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This Is Us Cast Reacts to Emmys Snub: We Deserved 'Something'

The final season of This Is Us was nominated for just a single Emmy.
  • Sterling K. Brown and Mandy Moore in This Is Us (Photo: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)
    Sterling K. Brown and Mandy Moore in This Is Us (Photo: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

    In one of the biggest snubs of the day, the final season of This Is Us was nominated for just one Emmy — in the Original Music and Lyrics category — and now, the cast is sounding off on the disappointing announcement.

    Show creator Dan Fogelman wrote on Twitter, "The Emmy noms didn't break for #ThisIsUs today - if you're happy when they go your way, you've got to take it on the chin when they don't."

    Mandy Moore, who played Pearson family matriarch Rebecca, posted a similar sentiment on her Instagram story.

    "Do I wish our show was recognized in what I think was its finest hour? Sure," she said. "And Dan Fogelman's brilliant writing for six seasons (hello THE TRAIN)? @kenolin1's impeccable direction? Our insanely, wildly talented cast and crew? Yah..."

    "But nothing can take away what our show meant to SO MANY (us included)," Moore continued. "That's an incredible legacy to be a part of. I will be grateful forever."

    Chrissy Metz, who played Kate Pearson, was less democratic in an Instagram story of her own. "I have come here to share my unsolicited private opinion publicly," she said, speaking to the camera.

    "So listen, when there are people who are so innately incredibly gifted and talented who write a show — Dan Fogelman — and who act and star in a show — Mandy Moore — that don't get recognized for the beautiful work and the way that they have changed people's lives and hearts and minds and the connective tissue between other human beings and they don't get recognized for it... I understand it's not everything, honey, but it's something."

    This Is Us followed the Pearson family through multiple generations, from the 1970s to the present day. During its six-season run, it was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series in every season except its fourth, amassing 39 Emmy nominations and four wins in that time.

    The 74th Emmy Awards air Monday, September 12 on NBC and Peacock.

    This Is Us is currently streaming on Hulu.

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    Deena ElGenaidi's writing has been featured in Nylon, MTV News, Insider, The AV Club, and more. You can follow her on Twitter @deenaelg.

    TOPICS: This Is Us, 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, Chrissy Metz, Dan Fogelman, Mandy Moore, Emmys