Emmys: How Political Series Fared With 2019 Nominations

Variety | 7/18/2019 | Will Thorne
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Although the U.S. is gearing up for another election cycle and scripted shows have leaned into topical issue storytelling, Television Academy voters have pumped the brakes a little when it comes to celebrating political fare.

Two stalwarts of Emmys past that have politicians as their central characters drew less attention than they did previously: HBO’s “Veep,” which came to a raucous end this year, garnered nine total nominations — significantly fewer than the previous time it was eligible (in 2017, when it scored 17). Over at Netflix, “House of Cards” picked up only three nominations, the lowest total of its run.

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“The Good Fight” previously had been nominated in musical categories, but its third season attracted extra attention for tackling President Trump head-on with its satire, including a storyline in which Christine Baranski’s character forms a resistance group to his administration, and one in which the law firm deals with a client who might be his wife, Melania. While some predicted it could crack into the drama series races this year, the CBS All Access series was snubbed completely.

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