If you watch Yellowstone, it’s no surprise that it’s one of the most popular shows on television.
Chris McCarthy, President and CEO, ViacomCBS Media Networks, said that Yellowstone shattered records with “more than 11 million viewers tuning into the season finale.”
He also said that the show has “hit a cultural nerve – from the center of the country to each of the coasts – and still have lots of room to grow on linear.”
Over the last few years, the show has been up for a few awards, including a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, though they lost to Succession. Prior to this year, Yellowstone has received just a single Emmy nomination, for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More).
For the upcoming Emmy Award voting, the show is submitting many actors for contention, including Kevin Costner for Best Actor and Kelly Reilly – who plays Beth – for Best Actress. The Hollywood Reporter says that could be on the precipice of a ‘Schitt’s Creek’-like surge.”
The publication is referring to in 2020, when the comedy Schitt’s Creek swept all seven major comedy awards.
'Schitt’s Creek' finale aired one year ago today.
The show went on to become the first series in history to sweep all seven comedy categories at the Emmys in one season. pic.twitter.com/cxMTLEAgFs
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, there is a long list of Emmy submissions from Yellowstone. See them below.
- Outstanding Drama Series – Yellowstone
- Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama – Kevin Costner
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama – Kelly Reilly
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama – Luke Grimes, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Gil Birmingham, Jefferson White, Brecken Merrill, Denim Richards, Ian Bohen, Forrie Smith, Finn Little, Will Patton, Ryan Bingham
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama – Kelsey Asbille, Piper Perabo
- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Jacki Weaver
- Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One-Hour)
- Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series
- Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
- Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (one hour or more)
- Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
- Outstanding Contemporary Costumes
- Outstanding Contemporary Hair Styling
- Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-prosthetic)
- Outstanding Music Supervision
- Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (one hour)
- Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (one hour)
- Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie
- Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
The 2022 Emmy nominations will be voted on from June 16 through June 27 and the final ballot of nominees will be released on July 12. This year’s Emmys will take place on Monday, September 12th on NBC.
Kevin Costner has lots of awards to his name including the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for the miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.
Our finger’s are crossed for a Yellowstone sweep at the Emmy’s this year!