Yellowstone fans have been up in arms that the hit show was overlooked by the Emmys, ever since the 2020 nominations were announced in July. The loyal fan base continues to mention their disappointment, well after the shock of the snub set in. Last night, during the award show, fans took to Twitter to remind social media users that it was Yellowstone that should have been receiving numerous awards.
One user says recognition for the show is “long overdue”
Another gives Cole Houser her full support to win an Emmy, though the actor received no nominations.
Similarly, this user says Kelly Reilly, who plays Beth Dutton, and Cole Hauser, who plays Rip Wheeler, both deserve at least a nomination.
Another honored Taylor Sheridan, saying they are “bailing out on” the award show because of its omission of Yellowstone in the nominations.
The show’s writer Taylor Sheridan has spoken to the difficulty of the industry’s awards. He says many who receive the honors fit within specific categories or play to the Academy’s interests. In July, Deadline asked Sheridan about the swirling rumors of Emmys, as well as it being an “undiscovered gem in awards season.” Sheridan told them, “Well, I think that whenever you’re dealing with awards in our industry, there are certain lanes you can go down that fall into categories that get attention by people who give awards.” He adds, “At face value, a Western about a millionaire cattle rancher doesn’t seem to fall into the category of art that is trying to have an impactful effect on an audience, even though I feel it obviously is.”
Paramount’s Yellowstone began filming season four in late August. Fans can expect the show to return in June 2021.