From the queen of The Crown to Harrison Ford to director Taylor Sheridan.
The nominations for the 75th Emmy Awards fell last night. They made The Last of Us, Succession And White Lotuss the stars announced for the evening to come on September 18 (unless the writers’ strike continues). But several big names were forgotten by the voters.
Imelda Staunton for The Crown
Admittedly, the royal series from Netflix has accumulated half a dozen nominations, including one for Best drama. But clearly, season 5 was significantly less successful than the previous ones and Imelda Staunton paid the price. For the first time since the creation of the series, the actress who plays Queen Elizabeth II is not named (Claire Foy and Olivia Colman had made 2 out of 2, each winning a statuette). Only Elizabeth Debicki, who played Diana, is mentioned among the cast.
Harrison Ford for 1923 Or Shrinking
The star of IIndiana Jones 5 made a big screen debut this season, with 1923the western prequel to Yellowstone, alongside Helen Mirren. But also for Shrinking, the Apple TV+ comedy in which he played a critically acclaimed shrink. Two important roles, two good reasons to see him among the nominees. Nothing on arrival for the 80-year-old actor.
Taylor Sheridan for Yellowstone, 1923, Tulsa King, The Mayor of Kingstown…
Beyond Harrison Ford, it’s the whole saga Yellowstone which is once again largely sidelined by the Emmys and it’s not the first time. To believe that the Academy is not very fan of the work of Taylor Sheridan. The prolific creator and director could also have claimed to be part of the party to Tulsa King (with Sylvester Stallone) or The Mayor of Kingstown (with Jeremy Renner). But no. No nomination, neither for its writing, its realization, its casting…
Paddy Considine or Emma d’Arcy for House of the Dragon
If the prequel series of Game Of Thrones is named in the category Best drama to which is added 7 nominations in the technical categories, the cast has largely been forgotten by the Emmys. No actor or actress House of the Dragon is not named. We could at least have seen the excellent interpreter of King Viserys, Paddy Considine, or the (two) young interpreters of his daughter Rhaenyra, whether Emma d’Arcy or the revelation Milly Alcott, who had unanimous support at the time of broadcast.
Claes Bang for Bad Sisters
Apple TV+’s excellent underrated drama is well represented by Sharon Horgan, star and creator of the drama. But frankly, we would have loved to see Swedish actor Claes Bang (The Square), perfect as an odious brother-in-law with a broad chilling smile, manipulator to the core, the ultimate symbol of toxic masculinity. The series owes him a lot.