Grab some tissues, because you may cry tears of joy over this exciting news. This Is Us scored many 2017 Emmy nominations. The NBC drama got nominated multiple times, because, let's face it, it is phenomenal. Granted, the Emmys absolutely snubbed Mandy Moore as Lead Actress, but seeing as several of her co-stars were recognized, her overlook is somewhat forgivable.
First, the Lead Actor category. Both Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia got nominated for their roles as Randall and Jack Pearson, respectively. There's no denying that they shined throughout Season 1. Whether they're making fans laugh or cry (a lot), these two are beyond deserving of an Emmy.
Next, there is Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress. Obviously, Ron Cephas Jones' performance as William Hill, Randall's biological father, made the cut. There's a high chance fans would've boycotted the Emmys if he hadn't. Chrissy Metz has also been nominated for her supporting role as Kate Pearson. Metz has broken barriers as a plus-size woman cast in a prominent role, who has also defied body and beauty standards as an actor.
Then, there is the Guest Actor category. Three This Is Us actors were nominated, including Gerald McRaney for his role as the inspiring Dr. Nathan Katowski, Brian Tyree Henry for his role as William's cousin, Ricky, and who sang the beautiful "We Can Always Come Back To This," and Denis O'Hare for playing William's partner, Jessie.
In the smaller categories, the series also found itself nominated for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Outstanding Contemporary Costumes For a Series, Limited Series, or Movie, and Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic).
Finally, This Is Us, of course, is part of the Drama Series category and is up against other huge shows, including Better Call Saul, House of Cards, Stranger Things, The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale, and Westworld. That is one tough category, but here's hoping This Is Us walks away with the Emmy.
It's wonderful to see this amazing show and cast being honored for all of its greatness with a whopping 11 Emmy nominations.