To be fair, the show did received its first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program, but no love in the big categories. Outstanding Drama, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress…. nothing.
Big news on the awards circuit: #YellowstoneTV was just nominated for its first-ever Emmy! Congratulations to everyone who works on the show, but special shout out to Taylor Sheridan, Cary White, Yvonne Boudreaux, and Carla Curry for this incredible achievement. pic.twitter.com/GZz2ROQK9k
And while I don’t want to dismiss the nomination that they did receive, it’s incredible to get that first one, but for all intents and purposes the show got snubbed big time… AGAIN. I mean, we’re only talking about the most watched cable entertainment program of 2020 after the Season 3 finale. It also had a 214% increase in viewers in 2020, the most of any show on television.
So yeah, I want some damn answers here, and so does the rest of the fanbase.
Naturally, folks took to Twitter to share their valid frustrations:
Why do the Emmys and Golden Globes keep snubbing #Yellowstone? Anyone who has watched it is floored by the quality of acting (Kelly Reilly-Beth Dutton for example), the writing, cinematography, stunts to name a few. I just don’t get it.
@Yellowstone is Emmy snubbed and shut out AGAIN! It’s not up for any category- Best Drama (which it is), Lead Actor – Drama or Lead Actress – Drama. No Kevin Costner or Cole Hauser or Kelly Reilly. It’s truly unbelievable. #YellowstoneTV
@ktlaENT Sadden that Yellowstone was not even mentioned for #Emmys Nor Queen of the South for fantastic writing and acting and not to mention the only show who had a Latina leading actor #QueenOfTheSouth
7. The best show that continues to get no love? Yellowstone. If this was on HBO, AMC or Netflix, it would be an Emmys darling. Don’t know what they don’t see from this show and cast to not merit more recognition. pic.twitter.com/0JRt0c3Hj2