68th Emmy Awards: ‘Homeland’ Outstanding Drama Series – Facts You Need To Know
Showtime series Homeland has once again been nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Directing this year. Furthermore, Claire Danes has been nominated Outstanding Lead Actress as well.Advertisement
In 2012, Homeland was first nominated for a Primetime Emmy. Since then, the TV series has managed to bag the award in different categories. Danes has also been well-appreciated, considering that this is her 5th nomination out of 2 wins.
The episode “The Tradition of Hospitality” was one of the most controversial in the series. However, Oscar nominee Lesli Linka Glatter has been nominated for directing it; this was her third Emmy nomination for the series as well.
Glatter spoke about her experience directing the episode. According to Vulture, the director said after her nomination:
“Listen, if you are doing something controversial, you have to be prepared that people are going to have feelings about that. [Showrunner] Alex Gansa said they have every right to have a difference of opinion. I don’t think he ever sat down with them, but he was going to meet with that group to discuss it. When we first found out, it’s like, Oh, God, you wish that didn’t happen. You hope everyone loves what you do. But you have to be prepared for that when you are doing something that deals with this kind of material.”
Currently, fans are expecting the series to bag its second award as Outstanding Drama. However, the Showtime series will be competing with HBO’s Game of Thrones, USA Network’s Mr. Robot, and other fan favorites.