“This Is Us” Loses an Emmy Nomination

This Is Us 11 Emmy nominations are down to 10 after the drama series has had one of its nominations rescinded. It seems that the Academy decided that the episode submitted by the show for the Outstanding Contemporary Costumes category, did not meet the requirements and is therefore not eligible for the nomination.

The Academy requires that the episode submitted has at least 51 percent of the action take place within the past 25 years. While some episodes of the time-hoping drama meet this requirement, the episode submitted by NBC did not.

A Television Academy Spokesperson said to EW: “Having reviewed the Moonshadow episode of This Is Us, the Awards Committee noted that the entrant unfortunately miscalculated the proportion of scenes that were period versus contemporary. In fact, the episode is predominately period. The entry (and subsequent nomination) are thereby disqualified.”

Taking its place in the category is Netflix series’ House of Cards along side Big Little Lies, Fox’s EmpireGrace and Frankie and Transparent.