‘Twin Peaks’ Shut Out at the Emmys, as David Lynch Loses Directing and Writing Races

IndieWire | 9/18/2018 | Staff
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It’s not happening again. Despite the original series winning two Emmys and landing a slew of high-profile nominations, “Twin Peaks: The Return” couldn’t make a successful comeback to the Emmys in 2018.

At the Creative Arts Emmys, held September 8 and September 9, David Lynch’s limited series lost the first seven awards it could win. Nominated for production design, sound editing, sound mixing, cinematography, makeup, editing, and hairstyling, “Twin Peaks” lost to the likes of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Genius: Picasso,” and “Black Mirror: USS Callister.”

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That left two chances to win Monday night at the Primetime Emmy Awards: Lynch and Mark Frost was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special and Lynch was up for Outstanding Directing in the same field. Charlie Brooker took home the writing award for “Black Mirror: USS Callister,” and Ryan Murphy beat David Lynch for directing honors.

For those tracking the Emmy race, there were warnings that “Twin Peaks” might struggle. It wasn’t nominated for Outstanding Limited Series, despite what many considered to be a weak year, competitively, and Kyle MacLachlan was shut out of the Lead Actor race despite two previous nominations for the series, a Golden Globe win for...
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