Many were unhappy when the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards came to an end because some of the most recognizable series and well-liked celebrities were not included. Despite receiving an astounding 14 nominations, Succession emerged as the front-runner, leaving behind notable figures such as Selena Gomez, Helen Mirren, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle.
Let’s examine the depressing omissions that characterized the 2024 Emmy Awards.
1) Harry & Meghan: A Royal Snub
Following the publication of their Netflix documentary series Harry & Meghan in December 2022, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, created quite a stir. The show explored their experiences as members of the Royal Family, illuminating tense dynamics and inner turmoil. This high-profile production broke streaming records and won awards from the Hollywood Critics Awards, but fans were upset that it did not receive any Emmy nominations.
2) Yellowstone’s Sunset: The End Of An Era
The popular serial Yellowstone officially ended after five seasons, much to the dismay of its fans. 2018 saw the premiere of the Dutton family-centric series, which gave rise to spin-offs.Yellowstone’s prospects of winning an Emmy were ended at the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards, despite its widespread popularity and positive reviews.
3) Harrison Ford’s Small Screen Comeback: A Missed Applause
Hollywood icon Harrison Ford unexpectedly made a small-screen appearance in the 2023 Apple TV+ comedy Shrinking. Ford portrayed the protagonist of the show’s coworker, Dr. Paul Rhoades.The TV Academy disregarded Ford’s comeback to television, despite his outstanding performance and the original concept of the show.
4) Selena Gomez’s Emmy Exclusion: A Murmured Injustice
The hilarious mystery series Murders in the Building, which starred Selena Gomez and Steve Martin, won over viewers’ hearts despite not earning its lead actress an Emmy nomination. Gomez, who was a major character in the show, did not receive any individual credit even though the series was well-received.The exclusion of Selena Gomez from the list of nominees provoked debates on the standards for recognition in the television awards’ competitive division.
5) Helen Mirren’s Western Saga: 1923’s Emmy Orphan
1923 is the prequel of Yellowstone in which Helen Mirren played Cara Dutton. The Dutton family drama gained depth from Mirren’s portrayal, which was set against a difficult historical period.Even with her stellar career and five prior Emmy Awards, Mirren was not included in this year’s nominees. Her portrayal of Cara Dutton received little recognition, which created a gap in the recognition of exceptional performances.