The 2018 Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday, July 12, and as per usual, there were plenty of amazing surprises and some frustrating snubs. But there’s one snub in particular that seems more egregious than the rest: Mandy Moore .
This Is Us received plenty of Emmy love. The show itself received a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, Milo Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown were both nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category and Ron Cephas Jones and Gerald McRaney picked up nominations in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series arena. So what happened to Mama Pearson?
The Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series competition is stiff, for sure. Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh, Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black, The Americans’ Keri Russell, Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale, Claire Foy of The Crown and Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood are all in the running. All deserving nominees! However…we ask this of you, Television Academy of Arts and Sciences: Did you watch this scene?
The scene above is the moment Moore’s character, Rebecca Pearson, found out her husband, Jack (Ventimiglia) died. He died unexpectedly shortly after she left the room to get some thing to eat. The work Moore did in that scene, and the following episode that featured his funeral? Superb. Yes, this is the same teen pop star who sang “Candy”! She’s going full Cher on us and the TV Academy isn’t paying attention.
She may not have gotten an Emmy nomination, but we still appreciate you breaking our hearts on a weekly basis, Mandy!
This Is Us returns for a third season in September. The Emmys air Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.