Shockingly, the Television Academy announced what is, in large part, a completely adequate set of nominations this morning! Who could have imagined? Despite some very painful and egregious snubs, the Academy actually did a perfectly respectable job this year, singling out some of the the most worthy contenders for recognition, including some long overdue veterans and some very deserving fresh faces. Here are some quick thoughts on my favorite nominations, and my most hurtful snubs:
Olivia Colman / Sian Clifford / Fiona Shaw / Kristin Scott Thomas
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Best Actress in a Limited Series
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Dan Levy and Annie Murphy
Documentary Now! Cast
What We Do in the Shadows
*Not eligible. Don’t care. She deserves a retro-active Emmy for her unforgivably snubbed performance on The Americans more than anyone nominated for Best Actress in a Drama this year deserves an Emmy for their actually eligible work.
Note: I don’t watch Better Call Saul or The Good Place, but from what I know about their performances, I can definitely sign on to the outrage over the snubbing of Rhea Seehorn and D’Arcy Carden. And while Julia Roberts, as the very first actress I ever fell in love with, will always have a place in my heart, Homecoming left me very cold, so I’m fine with her being left out.