2018 Emmy Award Nominees Announced

Here at 25YL, we’ve all been eagerly anticipating the announcement of this year’s Emmy nominees. We may be a bit biased, but all of us have been crossing our fingers for the Academy to recognize the absolute brilliance of The Return. While we’re disappointed that the Academy snubbed the show in the Limited Series category and Kyle MacLachlan in the acting category, Twin Peaks did get several nominations:

Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: David Lynch

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: Mark Frost and David Lynch

Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie: Peter Deming, “Part 8”

Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic): Debbie Zoller and Richard Redlefsen

Production Design: Ruth De Jong, Cara Brower, and Florencia Martin

Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or Movie: Duwayne Dunham, “Part 8”

Hairstyling: Clare M. Corsick and Bryn Leetch

Sound Mixing for a Limited Series Or Movie: Ron Eng, Dean Hurley, and Douglas Axtell

Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special: Dean Hurley, David Lynch, David A. Cohen, Kerry Dean Williams, Luke Gibleon, and Willard Overstreet

While we’ll be licking our wounds for a while about the Twin Peaks snubs in the big categories, we’re happy to see nominations for The Alienist, Westworld, and Barry. A list of the major category nominees is below. For the full list of nominees, including all technical categories, check out the PDF press release from the Academy.

Outstanding Drama Series: The Americans, The Crown, Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, This Is Us, Westworld

Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Jason Bateman (Ozark), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Ed Harris (Westworld), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Keri Russell (The Americans), Claire Foy (The Crown), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), David Harbour (Stranger Things), Matt Smith (The Crown), Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Vanessa Kirby (The Crown), Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale), Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale), Thandie Newton (Westworld)

Outstanding Limited Series: The Alienist, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Genius: Picasso, Godless, Patrick Melrose

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Antonio Banderas (Genius: Picasso), Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose), Jeff Daniels (The Looming Tower), John Legend (Jesus Christ Superstar), Jesse Plemons (Black Mirror: USS Callister)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Jessica Biel (The Sinner), Laura Dern (The Tale), Michelle Dockery (Godless), Edie Falco (Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders), Regina King (Seven Seconds), Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Cult)

Outstanding Comedy Series: Atlanta, Barry, Black-ish, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glow, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Silicon Valley, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Ted Danson (The Good Place), Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Donald Glover (Atlanta), Bill Hader (Barry), William H. Macy (Shameless)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Pamela Adlon (Better Things), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Allison Janney (Mom), Issa Rae (Insecure), Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta), Henry Winkler (Barry), Louie Anderson (Baskets), Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live), Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne), Betty Gilpin (Glow), Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace)


So, are you as devastated as we are? Let us know in the comments or on social media. We want to know your favorite nominees and who you think was unjustly snubbed. (Hint: the correct answer is Kyle MacLachlan.)

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5 Replies to “2018 Emmy Award Nominees Announced”

  1. Seeing as Lynch has never won an Emmy, this gives him three opportunities, so it’s not a terrible showing. Disappointing for sure, but still hope he wins.

  2. I hope Frost & Lynch win. So wrong that Kyle got snubbed, again. I’m really upset about it.
    The only nominated show I’m thrilled about is Godless and Michelle Dockery. Oh, and Lily Tomlin.

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