Some Great News For ‘Big Little Lies’ Fans

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Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon have expressed their delight at drama series, ‘Big Little Lies’, receiving 16 nominations ahead of this year’s Emmy Awards, and fans will be interested to know where the praise could lead the show, too.

Both stars have been short-listed for the ‘Best Actress In A Limited Series Or TV Movie’ category, alongside Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lang for ‘Feud: Bette And Joan’, Felicity Huffman for ‘American Crime’ and Carrie Coon for ‘Fargo’.

Witherspoon posted the following on Twitter:


“It really connected. People really got it,” Kidman told Entertainment Weekly of the nomination. “It’s just unheard of! It’s a shared victory and a shared joy.”

Those crossing their fingers for Season 2 will also be glad of the critical praise, which, Kidman adds, makes it more likely to be officially commissioned.

“It inches us closer,” she said. “But so much of it is trying to stay true to the characters and their voices. If we can do it, then it will be done. I believe their stories warrant it and I don’t want to abandon them. We don’t want to sell them short, either. But I’m hoping we can find it if we take the leap.”

The Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday 17 September.
Here are the main Emmy Award categories in full:

Lead actress, limited series/TV movie

Carrie Coon, Fargo
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lang, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

Lead actor, Drama

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

Lead actor, limited series/TV movie

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies
Ewan McGregor, Fargo
Geoffrey Rush, Genius
John Turturro, The Night Of

Lead actress, drama

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Claire Foy, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Keri Russell, The Americans
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Lead actress, comedy

Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Allison Janney, Mom
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Best Limited Series

Big Little Lies (HBO)
Feud (FX)
Genius (Nat Geo)
The Night Of (HBO)
Fargo (FX)
Genius (National Geographic)

Best Actress in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
Jessica Lange (Feud)
Susan Sarandon (Feud)
Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)
Carrie Coon (Fargo)
Felicity Huffman (American Crime)

Best Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie

Robert De Niro (The Wizard of Lies)
Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)
Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
Geoffrey Rush (Genius)
John Turturro (The Night Of)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: The Lying Detective)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Ann Dowde (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black)
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)
Chrissy Metz (This Is Us)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

John Lithgow (The Crown)
Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
Michael Kelly (House of Cards)|
David Harbour (Stranger Things)
Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us)
Jeffrey Wright (Westworld)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
Vanessa Beyer (Saturday Night Live)
Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Judith Light (Transparent)
Katheryn Hahn (Transparent)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live)
Louie Anderson (Baskets)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Matt Walsh (Veep)

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