‘Yellowstone’ TV: Beth Dutton Actress Kelly Reilly Earns Hollywood Critics Association Nomination for Best Actress

by Jon D. B.
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Yellowstone‘s Kelly Reilly is finally getting the awards recognition audiences have long-awaited with her HCA nomination for “Best Actress”!

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Oh, the suspense! The Hollywood Critics Association announced their nominees today, and Yellowstone fans are ecstatic. The Thursday news comes with both HCA nominations for Yellowstone as “Best Cable Series” and, of course, Beth Dutton’s Kelly Reilly for “Best Actress” via Twitter:

While Reilly has some stiff competition, this nod is long-overdue whether she wins or not. Reilly’s peers are as follows:

Outsider wants to give major props to Big Sky‘s Brooke Smith, as well, as Smith has been at her phenomenal character work for decades. Recently, Smith (who plays Merilee Legarski) learned she wouldn’t be up for Emmy consideration, so she “took matters into her own hands” and self-nominated with her own campaign.

As Merilee in ABC’s new hit drama, Big Sky, Smith appeared in 8 of the 16 total episodes in Season 1. Yet no nomination for “Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” came her way. Leads Katheryn Winnick and Kylie Bunbury, however, are up for “Best Leading Actress.”

Thankfully, the Hollywood Critics Association is stepping up to the plate and nominating her alongside Yellowstone‘s Kelly Reilly.

Finally! ‘Yellowstone’ Gets Mainstream Awards Recognition from HCA

It’s no secret to us Outsiders that Kelly Reilly’s work as Beth Dutton is beyond phenomenal. While the show’s popularity hinges around the involvement of Hollywood icon Kevin Costner, Reilly’s depth of character work with Beth is what elevates the show to new heights. To see her receive a major awards nomination is beyond-well-deserved!

It’s no secret, either, that by the time Yellowstone‘s Season 3 finale rolled around, Paramount Network had the most popular show on cable television.

In kind, audiences expected the 2021 Golden Globes to include the modern Western triumph. But no dice. In fact, Yellowstone has never received a single Golden Globe nomination. Not in three excellent seasons.

As per IMDb, however, the show has won three Western Heritage Awards now. The first came in 2019, with wins following for 2020 and 2021, also. In addition, composer Brian Tyler also received an International Film Music Critics Award nomination for Best Original Score for Season 1 in 2019.

The first award nomination for Yellowstone did come early, however. In 2018, the Hollywood Post Alliance nominated the show’s sound team for two “Outstanding Sound in Television” awards.

Then, in 2019, the American Society of Cinematographers nominated Director of Photography Ben Richardson for “Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Episode of a Series for Commercial Television.” What a title!

Here’s to hoping both Kelly Reilly and Yellowstone proper win their categories! You’ve got all us Outsiders behind you!

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