This Is Us put up a good showing in the nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. The NBC tear-jerker scored eight nominations, including a nod for Outstanding Drama Series. However, said nominations aren't enough to appease fans who are up in arms over the apparent snub of Mandy Moore.
Moore stars in the series as Rebecca, the matriarch of the Pearson family who lost her husband Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) in a tragic house fire after a crockpot went haywire. Her emotional performance in the episode, which flashed back to Jack's death, had many viewers thinking Moore would be a shoe-in for an Emmy nomination, so they were understandably horrified when the announcements came on Thursday and her name was never mentioned. (Moore' co-stars Ventimiglia and Sterling K. Brown, along with guest stars Ron Cephas Jones and Gerald McRaney did score nominations.)
As people are wont to do these days, they took to Twitter to express their shock at Moore's snub.
Mandy Moore got snubbed despite being the best performer of This Is Us, Season 2. pic.twitter.com/ge16jxol0A— Mandy Moore was robbed! (@ThisIsMeshxx) July 12, 2018
MANDY MOORE WAS ROBBED AGAIN THERE IS NO JUSTICE #Emmys— Justin Kirkland (@justinkirkland4) July 12, 2018
Mandy Moore was snubbed. This scene alone was brilliant she did not mourn Jack in different decades and CARRY season 2 on her back to get overlooked. pic.twitter.com/1lQz2p1SpB— ً (@samwinchstir) July 12, 2018
Some fans expressed their anger at Moore's co-star Justin Hartley being snubbed as well. (No one seemed particularly upset about Chrissy Metz being left out though, but maybe that's because she's already scored two Golden Globe nominations for her performance in This Is Us.)
MANDY MOORE AND JUSTIN HARTLEY DESERVE AN EMMY MANDY MOORE AND JUSTIN HARTLEY DESERVE AN EMMY MANDY MOORE AND JUSTIN HARTLEY DESERVE AN EMMY MANDY MOORE AND JUSTIN HARTLEY DESERVE AN EMMY MANDY MOORE AND JUSTIN HARTLEY DESERVE AN EMMY MANDY MOORE AND JUSTIN HARTLEY DESERVE AN EMM— cass (@katicsbiitch) July 12, 2018
i know mandy moore did not do that whole hospital sequence and justin hartley didn't do his whole solo episode just to be ROBBED LIKE THAT!!!!!!— abby (@rcksmichonne) July 12, 2018
I mean, I come from the "just give Sterling K. Brown every award you possibly can always" camp, but Justin Hartley and Mandy Moore each gave performances this season of #ThisIsUs that shook me to the core. I'm shocked they weren't nominated. #Emmys— Megan Etzel (@megetz) July 12, 2018
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.