Amazon received 16 Emmy nominations but it should have been more because Catastrophe stars and writers, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney were snubbed.
One of the best shows I watched this year was the third season of the Amazon Original series Catastrophe. The show’s third season was arguably its finest to date, which is really saying something considering the first two seasons were simply brilliant. The show fills me with so many feelings when I watch, but naturally, the laughter and incredible dialogue between Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s characters makes it a must-see show.
Seriously, if you don’t have Amazon Prime or haven’t seen Catastrophe, it’s time to right one of the biggest wrongs in your life. Unfortunately, it’s too late for the Emmys to right their wrong after they shockingly snubbed the series, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney after the Emmy nominations were revealed on Thursday morning.
Of the 16 Emmy nominations for Amazon, one went to Carrie Fisher for Guest Appearance in a Comedy Series. The posthumous nomination is nice and conjures up another set of emotions for fans to wrestle with. I’m happy and proud, but it’s also got me feeling sad and thinking this whole process is messed up. Don’t get me wrong, I hope Carrie Fisher wins the Emmy. I just wish Rob and Sharon were nominated too.
Related: Full list of Emmy nominations
Not only are these two actors hilarious individually but collectively they represent one of the best married couples on television. They are so authentic and I legitimately think they’re married with children when I binge-watch. I have to remind myself they are actors on a television show and this is all pretending. That’s a huge testament to their talents as actors. But as great as they are on screen, they are talented writers who are able to give the voice to their characters directly. They aren’t interpreting the lines of another writer for their character. That aids in the authenticity of the show that makes you laugh and as seen in the season finale can tug on our heartstrings.
This is no disrespect to the worthy shows that received a nomination for Comedy Series, as Atlanta, Black-ish, Master of None, Modern Family, Silicon Valley, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Veep are all worthy. I wonder if the Emmys were harsh on Catastrophe because it’s only a six-episode season? That’s not really fair though.
And it’s no disrespect to the great actors and actresses that were nominated either, but it just feels like Sharon and Rob were robbed and it stinks. But despite the disrespect from the Emmys, fans of the show know how great it is and how great the performances are from Sharon and Rob and the rest of the cast and crew. I’ll keep campaigning for them and hopefully, they are nominated this time next year for their work on season 4.
You can watch the Emmys on CBS on September 17.
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