Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Streep scores Emmy nomination for "Big Little Lies"

The Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced today, and as expected, Meryl came away with a nomination for her work in HBO's Big Little Lies. 

Her fellow nominees in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category include:

Laura Dern (Big Little Lies)
Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
Samira Wiley (The Handmaid's Tale)
Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)
Julia Garner (Ozark)
Sarah Snook (Succession)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)

I'm guessing Meryl is probably going to come in around third in this race. Bonham Carter and Julia Garner seem likeliest for the win, to me. Laura Dern won two years ago for the same role and just won an Oscar earlier this year, so I'm guessing she's out. Westworld is a bit of old news at this point, while both Fiona Shaw and Samira Wiley were pretty big surprises in the category. And as much as I love Succession, Sarah Snook might have just squeaked in as well. Were Meryl to win, this would be her fourth Emmy trophy. 

But who knows?! Winners are to be announced in a "live ceremony" hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on September 20. Chances are very low that there will actually be nominees in attendance. Thanks, Covid. 


  1. So relieved, as I feared a snub as BLL came out (what feels like) so long ago! As for the ceremony (and maybe others - Oscars, if you're reading) I'd like to see them do a pretape with all the nominees accepting and then, when the announcements happens live, play the winner's tape. It's the only way I can see awards season proceeding at this point and I would HATE for my favourite season to be cancelled.

    1. I think you're right, Darcy. It's unfortunate that awards season will likely be virtual as well. Especially when Meryl has TWO films coming out later this year!

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