Sunday, April 21, 2024

Emmy Awards Snubs: Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, “1923” Ignored, Selena Gomez Nothing for “Murders,” Amazon’s Mega Expensive “Lord of the Rings,” Costner, “Yellowstone,” “Stranger Things”


Harrison Ford is not having a great week.

He and Helen Mirren and their drama, “1923,” were not nominated for any Emmy Awards. He was also snubbed for his comedy acting in “Shrinking.”

Come on!

Ditto Kevin Costner and anyone for “Yellowstone” season 5 part 1.

Also ignored in the main categories: “Lord of the Rings” series at Amazon, which cost a reported $450 million. They did get below the line nominations for crafts, which is nice, but no Best Drama or Acting, or Writing.

Selena Gomez wasn’t acknowledged for “Only Murders in the Building.” This is a mistake.

Season Four of “Stranger Things” — which was entirely unnecessary — also got no major noms. The Netflix show has run its course.

The big winners are “Succession,” “White Lotus,” “The Last of Us,” and “Ted Lasso.”

Really surprising: “Poker Face” didn’t make Best Comedy although star Natasha Lyonne made it in. Such a great show. Instead, “Jury Duty” got the spot and James Marsden was nominated for playing himself — he’s very funny.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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