After reviewing the five nominations in the Outstanding Contemporary Costume category the awards committee has determined This Is Us to be ineligible.
Earlier today, the Television Academy released a press release officially revoking the nomination for This Is Us in the Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series, or Movie category. The nomination was rescined from the series as a whole as well as costume designer Hala Bahmet, assistant costume designer Marina Rey, and costume supervisor Elinor Bardoch.
After reviewing the nominated episode “Moonshadow,” the awards committee ruled that the episode fails to meet the official rules of the category and therefore is disqualified. In order to be deemed a “contemporary series,” Academy rules dictate that 51% of a submitted episode must take place within the last 25 years. “Moonshadow,” the first season finale of the hit NBC drama, primarily takes place in the 70s following Jack & Rebecca as they first fall in love and later on breakup.
After conferring with the accountants of Ernst & Young, the Television Academy will announce a new fifth nominee determined from the sixth place vote-getter.
The four other series nominated for Outstanding Contemporary Costumes are Big Little Lies, Empire, Grace and Frankie, and Transparent.
This is not the first time in recent years that the awards committee revoked a nomination after reviewing the nominees and material. Last year, the Television Academy rescinded Peter MacNicol’s nomination in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series after it was determined he appeared in more than half the season. The replacement nominee, Peter Scolari of Girls, went on to win the Emmy that year.