Despite its wildly popular success, Yellowstone won’t be winning any Emmys this year. The Paramount Network series didn’t receive any nominations and fans of the series aren’t happy about it.
Yellowstone debuted in 2018. The show follows the struggles of the Dutton family, a ranching family in Montana. The star-studded cast includes Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, and Wes Bentley.
The third season of the series premiered on June 21. Since airing, the show’s viewership numbers continue to climb. While many fans expressed shock and surprise that Yellowstone didn’t receive any Emmy nominations, the show historically hasn’t received much recognition from the major awards shows. In 2019, the show picked up a total of three nominations. Two of those nominations came from the Hollywood Post Alliance Awards.
Check out Twitter reactions below:
Fans of the series voiced their disappointment that none of the show’s stars received Best Actor nominations. One social media users feels that Reilly not receiving a Best Actress nomination a “travesty.” The user writes, “She’s consistently the best actress on TV with such a well written story, cast and crew.”
Another user could not believe that Yellowstone got snubbed in all categories. “This show is so Emmy worthy I cannot believe they did not get one nomination!”
‘Yellowstone’ Snubbed, Netflix Sets Record for Nominations
Of this year’s Emmy nominations, Netflix shows received the most recognition. The streaming network set a record with 160 nominations. The service’s leading shows include Ozark, Stranger Things, and The Crown. All three shows also received Best Drama consideration. Furthermore, Netflix’s massively popular documentary Tiger King picked up six nominations.
As a network, Netflix holds the most nominations. However, HBO’s Watchmen garnered more recognition than any show with 26 nominations.
Given the coronavirus pandemic, the 72nd Emmy Awards won’t look similar to years past. Details continue to roll out, but the ceremony will likely be in a virtual format. The Emmys tapped Jimmy Kimmel to host the event. This marks Kimmel’s third time hosting the Emmys. Previously Kimmel hosted the Emmys in 2012 and 2016.
The 2020 Emmy Awards airs on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. ET.
[H/T Pop Culture]