The 2018 Emmy Awards nominations are in — and there aren’t too many surprises.
The HBO smash hit “Game of Thrones” predictably led the pack with 22 nods, while other shows like Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” were also heavily recognized.
The crude and leftist late-night hosts Samantha Bee and Stephen Colbert also walked away with nominations for their programs.
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The only real surprise came from a sole nomination for the now-canceled “Roseanne.” Considering the show’s sympathies toward conservatives and star Roseanne Barr’s recent controversies, one would think the liberal Hollywood voting base would completely ignore the highly rated series — but supporting actress Laurie Metcalf was given a nomination in the end.
Metcalf reportedly will reprise her character (the younger sister of lead character Roseanne) in a spinoff series titled, “The Conners,” which premieres this fall. The new series will feature no creative or financial involvement from Barr at all. Her character is the only major one that won’t be returning.
While it’s hard to predict what shows will or won’t win in their categories, there is one guarantee about this year’s award show: Things will get political.
This shouldn’t be that much of a shock, considering Hollywood award shows have become aggressively political, but this year’s Emmy ceremony could be the worst one yet.
The hosts, Colin Jost and Michael Che, are co-anchors of the “Weekend Update” segment on “Saturday Night Live,” a segment that would wither and die without its constant references to President Donald Trump.
The two comedians seem incapable on “SNL” of poking fun at anything other than the president and conservatives — so we can all be sure to expect the same sort of “humor” from them when the Emmy Awards air on Sunday, September 17, on NBC.