Richard Madden's Emmy snub disappoints fans, Twitter questions if British actors have a 'cap' for nominations
However, Scottish actor Richard Madden's snub for his poignant performance in BBC's crime thriller The Bodyguard has considerably irked fans on social media, who have openly voiced their disappointment. Many fans blamed the fact that many in the US, which hosts the Emmys, do not watch too many British shows and thus may not have watched the actor's brilliant performance.
Richard Madden has also bagged the Golden Globe for playing the harrowed protagonist in the Netflix show.
Here is how Twitterati chose to express their objections
So BODYGUARD is nominated for best drama series but Richard Madden, who is in every scene of the show, is not nominated for best actor in a drama series? GTFO!
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) July 16, 2019
So wait: Richard Madden won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for THE BODYGUARD and didn’t get the Best Actor Emmy nom at all? Yikes. — Joi Childs (@jumpedforjoi) July 16, 2019
Golden Globe Winner Richard Madden snubbed of an Emmy nomination just doesn’t sit right with me at all.He put his heart and soul into making 360 minutes of television & delivered one of the most breathtaking performances I’ve ever seen and then doesn’t even get nominated! #Emmys pic.twitter.com/05VX8jkZUl
— Katy🚀🚀 (@dickyegerton) July 16, 2019
Baffled by @_richardmadden's Emmy snub. His performance in Bodyguard was some of the best acting I saw on television last year. Didn't enough Emmy voters watch the show? Do the Emmys have a cap on British actors they will nominate? What happened? #Emmys2019
— MaryAnne Schwartz (@MA_Schwartz) July 16, 2019
I thought Richard Madden was a lock for @netflix drama series Bodyguard. Competitive category, but still. Brit shows are often less watched by these 25k voters. — Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck) July 16, 2019
#Emmy Snubs: Lead Actor - Comedy: @JimCarrey (#Kidding) Lead Actor - Drama: @_RichardMadden (#Bodyguard) Lead Actress - Drama: #JuliaRoberts (#Homecoming) Supporting Actor - Drama: @JustinHartley (#ThisIsUs) Supporting Actress - Drama: @SKelechiWatson (#ThisIsUs)@TheEmmys — Brett Gursky (@BrettGursky) July 16, 2019
Updated Date: Jul 17, 2019 10:44:35 IST