Crying Happy Tears This Time: ‘Normal People’ Snags Four Emmy Nominations!

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Hulu’s excellent drama series Normal People has touched hearts and caused tears to fall around the world since its premiere in April. Clearly, Emmy voters felt the same way, because the series has been nominated for four Emmy Awards! It’s nice to have a happy reason to cry over Normal People for once.

While the show was not nominated for Best Limited Series (was robbed) or Best Actress in a Limited Series (DAISY EDGAR-JONES WAS ROBBED), Normal People star Paul Mescal received his first Emmy nomination for his work as Connell. Director Lenny Abrahamson and writers Alice Birch and Sally Rooney also received recognition alongside the casting department for the series. Here are each of the nominees and the competition they’re up against.

Outstanding Lead Actor in A Limited Series: 

Jeremy Irons, Watchmen
Hugh Jackman, Bad Education
Paul Mescal, Normal People
Jeremy Pope, Hollywood
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series

Little Fires Everywhere: “Find A Way,” Lynn Shelton
Unorthodox: Maria Shrader
Normal People: “Episode 5,” Lenny Abrahamson
Watchmen: “It’s Summer And We’re Running Out Of Ice” (Nicole Kassell), “Little Fear Of Lightning” (Steph Green), “This Extraordinary Being” (Stephen Williams)

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series

Watchmen: “This Extraordinary Being,” Damon Lindelof and Cord Jefferson
Unorthodox: “Part 1,” Anna Winger
Normal People: “Episode 3,” Sally Rooney and Alice Birch
Unbelievable: “Episode 1,” Susannah Grant, Michael Chabon, and Ayelet Waldman
Mrs. America: “Shirley,” Tanya Barfield

Outstanding Casting For A Limited Series, Movie, or Special

Watchmen: Victoria Thomas, CSA and Meagan Lewis, CSA
Unorthodox: Esther Kling, Vicki Thomson, Maria Rolke, Cornelia Mareth
Normal People: Louise Kiely
Unbelievable: Laura Rosenthal, CSA, Jodi Angstreich, CSA, Kate Caldwell, CSA, and Melissa Kostenbauder, CSA
Mrs. America: Carmen Cuba, CSA and Robin Cook

You can watch Normal People on Hulu now, and check out our post with the rest of the Emmy nominees here.

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