrilled that they are both in the running in Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Drama Series, respectively.
These aren’t the only ones were happy about. In fact, we were excited about most of the nominees, however, if we were to write about all of them our fans would be reading a novel. So let’s talk about our one big disappointment.
Justin Hartley (This Is Us) – In our opinion, Justin Hartley gave one of the best performances during season 2 of This Is Us as we followed the journey of Kevin and his downward spiral. Hartley delivered just the right amount of emotion and we as fans felt everything his character did and that’s very hard to do. He made us feel sorry for a man that chose to make the decisions Kevin did and again, that’s not easy. So we were disappointed to see he didn’t receive the credit.
Finally, let’s look at our surprises, and when we say surprises we mean good surprises.
Betty Gilpin (Glow) – We were so happy to see Betty Gilpin getting the credit she deserves. Season 2 saw her character, Debbie, face so much. From her divorce to her job in jeopardy, Gilpin delivered great performances and never skipped a step.
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale) – There were some concerns that Strahovski wouldn’t get a nomination because her character isn’t so likable, and we know this doesn’t make sense, but many critics believe some voters are so concerned with not liking a character, they forget how great the actor’s performance is. This was the case with Strahovski and we were happy to see she wasn’t overlooked.
Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) – Her performance as Princess Margaret stunned us because it was so convincing and amazing. Over the first two seasons Kirby’s performance was something overshadowed by Claire Foy, who is phenomenal as Queen Elizabeth II, but Kirby is equally as amazing. We wish her all the best.
The 2018 Emmy Awards show will air live on Monday, September 17, on NBC. Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the broadcast.
This article was written by Samantha D’Amico. If you want to follow her on Twitter, you can do so at SAM_iamXO. (Photo: Netflix.)