Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields must be thanking their lucky stars for taking the last-minute decision of tuning into the ‘Emmy’ nominations. It’s been almost three years that their show “The Americans” was struggling to secure a place in the nominations. The duo was reluctant to experience a severe heartbreak yet again. However, destiny had something else in store for them this time.
Both of them were miles apart from each other when the announcement was about to begin. In spite of this physical distance, they decided to take a look at the nominations which revealed that “The Americans” got nominated in the “Outstanding Drama” genre.
It was indeed one of the most memorable and special occasions in their lives. Let’s check out the excerpts from the news.
Statements from the production team
According to Joel Fields, the executive producer of the show, it was an occasion of great joy, immense pride, and happiness for the entire team. Until now, they had to deliver the same old speech after nominations. However, things are different this time, and they are actually selected.
With as many as five nominations in its kitty, “The Americans” stands a strong chance of making it to the last lap. Stars Mathew Rhys and Keri Russell received nominations for their respective on-screen characters of Russian spies.
The background story
“The Americans” was always amongst the highly popular shows in FX. The show began in 2013 and attracted numerous viewers in no time. Although 2 to 3 million viewers watched every episode of the show, it always enjoyed unsurpassed popularity amongst loyalists.
The adventurous, exciting, and unique plot of this show is the prime reason for its popularity. Viewers stay hooked to this show, as they love the twists and turns in the storyline.
In spite of the presence of these highlights, the competition will turn out to be quite tough and stiff this time. Some of the highly popular television series and shows will be competing for the aware, and quite a few of them are strong contenders too. On that note, let’s keep our fingers crossed and wish the best for “The Americans”.