The Emmy nominations were announced late yesterday, and we sort of picked through everything to simplify it here for you. First things first, here’s the full list of nominations.
Shout out to Peter Dinklage, who just broke a record. He was nominated again for his role in “Game of Thrones.” The nomination earned him his 7th nomination in the “Supporting Actor in a Drama Series” category. That’s the most times someone has been nominated in that category.
John Legend was just nominated for an Emmy for his first time ever. He’s nominated for his role as Jesus in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.” If he wins, he’ll also be joining the “EGOT” club. That means he will have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and a Tony Award. He’ll be the 13th to do so, following stars like Whoopi Goldberg, Audrey Hepburn, and Mel Brooks.
Sandra Oh becomes the first Asian woman to be nominated in a “Best Actress” category. She’s nominated for her role as Agent Eve Polastri in the BBC America series “Killing Eve.” In the past, she earned 5 “Best Supporting Actress” nominations for “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Anthony Bourdain was nominated as well. As we all know, he was sadly found dead last month, but had been working on new shows and content up to that point. He and his shows were actually nominated in 6 categories: Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Informational Series or Special, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program, and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program. That’s a lot of Emmys!
Check out a bunch of other “snubs and surprises” over here. That’s including how Netflix got more nominations than HBO, and how “Roseanne” got a nomination.