‘This Is Us’ Gets Their Emmy Nomination Revoked! Read Why:
While This is Us received 11 Emmy nominations, the nomination for “Outstanding Contemporary Costumes” is getting revoked by the Television Academy.
The Academy rules say that at least 51 percent of the content needs to take place within the 25 years for it to be eligible in the category, Page Six reports. Obviously the show has multiple flashbacks to the 1970s, especially in the episode that was submitted, “Moonshadow.”
Costume designer Hala Bahmet, assistant costume designer Marina Ray, and costume supervisor Elinor Bardach were nominated for their work in the episode.
“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,” said a Television Academy spokesman in a statement to Variety. “In fact, the episode is predominately period. The entry (and subsequent nomination) are thereby disqualified.”