‘Yellowstone’ TV Nominated for First-Ever Emmy in 2021

by Jennifer Shea

“Yellowstone” has received its first-ever Emmy nomination. The Paramount Network show is up for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program.

On Tuesday, the official “Yellowstone” Twitter account celebrated the nod with a tweet.

“Big news on the awards circuit: #YellowstoneTV was just nominated for its first-ever Emmy!” @Yellowstone posted. “Congratulations to everyone who works on the show, but special shout out to Taylor Sheridan, Cary White, Yvonne Boudreaux, and Carla Curry for this incredible achievement.”

‘Yellowstone’ Snubbed at Last Year’s Emmys

“Yellowstone” is approaching its fourth season, due out this November. It is still a relatively young show. All the same, fans have been shocked at the show’s bad luck with the Emmy Awards. Last year, for example, despite the show’s high ratings and devoted fan base, it received zero Emmy nominations.

“Yellowstone” fans were outraged by the snub. “This show is so Emmy worthy I cannot believe they did not get one nomination!” one Twitter user marveled.

Another Twitter user said Beth actress Kelly Reilly should have at least been nominated.

“She’s consistently the best actress on TV with such a well written story, cast and crew,” the fan tweeted.

Series Also Nominated for Two HCA Awards

Besides the Emmy nomination, “Yellowstone” also received two nominations from the Hollywood Critics Association this year. “Yellowstone” is up for Best Cable Series, Drama. And Reilly is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Drama.

The HCA’s inaugural HCA TV Awards are taking place at Los Angeles’s Avalon Hollywood on Aug. 22.

The HCA formerly went by the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society. Formed in 2016, the group has been recognizing film achievements for several years. But this will be the first year the HCA has given out awards for excellence on television.

“We believe that honoring traditional television is crucial to maintaining the legacy of the medium,” HCA Chairman Scott Menzel said in a press release. “By separating Broadcast and Cable from Streaming, we give each television platform the ability for recognition. In addition, we hope that by splitting these categories, we will be able to honor several series that would normally not be.”

The org embraces diversity as well as new approaches to film criticism, from vlogs to webcasts to podcasts. It claims to speak for critics across the U.S., not just in L.A., giving its recognition of “Yellowstone” that much more heft.