Kevin Costner’s non-woke smash-hit series Yellowstone has been snubbed from the Emmy Awards again – with the actor and director not getting a look in.
The smash-hit Paramount + show is not the only one to be completely ignored, with several other big-name actors getting the cold shoulder.
Yellowstone, which pulls in more than 10 million viewers, has been largely snubbed by the Emmys for years – and has been called anti-woke.
It did not get recognized in the Best Drama category, with star Kevin Costner, who is also an executive producer, being one of many stars left off the list.
The show’s only nomination by the guild was last year for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More), but it failed to win.
It did land a Screen Actors Guild nomination this year, but did not come away with the top prize.
The nominations for the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, which honor the best in television, were announced on Tuesday morning.
Succession, Pam & Tommy, Hacks, Ted Lasso and Only Murders In The Building did well, but several big names were left off the list.
Not on the Emmy list: The smash hit Paramount + show Yellowstone did not get recognized in the Best Drama category and its star Kevin Costner was left off the list
Not a big city show: Although Yellowstone is often compared to HBO’s Succession – they came out the same year and are both family-business dramas – it breaks the mold for hit series as it’s based not on the East or West coasts, but in Montana. It is shot in Utah
Yellowstone’s prequel 1883 did get recognized by the Emmys this year, and was singled out for its cinematography and music.
But the series’ stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were not on the list for their acting even though they won raves for playing a married couple battling the wild West.
Sam Elliott, Isabel May and Billy Bob Thornton also deliver sensational performances, but were shut out.
Yellowstone focuses on Costner’s John Dutton, a landowning rancher in Montana overseeing his wealth and family, a setting rarely seen among modern top-rated shows.
Emily VanDerWerff, a TV critic for Vox, ultimately credits Yellowstone’s success on its ability to tap into middle America and portray a different kind of fantasy.
Although the show has received little media attention despite its high viewership, it did receive its share of criticisms when it first aired.
The series, which first aired in 2018, has been besting cable TV mainstays with over 7 million viewers on the week of December 6.
It was only surpassed by the 13 million attracted to the New England Patriots versus Buffalo Bills football game, outpacing the FOX channel’s The Five, Special Report with Brett Baer and Tucker Carlson Tonight.
On January 2, it became the most watched show on TV since The Walking Dead Season 8 premiere on AMC in October 2017, which drew 11.4 million viewers.
Although Yellowstone is often compared to HBO’s Succession – which has eight nominations across the categories – it breaks the mold for hit series as it’s based not on the East or West coasts, but in Montana and is shot in Utah.
Not there: Yellowstone’s prequel 1883 did get recognized for its cinematography and music. But the series’ stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were not on the list for their acting; seen with Audie Rick
So much talent: The cast in December 2021. Sam Elliott, Isabel May and Billy Bob Thornton also deliver sensational performances, but were shut out
Only the men were recognized on this show: Selena Gomez was not nominated for her starring role in Only Murders In The Building but she was given a nod as a producer as it the Hulu series landed in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. However, her costars Steve Martin and Martin Short were recognized for their acting work
Unlike shows like Succession that play up current drama in New York or Los Angeles, Yellowstone avoids big city issues and political correctness conflicts, and instead puts a lens on rural America where local businesses are losing wealth and power in a changing nation.
There were many other snubs beyond Yellowstone and 1883, with A-List actresses Selena Gomez and Jennifer Anniston both being left off the awards list.
Selena Gomez was not nominated for her starring role as Mable Mora in Only Murders In The Building, while her two male co-stars were both recognized for their work.
But she was given a nod as a producer as the Hulu series landed in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, and was renewed for a third season this week.
Julia Roberts did not land an Emmy nomination for her starring role as Martha Mitchell in the Starz series Gaslit about the Watergate drama, and neither did her costar Sean Penn.
Roberts has been nominated twice before by the Emmys.
In 2014 she was placed in the category Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for The Normal Heart for playing Dr. Emma Brookner.
Not lit: Julia Roberts did not land an Emmy nomination for her starring role as Martha Mitchell in the Starz series Gaslit about the Watergate drama, and neither was her costar Sean Penn. Roberts has been nominated twice before by the Emmys
Not Jen: Jennifer Aniston (right) was not included for her work on The Morning Show, but her co-star Reese Witherspoon (left) was in the Best Actress in a Drama Series category
And in 1999 she landed in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category for playing Katrina Ludlow in the Law & Order episode Empire.
