“This Is Us” has lost one of its 11 Emmy nominations.
The Television Academy has revoked the show’s nomination for “outstanding contemporary costumes” after reviewing the submitted episode, “Moonshadow,” which served as the season finale.
Academy rules say that at least “51 percent” of the content must take place within the last 25 years for a show to be eligible in the contemporary category (to distinguish it from the separate period costume category). Given the amount of flashbacks to the 1970s in “Moonshadow,” the episode was deemed ineligible. Costume designer Hala Bahmet, assistant costume designer Marina Ray, and costume supervisor Elinor Bardach were nommed for their work in the episode.
The other nominees in the category are HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” Fox’s “Empire,” Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” and Amazon’s “Transparent.”
“Having reviewed the ‘Moonshadow’ episode of ‘This Is Us,’ the awards committee noted that the entrant unfortunately miscalculated the proportion of scenes that were period versus contemporary,” said a Television Academy spokesman in a statement to Variety. “In fact, the episode is predominately period. The entry (and subsequent nomination) are thereby disqualified.”
NBC and 20th Century Fox, which produces “This Is Us,” declined to comment.
UPDATE: The slot on the ballot will be filled by the show that was in sixth place, “House of Cards.” The nod — recognizing the work of Johanna Argan, Kemal Harris, Jessica Wenger, and Steffany Bernstein-Pratt — will increases the Netflix drama’s Emmy haul to seven total nominations, along with best drama, best actor (Kevin Spacey) and best actress (Robin Wright).