Matthew Rhys as Philip JenningsBett er Call Saul • AM C • Sony Pict ures Television and Gran Via ProductionsBob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGillHouse Of Cards • Netflix • Donen/Fincher/Rot h and Trigger St reet Productions, Inc. in association wit h M edia Right sCapit alKevin Spacey as Francis UnderwoodRay Donovan • Showtime • The M ark Gordon Company and David Hollander ProductionsLiev Schreiber as Ray DonovanThis Is Us • NBC • 20t h Cent ury Fox TelevisionSterling K. Brown as Randall PearsonThis Is Us • NBC • 20t h Cent ury Fox TelevisionMilo Ventimiglia as Jack PearsonWest world • HBO • HBO Ent ert ainment in association wit h Kilt er Films, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TelevisionAnthony Hopkins aThere are only two months left until the 2017 Emmys air on September 17, and this year is a big one for This Is Us fans. Since the show premiered in 2016, this is the first time that it's eligible to be nominated... and it means that a certain dad could finally have a shot at scoring an Emmy he's long deserved. On Thursday, Emmy nominations were announced, and Milo Ventimiglia finally got that recognition fans have been waiting for. It's official: Ventimiglia was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and Twitter is freaking out.
Of course, knowing how quickly the This Is Us fanbase blew up when it premiered, it's no surprise that fans would be so excited now, especially since Ventimiglia is one of many cast members nominated. (In addition, Ron Cephas Jones, Chrissy Metz, Denis O’hare, Brian Tyree Henr, and Gerald McRaney were nominated.) Ventimiglia's character immediately became a fan favorite, and since so much of the first season became a guessing game about when and how his character, Jack Pearson, will die, he easily became larger than life, giving Ventimiglia the chance to let his talent truly shine.
And now, This Is Us fans are flocking to Twitter to celebrate Ventimiglia's victory, and rightfully so — he totally killed it all season.
Some fans just wanted to soak up the glory:
Milo Ventimiglia just got nominated for an Emmy. YOU GUYS.— Mia Zapanta (@miazapanta) July 13, 2017
Milo Ventimiglia with an Emmy nom what a time to be alive #Emmys— Ira Madison III (@ira) July 13, 2017
MILO VENTIMIGLIA FOI INDICADO AO EMMY pic.twitter.com/1yDwjXAQqO— Rob thanks pll 🇨🇦 (@civilwards) July 13, 2017
And others were happy to just point out the fact that the father/son TV duo of Ventimiglia and Brown were nominated, as well:
It's an exciting time for both Ventimiglia and his costar, Brown, who plays the adult version of his son in the series. But how can a choice even be made between the two of them — and the other incredibly talented actors who are also nominated — Matthew Rhys, Bob Odenkirk, Kevin Spacey, Liev Schreiber , and Anthony Hopkins. Fortunately, answering that impossible question will be left up to the Emmy voters, who certainly have a tough decision on their hands before September.
With any luck at all, the cast of This Is Us will have plenty to celebrate this fall between the awards and the premiere of Season 2. Whether or not Ventimiglia takes home that Emmy, he's done amazing work recently. It'll be exciting to see where the future takes Jack Pearson and his family.