‘Yellowstone’ Stars Discuss Lack Of Recognition From Awards Shows: “I Personally Don’t Think Awards Validate Anything”

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We’re only three days away from the premiere of Yellowstone season five, and needless to say, every fan of the show is foaming at the mouth to see what’s in store.

How could they not?

The show has seen an astounding amount of success, more than the cast and co-creator Taylor Sheridan could’ve ever imagined, breaking record after record with each season.

However, for some reason, awards ceremonies have seemed to turn a blind eye to the show, and I’m talking about the Emmys in particular.

Although they were projected to have a big year in this year’s Emmys ceremony, they got completely snubbed, leaving fans scratching their heads.

With that being said, a number of stars from Yellowstone discussed the lack of representation at awards ceremonies in recent years.

Wes Bentley, who plays Jamie Dutton on the show, told Daily Mail:

“I personally don’t think awards validate anything. It’s an honor, as they say, but as far as it saying whether we are doing something good or not, that’s not what that is.

Many, many shows don’t get that recognition that deserve it, and many do get it that don’t deserve it. It’s just the matter of opinion of each particular academy. I know we are a success because the people are watching it.”

Gil Birmingham, who plays tribal chairman Thomas Rainwater on the show, also noted:

“Hollywood is a fickle beast. I think that it’s more important that we have captured the hearts and minds of the audience and our fans.”

Jefferson White, who plays Jimmy Hurdstrom, added:

“I hope this season does get awards because I love these actors, and I think they are doing amazing work.

I hope that other people recognize that, but also it really is true that the fans’ response to it is the recognition that these actors deserve, and we are so lucky to have that.” 

It’s pretty mind boggling, considering the show racked up a massive 9.3 million viewers in the season four finale, yet still has been snubbed from the Emmys, and hasn’t even received a nomination from the Golden Globes.

Hopefully that changes with season five.

Refresh Your ‘Yellowstone’ Memory With This Full Recap Of Seasons 1-4

Believe it or not, we’re only four days away from the long anticipated Yellowstone season five, slated to drop on Sunday, November 13th.

It feels like it’s been lightyears since season four wrapped up, and even more so since we didn’t get that late summer premiere we all hoped for.

Nevertheless, there’s light at the end of the tunnel, and the anticipation couldn’t’ be higher.

And of course, there are so many questions that need to be answered.

Like will Caroline Warner and Market Equities be an end to the Dutton Ranch for good? Although unlikely, they’re the toughest opponents the Dutton’s have faced yet, and Warner is the first woman on the show to ever appear to strike the fear of God into Beth’s eyes.

What will happen to Kayce and Monica’s relationship, after he had a vision where he saw the end of them?

Will Jamie really stay loyal to the family after Beth threatened him if he didn’t kill his biological father?

Will Jimmy be a factor at all in season five?

The list goes on and on, and we’ll be getting the answers to those questions in the near future.

But in the meantime, Yellowstone is giving us a chance to refresh our memories over the past four seasons, by releasing a 49-minute recap video of Season 1 through 4.

So, if you need a chance to get refreshed and caught back up, but don’t have the time to completely re-watch all four seasons, check it out:

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‘Yellowstone’ Creator Taylor Sheridan Says The End Of The Show Has Already Been Decided

If you’re thinking Yellowstone is gonna pull a Walking Dead, it’s not.

And that might be a good thing.

Anybody who started watching The Walking Dead right at the beginning was obsessed with it. But 11 season later, it got stale, viewership dropped, and it’s ultimately remembered for being the show that didn’t know when to end.

So with Yellowstone hitting the peak of its popularity right now, creator Taylor Sheridan is letting fans know that his show won’t be repeating the same mistakes.

In fact, according to a new interview with the New York Times, the end is actually in sight.

“Well, I know how it ends. I’m writing to that ending. There’s only so much hovering one can do before the story starts to lose its locomotion; you can’t put it in neutral just because it’s successful.

