Last December, the critics’ awards in the United States opened a debate: could a television anthology like Small Axe be the best movie of the year? Months later, the Television Academy that celebrates the best of each television harvest with the celebration of the Emmys has given its own opinion. For them, the limited series of Steve McQueen It wasn’t even one of the top five last year. British production It has not been the only forgetting of these nominations. Ethan Hawke, John Boyega, Master of None Y In therapy are other prominent names that voters have ignored.
Uzo Aduba could get his fourth Emmy for inheriting Gabriel Byrne’s query in season four of In therapy. However, the HBO drama has seen the series itself and its co-stars, with John Benjamin Hickey Y Anthony Ramos in the lead, they were ignored. The presence of his series in the premier category has not been enough for Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Phoebe Dynevor (The Bridgertons), Wunmi Mosaku (Lovecraft Territory) and the fictitious marriage formed by Milo Ventimiglia Y Mandy Moore (This is us) are among the finalist performers.
Nor has there been a place for old winners like Tatiana Maslany (Perry Mason), Cynthia Nixon Y Sarah Paulson (both for Ratched). The most painful absence, however, has been that of Dominique Jackson: his consummate scene stealer Elektra deserved the nomination for Pose.
Joseph Fiennes is the only protagonist of the multinominate The Handmaid’s Tale without candidacy. It has an explanation: for the first time in its four seasons in the series, the Englishman decided to appear in the main category even though he had been nominated as a secondary in the past. His brief but powerful role in the season was not enough to convince voters this time around.
Among comedies the most shocking absence has been Master of None, nominated for best series in its first two seasons and a two-time Emmy winner for best screenplay. This year, he has fallen out of favor with his change of tone and protagonists. Nor has there been a miracle finally for Mythic Quest, a cult series that voters could have claimed in a weak year for the category and in which it has entered, for example, Emily in Paris.
Despite having Tina Fey in executive production, the satire Girls5eva Peacock’s been pushed aside in the main categories. The protagonists of Cobra Kai Y Pen15 They have run out of place despite being in series that are nominated. They also deserved better luck Kathleen Turner for The Kominsky method Y Zosia Mamet for The Flight Attendant.
From the limited series season, The Undoing and the aforementioned Small Axe they have been the big losers in an extraordinary year for the format. The absences of their secondary ones still make less sense, Donald Sutherland Y John Boyega, victims of the devastating effect of the recording of the musical Hamilton in that category. We also miss Help Mbedu, the acclaimed reveal of The night railway, victim of rivals much more famous than her in the category of best leading actress of tvmovie or miniseries.
Fame, on the other hand, is not the reason to justify the absence of Ethan Hawke, apparent favorite to win the award in the protagonist category for his work in The Good Lord Bird. Other former Emmy winners who have been left out this year include Bryan Cranston (Your Honor), Jeff Daniels (Comey’s law) Y Nicole Kidman (The Undoing).
Other more surprising oversights in the miniseries categories include those of Bill Camp Y Marielle Heller, the only positive adult influences of Beth Harmon in Lady’s gambit.
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