2018 Emmy Nominations – Lots of Palisadians Received the Nod!
By BERNICE FOX
We know Bill Hader’s new HBO series, “Barry,” is a hit with viewers, because it was renewed quickly for a second season.
Now we know it’s also a hit with Emmy voters.
Emmy nominations have been announced and “Barry” has 13 nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series. Some of those nods belong to Hader, including acting, writing and directing.
And Hader, who lives in Pacific Palisades, has an additional nomination for returning to “Saturday Night Live” as guest host back in the spring.
Lots of other Palisadians are nominated for Emmys this year.
Larry David has a couple of noms. His HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is up for Outstanding Comedy Series and David is up for comedy actor.
The comedy actor category is jammed with Palisadians. Along with Hader and David, Ted Danson is nominated. It’s for his performance in the NBC comedy “The Good Place.”
Former Pacific Palisades Honorary Mayor Martin Short and his pal, Steve Martin, have Emmy nominations for their variety special that comes from their current comedy tour. “Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life” is on Netflix.
The documentary that’s all about Steven Spielberg and gives him a chance to talk about his life and his process, has been nominated for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special. “Spielberg” is from HBO. Spielberg himself is not nominated since he did not have a hand in directing or producing this two-and-a-half-hour production.
HBO’s sci-fi drama “Westworld” has brought executive producer J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot production company an Emmy nomination. The series has a whopping 21 nominations. So does “Saturday Night Live.” Only “Game of Thrones” has more with 22.
Missing from this year’s Emmy nominations are Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her comedy series, “Veep.” She’s won Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series each year since “Veep” became eligible in 2012. But HBO delayed production while she had treatment for breast cancer. Expect Julia Louis-Dreyfus and “Veep” to be back in the running next Emmy season.
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards air on NBC Monday, September 17 from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.