Mandy Moore was also snubbed for her acting work on This Is Us which has come to an end this year. The show was nominated for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics.
Jennifer Aniston was not included for her work on The Morning Show, while her co-star Reese Witherspoon was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series category.
Billy Crudup was also recognized for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series and Marcia Gay Harden landed a nod for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for the hit Apple+ show.
Aniston was nominated in 2020 for The Morning Show in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.
She has been nominated several other times, most recently in 2021 for the Friends Reunion, but only won once in 2002 for Friends.
Juliette Lewis was not given a nomination for her work on Yellowjackets though her co-stars Christina Ricci and Melanie Lynskey were.
An Emmy no: Juliette Lewis was not given a nomination for her work on Yellowjackets though her co-stars Christina Ricci and Melanie Lynskey were
Nada: Mandy Moore was not singled out for her acting work on This Is Us which has come to an end this year
The show was also nominated for Best Drama Series, as well best writing, directing and casting.
Jessica Chastain did not get a nod for her work in Scenes From a Marriage.
J.B. Smoove of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Melissa Fumero of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as well as Television Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma read of the list of nominees.
The 2022 Emmy Awards are set to air live on September 12 on NBC. The show will also stream live on Peacock.
Prior to the main ceremony on NBC, the Creative Arts Emmys will take place over two nights, on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4.
Emmy Award nominations 2022: key categories
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Severance (Apple TV+)
Squid Game (Netflix)
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime Video)
Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
The Dropout (Hulu)
Inventing Anna (Netflix)
Pam and Tommy (Hulu)
The White Lotus (HBO)
Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman (Ozark)
Brian Cox (Succession)
Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game)
Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
Adam Scott (Severance)
Jeremy Strong (Succession)
Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve)
Laura Linney (Ozark)
Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets)
Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show)
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Nicholas Hoult (The Great)
Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building)
Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building)
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Quinta Brunson (Abbott Elementary)
Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant)
Elle Fanning (The Great)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Jean Smart (Hacks)
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Colin Firth (The Staircase)
Andrew Garfield (Under the Banner of Heaven)
Oscar Isaac (Scenes From a Marriage)
Michael Keaton (Dopesick)
Himesh Patel (Station Eleven)
Sebastian Stan (Pam and Tommy)
Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Toni Collette (The Staircase)
Julia Garner (Inventing Anna)
Lily James (Pam and Tommy)
Sarah Paulson (Impeachment: American Crime Story)
Margaret Qualley (Maid)
Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout)
Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC)
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert (CBS)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls (Amazon Prime Video)
Nailed It! (Netflix)
RuPaul’s Drag Race”(VH1)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)
Chip ‘n’Dale: Rescue Rangers (Disney+)
Ray Donovan: The Movie (Showtime)
Reno 911!: The Hunt For QAnon (Paramount+)
The Survivor (HBO/HBO Max)
Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas (The Roku Channel)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Patricia Arquette (Severance)
Julia Garner (Ozark)
Jung Ho-yeon (Squid Game)
Christina Ricci (Yellowjackets)
Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul)
J. Smith-Cameron (Succession)
Sarah Snook (Succession)
Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria)
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nicholas Braun (Succession)
Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)
Kieran Culkin (Succession)
Park Hae-soo (Squid Game)
Matthew Macfadyen (Succession)
John Turturro (Severance)
Christopher Walken (Severance)
Oh Yeong-su (Squid Game)
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Hannah Einbinder (Hacks)
Janelle James (Abbott Elementary)
Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Sarah Niles (Ted Lasso)
Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary)
Juno Temple (Ted Lasso)
Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Carrigan (Barry)
Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)
Toheeb Jimoh (Ted Lasso)
Nick Mohammed (Ted Lasso)
Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Tyler James Williams (Abbott Elementary)
Henry Winkler (Barry)
Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live)
Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Connie Britton (The White Lotus)
Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus)
Alexandra Daddario (The White Lotus)
Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick)
Natasha Rothwell (The White Lotus)
Sydney Sweeney (The White Lotus)
Mare Winningham (Dopesick)
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus)
Jake Lacy (The White Lotus)
Will Poulter (Dopesick)
Seth Rogen (Pam & Tommy)
Peter Sarsgaard (Dopesick)
Michael Stuhlbarg (Dopesick)
Steve Zahn (The White Lotus)
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