While it’s probably not much of a surprise to anyone out there, it looks like Outlander is going to have many potential entries in the 2019 Primetime Emmys. Whether or not it gets some well-deserved nominations remain to be seen; we’ve got a couple of months until we figure that out.
Nonetheless, we at least know what major categories the series is going to have talent submitted for. The following information below comes courtesy of the folks over at GoldDerby. You can also check out some of the latest Outlander video discussion at the bottom of this article; to get more news, subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube! We also have a playlist that is certainly worth your time.
Drama Series – Obviously, Starz was going to submit for this, and we continue think that they’re a darkhorse contender for it. It’s just hard to get these nominations thanks to the sheer amount of programming that is out there at the moment.
Drama Actress, Caitriona Balfe – She’s probably the person most likely to get a nomination, simply because she’s gotten there before with the Golden Globes. Yet, for some reason, the Emmys have been a little bit shier when it comes to giving her nods in the past.
Drama Actor, Sam Heughan – We know that there is a hefty demand for Sam to finally get some sort of nomination from the Emmys or the Golden Globes, and when you look back at episodes like “Blood of My Blood” or “The Birds & the Bees,” he is absolutely worthy. Yet, he’s a darkhorse in the same vein as the show.
Drama Supporting Actress, Sophie Skelton – This was her breakout season and with that in mind, you do have to think that she’ll get some consideration — especially since she took on such difficult, painful source material on this past season. There were happy moments sure, but also devastating ones.
Drama Supporting Actor, Richard Rankin – We’ve seen Richard shine in some other shows in the past, but what he brought to this role was next level. It required physicality, commitment, but also an ability to go from happiness to utter devastation in a short period of time.
Drama Guest Actress, Maria Doyle Kennedy – Good for Maria for submitting here! Aunt Jocasta is a challenging character, mostly because you have to emotionally reconcile multiple parts of who she is as a performer. She’s caring in some ways and then selfish in others. As Claire realized, it’s hard to also get past her being a slave owner. Kennedy packed a lot into this performance.
We’re a little surprised that we didn’t see Tobias Menzies on the list for Guest Actor. While his work in season 4 was limited, we do think that he had a case and given his upcoming spike in fame thanks to The Crown, he could’ve gotten some attention.
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