‘This Is Us’ costume Emmy nom revoked: Will it be replaced by ‘The Leftovers’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Kimmy Schmidt’?

Now that “This Is Us” has had its Emmy nomination for Best Contemporary Costumes revoked (as per Hollywood Reporter), our readers are busy discussing what show might replace it on the ballot. The TV academy is expected to make the decision on Monday, August 7, the same day that the final round viewing platform opens for members.

To recap, “This Is Us” was nominated for the “Moonshadow” season 1 finale episode, but since that took place predominantly in the 1970s, it actually wasn’t eligible to compete in the contemporary category. The family drama could have submitted for Best Period Costumes, but it’s too late. Now “This Is Us” enters the final stage of Emmy voting with 10 nominations instead of 11.

The TV academy said in a statement, “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. In fact, the episode is predominately period. The entry (and subsequent nomination) are thereby disqualified.”

The remaining four nominees for Best Contemporary Costumes are “Big Little Lies,” “Empire,” “Grace and Frankie” and “Transparent.” What will the fifth Emmy nominee be? See some of our readers’ theories below, and then join the discussion with your picks. (Here is the Emmy costumes nominations ballot.)

Riley: “Come through, ‘The Leftovers’! Some contenders for replacement: ‘Better Call Saul’ (surge in nominations this year), ‘Girls’ (has a history of replacing rescinded nominees), ‘The Good Fight’ (to inherit ‘The Good Wife’s’ slot), ‘Gotham’ (nominated two years ago), ‘Master of None’ (surge in nominations this year), ‘The Mindy Project’ (nominated two years ago).”

Hunterbergfeld: “‘Mozart in the Jungle’ … I feel like that could easily get in.”

Christian Thompson: “Looking at the nominations ballot, I see a few shows that seem viable to replace ‘This is Us’: ‘American Horror Story: Roanoke,’ ‘Baskets,’ ‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,’ ‘The Good Fight,’ ‘Master of None,’ ‘The Mindy Project,’ ‘Mr. Robot’ and ‘Veep.'”

I also warn my fellow Derbyites to “watch out for ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ — they submitted the ‘Lemonade’ episode. ‘Veep’ and ‘The Night Of’ are also on the ballot here, two programs they love. Tough call!”

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