It will go as many years as it takes for me to tell the story, but you’re not going to see nine seasons of it. No way.”

He echoed that sentiment in a previous interview with Deadline, hinting that show could possibly conclude after Season 6, which might be sooner than fans want, but there’s no sense in dragging the story out for the sake of more seasons (looking at you How I Met Your Mother).

“Well, I know how it ends. I know how the series ends, and you have to move in a straight line toward that end. You can’t walk in circles, waiting to get there, because the show will stagnate.

So, you have to keep moving forward, and there have to be consequences in the world, and there has to be an evolution toward a conclusion. Can that be another two seasons beyond this? It could.”

We’ll just have to wait and see, but it sounds a lot like 6 or 7 seasons could be the sweet spot. And with Season 4 already in the book and Season 5 about to premiere, the end is already near.

Of course, with the release of the prequel series, 1883, the upcoming second chapter with 1923, not to mention rumors about a 6666’s Ranch spinoff featuring Jimmy, Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone universe is far from over.

And if you’re a fan of the hit series Yellowstone, be sure to check out our Yellowstone The Soundtrack Playlist, updated in real time each week as new episodes air.


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Every Taylor Sheridan Show Coming To Paramount

We already know that there will be a fifth season of Yellowstone coming out in the near future, with a possibility of the show reaching six or seven seasons.

But speaking of the “whole Taylor Sheridan universe,” let’s take a look at everything we have to look forward to from the man:


Season 5 is set to start production in May with a target date to premiere sometime this summer. They’ll be extending it to 14 episodes, which will be packaged in two 7-episode parts.

And, according to Paramount, Season 5 will be used to “launch several new streaming shows” from Taylor Sheridan. And fans aren’t exactly happy about that last part…

Starring Kevin Costner as Yellowstone Ranch patriarch John Dutton, Yellowstone is the flagship series for the Taylor Sheridan universe.


We know that “more episodes” of 1883 have been ordered, but a second season isn’t coming. The newly announced 1932 will be used to tell the next chapter of the Dutton story.


This spinoff series from Yellowstone will feature Jimmy Hurdstrom (Jefferson White) and his new fiancée’s life at the Four Sixes Ranch, we saw them make their way their during the Season 4 finale.

However, we know that Kathryn Kelly (Jimmy’s fiancée Emily) was elevated to a season regular for Yellowstone Season 5, which means one thing… Jefferson White (Jimmy Hurdstrom), who has his Four Sixes Ranch spinoff series in the works, will also be a part of Season 5.


Another prequel series to Yellowstone, this documents the Dutton family after settling in Montana at the Yellowstone.

It also will touch on the hardships and experiences the family faced during Prohibition and The Great Depression.

The Tulsa King

This project features the great Sylvester Stallone, and is about an East Coast mobster who moves to the Midwest, taking his business elsewhere.

According to The Wall Street Journal, production is scheduled for March.

The idea came about after Sheridan and Stallone bonded over horses after a meeting in Burbank, California.


This one is based on a real-life CIA program, and will follow a Marine recruited to befriend a daughter of a terrorist, in an effort to take down the terrorist organization.

Production for the show is slated to begin in June, and will feature Zoe Saldana as Joe, the chief of the CIA’s Lioness Program and star of the show.

Nicole Kidman is an executive producer for the show as well.

Land Man

This series features Billy Bob Thornton, who plays a crisis manager for an oil company during the west Texas oil boom.

Production for the project begins in 2023.

1883: The Bass Reeves Story

The series will star David Oyelowo, who plays the “first African-American marshal west of the Mississippi, policing the entire Oklahoma territories,” according to Sheridan.

The show will take place in the 1880s.

Mayor of Kingstown

This show debuted back in November of last year, and is based around the McLusky family in Kingstown, Michigan, a family full of power brokers between police, criminals, inmates, prison guards, and politicians, as they tackle the issues of systemic racism, corruption, and inequality within the prison system.

It’s officially been green-lit for a second season.


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