NBCUniversal Receives 48 Emmy Award Nominations
NBCUniversal earned 48 Emmy Award nominations Tuesday morning from the Television Academy, highlighted by key noms across the portfolio that included Peacock’s first-ever acting nomination for Natasha Lyonne for the hit comedy series “Poker Face” and breakout best show nominations for “That’s My Jam” and “Vanderpump Rules.”
Lyonne’s Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nod marked the streamer’s first acting nomination and Lyonne’s fifth over her career. In total, Peacock received eight nominations, which included four for “Poker Face,” more than doubling its total from a year ago. In addition to Lyonne’s nom, Judith Light also received an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series nom from the show’s freshman season.
Other Peacock nominated shows were “Mrs. Davis,” “The Traitors,” “Baking It” and “Would It Kill You to Laugh? Starring Kate Berlant & John Early.” This marks another beat in a year of incredible momentum for Peacock, which ended last year as the fastest growing and most downloaded streaming app in the U.S.
Of the NBCUniversal shows that were Emmy nominated, “Saturday Night Live” led the pack with 10 (including shortform). The iconic franchise scored for Outstanding Scripted Variety Series as well as for Pedro Pascal (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series), Quinta Brunson, (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series) and Liz Patrick (Outstanding Directing of a Scripted Variety Series), who extends the “SNL” director nomination streak to 17 years following the retirement of legendary helmer Don Roy King.
“Saturday Night Live” now extends its lead as the most nominated show in Emmy history. With the Outstanding Scripted Variety Series nomination, executive producer Lorne Michaels has 102 career Emmy nods – the most of any individual in Emmy history.
“Late Night with Seth Meyers” earned an Outstanding Variety Talk Series nomination for the second year in a row. Meyers, who earned an Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series nomination along with 18 of his colleagues, has now amassed 31 Emmy nominations since he began as a writer on “SNL” in 2004.
Once again “The Voice,” which received four total nods, was nominated for Outstanding Competition Program and has now received a nomination in that category for 12 consecutive years (winning four times).
NBC’s Jimmy Fallon-hosted competition series “That’s My Jam” (Outstanding Game Show) and Fallon-produced “Password” (Keke Palmer for Outstanding Game Show Host) each received their first-ever nominations.
The well-received two-hour special “Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love” scored very well with Academy voters with five nominations, including Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded), Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special.
“Dolly Parton’s Magic Mountain Christmas” earned two nominations, including one for Outstanding Television Movie, which marks the fourth nomination in the category for the iconic country singer.
Bravo had a strong Emmy morning with seven noms, including five for “Top Chef” and two for “Vanderpump Rules,” the latter scoring for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program following a season unlike any other in the show’s history.
With its Outstanding Reality Competition Program nod, “Top Chef” has now been nominated in that category every year since 2007. Host Padma Lakshmi earned a nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality Or Competition Program and now has now been nominated a total of 15 times in both categories.
Universal Studio Group, which scored 22 nominations, produces “Baking It” and “That’s My Jam,” and racked up an additional six nominations for “Schmigadoon!,” “The Umbrella Academy” and “FBI: Most Wanted.”
The Primetime Emmy Awards are currently scheduled for Monday, Sept. 18 at the Peacock Theater at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards are set for Sept. 9-10.