‘Sorry For Your Loss’ Emmy submissions: Facebook throws its hat in the ring for 10 potential nominations

Original scripted programming is everywhere these days, so it should be no surprise that a platform as large as Facebook would find its way into the Emmy race. The social media behemoth is joining the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and many, many more with its Emmy entries for “Sorry For Your Loss,” a half-hour drama series that could earn as many as 10 nominations this year. Scroll down to see the list of the show’s submitted contenders.

Elizabeth Olsen is a Best Drama Actress contender for her starring role as Leigh Shaw, whose life is upended by the sudden death of her husband. “Star Wars” breakout Kelly Marie Tran co-stars as her sister while past Emmy nominee Janet McTeer plays their mother; both women are up for consideration for Best Drama Supporting Actress. Mamoudou Athie contends for Best Drama Supporting Actor as Matt, Leigh’s deceased husband, as does Jovan Adepo as Danny, Matt’s brother.

McTeer is actually on the Emmy ballot twice this year; she’s also being considered for Best Drama Supporting Actress for “Ozark.” And Adepo could be nominated for three Emmys, for this as well as his supporting roles in “When They See Us” and the live “All in the Family”/”The Jeffersons” ABC event.

Half-hour dramas like “Sorry for Your Loss” are rare at the Emmys, but not unprecedented. HBO’s unorthodox series “In Treatment” earned seven total nominations and a pair of acting wins in 2008 for supporting actress Dianne Wiest and guest actor Glynn Turman. And this year Amazon’s 30-minute drama “Homecoming” starring Julia Roberts is a contender for major awards. The shorter length might actually be an advantage for “Sorry” in the Best Sound Mixing category, where it may stand out against a field of other half-hour shows consisting mostly of comedy and animation.

Critics weren’t sorry about “Sorry”: it received a strong MetaCritic score of 83 based on a dozen counted reviews when it premiered last September — 11 of those reviews were positive and only 1 was somewhat mixed. Do you think Facebook will break through at the Emmys this year like it has broken through in so many other facets of media? Check out its list of submissions below.

Best Drama Series

Best Drama Actress
Elizabeth Olsen

Best Drama Supporting Actor
Jovan Adepo
Mamoudou Athie

Best Drama Supporting Actress
Janet McTeer
Kelly Marie Tran

Best Directing (Drama)
“17 Unheard Messages”

Best Writing (Drama)
“One Fun Thing”

Best Casting (Drama)

Best Sound Mixing (Half-Hour Series)
“17 Unheard Messages”

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