Everyone's devastated that Richard Madden didn't get an Emmy nom for Bodyguard
A crying shame.
Yesterday, the Emmy nominations were released.
There were a lot of good shouts included in there, like When They See Us getting the recognition it deserves, Game of Thrones blowing everybody away with its reams of talent, and the comedy series category probably being the strongest its ever been.
Also nominated for best outstanding series was BBC's Bodyguard - and rightly so.
There was, however, a blatantly obvious snub amidst all of the British thriller love: the fact that Richard Madden wasn't nominated for best actor, when he absolutely should have been.
The Scottish actor has been blowing away audiences with his incredible portrayal of David Budd since Bodyguard first landed on Netflix (or before, if you managed to catch it when it aired on BBC).
The emotion, the grit, and the sheer intensity of his performance made the series more gripping than any other drama on the g0.
He had us completely sold (and let's be honest, a bit in love). And yet, his talent has not been recognised.
Well, like, it has been recognised by the general public and lots of critics and stuff, but by the Emmys?
Nah mate, never heard of it.
People were, understandably, mildly enraged by the lack of nomination even though Madden himself is probably fine with it.
They took to Twitter to air their grievances.
... And so did we.
So BODYGUARD is nominated for best drama series but Richard Madden, who is in every scene of the show, is not nominated for best actor in a drama series? GTFO!
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) July 16, 2019
Richard Madden wasn’t nominated for an Emmy pic.twitter.com/4BMoMy42Q1
— lia 🚀 (@tehonkycat) July 16, 2019
— will (@CRUELSUMMER666) July 16, 2019
Golden Globe Winner Richard Madden snubbed of an Emmy nomination just doesn’t sit right with me at all.He put his heart and soul into making 360 minutes of television & delivered one of the most breathtaking performances I’ve ever seen and then doesn’t even get nominated! #Emmys pic.twitter.com/05VX8jkZUl
— Katy🚀🚀 (@dickyegerton) July 16, 2019
richard madden didn’t get an emmy nomination for bodyguard... pic.twitter.com/HhTzJTbjTs
— holly (@traitorwhoulove) July 16, 2019
Me searching for Richard Madden’s Emmy nom pic.twitter.com/xn8Renc500
— Caroline Clemens (@CarClemens) July 16, 2019
it doesn't make sense that richard madden is a golden globe winner but isn't nominated for an emmy. what is this fuckery?
— nik (@bruvbrunz) July 16, 2019
Justice for Richard.